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Thursday, January 31, 2008

YOUR massage

I have a client that I see only briefly - yet weekly. Sometimes this client laughs, of course it's contagious, so I laugh, and then we're laughing. It's amazing the effect this has on sessions. I wish all clients felt comfortable enough to laugh,
Some are stoic, mostly because that's the way they think they should behave.

I tend to invite at least some conversation and inevitably even the chattiest Cathy settles into a relaxed state. The ones I worry about are those that seem to be "Quiet for the MTs Sake" - I'm well aware that your massage is not about me, but why feel that there are expecations other than, say, getting comfortable, breathing, being on time(sometimes negotiable - both ways, within reason, things happen), other than the more obvious blatant wrong-doings, that's basically what's expected.

I make efforts to help these quiet-for-me types. I hope that I can make every client feel open enough to laugh. It truly believe it is the best medicine and certainly makes life more enjoyable. If you're not willing to be yourself with your therapist - maybe they're not the right therapist. I won't go on again about the big secret of MTs (not every therapist is the right therapist for you). But hopefully, you can connect enough with your MT, while perhaps not on all levels, (you're not expected to be BFFs) yet comfortable enough so that the session is enjoyable and gives you a good dose of what you need whether it's laughter, relaxation, tranquility, centering, focus, pain relief.

Enjoy Your Massage - whether you get one regularly or just once in a while- Your massage is about you, really, "your" should be high-lighted, underlined, italicized, etc.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Post Holiday Relaxation

After the holidays many of us find ourselves still wrapped in the stress that the season can bring. Family Time, resolution time, etc. can all be very pressing.

Take a breath. Perhaps setting aside some time to yourself should be on your list of resolutions. Five minutes or even hours dedicated to you. Allow thoughts to come and just go. Try a new hobby. Make a summertime favorite. You deserve it.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Dr. Anastacia on the Radio

Dr. Anastacia Daspit-Samson will be on Valley Free Radio 103.3 Monday evening at 7pm here in our happy valley as well as other valleys throughout the nation, perhaps even on a hilltop or two.

We are sure this performance will repeat as Dr. A is a wealth of wellness information.

A podcast will be available at shortly.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bitter Cold, Bitter Joints

The severe cold can have a real impact on the joints in your body. Especially, but not only, if you suffer from arthritis.

Take the time to move a bit.

Do some yoga.

Warm up, before braving the cold -
move your wrists and fingers for a couple minutes,
reach up and over your head to move the shoulders,
do the can-can or play rockette for a moment to get the knock out of those knees
nothing high impact just moving and warming

Get the fluid in your joints warmed up and the bitter cold won't be biting so hard.
Take a hot bath when you get back inside, have some cocoa, and cuddle up.

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