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Zentangle: An Alternative to Meditation? Ask the Expert.

You've probably heard a meditation practice can help you manage stress. But it can feel like a Herculean task to sit in silence and focus on your breath. All those thoughts buzzing around! Enter Zentangle. It's basically a method of drawing that can promote a meditative state. I recently took a beginner's class and I'm … Continue reading Zentangle: An Alternative to Meditation? Ask the Expert.

Massage Myth #4: You can’t get a massage if you weigh too little or too much.

Welcome to myth #4 on our reasons-you-can't-get-a-massage-myth series.  Be sure to check out Myth #1, #2, and #3. Myth #4: You can’t get a massage if you weigh too little or too much. There are so many variations of this one. Skinny people don’t have enough “meat on their bones” to get a massage, so … Continue reading Massage Myth #4: You can’t get a massage if you weigh too little or too much.

Massage Myth #3: You can’t get a massage while breastfeeding.

Welcome to myth #3 on our reasons-you-can't-get-a-massage-myth series.  Be sure to check out Myth #1 here and Myth #2 here. Myth #3: You can’t get a massage while breastfeeding. This myth is so insidious, because nobody needs a massage more than postpartum parents. The idea behind this misunderstanding is the belief that massage somehow squeezes toxins … Continue reading Massage Myth #3: You can’t get a massage while breastfeeding.

Why is My Massage Therapist Always Telling Me to Drink So Much Water?

If you've ever gotten a massage, chances are good your massage therapist has told you that you should drink a lot of water afterward. Many believe that deep tissue massage releases toxins from your muscles and that water is needed to flush it out. Let's start there. What toxins are we taking about here? Toxins … Continue reading Why is My Massage Therapist Always Telling Me to Drink So Much Water?

Massage Myth #2: You can’t get a massage while taking painkillers. 

Welcome to myth #2 on our reasons-you-can't-get-a-massage-myth series.  Be sure to check out Myth #1. Myth #2: You can’t get a massage while taking painkillers.  You’re hurting, so you schedule a massage. But then you’re still hurting, so you take some ibuprofen … should that stop you from getting the massage you've scheduled? This myth … Continue reading Massage Myth #2: You can’t get a massage while taking painkillers.