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Fearless

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Image of a shiny brain on a blue background

That’s how a client described me after his treatment yesterday: Fearless. Why? Because I worked areas that many people regard as too sensitive or unpleasant to have touched. In this case, the client was referring to muscles of the chest…

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When the massage therapist has an aching back

Posted on July 9, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"Compassion": Stained glass window of a woman comforting a child, at the Washington National Cathedral, courtesy of kslyesmith at sxc.hu

It happens.  Of course it happens. Clients have told us they’re surprised that Chris and I experience illness and even muscle spasm. Healing touch is special. Bodywork can be utilized as health care, palliative care, personal service, pleasant diversion, and…

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Night light

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  2 comments
Night light

Chris has done bodywork for over 30 years, I for more than 20. Yesterday we flipped the switch on our very first lighted sign. I surprised myself by feeling self-conscious. Maybe because I know that an illuminated sign shining out…

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Meet Bart

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Meet Bart

Last weekend we spent about 14 hours with our friend Bart here. Bart allowed Chris and me to review and learn more about human anatomy, in particular the muscles of the shoulder and hip. With me on Bart’s left and…

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Paying it forward

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  2 comments
Gift Certificate for client who needs assistance paying

In our Bodywork Rates page, we say: Any amounts paid to us that exceed our fees, we will donate to a local nonprofit or put toward the cost of treatment for people who need, but cannot afford, our services. A…

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“Better than a week at the beach”

Posted on June 9, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"Better than a week at the beach"

A client told me after receiving a massage last week that it was better than a week at the beach. Does having a 1-hour massage and feeling better than after a relaxing vacation sound good? Sometimes people say, “Nothing hurts….

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Buy Local book gets you a bodywork discount and so much more

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Buy Local book gets you a bodywork discount and so much more

You’ve probably seen Local First Vermont’s Buy Local books for sale at shops all around Vermont. Maybe you’ve bought one and used the coupons to save bundles at locally owned, independent Vermont businesses. We used so many coupons this year…

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Hush.

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  5 comments
Sunset over Massage Vermont building

A client told me she is usually quiet when receiving a massage and didn’t really want to chit-chat. I assured her I would talk only as it related to her session, such as checking her comfort with my pressure or…

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“Do you do couples’ massage?”

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"Do you do couples' massage?"

The other day a client who was picking up a gift certificate asked if we do couples’ massage. Chris and I looked at each other to see which of us would say what we said before moving to Montpelier. We…

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Late Spring’s Eternal in Vermont

Posted on May 6, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Massage Vermont's sign is up on Elm Street

The lawns and fields are greening. Buds are peeking out. Peepers are peeping. And it’s only May. That’s Vermont spring. This is also Vermont spring: Our new sign proclaims Massage Vermont open for business. We’ve been seeing clients in Montpelier….

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