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
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?
Have you ever had an emotional response after a massage or bodywork session? Where several hours later, you maybe found yourself all of a sudden sensitive, or weepy, or emotionally drained, or even angry? It's not uncommon to have an emotional release after a bodywork treatment. Why does this happen? It's mostly due to unreleased … Continue reading Emotional Release After Massage, Bodywork, or Energy Healing
Most people have heard of lymph nodes, but say a term like Manual Lymphatic Drainage Technique or Lymphatic Drainage Massage and most don't have a clue what that even means.. sometimes their eyes even sort of glaze over. So... what is Lymphatic Drainage Massage, anyway? Basically, this specialized massage technique works to activate and cleanse the … Continue reading Lymphatic Drainage Massage