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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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Sounds heal

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Sounds heal

Find out at a Didgeridoo open house this weekend and beyond,

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“Do you prefer to start face-up or face-down?”

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"Do you prefer to start face-up or face-down?"

Craniosacral therapy and foot reflexology treatments happen with the client face-up. But massage therapy clients can start face-up or face-down, and usually turn over during each session. How do decide? I leave the starting position up to each client. If…

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No Time for Delays

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
No Time for Delays

Today I went back to Jazzercise. It was my first class in more than two years. On the drive home, I thought, “At 52 years old, it’s hit or miss whether I can restart working out after a hiatus and…

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Consumer Reports “On Health”: Massage Helps Body and Mind

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Consumer Reports "On Health": Massage Helps Body and Mind

We know from experience what helps. Touch for comfort and relief is as old as earth’s population of beings with central nervous systems. Still, it helps when research validates our healthcare choices. From the August 2016 issue of the Consumer…

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When talk intrudes. Or: Why we want to know your goals

Posted on July 17, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
When talk intrudes. Or: Why we want to know your goals

It’s right on our intake form: What are your goals/expected outcomes for receiving bodywork? Your answer helps us create treatments that move you toward those goals. Knowing what you want provides direction for us throughout each session. Being asked about your…

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How does bodywork work best for you?

Posted on July 9, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
How does bodywork work best for you?

Millions of people receive massage therapy to help them feel better. Massage therapy and other forms of bodywork such as craniosacral therapy help relieve muscle tension, reduce symptoms of stress, deepen respiration, enhance general relaxation, increase range of motion, and…

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In grief, touch

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
In grief, touch

A cool hand on a forehead. A hug. A soft touch on the shoulder. Even when there’s nothing we can do to fix a problem, we can comfort each other. In times of grief and other overwhelming experiences, we have…

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Wherefore water?

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Wherefore water?

We absolutely must consume water to survive. But how much? According to “Dehydration: Risks and Myths” by Jane Brody, it depends on you — your size, weight, health profile, consumption of foods with high moisture content.  Even knowing all that,…

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We’re not here to hurt you, but to help you

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
We're not here to hurt you, but to help you

“Pain Relief: What You Need to Know” is the lead story in the current Consumer Reports magazine. The second paragraph dismayed me: The massage therapist “pounded on my back,” Slutsky recalls. “He kept saying, ‘See? Better!’ But it was not…

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