Category Archives: Massage

  • How Massage Therapy Can Help Recreational Athletes

    Posted on March 21, 2020 by in Massage

    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 […]

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  • Why You Should Use Your Massage Therapist’s Cancellation List

    Posted on March 7, 2020 by in Massage

    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 […]

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  • Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Massage

    Posted on February 22, 2020 by in Massage, Pain Relief

    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 […]

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  • Massage For Lower Back Pain

    Posted on February 8, 2020 by in Massage

    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 […]

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  • Common Myths About Back Pain

    Posted on January 25, 2020 by in Massage

    There are dozens and dozens of myths out there about what leads to back pain, what you should do to prevent back pain, and what kinds of treatments may resolve your back pain.  Today, I am here to tell you that you should think again about what may be causing your aches and pains and […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Tattoos and Massage

    Posted on January 19, 2020 by in Massage

    I’m currently caring for a fresh tattoo, a large piece that takes up most of my back. It’s my third tattoo and each time I get some new ink I get loads of questions about being able to give and receive massage while the tat is still healing. If you’re considering getting your first tattoo, […]

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  • Treating Tension Headaches With Self Massage

    Posted on September 20, 2019 by in Headaches, Massage

    Most of us are familiar with the sensation of a headache. The location, cause, and severity can differ, but we all agree that headaches hurt!  When you have a headache, it’s hard to function normally until you find relief. That’s why there are so many techniques for treating headaches. Not all of these techniques are […]

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  • Why I’m Taking a Week Off to Take a Dissection Class

    Posted on July 26, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    By this time y’all probably know that I need to take continuing education classes in order to keep my massage license. Normally, I choose some sort of hands on class to increase the efficacy of the work I do, learn a new technique, or to be able to help with issues I wasn’t able to […]

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  • Why I Turned Down the Opportunity to Massage a Celebrity

    Posted on July 19, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    Not long ago, a colleague texted me to let me know they’d given my info to the assistant of a celebrity who was playing a show in town. Almost immediately after, I got a text from the assistant wanting an appointment for said celebrity that same afternoon. I got a little excited because I actually […]

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  • Don’t Do These 9 Things When Contacting a Massage Therapist

    Posted on July 12, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    Communication is key in any relationship, be it personal or professional, and the manner in which you communicate sets the tone for that relationship. If you’re interested in someone on a dating app, which style of communication is more likely to get you a date? Sending an unsolicited pic of your genitals or sending a […]

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  • Why Your Massage Therapist Asks All Those Health Questions

    Posted on July 5, 2019 by in Massage

    Before your first massage with me, I’m going to ask you about your medical history.  I’ve got an online intake form that will ask about the medications you take, which medical conditions you have, and a whole host of other questions about your health history. So why is this? Am I being nosy? Why do […]

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  • Smashing the Toxin Myth (Again)

    Posted on June 8, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    Before I begin, I’d like to say that I personally have grown to hate the word toxin. It’s thrown around willy nilly with, generally, only the vaguest of definitions given. It’s like the word “natural” on food containers at the store, it can mean different things to different people and often refers to nothing in […]

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  • 5 Lies I will Unapologetically Tell Every Massage Client

    Posted on May 10, 2019 by in Massage

    I’m not usually one to advocate telling lies, which is an entirely different thing than never telling them, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. For me, that means telling the occasional white lie to keep my clients from being uncomfortable and anxious about things they seem to be prone to worrying about. […]

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  • The Physiological Effects of Monthly Massage

    Posted on May 3, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    Sure, it feels great to pop in and see a massage therapist every now and then. It’s a great way to pamper yourself, relieve stress during a particularly crazy time, and work out the inevitable kinks that develop when you overdo it or simply “sleep wrong”. Self-compassion and the idea of splurging on yourself once […]

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  • Why It’s Important to Know Your Massage Priorities

    Posted on April 19, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    When your massage therapist asks, “What brings you in?” the absolute least helpful answer is, “Massage.” Funnily enough we’ve managed to work that much out on our own. What we really want to know is what issues are bringing you in. Where do you have pain and/or dysfunction? What areas of your body feel tense? […]

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