I am now retired from the massage industry, however, in my former professional massage practice, I specialized in therapeutic massage for pain relief. My practice was not really the place for gentle relaxation massage or the foo-foo-fluff like a swanky day spa. There were no body treatments or seaweed wraps. If you were looking to … Continue reading Therapeutic Massage For Pain Relief
I have been a certified massage therapist for more than a decade. I love what I do for a living, and I'm pretty darn good at it, as referenced by my 5-star yelp reviews, my consistently booked appointment schedule, and the thousands of clients I've worked with over the years. Not to toot my own horn, … Continue reading Never Say This To A Massage Therapist
What is this thing called a Healing Crisis? Have you ever had a massage or energy session and then afterward felt "off"? I'm talking about the sort of feeling like being uber-emotional, or angry for no reason, or lethargic, or just plain yucky.. Maybe you had a headache that wouldn't go away, or you felt … Continue reading Healing Crisis
Before I begin any massage or bodywork session, I will ask the question "what would you like to accomplish today?" This sometimes seems silly to clients. But it's an important question, and not one I hear a lot of therapists ask. Obviously, if you are visiting a massage therapist or healing practitioner, you probably want … Continue reading What Would You Like To Accomplish?
The therapeutic work I practice... Massage Therapy, Energy Healing, Aromatherapy, Holistic Wellness, et al.. is highly spiritual in nature. For the record, and for the specific purposes of this blog post, you might be interested to know that I see spirituality and religion as two separate things. I'll write more on this subject another time. … Continue reading There Was A Buddha In My Office