April 16, 2016

That Nasty Trigger Point. You know the one.

There’s that trigger point (TrPt) again. You know it well: just lateral and north of the shoulder blade. That cherry sized knot that sits there waiting like a speed bump. You find it every time. Truth is, I started to […]
March 15, 2016

Tales from the Table: Jim

New client…Health Intake sheet…to make things a little easier, I’m helping Jim thru the paperwork. He’s 70 years old.  I ask, “Medications?” Yup. He brought a list. “Any major surgeries?” He tilts his head asking, “Ever?” I smile, “Sure.” Pen ready. […]
January 20, 2014

Don’t be a crackhead…

I realize we have a record number of wonderful people going thru massage school at record speeds right now. Demand for talented, okay, at least proficient, massage therapists is at an all time high. This is one of the things […]
July 22, 2013

Are you giving a great massage?

Seriously, what is up with the lack of consistent quality in massage? I have talked to too many people lately who have gotten TERRIBLE massages. Not on my watch! Here’s what your clients are expecting (or should be)… The Rules: […]
March 6, 2013

Know Your Competition

Judy? Judy? Uh, Jodi? Yah. ‘Come this way.’ Massage therapist shows me to a room. I walk in. He walks out and closes the door. I laugh. I startle him by opening the door. ‘Did you want to ask me […]