News & Updates from Massage Vermont

We are present to your pain, but we don’t take it on.

A client mentioned that it must be exhausting to do massage all day and take on other people’s bad vibes, toxins, and (insert whatever word…

Anxiety and Our Choices

I can’t control when anxiety floats into me and takes hold. Can you? What I can do is choose how I use my time and…

Doing More, Blogging Less

We’re still here! We’re treating clients, tending our very senior cats, and enjoying late winter in Vermont, with more sunlight every day. Why am I…

A Time for Stress-Reduction in Every Season

Are the winter holidays a crazy time for you? Friends might urge overwhelmed people to make the time for a massage. But that could result…

Is “happy birthday” a thing for you?

So, this happened. A customer at Monarch and Milkweed in Burlington left $0 tip after having been carded and not wished a happy birthday. For…

Anticipation and Expectation

The other day I overheard someone say, “When I’m trying to make a decision, I imagine a particular scenario and listen to how my body…

What You Do with Your Mind Changes Your Brain

“The mind can change the brain to change the mind.” I heard that on a TEDx Talk called “Hardwiring Happiness.” Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, who wrote…

Massage Isn’t Dropping Off Dry Cleaning

The headline isn’t clickbait. It’s about the way the body and mind interact with each other. In fact, they’re inseparable. Imagine getting a relaxing massage….

When You’re the Client, It’s about You

A massage client felt cold for more than fifteen minutes before telling me. She said she hadn’t wanted to break my rhythm. I thanked her…

Accepting “No” Creates Goodwill

Do you ever get telemarketing calls from salespeople who won’t take “no” for an answer? It seems that no matter how many times I say, “No…

Trust, but Verify

I recently enjoyed a spa pedicure. My aestheticism had been practicing for more than twenty years; her touch was sure and caring. She offered me…

Listen to your body. We will.

During a massage, a client said that the area I was working on felt sore to the touch. I thanked him for telling me. I…