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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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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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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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