New Year, New….FSA?

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January starts the new year for Flexible Spending Account contributions and distributions. While most health insurances don’t cover massage outside of a medical setting, you might be able to pay for your massage therapy sessions with your FSA funds. The IRS does not specifically identify Massage as a covered expense, but it doesn’t specifically exclude it… Read more »

Tidings of COMFORT and JOY

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According to the carol, this is supposed to be the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” But for many, the holidays are a time of great stress. There are work/school related stressors with year-end projects wrapping up, office holiday parties and kids dance recitals to attend and shopping, don’t forget the shopping.  With all of the hustle… Read more »

My Attitude Of Gratitude

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With the Thanksgiving holiday in America, November is a time when people often focus on the concept of gratitude.  You see it all over social media this time of year, people making a pledge to post 3 things daily for which they are grateful. It’s a wonderful practice, and I’m glad that we have a holiday that… Read more »

Autumn Is A Season, Flu Is Not!

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A friend of mine, who is also in a health & wellness business had a sign posted on her Facebook page the other day that read “Flu is NOT a season.” It went on to imply that the so-called flu season is not  a time when the flu bugs develop super powers to infect, but… Read more »

Why do we wait?

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I just completed a self paced course on Orthopedic Massage that I began over a year ago. It’s not that it took over a year to complete the coursework, I just kept putting it off for one reason or another until it seemed overwhelming. When I found out about another course that I wanted to… Read more »

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 »