Helplessness Blues

Lately, I've been thinking of that poster that hangs in a lot of elementary classrooms: "Before you speak: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?" This election touched a big nerve with me, as it did for a lot of people regardless of political beliefs, and I've been doing a lot of breathing and … Continue reading Helplessness Blues

Sit. Don’t Rock.

 “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ~Jodi Picoult This morning I got out the check book to pay some bills, and I noticed that my heart rate became elevated.  My hands started to tremble.  Many of us may joke that heart palpitations and … Continue reading Sit. Don’t Rock.

Want to Get Stronger? Stop Striving.

Over a week ago, I hurt myself.  I pushed myself too hard in a class, and I woke up the next day unable to move my neck or right shoulder without being in extreme pain.  There are times when we don't know any better, or maybe we are given bad information by an instructor.  In those … Continue reading Want to Get Stronger? Stop Striving.

Progress Through Pain

Almost two years ago, I was sitting in a massage therapist continuing education class, and my instructor asked, "Raise your hand if you experience pain more than 70% of the time."  I raised my hand along with maybe only one other person out of the 25 people there.  I remember being quite perplexed. "Wait, so there are … Continue reading Progress Through Pain

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

One of the most common questions I get asked is "How Often Should I Get Massage?"  The answer can vary from person to person depending on the reason you seek out massage. For clients with a chronic pain issue, I usually see them once a week at first, and then adjust to fewer appointments over … Continue reading How Often Should You Get a Massage?