Self-Care and Massage Blog

How to do EFT tapping for pain relief

If you can’t make it in for a massage and yoga isn’t helping to reduce your pain, try EFT tapping to address and decrease your tension and physical discomfort. First, identify the specific area that is in pain. For example, “the left side of my neck at the base of my skull is throbbing in

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How my business reflects my values

Before I launched my business, I knew that I wanted to make a big impact on the lives of others. I wanted to make my work accessible. I wanted to give back. For me, that’s looked like volunteering for People’s Medicine Project and donating to organizations that align with my values such as Sow Well

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Why your hands (and forearms) need massage

It’s safe to say most of us are spending more time on the computer in the last year than is normal for us. And even if you aren’t working from home, think of how much stress you put your hands through every day: gripping a steering wheel, pick up a heavy laundry basket, chopping vegetables

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What is EFT?

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping therapy. It can help to: 👊🏻 Relieve chronic pain ❤️ Bring ease to emotional challenges 🔅 Support healing of psychological disorders 👁 Release and let go of the hurt from past traumas. When practicing EFT, you focus your attention on the problem that you are

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Three things you didn’t know about me as an LMT

Three things you may not know about me and how I work as a licensed massage therapist 🤫 I’m not a chatty Kathy  I won’t initiate or prolong conversations with clients. I won’t comment on your body or ask about your personal life. This time is for you. It is my hope for you to

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Further Learning

Three reasons why active people need regular massage

If you’re active daily, or even just going for a long hike on the weekends, you could benefit from receiving regular massage sessions. Here are three reasons why massage benefits those who have an active lifestyle: Massage increases your range of motion and improves your flexibility. Stretching on your own is oftentimes not enough to

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Updates

I’m OPEN in Easthampton! ~ Accepting New Clients

I reopened my practice on August 20th at the beautiful Healing Tree Health & Wellness Center in Easthampton. I’m accepting a limited number of new clients during this uncertain time we find ourselves in. Please inquire if you have questions about availability or my services. Online booking is still open for everyone to schedule their

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Updates

My Commitment to Becoming an Anti-Racist Business Owner

I know that I am new to this work of becoming anti-racist. I recognize that I have been complicit in and have benefited from white supremacy and systemic racism. I hope to uphold the oath of “Do No Harm” in the context of supporting People Of Color and those who have been oppressed by systemic

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Further Learning

The “Do No Harm” Oath

“Do no harm” is an oath that massage therapists (and other healthcare providers) take when they pursue their work in the healthcare field. It sounds simplistic. Obvious. To me, it means: Listening (without interrupting) Asking carefully chosen questions without placing assumptions on a person’s condition Admitting when I don’t know or don’t have an answer

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Response to Recent Events + Business Update

Dear Community, I hope you are as well as you can be right now. The recent events of police brutality and white supremacy have been occupying my mind more than anything in the past two weeks. It is infuriating to witness, but I am doing my best to educate myself on my white privilege and

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