Even after years of giving massages, I have to remind myself of how to completely benefit from a massage when I receive them. Here are some thoughts on getting the most out of your sessions…
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For years I have been going back and forth on becoming an accredited teacher for continuing education. I finally decided this year to do it!
After a lengthy application process, outlining my classes by each hour, listing objectives and more, it was finally done. Then I had to be patient as the approval period could be up to 8 weeks.
Yesterday, I received notice that I am now an Approved Provider of NCBTMB! This means I can give continuing education credits for professionals who need them! Licensed Massage Therapists of most states in the country need these to continue their licensure so it’s pretty important!
I am excited to be about to provide this now!
On February 2nd, 2008 I turned 30 and graduated from Lakeside School of Massage. It was both a great beginning and shock to a new decade for me. I wanted to help people and changed careers from doing Graphic Design and Office Management to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Our economy had just tanked as well, leading me through my first few years in the massage world with some real eye-opening experience.
Whether or not you make resolutions, it’s become more important than ever to take care of yourself. Besides living a long life and being around for your loved ones (including children), don’t you want your long life to be as stress-free as possible? Many people are probably laughing at that last thought, but of all the things you can control: How to relieve your body of unwanted stress.
Have you heard of 21st Century Stress? Yes, it’s a real thing. Whether we want to admit it or not, our lives are a constant buzzing around, checking emails, posting on facebook, tweeting this and texting that. We’ve actually somehow added to the day to day stress of just living, working, and even playing.
The moments when we take care of ourselves (body, mind and spirit) is the space inside the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral center of the chakra system is an energetic center found in the sacrum and lower belly. If its depleted, you may feel stressed or worn down.
Do you sometimes feel “out of body”, fearful, flighty, insecure? That might be your Root chakra needing a little attention. The Root of the chakra system is an energetic center found at the base of the spine.
If you haven’t been following along until today’s post, the subject has been about our own Red Tent‘s. I’ve talked a little about grounding and cleansing so far. Today we will be delving a bit into LOVING ourselves.
If anyone asks me who my favorite massage teachers have been, I’ll always answer one as Tina Allen. She is a rock star! She’s taken Pediatric Massage around the world and truly spread a special gift.
I was very excited to answer some questions for her article in Massage Magazine (a monthly publication) about my son, who is on the Autism spectrum, and being a Massage Therapist as well.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulous) leaves are steam distilled originating in Australia. This plant known to be a staple in Koala Bear’s diets is a popular medicinal one as well.
Benefits of Eucalyptus
- Respiratory aid
- Clears congestion
- Mentally stimulating
- May help with cold sores and shingles
Eucalyptus is best blended with Frankincense, Bergamot, Ravensara, Peppermint and other citruses.
After receiving a massage, I become quite the big baby! “No! It’s over!” So what do I do to make sure I’m getting the most out of bodywork at home? Here’s a few things you can do to let that massage sit with you for a few days.