“What should I do with my arms?” is one of the most frequently asked questions during a massage. So if you’ve ever wondered, but not asked, where you should put your arms, today you’ll get your answer. In general, you’ll get the best results if we’re massaging you while your muscles are in a neutral […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]Continue Reading...
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 […]Continue Reading...
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 […]
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 […]