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, […]
Was 2019 a challenging year for you? It was for many people, myself included. But that’s nothing new. Every year brings challenges, some are just more comfortable than others. You’ve been dealing with the challenge of Uncle Bigot all your life so he’s less challenging than say all of your appliances futzing out in the […]
So you broke your ankle (oh, wait… that’s me), or arm, or leg, or dislocated your shoulder. Or maybe you sprained or tore something, or had surgery. Your body probably hurts in places you didn’t injure as a result of using splints, braces, crutches, knee scooters, or other mobility aids, or possibly from tightening your […]
Back in July I wrote about my rationale and excitement for taking a week off to take a dissection class this October. (Click here to read it, if you haven’t already.) I was gone from Sunday October 6 through Sunday October 13, so I’ve been back just over a week now. I promised to tell […]
Does Lavender Essential Oil Really Help Heal Burns? Short answer: YesLonger answer: Absolutely, 100%, has never failed me My Worst Burns (Scalds) Twice in my life I’ve had the misfortune of pouring boiling water on one part of my body or another. The first time, I was pouring boiling water from a saucepan into my […]
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 […]
Some people insist that within each challenge and crisis is a lesson you need to learn, as if the crisis is somehow your fault for not having learned the lesson earlier. I call BS. But just because it’s not our fault doesn’t mean that we can’t learn something from these situations. Actually, we can learn […]
I’ve been writing about essential oils for several years now. Today I’m going to vary from my usual format; I’m going to tell you a story. A story that involves a sh*t-ton of ants and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Weeds and Dirt and Ants Oh My I spent this past Saturday outside […]
They say that music soothes the savage beast. They also say that you often give others the advice that you need yourself. I’m pretty sure they’re both right. I don’t know about you, but when I’m super stressed I find that music really can soothe my savage beast. I’ve also got a lot of stress […]
Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling worse than when you went to bed? Maybe you feel stiff first thing in the morning, but as you start moving through your day, the stiffness dissipates. Maybe you notice that it takes less stress to make you crabby, which then gives you a headache. Or […]
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 […]