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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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Bodywork gift certificates bring ease to you, too

Posted on December 16, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Bodywork gift certificates bring ease to you, too

Slow down. Take a breath. We’re offering gift certificates for Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Foot Reflexology right up until Christmas morning. If you buy five or more at once, you’ll get a discount. Learn more about the treatments we…

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The nervous system gives thanks.

Posted on November 22, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
The nervous system gives thanks.

In the season of Thanksgiving, we turn our attention to gratitude in none other than our nervous system. It can be easy to tell when the nervous system is grateful. For my clients who like essential oils, I waft an oil…

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How to get a massage

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
How to get a massage

Have you been thinking of getting a massage? Are you already a massage client but perhaps not getting what you hoped for? A friend pointed out, “It always alternately amuses and frustrates me when chiropractors or massage therapists ask me…

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Shifting into the slow lane

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Shifting into the slow lane

Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last. In the classic feelgood “59th Street Bridge Song,”* Simon and Garfunkel point out one of life’s quirks:  The more slowly we move, the more slowly time seems to…

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I “gumbified” 4 clients with my own neck in spasm

Posted on September 27, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
I "gumbified" 4 clients with my own neck in spasm

One of our clients says she’s “gumbified” after she’s had a treatment here. That’s as clear a description as I’ve heard for post-massage looseness and relaxation. Four clients I saw at the end of last week all reported reaching that state…

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