The Benefits of Frequent Massage A Powerful Health Ally

As I often see people in the grocery store using their carts as a lower back pain relief tools, I just had to Blog post this article published today on There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek itContinue reading “The Benefits of Frequent Massage A Powerful Health Ally”

Clearing the Clutter – Inside and Out

What’s cluttering your life? Is it the stuff in the corner of the bedroom or the stuff in the corner of your mind? What are you tolerating that keeps you from expressing your true self? Authors Bruce and Lou Stewart say that clutter — both in our environment and our mind — is stagnating, blockingContinue reading “Clearing the Clutter – Inside and Out”

More Than A Luxury – The Lifelong Value of Massage Therapy

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding massage therapy is if it’s worth the expense? Massage is not just a simple back rub, nor is it just a “luxury” or occasional “treat.” Research tells us that massage therapy is a valuable component of a well-rounded healthcare regimen, combating everything from chronic pain to theContinue reading “More Than A Luxury – The Lifelong Value of Massage Therapy”

Cultivating Diversity – Spreading The Bodywork Message To Minorities

Victoria Robertson, a Boulder, Colorado, based certified massage therapist and until recently head of a massage school in nearby Broomfield, took a look at her students and noticed how very much they resembled her massage clients: mostly female, mostly middle class, and overwhelmingly white. “We’re at a time in the world where there needs toContinue reading “Cultivating Diversity – Spreading The Bodywork Message To Minorities”

Massage Now, More Than Ever – The Value of Massage

With the wild fluctuations in the stock market, financial sages keep giving the same advice: “Invest for the long term. Don’t be alarmed by short-term losses.” It’s a good reminder that the best investments usually are ones that require foresight and patience. It’s hard to keep in mind with all the scary headlines, but it’sContinue reading “Massage Now, More Than Ever – The Value of Massage”

The Healing Effects of “Massage Mind”

I used to sit at the edge of the ocean to find my rhythm. When planning my annual vacations, it was the water that called me–not so much to be in it, but to be by it. Maternal and soothing, the comings and goings of the tide was my “reset” button–you know, the one thatContinue reading “The Healing Effects of “Massage Mind””

Massage and Body Image

How much time do you spend thinking about your body? Are the thoughts positive or negative? Body image can be affected by tangible physical factors. In her book, Transforming Body Image (The Crossing Press, 1985), Dr. Marcia Hutchinson suggests body image has little to do with the physical body. “Image and reality are separate,” sheContinue reading “Massage and Body Image”

Massage Therapy and Diabetes!

So how does massage therapy come into the picture of diabetes treatment? What are its benefits for the diabetic? What does the diabetic need to know about massage? What does the massage therapist need to know to successfully and safely treat the person with diabetes? Because of my personal experience as a diabetic and asContinue reading “Massage Therapy and Diabetes!”

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”