A good night’s sleep is crucial to our wellbeing and our health. If you’ve ever had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, then you know that being tired or craving sleep can impact your entire day. You feel drowsy or irritable, your thoughts may be foggy, and you may start to notice a difference in […]Continue Reading...
Wouldn’t it be nice if, whenever you had pain, tension, or reduced ability to move, that you could just call one person who’d make it all better? Sometimes that happens. Hooray!! But sometimes it doesn’t. *sad trombone* The Case for Seeing More Than One Practitioner Sometimes you need 2, or more, therapies/activities to get your […]Continue Reading...
As a consumer, I want certainty. I want warranties. I want promises that whatever I’m spending my money on is going to be just what I want or need. If I’m buying a thing, I look for craftsmanship, sturdiness, warranties, or whatever sign of quality is appropriate to the thing I’m buying. For example, I’m […]Continue Reading...
Have you ever heard of an essential oil bottle key? Until a few years ago, I hadn’t either. But even once I knew what they were, it took a while before I bought one. Now, I will never be without one; kinda like a rice cooker in my kitchen, but I digress… The Essential Oil Bottle Key These […]Continue Reading...
I didn’t go into this pandemic looking to learn anything. My only goal was to get through it, if not unscathed, then the least scathed I could manage. To do that I’ve used my well (some say over) developed sense of gallows humor, my ever present desire to do no harm (but the Covidiots are […]
Some of you will undoubtedly know that I’m currently quarantining because I had contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID. Both of us were properly masked when we had contact so I’m confident I did what I could to prevent transmission (assuming they were contagious when we had contact) but I’m being tested […]
When it comes to decisions to reopen a business during a pandemic, there are no easy answers. There are always going to be people who think you should have opened earlier and some who think you’re opening too early and aren’t ready to come back to your business just yet. Let me tell you, it […]
*This post was planned and outlined prior to the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that resulted. On June 1st I made a very public statement about that situation on my business facebook page. Follow the link if you’d like to read it. I just checked and I’ve only been at home for […]
Many of the states that had imposed some form of shelter in place order are starting to open back up. With businesses re-opening to the public there’s a lot of talk about keeping customers, clients, and employees safe. Emails and websites are filled with long lists of what businesses are doing to make sure that […]
Missing People It’s been 7 weeks since I’ve given a massage to anyone but my husband. No offense to my beloved, but that’s not enough for me. I really miss doing massage. I miss my clients. I miss the feeling of being a productive member of society. So, why haven’t I written any blog posts […]
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe counts massage therapy as a crucial part of her all-too-necessary recovery regimen to allow her muscles time to heal after a hard day of training or a tough game. And remember those round red marks on Michael Phelps? Professional athletes often work with massage therapists before, during and after training and […]
You finally have an opening in your schedule so you go online to schedule a massage with your favorite massage therapist only to find they don’t have any openings that day. Gah! I hate it when that happens. I know you do too. But did you know that you might be able to get a […]
When you think of massage therapy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you consider those aches and pains in your shoulders and neck, or maybe your sore, tired, or swollen legs, or even a way you can cope with excess stress. However, the therapeutic nature of massage therapy extends far beyond just relieving stiff muscles or […]
If you’ve ever battled lower back pain, you know how nagging and exhausting it can be. Pain medications can be dangerous to take for extended periods (and frequently only dull the pain, instead of dealing with it), relief found from injections is ineffective or short-lived, and some therapies can even make your lower back pain […]