Spa 101- getting the most of your spa visit

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It’s interesting when I hear about my clients’ vacation massage experiences. Some people kind of lower their head as if they’re confessing a sin, “I cheated on you while I was out of town.” Last I checked, I don’t have an exclusivity contract with anyone, but I love the sentiment. Sometimes they express frustration regarding the quality, or lack… Read more »

Masseuse, Massage Therapist…what’s in a name?

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It’s true when they say, “there is nothing new under the sun.” Every few years the same argument comes around about whether or not massage therapists should correct people who refer to them as a masseuse/masseur. Just recently I’ve read articles covering this topic in at least 3 different massage journals. So what’s the big… Read more »

Why Thai? Why Not?

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In my first post, I mentioned a few recurring themes that would likely show up throughout this blog. I am a big believer in serendipity, kismet or being in the right place at the right time. But I don’t think serendipity is just about coincidence or luck. It’s about being open to opportunities that present… Read more »

I am a Board Certified Massage Therapist!

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I am thrilled to announce that I have recently received the highest voluntary credential in the massage profession and can proudly display my certificate stating that I am Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. So what does that mean? When I first received notice that the powers that be in the massage industry were changing… Read more »

Sports Massage During the “Off-Season”

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Around this time of year I often experience a strange phenomenon at the office that I will call the “Off-Season Lull,” characterized by the absence of many of my clients who are competitive runners, triathletes, golfers, etc. As the weather warms up they return much like Robins, the harbingers of Spring. When I inquire as… Read more »

Love what you do, do what you love!

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The other day I had the pleasant opportunity to meet with an enterprising young man who, along with the help of his brother, aspires to revolutionize the way technology works for massage professionals. After a lengthy conversation about how I currently use technology in my practice for online scheduling, client/data management, payment processing, etc., and… Read more »

Massage Therapy vs The Common Cold

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With the kids back in school and the cooler temperatures in the air, it’s hard not to think about Autumnal things like craft festivals, Halloween pumpkins and of course, the dreaded cold/flu season. People often ask if it is good to get a massage when you have a cold. There are many different theories about… Read more »

No pain, no gain?!

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Throughout my personal experience I have had a love/hate relationship with the concept of “No pain, no gain!”  As a kid I was a competitive gymnast and we had a quote on our gym wall from 1976 Japanese Olympic Gold medal gymnast Shun Fujimoto. He competed his last two events in the team competition with a broken patella, helping Japan… Read more »

Groundhog, Schmoundhog!

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February is such a great month. You’ve got Valentine’s Day, which I like to refer to as “Honey” Day but not for the reason you may think. I call it Honey Day to remind me to start taking my daily spoonful of local honey, so that my pollen allergies aren’t so bad come Spring. Perhaps… Read more »