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Holiday Special: 20% off When You Take Care of Yourself & Those on Your Gift List

Posted on November 9, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Holiday Special: 20% off When You Take Care of Yourself & Those on Your Gift List

Already? Yes, already. Holiday stress is a reality whose time has come. Whether it’s the happy stress of preparing for visits with loved ones or the anxiety of less welcome obligations, whether you participate or just feel the buzz in…

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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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Fearless

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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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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Buy Local book gets you a bodywork discount and so much more

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Buy Local book gets you a bodywork discount and so much more

You’ve probably seen Local First Vermont’s Buy Local books for sale at shops all around Vermont. Maybe you’ve bought one and used the coupons to save bundles at locally owned, independent Vermont businesses. We used so many coupons this year…

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“Do you do couples’ massage?”

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
"Do you do couples' massage?"

The other day a client who was picking up a gift certificate asked if we do couples’ massage. Chris and I looked at each other to see which of us would say what we said before moving to Montpelier. We…

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Late Spring’s Eternal in Vermont

Posted on May 6, 2014 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Massage Vermont's sign is up on Elm Street

The lawns and fields are greening. Buds are peeking out. Peepers are peeping. And it’s only May. That’s Vermont spring. This is also Vermont spring: Our new sign proclaims Massage Vermont open for business. We’ve been seeing clients in Montpelier….

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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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