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Massage Has Health Benefits Because It Feels Good

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Massage Has Health Benefits Because It Feels Good

Whether you read clinical studies or talk to your friends who love massage, the answer will be the same: Massage is beneficial for health. Time magazine reported in 2018, But most people only care if—not how—massage works. While the latter is…

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Breaking the Fast from Blogging, and Massage

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Breaking the Fast from Blogging, and Massage

I realized that the last time I posted here was more than two months ago. There was snow on the ground. Now it’s the Summer Solstice. Right now. I post here when factors in my internal and external environment motivate…

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Trust Above All

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Trust Above All

At times, we voluntarily make ourselves vulnerable with the goal of feeling better in the moment and beyond. Getting a massage is one of those times. For some clients, it’s easy to disrobe, lie covered on a warm table, and…

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The Magic Number Three

Posted on April 7, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
The Magic Number Three

At the end of a massage, a client said she’d noticed something when I’d worked around her anterior arm and pectoral muscles. She said that when I first started in that area, it didn’t feel like much. But after a…

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Massage Shouldn’t Hurt

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Massage Shouldn't Hurt

A massage client told me that he wanted each massage to be firmer than the last. He said that forcing his tissues to withstand increasingly painful pressure would “retrain” them to be looser and more relaxed. What happens when touch…

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With warmth from our hearts to yours

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet

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Gently at Any Age

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Gently at Any Age

If you’re scheduling a treatment with us, you’re most likely seeking relaxation and relief from tension. Many styles of bodywork and a range of pressure can get you there. Recently, I’ve begun saying, “I provide gentle to moderate pressure.” In…

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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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