Self-Care and Massage Blog

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Updates

Gift Certificates & New Years Updates

With the upcoming holiday season quickly approaching, and my first year of business coming to an end soon too, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be of service. To provide service involves the act of helping someone with a problem. To me, massage is a gift of service. I give of my time

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Further Learning

Massage for Mood: How Bodywork Can Boost Your Mood

In just under a week from now, Daylight Savings Time will end. The days are shortening, and the nights are getting longer. The change in season is difficult for me, especially the transition from fall (my favorite season) to winter. Here in New England, it can be gray for days at a time. When the

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Self-Care

Breathing to be

October is Healthy Lung Month. In Chinese herbal medicine, autumn is associated with the lungs. We breathe 15-25 times per minute, on average. Of course, this varies with the level of activity you are doing. It’s less during meditation, and more when sprinting to the finish line. Our bodies are constantly working for us. When

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Further Learning

Understanding the cost of massage

While the benefits of massage are understood by many, the costs associated with this service are often unknown. There are many inputs required to get a practice up and running and to sustain a business. Here, I draw on my experience establishing myself in my own business. Experience In Massachusetts, where I live and work,

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Further Learning

Massage And Migraines

How to ease pain from migraines and tension headaches with massage therapy From a very young age, I experienced regular migraines that most times made me vomit and bed-ridden with a fever. I saw doctor after doctor. I went on a diet. I had an MRI scan. I took different medicines to prevent the onset

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Self-Care

Reboot Your Mind and Body

I often talk with friends, family, and people I just meet about my work and why massage is important. Most people get it. They know massage can be helpful in easing muscle tension and calming their busy minds. However, some people do not think of massage as a priority for their own well-being. They say

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Further Learning

The Importance of Having a Stretching Routine

Stretching to release tension and stress Our bodies require a lot from us, whether at work or at play. Having a regular stretching routine helps to maintain our physical health and offers us the opportunity to slow down and calm our mind. I often discuss stretching with clients, and recommend postures and techniques that can

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Self-Care

Massage As Maintenance (and self-care)

How Can I benefit from receiving regular massage? Receiving massage regularly increases longevity in your work and recreational activities. It reduces physical discomfort and pain associated with injuries, traumas, and muscle overuse. Massage can also help to reduce inflammation and improve range of motion. In addition to working on trigger and tender points in the

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Further Learning

What To Expect

If you’ve never received a massage before, or if this is your first time working with me, I welcome you to read on to know what to expect during your first session. Upon arriving I welcome you with a cup of tea or glass of water to settle in. If you haven’t already, I have

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