One of the first things I noticed after I began receiving Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) was a surprising absence of anxiety symptoms soon after my treatment. I had been having varying levels of anxiety on an almost daily basis for the last couple of years, so when it suddenly wasn’t there anymore I was 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
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
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