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“I can’t do yoga. I’m not flexible.”

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"I can't do yoga. I'm not flexible."

Every yoga teacher has heard this. For now, I’ll save the (true) reassurances that anyone who can breathe can do yoga, that yoga has nothing to do with flexibility and everything to do with attention, awareness, and acceptance. I understand…

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“I want total, delicious relaxation.”

Posted on September 6, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"I want total, delicious relaxation."

Our brief intake forms ask clients what they want from their treatments with us. Clients’ goals include relief from particular aches and pains, increased mobility, support for better sleep, reduction in anxiety and depression, or a complement to their fitness…

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Posted on August 18, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Lake Kurti in Kazakhstan by teslacoils

After a client’s recent session, her eyes sparkled and she spoke softly of a memory that had arisen in the session.  It was something she hadn’t thought of in years. Deep in a relaxed state, she recalled an experience she’d had…

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Owners’ Manual for the Human Body

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Berlin Pond: The only possible drinking water source for Montpelier, Vermont, which is currently at risk until the state protects it from human activity

What is the hardest bone in the body? (See the end of this post for the answer.) In May, Chris and I participated in a great anatomy workshop. Since then we’ve increased our ongoing review of the body’s parts, systems, and…

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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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