Self Care Blog


I think that it is safe to say that professional massage therapy has reached mainstream status. As of last year’s statistics, 37% of people in the United States have received a professional massage. The real question to ask is not whether you should get one, but what one can do for you?

When you think of getting massage therapy, the last thing that should be on your mind is stress. In fact it should be just the...


As someone who helps people in pain, I have learned a few things about it. First of all, many people have an overly simplistic view of pain. It is either there, or it isn’t. We may use diagrams and pain scales, but pain tends to be more complex. It is important to know where it hurts, and also how much it hurts. But it is also important to know when the pain begins and how quickly it becomes intolerable. In general we talk about two...


How can massage help with pain? Many of my clients initially come for a massage because they are dealing with a part of their body that hurts. They instinctively know that massaging the area will make it feel better and speed the healing process. Either they have tried themselves or had a friend try without getting the pain to go away.

What does your pain feel like to me? Hot, hard and tender are often the words I use. Is the area...