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More Than Skin Deep...

Why therapeutic massage works.  By guest columnist Scott Terwilliger of the Augusta Chronicle.  Read more here...



Moving forward!

Earlier this afternoon I completed my first shift at Massage Envy.  I have to say, school did not prepare me for the pace of working for ME.  A fifty minute massage goes by quick.   I mean Quick!  And when you client is running 10 late, the fifty minute hour gets compressed to a really quick 40 mins.  I also found the SOAP notes very challenging.  I wish we would have worked more with this during class.

Aside from these two issues, everything else went great!  I’m talking mental notes on how I would, change / improve things for when I open my clinic, but until then, ME will be a trove of experience.  I would like to know what your experiences with ME have been like.  Please leave a comment sharing what you liked or didn’t like at ME.  Also, if you never been, why?

This weekend I’ll be in a training class for Seize the Day Chair Massage.  I’ll be working for SDCM on an ad hoc basis, filling in when needed. I’ll be tweeting my schedule so you know when and where I’ll be working.  

I’m still working at home and on call for massage outside of ME and SDCM.  Please feel free to give me a call and schedule an appointment!  


Massage Only for Accident Victims???

This evening I stopped by a local salon for a hair cut.  We made small talk like you do when getting a hair cut and the age old question “What do you do?” was asked...  Of course I took this opportunity to promote my budding massage business.  My stylist then asked if i hurt a lot of people.  I replied, NO!  I then proceeded to explain I have a more relaxing style of massage and try and never hurt my clients.  I believe massage should not hurt.  I know some modalities, and deep work can cause some discomfort and everyone perception of pain is different, however pain is never on the menu.  She then asked if massage was only for accident victims?  Again, I explained some of the benefits of massage.  I thought it might be fun to share some of what we talked about:

  1. Manage stress, anxiety, and depression
  2. Pain relief
  3. Improve sleep
  4. Relief from cramping
  5. Increased alertness and performance
  6. Headache relief
  7. Cancer treatment

 By no means is this comprehensive so please comment with the benefits you feel after a massage treatment.