News & Updates from Massage Vermont

“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…

Neighborly trust

Yesterday we were notified that someone purchased three gift certificates on our website. Later we received an email from the buyer asking to use our holiday offer….

What confidentiality do you expect from your massage therapist?

Chris and I follow the Code of Ethics of our professional organization, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, including: Commitment to Confidentiality I will keep client…

Scented or unscented?

I offer clients the choice of scented or unscented products in their massage and foot reflexology treatments. Yet we ask clients to avoid wearing scented…

“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…

“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,…