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A beautiful articulation of what I aim to do with my work

November 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment  

My client with quadriplegia wrote a letter to the foundation that offered to fund some of her sessions with me. The most moving and beautiful articulation of the work I aim to do…she encouraged me to share it with you…humbled and grateful for the ability to help her in this way Dear Maggie, I am so thankful and pleased to have been accepted under your program so that I can pursue alternative methods for pain management. When I saw your article in New Mobility magazine, I gained hope that it might be possible for me to afford (with your help) a new avenue. I never knew that massage/cranio... Read More...

Yoga on the beach

January 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment  

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FAQ-Does Massage Need to be Painful to be Effective?(video)

April 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

A lot of people think that in order to get the most out of a massage it needs to be painful, and they ask me to go deeper even when their body is telling me its enough. I am happy to do deep work on someone if they are able to breathe while Im working, and not holding their breath (cause its so painful) & if the tissue allows me to go deeper. Working slow and deep can be very effective if done properly and both client and practitioner are consciously working to breathe and release. When its not good is when someone is not able to relax into it, then it is better to back off a bit.  Read More →

What Should You Be Asking Your Massage Therapist?(video)

March 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

What is my role, as client during the massage? Are you going to fix me? Many people think that when they come for a massage that I will be doing all the work, and I will make them better or not. But it really is a group effort the client, the breath and me. My client plays an important role in consciously letting go of pain, tension and emotion. Using their breath to relax the nervous system and get more oxygen to the body. I of course will be working to clear and move tension/energy out of the muscles & body using the feedback I get from my clients breath and how their body is responding.... Read More...

FAQ- How Should I Breathe During a Massage?(video)

February 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

A lot of people unconsciously breathe with short, shallow breaths. By bringing more awareness to the breath you are not only more in touch with what’s going on in your body, but also are able to take control of your nervous system. By learning how to breathe deeper, slower & controlled breaths, you get more oxygen to the body and cause the nervous system to relax. It becomes a useful tool within your massage, but even more importantly taking it into your day to day experience.  Read More →

Hello…

November 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment  

Hello… The first day on my new website… I hope you find all the information you need about my business. My goal with this blog is  to encourage, inspire and inform you on how having a regular yoga practice & combining it with massage can transform your life.  To be able to move through this life with more fluidity, grace and less pain. I’m excited! Blessings, Kelly  Read More →