News & Updates from Massage Vermont

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,…

Remember

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…

Owners’ Manual for the Human Body

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…

Fearless

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…

When the massage therapist has an aching back

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…

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…

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,…

Paying it forward

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…