News & Updates from Massage Vermont

Massage in the Goldilocks zone

Our goal here is simple: Provide your nervous system with sensations that feel “yummy” while avoiding sensations that feel “yucky.” This approach is therapeutic and…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…