I love family massage time. One of the nice things about having an outcall massage practice is working on families. Over the years I've learned a lot from working with families. Parenting is a big job. At times Parents can get overwhelmed with all the responsibilities of raising child. … Read more about Family Massage Time
Who amongst us doesn't resolve to lose weight, exercise more, earn more money and be a better friend, Mother, Father or Grandparent? Even if you no longer commit those resolutions to paper, somewhere in your head you have at least one of these goals swirling around in your head. How about making … Read more about Make Massage Part Of Your New Year’s Resolutions
Did your Mom tell you to "Sit up straight", to "Stand up, don't slouch" and make you walk with a book balanced on your head? … Read more about Why Posture Is Important
It's the beginning of November. Soon it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas. The next couple of months are going to fly by. Before we know it, 2020 will be upon us and we will be wondering, where did 2019 go? I know that some of you have already started your Holiday Shopping. If you have … Read more about Give the Gift of Massage
I just read an article in Massage Magazine that I found to be very interesting. It was written by Amy Bradley Radford, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B. I am going to use an excerpt from her article here so you can see what I am going to be writing about. Take a look: "Many years ago, a wise massage … Read more about Massage as a Healing Space?
Empathy and compassion have a significant place in the skills of a caregiver's tool kit. When you put yourself in the position of the vulnerable patient, it's easier to identify where you need to be cautious and prudent. … Read more about Hints For Care Giving Post Surgery
Some mornings I pop out of bed and I am ready to go. More often than not, lately, I don't sleep all the way through the night, so I have a little trouble getting going in the morning. … Read more about Getting Your Morning Started Right- Part Two
Have you ever noticed how certain smells and scents automatically evoke memories? For me, it is the cinnamon scents at Christmas that my grandmother always permeated the house with. She would have a steeping pot filled with cinnamon sticks in to make the entire house have the holiday smell. … Read more about The Power of Scent
My sister, Social Cindy, called me last week and said, "Val, my right leg is all swollen and so is my right arm, can you please come rub me?" And of course, I said yes. Cindy has some pretty badly deteriorated discs in her lower back, she has scoliosis, and now that she is turning 68, she is … Read more about Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs
Helpful hints on how to be your massage therapist's favorite client. If you have someone coming to your house on a warm summer day to do any work, from house cleaning to making repairs, please turn the air to a cooler temp. Massage is physical labor and we get quite warm while we work. Have … Read more about Hints for Massage Clients
I was at a networking meeting at the Chamber of Commerce in Palm Bay last week, and someone asked me, in all earnestness, does my little business really need a website and social media? And I said, "YES". Ten years ago, I wasn't so sure about any of this internet marketing, but as my sister and … Read more about Does Your Business Really Need Social Media and a Website?
Marketing? Business? What does either of these things have to do with massage therapy? Let me tell you. When I started my business, there were no Massage Envy operations to work for. I had to market my assage Business and build my own clientele. I started Networking before Networking groups were a … Read more about Marketing Your Business