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    Do Weekend Headaches Wreck Your Time Off?

    Posted on April 24, 2021 by in Health and Wellness

    How often do you look forward to your weekend only to end up spending it in a dark room with a throbbing migraine headache? It seems completely opposite to what you’d expect. Aren’t you supposed to get more headaches when you’re stressed out during the work week? Are you just imagining that you get more […]

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  • What Should I Do With My Arms During a Massage?

    Posted on April 10, 2021 by in Massage

    “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 […]

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    Can Massage Therapy Help Me Sleep Better?

    Posted on March 27, 2021 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    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 […]

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    Sometimes It Takes A Village to Eliminate Pain

    Posted on March 13, 2021 by in Chronic Pain, Health and Wellness, Massage

    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 […]

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    Why Certainty and Promises Aren’t on my Service Menu

    Posted on March 2, 2021 by in Health and Wellness, Massage

    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 […]

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    The Key to Working With Essential Oils

    Posted on February 18, 2021 by in Health and Wellness

    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 […]

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    5 Things I’ve Learned During the Global Pandemic

    Posted on November 21, 2020 by in Health and Wellness

    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 […]

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    Mask Up the Right Way

    Posted on November 7, 2020 by in COVID-19, Health and Wellness

    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 […]

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    Why You Have to Wear a Face Mask in my Office

    Posted on June 29, 2020 by in COVID-19

    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 […]

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    Pandemic Ponderings Part 3: Lessons and Loss

    Posted on June 5, 2020 by in COVID-19, Health and Wellness

    *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 […]

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    Pandemic Ponderings Part 2: Safety Vs. Safety Theater

    Posted on May 17, 2020 by in COVID-19

    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 […]

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    Pandemic Ponderings Pt. 1 – Missing People and Buying Things

    Posted on May 8, 2020 by in COVID-19

    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 […]

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    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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