Are you LOVING yourself enough?

February – the month of love! How are you showing yourself some LOVE? This year take some time to focus…

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New beginnings, new year!

I love the new year. It’s the ideal time to contemplate what’s working well and an opportunity to review what…

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Massage is an investment in your health:

Make the most of your session Are you new to the idea of implementing massage therapy to your self-care plan?…

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Wellness for the overwhelmed…

Be a proactive self-advocate This spring I turned 50 and quite frankly, hitting my 5th decade has been full of…

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Getting back in your body…

…..is the first step to achieving optimal wellness Recently, during a wellness class I realized that before you begin any…

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Wellness and kindness go hand-in-hand

I’ve been pondering the meaning of wellness these past few days and how all-encompassing the topic is. Often I think…

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Awareness and the power of the mind

Over the past few months we have discovered the foundations of the Body~Mind connection through the language of the body,…

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Healthy body equals…

Healthy mind & spirit! Let’s recap what we’ve learned so far. In the previous two blog posts, we stopped to…

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How do your emotions…

Affect your body? Are you aware of how your emotions manifest physically in your body? It’s often hard to define in words,…

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Stress: where do you feel it?

The physical manifestation of stress: Did you know that stress expresses itself as pain and discomfort in the body? We…

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Massage beyond the physical benefits

Is it possible for massage to promote self-empowerment? I believe it is. Through my massage practice the past 10+ years,…

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Battle the blues and choose wellness this holiday season

Here we are, December again! For all the joy and merriment imposed on us, sometimes we feel anything but jolly.…

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The treasure hunt: acknowledge and feel your feelings

On the quest of personal development we must become aware of automatic behaviors. Also commonly known as habits. As you…

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Building a positive relationship with yourself

Self-improvement: It seems we’re always looking for that one thing that will make everything better. With society pushing gadgets, pills,…

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The Power of saying YES to YOU

Most of us have heard about the positive physiological effects that self-care and stress management techniques have on our bodies and overall well-being. These…

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Is gray more than just a shade?

If you’ve ever heard of Shades of Gray, you can guess the title of this post is a play on…

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Personal growth + balance = wellness

It’s been just over a decade since I started my career as a massage therapist. Over the years I’ve established…

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Six dimensions of wellness

It’s back-to-school season, which means my classes at Marylhurst have kicked into gear. As I strive to keep my world…

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What’s your inner oasis?

Oasis: something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast ~ Merriam-Webster dictionary Many of my long-time clients have likely heard…

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Make small changes to manage stress

Massage is a powerful tool in to combat stress. I’d love to claim that a massage a month will keep…

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Relax: regular massage creates muscle memory

Did you know relaxation is a learned skill?  Just like we build strength and stamina with exercise and healthy eating,…

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