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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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Deep tissue or deep touch?

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  2 comments
Deep tissue or deep touch?

Our clients want their treatments to feel good. They want to leave feeling better. We listen carefully to every client before, during, and after a treatment to determine what works best for each person. Over time, I’ve come to believe…

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Got stress? Invite relaxation.

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Got stress? Invite relaxation.

When life feels overwhelming, it’s worth remembering that stress comes from the outside. Reaching out for calming input can provide relief. University of Vermont psychiatrist Beth Robbins, M.D. says the keys are to change behavior, thinking, and lifestyle. She recently discussed stress…

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Local LOVE FEST Photo Contest!

Posted on February 2, 2016 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Local LOVE FEST Photo Contest!

      Here’s an opportunity from Local First Vermont. Massage Vermont is one the the businesses where you can participate.  Have fun and, this month, be your own Valentine! Show your love for Vermont’s locally-owned businesses this month. Buy local,…

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Resolve care and feeding of “the soft animal of your body”

Posted on December 30, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Resolve care and feeding of "the soft animal of your body"

In the coming year, and even in the coming moments, how will you take care of yourself? And what does that mean? For years, I have read Mary Oliver’s poem, “Wild Geese” to myself and others: You do not have…

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