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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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Stroll into Fall on the Montpelier Wellness Walk

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Stroll into Fall on the Montpelier Wellness Walk

Come see us on Friday, September 28. From three to seven p.m., you can walk right in and visit Massage Vermont and Emerge Massage, as well as over two dozen other stops on the Montpelier Wellness Walk.Print this passport-map and…

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When You’re the Client, It’s about You

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
When You're the Client, It's about You

A massage client felt cold for more than fifteen minutes before telling me. She said she hadn’t wanted to break my rhythm. I thanked her and explained that her care is my rhythm. And I turned up the heat. I…

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Accepting “No” Creates Goodwill

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Accepting "No" Creates Goodwill

Do you ever get telemarketing calls from salespeople who won’t take “no” for an answer? It seems that no matter how many times I say, “No thanks, I’m not interested,” telemarketers continue talking until the conversation ends with me hanging up….

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Trust, but Verify

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Trust, but Verify

I recently enjoyed a spa pedicure. My aestheticism had been practicing for more than twenty years; her touch was sure and caring. She offered me a good tip: I’d been cutting my toenails too short, causing callouses to form at…

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Listen to your body. We will.

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Sheryl Rapée-Adams  |  no comments yet
Listen to your body. We will.

During a massage, a client said that the area I was working on felt sore to the touch. I thanked him for telling me. I reduced the pressure I was using and asked if that felt better. He said, “Oh,…

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