Freedom to Fail

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Every year as I prepare to write my July post, I am naturally drawn to the topic of “Freedom.” This year I decided to write about a type of Freedom that I have had to learn to allow myself to enjoy, the Freedom to Fail. While it seems counterintuitive, without the freedom to fail one can… Read more »

Massage Has No Gender Bias

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Okay, sure. If you ask a male massage therapist, he would certainly say there is a gender bias. The truth is, if there is a gender specific request when someone is booking a massage, usually it’s for a female therapist. But that’s not what I am talking about here. What I want to address is the fact… Read more »

We Were All Newbies Once

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Driving home the other night I was listening to a news story about the challenge gym owners have at this time of year. They struggle to make new members feel welcome while keeping the regulars happy. I get the point they were making. I’ve experienced the onslaught of New Years Resolution fitness crowds at the gym…. Read more »

To Your Health!

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I recently had a piece of art commissioned for my massage office by my niece, Rebecca Roelant-Wauson. I had something that I wanted to convey, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted it to look. So I described my thoughts to Rebecca and allowed her the artistic freedom to do what she does best, create a… Read more »

Is Your Vacation A Pain?

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With the weather getting warmer and the school year winding down, vacation planning is in full swing. If you’ve ever returned home from a vacation with a kink in your neck or a pain in the back that wasn’t there before, try these helpful tips this year to avoid some of the common pains of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »