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Should I Cancel My Massage if I'm Sick?

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Short answer: Yes, please.

 

Long Answer: Yes, please.

 

Massage is great. You know this. But it’s not always a great idea.

As cold and flu season approaches again, it’s important that you know when it may be necessary to cancel your appointment.

 

Why?

When you are sick, your body needs rest. It’s st...

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Things I care about vs. Things I don't care about

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

From my experience, I have found that many clients seem to have the same concerns when getting on my table. I thought it would be appropriate to address these concerns on a larger scale so you know where I stand on these topics. This is not the complete list of concerns but they seem to be the most common things I hear. I am separating this between 2 categories: Things that don't concern me at all and Things I do care about and want to know. I hope this list helps to ease your mind a litt...

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Why Your Feet Need a Massage

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

We usually don’t think about our feet. Until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention.

When they start to hurt it can lead to many other problems.

When your feet hurt you don’t want to do much of anything. You just want to stay off of them. Your body likes to move, though. And your brain functions better when you are active. So foot pain can quickly lead to other issu...

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Military Family Appreciation Month

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Imagine a normal day. You wake up, grumble about not having enough sleep, and reluctantly get out of bed. Today your day is routinely filled with work, errands, and other ordinary tasks. It’s nothing you would consider special.


Between grocery shopping and getting the oil changed in your car, you have a laundry list of things to accomplish and Junior has a soccer game tonight. And that’s all before...

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Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I got a chance to take part in a race called Run Like a Girl today.  It is to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer.  It is one of the silent cancers; you don't know you've got it until its progressed.  I thought it would be appropriate to write down the signs and symptoms of Ovarian cancer.  Remember, it is good to listen to your body.  If you think something is just not quite right, then go to your doctor.  You are your own advocate.  If you don't s...

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The Benefits of Massage

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Benefits Of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise an...

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Benefits of Massage during pregnancy

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Article taken from American Pregnancy Association's website (www.americanpregnancy,org)

Massage and Pregnancy – Prenatal Massage

 

Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Massage and pregnancy has often received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding the safety and purpose of massage during pregnancy. Modern investigation and research is proving tha...

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Positioning for Comfort during Pregnancy

Posted on June 11, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I love using the Side-lying position in my massage sessions.  I am probably not in the majority on this but it is a wonderful position to be in when you have hip and shoulder issues.  During pregnancy, once you are showing, side-lying position will substitute lying on your back.   It's a tough pill to swallow when you have no choice.  I have spent many hours trying to perfect my side-lying routine so that you will get the most out of your massage.  I doubt I will ever...

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Prenatal Massage

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

You're pregnant!  It is an exciting time in your life.  Pregnancy is a wonderful gift for some women.  The little one moves and kicks.  Your friends and family dote on you every chance they get.  Even perfect strangers are excited for you.  There are few things that compare with having a baby.


There are some not-so-fantastic parts of pregnancy too.  Weight gain, feeling like your body isn't yours anymore, back and hip pain, swollen feet, co...

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Simple Steps to Prevent and Detect Melanoma/Skin Cancer

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer is right around the corner and where there is more sun, there is often more skin exposure. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and we are going to look at some ways you can prevent and detect skin cancer.

 

PREVENT

 

Cover up with clothes and sunscreen.

As a rule of thumb, cover up as much as possible. Be sure to wear a broad-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses. Use broad spectrum (UVA/B) sunblock with SPF 15 or h...

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