November 26, 2013

This seems to be the never ending dilemma of whether you should tip your therapist or not. It’s really a simple question to answer. It all depends on what type of service you are receiving. Usually in a spa environment it is expected for the client is to tip the therap...

November 23, 2013

Passing off someone’s work whether it be a article or a picture by not giving proper credit is not only wrong but unethical as a professional. Instead of taking someone’s hard work make sure you ask permission to use the content and give credit to that person. 

In...

November 9, 2013

“Why do I have a headache or migraine after a massage?”

There could be several or more factors as to why some people get a “headache” after a massage session.

1. A Healing crisis – the system is attempting to pass too much metabolic waste too quickly from the body.
2. La...

September 27, 2013

If you are new to massage or have had a similar experience, this information is for you.

What is a healing crisis?

“Herxheimer Reaction,” aka healing crisis is a medical condition that can occur when ones chooses a path of healing. A healing crisis occurs when cells rele...

September 12, 2013

It’s nearly that time of the year again when it’s time to pull out the flannel sheets, warm up the table and heat up the massage stones for the fall weather. When you schedule your next massage session, why not consider a Himalayan  salt stone massage session?

The benef...

June 14, 2013

One of the most valuable self care options that one can do for themselves is to budget and schedule regular massage sessions. 

Massage is necessary for those that work out, have chronic pain, have a strenuous labor intensive job, are athletes or have had recent injury....

“Is it best to take a shower before getting a massage?”

My answer is always yes if you meet the criteria:

If you do any type of construction, outside work or exercise you will need to take a shower before seeing a massage therapist. Debris such as dirt clings to the skin...

April 5, 2013

One of my favorite scents in the whole wide world is frankincense. For years I’ve used it primarily for incense to cleanse my spaces whether it be at home or at the office. I also add a bit of sandalwood to the mix as well as myrrh.

Tonight, I began to feel another migr...

March 25, 2013

The answer will vary by any massage therapist you ask.

My response is it will greatly depend on multiple contributing factors such as touch sensitivity, the health and condition of the muscle spindles and fascia (connective tissue). Other factors play a part too. The am...

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