How Does This All Work – Part 2

Posted on June 14, 2016 By

How Does This All Work Part 2 – The Medical History Form Quick Review of Part 1: Schedule ahead of time – same day appointments are rare. Block off enough time in your own schedule for the whole event. KEEP your appointment – or give at least 24 hour notice of cancellation. Arrive on time (or a…


How Does This All Work – Part 1

Posted on June 13, 2016 By

How Does This All Work, or What are the Unspoken Rules??- Part 1 When you go to get a massage, there’s a kind of etiquette involved in the whole thing.  Etiquette?  Seriously?  Actually – yes.  It’s a way that you treat the massage therapist, and that the massage therapist treats you. Just like there are…


A Summer of Changes, A Summer of Learning

Posted on April 20, 2015 By

Over the next few months, there will be a lot of changes around my practice. First off, I’m moving.  That means that my schedule will tighten up a bit until we’re settled in our new location (even though it’s only three miles away, the transition still takes time).  Its worth booking ahead, since I’ll have…


Posted on October 15, 2014 By

Love Your Body Day 2014 – Celebration Today is Love Your Body Day.  It’s a reminder that our bodies are all different, all okay.  And modern media’s portrayal of what is “okay” and what we should strive to be isn’t really a good definition.  It’s a reminder that just because the media is in love…


Love Your Body Day 2013 – Celebration

Posted on October 17, 2013 By

Today was Love Your Body Day.  It’s a reminder that our bodies are all different, all okay.  And modern media’s portrayal of what is “okay” and what we should strive to be isn’t really a good definition.  It’s a reminder that just because the media is in love with rail thin, tall, young, long-legged women…


Massage Awareness Week

Posted on October 7, 2013 By

The American Massage Therapy Association has declared the week of October 21-26 to be Massage Awareness Week. During that week, they are likely to promote all sorts of events designed to help let people know why massage is good for you. That reminded me that many people are unaware that massage therapy has real health…


Just A Little Difference

Posted on September 1, 2013 By

Sometimes, massage can do more for you than your doctors can.  Not always, to be sure, and not for everything, but sometimes….. Recently, a client came to me who has suffered low back pain for years.  Two of the discs that separate the vertebrae in his lumbar spine have pretty much disintegrated, leaving him with…


How Do You Treat Your Body?

Posted on July 17, 2013 By

The way we treat ourselves has a lot to do with how we feel.  And that applies not only to whether we feel achy and sore or spry and comfortable; it also applies to whether we feel stressed or at ease, healthy or sick, tired or energetic ….  good or … well… less than our…


What Makes a Therapy Real? Part II: What We Don’t Know

Posted on July 9, 2013 By

I practice Reiki.  I am, in fact, a Reiki Master/Teacher.  That implies (as it should) that I know a little bit about Reiki, and that I believe it has some efficacy. Reiki is one of the “alternative” therapies one hears about, sometimes with great praise, and sometimes with disdain.  Reiki is one of many therapies…


What Makes a Therapy Real? Part I: What Do We Know?

Posted on June 13, 2013 By

I belong to some discussion groups populated by massage therapists from all around the country (and even some international voices).  Lately, a theme has cropped up among our various discussion threads.  People seem to be asking what makes a given therapy or modality “real” or “valid.” Almost everyone seems to accept that so called standard…