News & Updates from Massage Vermont

Remembering how to relax

Evidence points to numerous benefits of relaxation. Reaching a state of calm and then doing it again (and again) is associated with: Decreasing pain, headaches,…

Client-centered bodywork

Sometimes it really is all about you. When you schedule craniosacral therapy, massage, or foot reflexology with Chris or me, we will create the treatment you…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…