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Short cuts

Posted on August 14, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Short cuts

When I walked into the treatment room, my new client lay on the table with her head turned away from the face cradle. I asked if she preferred not to use a face cradel. She said she’d been delaying putting…

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Yoga is for everyone

Posted on June 15, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Yoga is for everyone

Along with the summer solstice, International Yoga Day is coming up on June 21. Doing yoga does not require being flexible, athletic, blissful, or anything other than what you already are. Some minds will continue to whirl. Some bodies will…

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There is no such thing as a “massage wimp.”

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
There is no such thing as a "massage wimp."

When I asked a client how the pressure felt for her, she said, “It could be a little lighter.” I thanked her for telling me and lightened up. She said, “I don’t know why I’m such a wimp. Some people…

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“Relaxed, like the face of an angel”

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  1 comment
"Relaxed, like the face of an angel"

While visiting my mom in South Florida last month, I received a wonderful treatment of an acupuncture facial combined with foot reflexology. When I arrived for my appointment, my therapist asked, “You’re don’t live here, do you?” I asked, “How did…

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Rogue Massage Critics

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Rogue Massage Critics

When Chris and I are away, we seek out bodywork treatments to soothe the stress, aches, and pains of traveling. We also like to broaden our bodywork experiences beyond what we receive at home. On a recent visit with family…

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Wherefore Art Thou, Eye Pillow?

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Wherefore Art Thou, Eye Pillow?

A client who loves having one of our flax-filled eye pillows over her eyes when lying supine (face-up) mentioned that she first encountered them in yoga classes during relaxation. We offer bodywork clients unscented, flax-filled eye pillows with simple cotton…

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The Silence of the Cell Phones

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  2 comments
The Silence of the Cell Phones

It was the end of an extremely stressful week for the client on my massage table. She was finally relaxing, her breathing deepening, her muscle tension melting. Then her cell phone rang. Next time your cell goes off, notice your instantaneous…

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A Massage Can Last a Long Time

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
A Massage Can Last a Long Time

When you schedule a bodywork appointment, the body can start to feel better in anticipation. Then there’s the experience of the treatment itself. Afterward, the benefits of the treatment may last from hours to days or even longer. Clients ask…

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“I want a (male/female) therapist.”

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"I want a (male/female) therapist."

A client apologized for requesting a therapist of the opposite gender and called himself a “knuckle-dragger.” We were able to accommodate this client and assured him there was no need to apologize. We have one of each, so that request is…

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What we learned in 2014

Posted on December 28, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
What we learned in 2014

Chris and I learned a lot in 2014. For example, living and working in a building under renovation causes wear and tear on our nerves. Getting through this time meant recommitting to our meditation practice, doing yoga, receiving bodywork, getting outside, having…

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