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What to Expect with your First Massage

Posted on 29 May, 2020 at 8:35 Comments comments (0)

A massage is intended to be a calm and relaxing experience. But if it’s your first massage, you may feel a little trepidation. Don’t let that hold you back. With a little information about what to expect, you’ll walk into your first massage feeling like a confident pro!


Expect Communication

Expect a lot of questions at your first massage appointment. I’ll need to know a little bit about your health history and what y...

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Keeping my office safe during the COCID-19 outbreak

Posted on 14 March, 2020 at 17:40 Comments comments (0)

With so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of my stance and the precautions I am taking to ensure you are walking into a safe environment.

 

As of right now, I am taking appointments. I am the main source of income in my household. To ensure my family's continued prosperity, I am taking every possible step to stay healthy.

 

First and foremost, if YOU feel sick or you have travelled out of the country recent...

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Should I Cancel My Massage if I'm Sick?

Posted on 4 December, 2017 at 7:50 Comments comments (0)

Short answer: Yes, please.

Long Answer: Yes, please.

Massage is great. You know this. But it’s not always a great idea.

As cold and flu season approaches again, it’s important that you know when it may be necessary to cancel your appointment.

Why?

When you are sick, your body needs rest. It’s strange to think about it this way, but receiving massage i...

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Things I care about vs. Things I don't care about

Posted on 4 April, 2017 at 7:45 Comments comments (0)

From my experience, I have found that many clients seem to have the same concerns when getting on my table. I thought it would be appropriate to address these concerns on a larger scale so you know where I stand on these topics. This is not the complete list of concerns but they seem to be the most common things I hear. I am separating this between 2 categories: Things that don't concern me at all and Things I do care about and want to know. I hope this list helps to ease your mind a litt...

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Why Your Feet Need a Massage

Posted on 29 December, 2016 at 8:25 Comments comments (1)

We usually don’t think about our feet. Until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention.

When they start to hurt it can lead to many other problems.

When your feet hurt you don’t want to do much of anything. You just want to stay off of them. Your body likes to move, though. And your brain functions better when you are active. So foot pain can quickly lead to other issu...

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Military Family Appreciation Month

Posted on 24 October, 2016 at 15:35 Comments comments (0)

 November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Imagine a normal day. You wake up, grumble about not having enough sleep, and reluctantly get out of bed. Today your day is routinely filled with work, errands, and other ordinary tasks. It’s nothing you would consider special.


Between grocery shopping and getting the oil changed in your car, you have a laundry list of things to accomplish and Junior has a soccer game tonight. And that’s all before...

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Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Posted on 17 October, 2016 at 0:15 Comments comments (0)

I got a chance to take part in a race called Run Like a Girl today.  It is to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer.  It is one of the silent cancers; you don't know you've got it until its progressed.  I thought it would be appropriate to write down the signs and symptoms of Ovarian cancer.  Remember, it is good to listen to your body.  If you think something is just not quite right, then go to your doctor.  You are your own advocate.  If you don't s...

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The Benefits of Massage

Posted on 26 June, 2016 at 8:10 Comments comments (0)

The Benefits Of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise an...

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Benefits of Massage during pregnancy

Posted on 21 June, 2016 at 21:35 Comments comments (0)

Article taken from American Pregnancy Association's website (www.americanpregnancy,org)

Massage and Pregnancy – Prenatal Massage

 

Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Massage and pregnancy has often received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding the safety and purpose of massage during pregnancy. Modern investigation and research is proving tha...

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Positioning for Comfort during Pregnancy

Posted on 11 June, 2016 at 22:05 Comments comments (0)

I love using the Side-lying position in my massage sessions.  I am probably not in the majority on this but it is a wonderful position to be in when you have hip and shoulder issues.  During pregnancy, once you are showing, side-lying position will substitute lying on your back.   It's a tough pill to swallow when you have no choice.  I have spent many hours trying to perfect my side-lying routine so that you will get the most out of your massage.  I doubt I will ever...

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