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Choose Bodywork because It Feels Good

Posted on September 29, 2019 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Choose Bodywork because It Feels Good

When you call us for a treatment, you want to know how we can help meet your needs. Stress reduction, pain quieting, and increased relaxation are the most common requests. Sometimes, someone requests a particular modality. A bodywork modality is…

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I read this and yelled, “Yippee!”

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
I read this and yelled, "Yippee!"

This, this, this! We don’t often recommend articles in our profession’s literature to clients. Instead, we apply what we learn to your treatments so you can relax and enjoy the benefits. However, this article is as much a gift to…

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We are present to your pain, but we don’t take it on

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  1 comment
We are present to your pain, but we don't take it on

A client mentioned that it must be exhausting to do massage all day and take on other people’s bad vibes, toxins, and (insert whatever word best describes suffering for you). I agree: that would be exhausting. I told her that…

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Anxiety and Our Choices

Posted on April 13, 2019 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Anxiety and Our Choices

I can’t control when anxiety floats into me and takes hold. Can you? What I can do is choose how I use my time and energy, and even my thoughts. Instead of futilely resisting anxiety or feeding its demands, I…

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Doing More, Blogging Less

Posted on March 24, 2019 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Doing More, Blogging Less

We’re still here! We’re treating clients, tending our very senior cats, and enjoying late winter in Vermont, with more sunlight every day. Why am I blogging less? It’s because I’ve added copyediting to my professional offerings. I’m excited about this…

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A Time for Stress-Reduction in Every Season

Posted on December 8, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
A Time for Stress-Reduction in Every Season

Are the winter holidays a crazy time for you? Friends might urge overwhelmed people to make the time for a massage. But that could result in an unsatisfying treatment filled with mental to-do lists. There may be times when the…

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Is “happy birthday” a thing for you?

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  3 comments
Is "happy birthday" a thing for you?

So, this happened. A customer at Monarch and Milkweed in Burlington left $0 tip after having been carded and not wished a happy birthday. For now, let’s table important discussions this incident raises. For example, public shaming—especially revealing a customer’s…

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Anticipation and Expectation

Posted on November 11, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Anticipation and Expectation

The other day I overheard someone say, “When I’m trying to make a decision, I imagine a particular scenario and listen to how my body feels. If a knot lets go . . . ” As a massage therapist and…

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What You Do with Your Mind Changes Your Brain

Posted on October 28, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
What You Do with Your Mind Changes Your Brain

“The mind can change the brain to change the mind.” I heard that on a TEDx Talk called “Hardwiring Happiness.” Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, who wrote Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain, says that our brains are biased to remember negative experiences…

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Massage Isn’t Dropping Off Dry Cleaning

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Massage Isn't Dropping Off Dry Cleaning

The headline isn’t clickbait. It’s about the way the body and mind interact with each other. In fact, they’re inseparable. Imagine getting a relaxing massage. Halfway through, you become aware of slight discomfort telling you that you’re a little chilly…

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