The sweet fragrance of Lavender, the uplifting smell of Peppermint and the relaxing feeling derived from inhaling Basil. Aroma-therapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils topically or inhaled to create relaxation and balance within the body, mind, and spirit. Basically essential oils are the volatile oils derived from a plant through the distillation process. … Continue reading Aromatherapy
Dry Skin Brushing. Its more than just skin deep!
The water temperatures were in the 50's and the 70 degree warm air was descending upon the marina as the day was awakening. I caught a glimpse of the fog as I walked the pier that morning noticing how it hovered just above the water line. It looked as if it was coming up from … Continue reading Foggy
I decided.....it's time.... to take the step.....and just DO it.Just 14 days ago the opportunity came my way as an open door to a possible life change. What I wanted for so long was now staring me in the face. Do I move forward or do I stay right where I am? I'm sure, dear reader, … Continue reading Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
Almost everybody has something about their body that they don’t like. For many people it’s a minor issue, no big deal. But some people have a major issue with their body image. It affects how they live and their happiness. When I tell some people that I’m a massage therapist it can cause a strong … Continue reading Body Image Risk and Reward in Massage
Have you ever wondered why you lose range of motion as you age? Did you ever ask yourself what really happens inside your body when you have surgery and why the scar afterwards is so tight and affects other areas of your body? Under our skin, our bodies have a continuous connected network of myofascial … Continue reading Massage and Myofascial Release
Maybe you are wondering, "What are the benefits of massage, let alone regular massage?" or your thoughts may be, "Why have a massage at all if I'm feeling pretty good?" A research study analyzing eight clinical trials and is entitled: Massage for Low Back Pain - Will It Benefit My Patient? from the Journal of … Continue reading Benefits of Regular Massage