Spending Time in Green Space has an Impact on Your Health

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There are several significant information sources that say being outdoors is in many ways good for your health: Huffington Post Harvard Health Publishing Forbes I’m a firm believer that being in the outdoors, breathing in the fresh air, feeling the grass under your bare feet, & the sunshine warm on your shoulders is an extremely … Continue reading Spending Time in Green Space has an Impact on Your Health

Why Become A Massage Therapist?

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I got started with massage therapy in 2009. I was working as a transportation aide for children with severe disabilities and had graduated with my BS in Psychology the year before. I wasn’t sure where to go next and massage just fit into the next step. I found something that fit me and how I … Continue reading Why Become A Massage Therapist?

Why Drink Water After a Massage?

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If you have received a professional massage, chances are the therapist instructed you to drink water afterwards. Did you wonder why that might be? During a massage, your body conducts a sort of internal cleanse. Tight muscles can trap excessive amounts of salt and lactic acid in and around them. Kneading these tense areas can … Continue reading Why Drink Water After a Massage?

Things Your LMT is Definitely NOT Concerned About

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So you shouldn’t be either! There are many things people may be concerned about when going for a massage. Here is a list of things that Licensed Massage Therapists are not concerned with when providing massage therapy. You didn’t shave. It literally doesn’t impact my work in anyway. I’m trained to work on the soft … Continue reading Things Your LMT is Definitely NOT Concerned About

Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Massage

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Here are 10 tips to help you and your body & mind get the most out of a massage therapy session! Be Receptive- Be open to the possibility for change.  Don’t have a fully belly. This is a personal choice, some may find a light snack or meal before a massage helpful. Others may avoid … Continue reading Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Massage

Exercises in Positive Thinking

Just like any other activity, positive thinking exercises must be practiced regularly and consistently in order to see results. Set reminders for yourself on your phone, write sticky notes to yourself in places you go often (at your computer, the fridge, etc.), or write with a dry erase marker on your bathroom mirror! Training your … Continue reading Exercises in Positive Thinking

Sitting is Hurting Us

We Weren’t Born to Sit, Movement is Critical to Our Overall Health We sit a lot these days. We sit in our cars, at our work desks/stations, in school, in front of our TVs and video games, in front of our computers, with our phones, think of all the times you sit! There is a … Continue reading Sitting is Hurting Us

Circle of Courage

The Circle of Courage, is a model of empowerment supported by contemporary research, and born from the heritage of early youth work pioneers and Native American philosophies of child care. The model is centered around four core values: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. This model asserts that a set of shared values must exist in … Continue reading Circle of Courage