Asking for What You Want is Key to a Great Massage!

Receiving a massage is a time to rest and rejuvenate as you experience the deeply nourishing effects of skillful touch. As your muscles relax and your mind unwinds, do you ever wonder how to talk with your massage therapist or bodyworker? Here are some guidelines about what to expect regarding verbal communication before, during, andContinue reading “Asking for What You Want is Key to a Great Massage!”

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 naturalContinue reading “The Benefits Of Massage”

Embrace the Moment – Finding Peace in the Here and Now

The American Dream. This phrase draws people to our country by the thousands. The idea that greatness can be achieved, even when starting with nothing, is the touchstone of our Western culture. We live in a society where great value is placed on the external, somewhat elusive notion of “success.” This can sometimes make lifeContinue reading “Embrace the Moment – Finding Peace in the Here and Now”

Controlling TMJ – Easy, Effective Methods

First it’s work. Then it’s the traffic jam. Next it’s the noisy neighbors. For most, stress-inducing days are quickly remedied by a hot bath, a quiet dinner and rest. For sufferers of TMJ disorder, however, simple stressors like those above can be more difficult to nullify because the tension accumulating from an exhaustive day canContinue reading “Controlling TMJ – Easy, Effective Methods”

Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning

Spring marks a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and restoration. Buds burst from the soil. Birds build nests. Children rediscover the outdoors. And adults celebrate the season by cleaning and uncluttering their surroundings. This year, along with tidying the garage, attic, and basement, consider freshening your internal system with a detox diet. While detox diets mayContinue reading “Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning”

Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care

If you look at the natural world around you, you’ll be surprised by what it can teach you about your own self-care. We can attune to the cycle of the seasons, letting that awareness bring a healthy balance of self-care measures into our lives. Spring, for example, is the season of new growth and isContinue reading “Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care”

Massage and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) comprises a variety of symptoms caused by abnormal pressure on the neurovascular bundle between the neck and the lower end of the armpit – the thoracic outlet area. The neurovascular bundle refers to a group of nerves (the brachial plexus) and blood supply (subclavian artery and vein). This bundle supplies theContinue reading “Massage and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”


HEADACHES Headaches are commonly categorized as tension, migraine or sinus in origin. They may also be caused by a pathological disease process that is far less common than the other three causes. Tension headaches are typically caused by physical or emotional stress. This includes factors such as eyestrain, poor posture, a neck injury like whiplash,Continue reading “THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, HEADACHES & NECK PAIN”

Ancient Wisdom on Massage Therapy

The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing. –Hippocrates, The “Father of Modern Medicine” For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid. -Hippocrates, The “Father of Modern Medicine” The object of massage is to disperse the effete matters found inContinue reading “Ancient Wisdom on Massage Therapy”