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How Human Bodywork Differs from Auto Bodywork

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
How Human Bodywork Differs from Auto Bodywork

What’s the difference between working on a car’s body and a person’s body? It might seem obvious to say, “We’re not cars.” But what does that mean? When a car’s body is damaged, it usually doesn’t affect how the car…

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How Massage Differs from Going to the Dentist

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
How Massage Differs from Going to the Dentist

I like and respect my dentist. Getting good dental care is a priority for me. Dentists take great care to make patients as comfortable as possible. But comfort in the dental chair is not why we go to the dentist. The…

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Change the course of your day

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Change the course of your day

Have you noticed the way things shift after a massage? Spiky tenseness may give way to feeling more smoothly energized. Fatigue might lift. Time can seem to move more slowly. Bodywork is a safe, gentle intervention you can choose to improve…

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Thirty Minutes to Bliss

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Thirty Minutes to Bliss

Once a week, I get a 30-minute massage. I emerge more relaxed and refreshed, my edges softened. Even when I can’t fully let go, I feel grateful for my skilled massage therapist gently tending to my body and mind. I’ve…

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Slow, Safe Relief from Back Pain

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Slow, Safe Relief from Back Pain

Back pain requires patience to heal from. That’s because reaching first for quick “fixes” like drugs, surgery, and even medical imaging can end up delaying healing or, at worst, lead to more pain and worse problems, such as surgical side…

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How I keep it together in difficult times

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  5 comments
How I keep it together in difficult times

In these tough times, I might appear calmer than I feel inside. This is not a facade. I am taking great care in choosing what I express. My goal is to express only what I believe will be helpful to…

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Free acupuncture available to Vermonters living with chronic pain

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Free acupuncture available to Vermonters living with chronic pain

Our colleague Baylen Slote, a Montpelier licensed acupuncturist with Black Turtle TCM, writes: A new study on acupuncture and chronic pain has just been funded in Vermont! People experiencing chronic pain who are at least 18 years of age and…

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Extraordinary Giving: Please Help Our Friend Find a Kidney

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Extraordinary Giving: Please Help Our Friend Find a Kidney

Our friend Joe Gage needs a kidney. He needs it soon. It must come from someone with blood type 0+ or O-. Sometimes, a person’s medical needs are extraordinary, requiring extensive medical care. In this case, Joe’s medical need requires…

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Massage in the Goldilocks zone

Posted on December 17, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Massage in the Goldilocks zone

Our goal here is simple: Provide your nervous system with sensations that feel “yummy” while avoiding sensations that feel “yucky.” This approach is therapeutic and in line with pain science research. Professor Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Foundation…

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A Thank You to Massage Clients

Posted on November 20, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
A Thank You to Massage Clients

At this time of giving thanks, I thank you, our clients, for allowing me the gift of massage therapy as a career. Livelihood matters, and there’s so much more. When you walk into our office, you might notice that the…

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