All-Inclusive Massage Therapy Pricing

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There are two aspects of massage therapy- the service side and the healthcare side. I will preface this by saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with the service aspect of massage therapy. One of my favorite ways to spend a day is at a day spa getting every possible treatment I can afford added on to a facial and massage. As a self-employed massage therapist, however, this is not the type of service I offer. All-inclusive massage therapy pricing means that for the one fee you get every gram of knowledge in my head, every technique that is applicable to […]

How to Have a Good Massage

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There is absolutely nothing better in this world than to hear that someone enjoyed their massage. I’m not going to lie- it’s good feedback to hear. Recently, I was given what was probably the best feedback and compliment that I have ever received. And it got me thinking- why was this person so happy? My goal is to always be present during a session, to always pay attention to the person receiving the massage and how their body responds. But that can’t be the only reason that someone likes the work. That led me to think about this particular client […]

Guide to Gifting Massage

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When you’re relaxing on a massage table, it’s easy to see massage as a gift. Whether you’re there to reduce pain, to ease anxiety, to help you recover from the physical and mental stresses work or athletic training or parenting or simply being alive, massage is a moment of freedom in an occasionally crushing world. If you’re thinking of gifting massage with someone else for a special occasion or “just because,” you are almost certainly doing so from a place of love and generosity. Obviously, I’m a big fan of gifting massage as a present! But just as with choosing […]

What is Therapeutic Massage?

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Recently a client said she wanted a good therapeutic massage. I thought, I’m perfect for you because that’s exactly what I do. Later, I began to think more about our conversation and thought I would share my thoughts with you. All massage is therapeutic in nature. The difference between types of massage is based on your goals. Say you get a massage because that’s how you relax and take care of yourself. That is therapeutic. You are recognizing that your body and mind are craving something healing. By getting a massage, your nervous system has a chance to get out […]

How I choose to become a Massage Therapist

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People often ask me how I decided to become a massage therapist. It’s never an easy answer, especially since I find the story to be quite long and I’m usually asked by a person receiving a massage. So here it is- the long version.   I wish I could tell you that massage came to me in some sort of magical way, but it didn’t. The truth is that it came to me as an epiphany. That is, after months of a thorough search of what to do with my life post-college. I’m a scientist at heart. I like facts […]