News & Updates from Massage Vermont

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

WAIT = Why Am I Talking?

In 8th grade, I opened my big mouth one time too many and had to write 100 times on the chalkboard: It is better to…

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…