Things I will and will not do when you come in for a massage.

There are many, many kinds of massage therapists. We’ve all got different styles, techniques, office setups, and radically different personalities. It can be hard to just ‘pick a massage therapist’ off the internet. And it’s a risk to drop your hard-earned cash on a massage, not knowing if that therapist is right for you. To…Continue Reading

5 tips for a happier holiday season

Happy holidays! Happy ‘getting stressed out, trying to do too many things and please everyone’ season. Oh, wait. That’s not promising. Maybe this is the year to mix it up a little and make the holidays a little easier. Forget perfection Sometimes gingerbread men will be missing a limb. The tree may have a bald…Continue Reading

Shop Local: the 2014 edition

I love being a very small business. I love greeting every client myself and that most of you expect I’ll be clearing crumbs off my desk when you walk in the door. I love the board full of pictures of your babies. I love sharing my office with another very small business, and that I…Continue Reading

Massage and HIV

We’ve come such a long way since the early ‘80s, when AIDS crashed onto the scene, killing many and frightening more. There was so little known at that time. It was through the hard work and advocacy of many people that we discovered HIV, learned how to prevent its transmission, and how to hold it…Continue Reading

Gratitude and Joy

In a world that sells dissatisfaction, it’s almost heretical to feel happy about your body. And on the rare occasion when body satisfaction is socially acceptable, it’s usually in the context of “Dang, I look amazing in my wedding dress/tailored business suit/perm/bathing suit/whatever I just spent a lot of money on in order to make…Continue Reading

5 Tips for Active Aging

Everybody talks about active aging, but not everybody knows what it’s supposed to look like. Working to stay happy and healthy as we get older shouldn’t be a drag, something done to slow an inevitable decline into decrepitude. Some things get better and better with age! While the grocery store magazine rack offers all kinds…Continue Reading