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‘Why’ Healthy Touch? — our massages may change your life!

Why do you get up every morning? Why are you compelled to get out of bed each day? Is it simply to go to work and pay the bills? Perhaps you are in a job that just seems right . .  or at least it did at one time.  Maybe now you are not so

Celebrating Six Years of Quality Massage Therapy in Uptown

A cause for celebration Anniversaries are a cause to be celebrated.  We cherish birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions, and other special occasions (hopefully with the gift of massage therapy). On September 22, 2015 I returned to my native Minneapolis after many years traveling the country and the world. I was a “newly minted” massage therapist fortunate

Frequent massages – If you only read one article, this is the one!

Frequent massages are absolutely critical for your health and personal well-being Were more frequent massages on your resolutions list? The first week of March brought a significant snow that mirrored the chill your body is feeling. As a massage therapist, I should be receiving frequent massages, but even now I can feel the tension pulling

Pacify your pain with regular professional massages!

Pain-free living can be your new reality  You were designed for a pain-free life!  The stresses of daily life, combined with our lack of attention to the body’s proper positioning, create a recipe for continuous and ongoing pain. We are marvelously designed creatures, and if we respect our bodies, and our natural design, we can

Seasons Change — So Does Your Body

As we approach our 5th anniversary on September 22d, I often reflect on the ebb and flow of business.  We have been blessed with a great clientele and wonderful growth. But what factors compel people to get massages? Just as in any service industry profession, this question piques the curiosity and sometimes frustrates the massage

Do you need a “stay at home” retreat?

A couple of days ago I listened enviously as a colleague shared his recent experience of sailing and resting on the sands of San Juan. We are in the midst of our hardest winter in recent decades, and the “Minnesota Slump” has become the standard posture for many of us. What can be done if

Reading to sink your teeth into

Recently I discovered that my credit card was compromised. Adding insult to injury, the culprits proceeded to fill their bellies at my expense — “feasting” on fast food. With all the choices available, they chose the quickest and least satisfying options, filling themselves up with mass produced, tasteless food substitutes. When it comes to reading

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

At the end of a massage, I am often asked “how often should I get a massage?” Wow! What an open-ended and difficult question. You may as well ask me how much exercise, food, sleep, and recreational activities you need. Certainly there are many factors to consider. And after answering just a few questions, we

Who says that you have to be perfect?

You don’t have to be perfect. Several years ago, upon returning to Minnesota from Texas, I was amazed at how often people used the term “perfect” to describe a variety of events. It seemed as though everything was perfect – or at least that was the case when things were not less than satisfactory. The

“Your massage felt like you cared . . . “

Massage can at times be a mystery . . . The part of massage that is welcoming for some is simultaneously a challenge for others — Touch! There is an old song that says “sometimes when we touch, the honesty is too much.” Within touch there is healing, but it cannot be entered into without