Why Become A Massage Therapist?

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?

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?

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