Way back when I wrote Choosing a Massage Therapist, I was the only one working here. We now have several amazing Massage Therapists at the office, so I thought an update was in order. If you haven't read that post, this sums it up: What really separates one Massage Therapist from another is what they are … Continue reading Which Massage Therapist Should I See?
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.
Why get a massage? According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, 28% of Americans who get a massage do so for relaxation and stress reduction. That’s a lot of people in the US who feel strongly enough about their own experiences with massage for stress reduction to put their money on … Continue reading Stress, Anxiety, and Massage
“This project is such a headache!” They’re so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance, but what are headaches, really? And can massage therapy really help? Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain in the head. But not … Continue reading Massage and Headaches
Breath. Such a simple thing. It’s essential to life, but yet how often do we think about it? It ebbs and flows throughout our days and we barely give it a second thought. Are you holding your breath right now? (Fun Fact: when I was in Massage School, we had to put together a business … Continue reading Decrease Stress with Breath
Do you feel stretched in a hundred different directions? Obligations, deadlines, appointments, meetings, work, housework, sports.....everything else! More often than not, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week for all that needs to be done. We’re on constant high alert. We're always moving. All this chaos can be hard … Continue reading Reboot Your Mind and Body
Everyone knows that pet ownership comes with a boatload of responsibility, but what you might not know is owning a pet provides healthy perks as well. June is Adopt-A-Cat month and we are going to look at ways a cat can improve your life. Reduce stress and anxiety Cuddling with a feline friend can release … Continue reading 8 Health Benefits of Owning a Cat
May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, so we are going to talk about some ways to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by giving you simple actions you can do anywhere… especially at work. Take the stairs. Pedometers, Fitbits, and various health tools track steps and daily mileage. One of the first … Continue reading 6 Healthy Actions You Can Do At Work
Known as the “Deepest Most Luxurious Massage on the Planet,” Ashiatsu is a profoundly relaxing massage that can be modified for light pressure to very deep. Basically, it’s a massage performed smoothly with my feet while overhead parallel wooden bars provide balance as I work. You use your feet!? Yes! No worries though! I clean my feet … Continue reading What is Ashiatsu?
Families are in the trenches dealing with cancer every day. It’s easy to feel helpless when friends and people close to you are struggling. Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going to give you some simple things you can do to help those who are facing the dreaded “C” word. Do. Don’t ask. It’s … Continue reading How to Offer Support to Families Dealing with Cancer