Broader Issues


And we have a Winner! – or Why I’m not telling you who it is.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve initiated a Random Raffle — The Referral Raffle At the end of each month through the end of 2017, I will be running a little in house raffle.  Whoever wins the raffle will get a coupon for 17% off their next massage or bodywork session.  These coupons…


Upper Back Stiff? here’s an answer

Many clients come in with stiff upper backs.  First, we look to the specific muscles that are hurting.  Then we look to the “antagonists” to those muscles.   And massage certainly helps. BUT, as much as I’d like to be able to, I can’t actually work on your back every day.  There is, however, something…


How Does All of this Work – Part 9: What to Expect When You Get Home

What to expect in the coming days When you get a massage or bodywork session, you and your therapist initiate a number of changes in your body.  These changes don’t stop happening when you get off the table.  Some may take days to finish processing!   And the process and its duration varies quite a…


How Does All This Work, Part 8 – Until Next Time

We’ve discussed making your first appointment, what to expect, the whole process from arriving, filling out forms, and talking with your therapist, through your massage itself, and getting off the table.  What could be left?  Leave taking. Whether your therapist has a one room studio or a larger studio with a reception area, or works…


How Does This All Work Part 7: After the Massage – Returning to the World

Things that might have happened during your massage. While some massage styles leaving feeling energized, most leave you feeling very relaxed. During your massage, you have likely allowed your mind to drift into a state of only semi-consciousness, and  you may have relaxed enough that you even fall asleep.  If so, there is nothing to be embarrassed…


How Does This All Work – Part 6: The Massage Itself

Can you believe there was this much to say before we got to the part where your therapist actually touches you?  Me either!  But then again, most folks don’t realize quite how much goes into becoming a massage therapist either. We’ll take that up another time. (If you’re new to the series, you can find…


How Does This All Work? Part 5 – On the Table

Finally! You’ve scheduled your appointment, arrived on time, completed your health history form (including all sorts of things you still don’t quite understand the relevance of), you’ve told your therapist the big things, and your goals for the session, and you’ve gotten undressed and slipped in between the sheets on the massage table. And yes,…


How Does This All Work – Part 4 – Getting on the Table

How Does This All Work – Part 4: Getting on the Table Quick Review: 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 little…


How Does this All Work – Part 3

How Does This All Work -Part 3: The Pre-Massage “interview” with your therapist. Quick Review: 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 little…


How Does This All Work – Part 2

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…