Morning Stiffness

What do you do when you wake up in the morning and and the simple movement involved in getting out of bed has put your spine into a breathtaking painful spasm? The first thing I do is I reach for one of my fabulous rice bags, pop it into the microwave and heat it up. Then put it on my back as I … Read more about Morning Stiffness

The Crone Stories – Edna

The beauty of doing house calls as a massage therapist is you often get to meet your client’s extended family. Not only that, but there have also been quite a few times when my clients would treat their guests to one of my massages.   I met Edna because her dear daughter in law would treat her to … Read more about The Crone Stories – Edna

How My Life Evolved- The Start of the Crones Stories

Most of my life has been filled with movement, purpose, and work. But right now it is a little different. There are times in our life when we pause and reflect. As we respond to each event and circumstance so it goes that we build a life. We adapt to our new circumstances. It's how I have built my … Read more about How My Life Evolved- The Start of the Crones Stories

Spring Time in Florida

For the rest of the country, spring has arrived. In Florida, spring was two weeks at the end of March, and now summer is here. It's hot already and only going to get more so. I like the heat. I have lived here in Florida since 1973, so I am used to it, but even I can get overheated when the temps … Read more about Spring Time in Florida

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Why do people get a massage? Most of the time it is to feel better. Sometimes it is because they are tense. If I am working on an athlete, it is usually to help them get limber before an event. Then to help them get rid of the lactic acid in their system that comes from athletic … Read more about Massage Therapy

My Career As A Massage Therapist

Every now and then I remember how remarkable it is that my massage career has been consistent for most my adult life. Recently I was enjoying a conversation with a woman who has had a few interesting career choices during her life. She has worked as an esthetician, a massage therapist and is … Read more about My Career As A Massage Therapist

Learning to Adapt

One of the best side benefits of my massage practice is I get to have interesting conversations with people whom I might not have ever met otherwise. I recently worked on a nice couple visiting from out of town. The gentleman mentioned his brother had gone to massage school and tried to start a … Read more about Learning to Adapt

Testimonial for Valentina

This has been an exhausting year for many of us. Valentina is and has always been one of the bright spots in times of darkness. When my body is sore from being tense all the time, she comes over and smooths out all my tension. If I have injured myself, she helps me heal. Thank you Val, for … Read more about Testimonial for Valentina

Bodies

I never get tired of trying to figure out the mysteries of the body. The body is a machine and it has moving parts and pieces which are designed to work together harmoniously. There are many facets of how a body is developed. Of course we have genetics that determine height and style of a … Read more about Bodies