We humans are great at getting things done, accomplishing goals, and checking items off the to-do list. We hustle, work hard, and we’re always busy. We put off the things we enjoy saying we’ll do them later “when things calm down.” But life doesn’t work that way. Life is always happening. Things always need doing. … Continue reading What Nourishes You?
It can be hard to figure out who the best Massage Therapist for you is. Several years ago, I wrote a post entitled Choosing a Massage Therapist to help you decide. I've grown as a therapist since then, so I thought an update was in order. If you haven't read that post, this sums it up: … Continue reading Am I the Right Massage Therapist for You?
Before your first massage, I’m going to ask you about your medical history. I’ve got an online intake form that will ask about what medications and medical conditions you have, and a whole host of questions about your health history. So why is this? Am I being nosy? Why do I need to know such … Continue reading Why Your Massage Therapist Asks All Those Health Questions
We all have a sense called interoception. It's the perception of the internal state of the body. Our bodies send information to the brain and our brains process that information and sense what’s going on in the body. It’s how we can tell our bladder is full or we’re hungry. When you feel your heartbeat … Continue reading How to Start Listening to Your Body
Have you ever found yourself holding your breath when you are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? When we are stressed, our breathing becomes short and shallow, and we may hold our breath. This reinforces our “fight or flight” stress response. When we come back to our breath and take slow, steady breaths, we trigger our body's … Continue reading Are you holding your breath?
My massage clients tell me over and over again that they would take better care of themselves, but they don't have the time or the energy. Last week, we talked about how to find time to do that thing you really want to do. So, you've found 10 minutes, but you're exhausted. Might as well just … Continue reading No-Energy-Required Self-Care
There's something you really wanna do. Spend more quality time with your family. Meditate everyday. Write your first book. But you just don't have time. You would do all these amazing things to improve your life, but you're just too busy doing other things. I'm gonna share with you the secret to finding time to do that … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Time
You're constantly stressed. Crunched for time. Your to-do list is never-ending. Always thinking ‘when my kids are older, when this big project at work is over, or when they hire more help at the office, then I can actually take care of myself.’ You know there's got to be more to life than feeling exhausted … Continue reading Always Busy?
Many folks (including some massage therapists) view massage as a way to fix what ails you. Fixing is something you do to something that is broken. A mechanic fixes your car. A plumber fixes your leaky pipe. I understand what you mean when you say your back hurts and you want me to get rid … Continue reading Can Massage Fix My Pain?
You are constantly stressed. Crunched for time. Feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. And sure, sometimes you do something nice for yourself, like get a massage! And you feel amazing afterwards. Fully present in your body. But soon after, that dull ache between your shoulder blades comes back, and … Continue reading What is BodyMind Coaching?