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What is this I feel in my back?

Posted on May 1, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  1 comment
Master Observers. felines Bailey & Sammy the Serpent

When I feel a sensation in my body, I have several choices. I might feel sharp pang in my right low back and think, “It’s my kidney” or “My low-back hurts.” Or I could step back from concluding anything. I…

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No Pain, No Pain

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  2 comments
Gentle neck massage. Photo courtesy of ABMP.

One of my Muscular Therapy Institute teachers used to say that. She was drawing a contrast to the counterproductive cliché “no pain, no gain.” My massage therapy teacher was right. When your nervous system senses noxious input – like too…

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Why you probably like your massage therapist

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  2 comments
Sheryl massages a Farm Sanctuary resident

Walk into any room and notice how you feel. Are your muscles more relaxed or tense? Do you feel more energized or drained? Did your mood change when you entered the room? Now look around the room. Listen for ambient…

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The body-mind connection

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  1 comment
Vestibular Therapy: Assessing and working with ocular vertigo

It’s not a compliment when someone says, “It’s all in your head.” Or, “You’re making too much of this.” Yet those statements point directly to how our thoughts and feelings blend with our bodily experiences of the world. In fact, there’s…

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Comfort Is Therapeutic

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Bailey cat warms himself by pellet stove

That’s right, it’s not a “luxury” to luxuriate in comfort. It’s essential to your health and well-being to sometimes stop the signals telling your central nervous system that you need protection, and reassure your brain it’s safe to relax. After…

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Healing Moves

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
silhouette of person stretching

Is stiffness in the human body due to aging?  Or does lack of movement cause the aches and pains about which so many of us say, “I’m just gettin’ old”? In Healing Moves:  How to Cure, Relieve, and Prevent Common…

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Do You Get Massages?

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
hands on feet - massage and reflexology

Soon after we moved to Montpelier in October, I began working with new massage and bodywork practitioners for my own care.  I’m in the long-term healing phase following a car accident in January 2011.  I had a lateral whiplash in…

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What does a baby deer say?

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  1 comment
solar panels at massage vermont

Since we moved in, we’ve seen hoofprints in the grass, and later in the snow on our lawn and front porch. We’ve watched our windows hoping to see the deer who made them. This morning at 5 a.m., I held…

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