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20% discount: Mention Montpelier Home Tour when booking/buying before 10/31

Posted on October 18, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
20% discount: Mention Montpelier Home Tour when booking/buying before 10/31

On Saturday, October 11, Chris and I opened our home to members of the public who were taking The Montpelier Home Tour. This very local fundraiser is spearheaded by The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. The MCO invites four other organizations to participate….

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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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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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Hush.

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  5 comments
Sunset over Massage Vermont building

A client told me she is usually quiet when receiving a massage and didn’t really want to chit-chat. I assured her I would talk only as it related to her session, such as checking her comfort with my pressure or…

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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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