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
What's the Difference between Massage and Bodywork? Aren't massage and bodywork the same thing? You may have already seen me post on my Facebook page the words "massage and bodywork studio" in describing my business. But what does that mean, exactly? You massage a body with hands, right? Doesn't all this stuff mean touch? Well, yes, these words CAN mean touch, … Continue reading Massage and Bodywork: What’s the Difference?
Wanna know a secret? I have a mad mad mad mad LOVE for the foam roller. For reals. I personally own two foam rollers, and you'll find them in random places in my home. Yes, I actually do use them often. I also have a mini foam roller that is usually in my car, just in case of emergency (yes, … Continue reading Mad Love for the Foam Roller
As a massage therapist and energy worker, I've incorporated essential oils into my treatment sessions for years. But recently, I learned the science behind how powerful essential oils really are. Essential Oils are potent, powerful wellness tools in little glass bottles! I had no idea there are some pretty big differences about quality, purity, and potency. And I personally learned some … Continue reading The Magic of Essential Oils
Why does your Massage Therapist ALWAYS tell you to drink water after you get a massage? Do you REALLY need to drink that water? Ummm.. YES!! Massage is a fantastic way to reduce stress, improve circulation, increase immunity, reduce fatigue, relieve tension... I could write volumes on the benefits of massage, but for today, let's focus our attention … Continue reading Do I Really Need to Drink Water After A Massage??