It’s time for Massage Mythbusters! Have you ever have a question you always wanted to ask a massage therapist, but were afraid to? Here’s my “top ten” list of massage therapy myths: “Do I need to take everything off?” For most people, having all clothing off–including skivvies–is ideal. If I need to massage your hips or […]

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If you live in New England this winter, it has been tough!  Not that I am ever one to be exuding with self-esteem, but these winter blues have knocked it out of me. I completed my first half marathon in October, and that was after three sprint triathlons over the summer.  It has been downhill […]

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Potty talk is not only for when you have young children at home or when you go to the doctor.  There are many professions interested in your defecation habits, massage therapists included.  You may think this is weird, but GET OVER IT!  If you are not pooping at least once a day (the ideal is […]

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There seems to be a common misconception about what deep tissue massage is.  Most people think that it means: 1. It’s going to cost more 2.  It has to hurt to be effective 3.  You are going to be sore after I am going to break it down and hopefully dispel the myths and give […]

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Last year I blogged about the importance of receiving Lymph Drainage Therapy on the breast tissue as a measure of breast cancer prevention.  Depending on your health care provider, the only measure of detection of cancer offered is a mammogram and you wait until 40 or 50 years old.  Getting a mammogram before 40 may […]

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Pumpkinman Sprint Triathlon is in South Berwick, ME and the goal to leave the house was at 5:45AM. Actual time: close to 6; we also wasted a few more minutes yelling into the Starbucks Drive through before we discovered they weren’t open yet. This is the second time Brian (my husband) and I have done […]

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I was having some delicious salmon and mixed greens and wanted to spice up my quinoa.  I got the idea from the Martha Stewart cauliflower recipe.  It was delicious.  Here is the recipe: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups of water  1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tsp curry powder (or hot curry powder if you […]

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There are probably only a handful of times that I have had my breasts worked on since I have become a massage therapist, and most of those times were during  pregnancies. Even for me, who has pretty much had every part of me worked on, there is a level of self-consciousness when it comes to […]

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One of the most common questions I am asked is how often should you get a massage?  This is a great question, however, it is not a simple answer.  I will give you some different scenarios. THE AVERAGE JOE – If you are coming in and you have a healthy diet, you are exercising about […]

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