Answering Parents’ Top Questions About Massage for Children Lately I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of children coming to my practice for massage. Most of the time, their parents, clients already — so are familiar with me and my practice. In these cases, I usually have an opportunity to talk to the parent […]
Over the next few months I’m going to use this blog to explain some of the key differences between different types of massage. I’ll get to the common types like Swedish and deep tissue later, but today’s topic is a technique that can be effective and well-suited to certain situations: myofascial release massage. The first […]
Even for the healthiest person, massage offers major benefits like: Calming the central nervous system Increasing circulation Elongating tight muscles Loosening toxins from the tissues for elimination Boosting immunity If you’re just looking to enhance your health or want occasional respite from everyday stress and strain, scheduling a massage once or twice a month will […]
My husband and I have started having planned days where we only do the things that day that bring us joy….no planning ahead, no commitments, no work. Anything we do must meet the criteria of, “Does this bring me joy?” It really helps me to be more in the moment so that I can experience […]
You are overwhelmed at work, have unattended to chores at home and a calendar full of engagements. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. But that only compounds the problem. The word “self care” seems so indulgent, especially if you were raised with the idea that hard work pays off. […]
There is so much confusion around this, but to really simplify it: Ice is for fresh injuries, and heat is for stiff, aching muscles. In either case, moist, not dry applications are most effective because they penetrate deeper….not superficially as with dry methods.