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Stones used in massage – what’s the difference?

Stone massage has become more popular, especially in the winter when warm stones feel especially nice. During a massage, the warmed stones are used as a tool to relax muscles, soften fascia tissue, and allow the therapist to delve more deeply into problem areas with less pressure. Sometimes the stones are the focus of the… Continue reading Stones used in massage – what’s the difference?

 Just Breathe!

Breathing. We all do it. It’s the first and last act of life. It’s automatic, so why would we need to think about it, or be taught or coached on it? This amazingly simple act does more than just keep us alive.  Proper breathing not only brings in oxygen, but can stimulate the vagus nerve,… Continue reading  Just Breathe!

Benefits of Touch

It was just over a year ago that I reopened my office after being shut down when Covid-19 reached our state.  We have all learned many things since then. We have learned to appreciate smiles, handshakes, sharing a cup of coffee in a café; technology, delivery people, and celebrating with loved ones. It still feels… Continue reading Benefits of Touch

How Safe is Massage in this Pandemic World? (Or “How Clean is my Massage part II”)

When I wrote the blog “How Clean is my Massage” before the pandemic hit Iowa, I thought I was doing a great job providing a safe, clean environment; and I was, under normal circumstances. During my 10-week hiatus I studied up on the coronavirus/Covid-19 – how it spreads, how it is destroyed, how to lessen… Continue reading How Safe is Massage in this Pandemic World? (Or “How Clean is my Massage part II”)