My husband and I have been participating as often as we can in a local drumming circle in downtown Charlottesville. Quite a large group gathers every Saturday morning, with the purpose of drumming for peace and justice in the world. You may be asking, how can drumming create peace and justice? Well, part of what happens Read More
Do I Need a Deep Tissue Massage?
To answer that question, you must first ask yourself what will most help you to relax. Most of the research we have regarding the known benefits of touch therapy – from healthier circulation and immune systems, to having less pain and more freedom of movement, to improved sleep patterns – all show that these benefits Read More
Can Regular Bodywork Help My Menopausal Symptoms?
I recently had my annual physical check-up. When my health care provider asked what was my most important health concern at the moment, I had a few to talk about. Sleeplessness. Weight gain. Hot flashes. Moodiness. Digestive disturbances. And some others too personal to talk about here. She said, “Girlfriend, welcome to peri-menopause!” Great. Now Read More
Am I too Fat to Get a Massage or Zero Balancing?
I’ve had people, who were desperately in need of bodywork for health reasons, tell me they would schedule one as soon as they could lose some weight and start working out more. This always takes me by surprise, because truthfully, how much a person weighs or how fit they are is the least of my concerns Read More
How Often Should I Get Bodywork?
This is one of the most asked questions I get from my clients. My quick answer is usually “at least once a month” if the client is generally healthy. This is a good amount to feel good and keep ahead of any musculo-neuro-fascial issues that may develop from daily living. However, you may want to schedule Read More
When NOT to Get a Massage
It’s cold and flu season and I’m getting a lot of questions about whether or not it’s a good idea to get a massage before, during, or after an illness. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when deciding whether you are well enough for a massage. This applies to anytime of year, not Read More
Is it safe to get a massage when I’m pregnant?
For most women massage during pregnancy is not only safe, but it can be an essential part of their prenatal health care plan. Take a look at some of the many benefits massage can provide during pregnancy. Relieves Anxiety & Stress, Improves Sleep, Enhances Sense of Well-Being Studies show that your levels of stress Read More
What does massage really do to improve your health?
Harmonize Your Inner Ocean It has been said that life on land became possible when there evolved the ability for creatures to carry their life-sustaining oceans with them internally. “…before aquatic organisms could achieve those decisive moments when they took to the air and the ground, a means of permanently containing within the organism an Read More