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What Should You Do During Your Massage ?

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This is your personal time to just RELAX! Time to close your eyes and immerse yourself into a state of quiet time.  Listen to the soothing music being played in the background.  Inhale all the aromatherapy  smells around you. The lights are dimmed and the massage strokes are taking you into a comfort state... let everything GO! Leave the stress behind and E N J O Y ! 😊I never understand some people who  FEEL like they have to talk ALL the way through the massage 😲... you are paying good money to RELAX.  But hey it's YOUR time do what you like. I talk before your massage session to ask you questions.  This better prepares me to give you the best massage possible. It's not required for you to talk unless your in pain.  Or may be you want the pressure adjusted. Or maybe you have to pee ?😣  Please let your therapist know immediately... ! I have given up counting how many times clients hold it. I don't get it ? If you got to pee then please tell us. We don't mind . It wi…

Is It Ok For Your Massage Therapist To Text during Your Massage Session?

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Absolutely NOT! I have worked with Many Massage Therapists in my Massage Career.It amazes me at the stupid things they will DO during a #Professional Massage session. I've seen many "Bad Massage " habits in my time! The worst one I believe is "Texting " on their cellphone while massaging a client. Bad habits are developed overtime if you the client doesn't speak up! DON'T  let your Massage Therapist get away with it! You are paying good money to get a quality massage. πŸ’° You as the client must make this clear to the Therapist.  Tell them you don't approve of them texting while your getting your massage!  I seriously am appalled that The Massage Professional at times gets away with this. This is NOT ok! This is NOT standard practice! 😣There are many things wrong with texting . The Massage Therapist should solely give you the client 100% attention!  It's completely unprofessional, disrespectful and selfish towards you the client!  🀀I know we li…

Do You Know What Muscle " Knots " Are?

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HAVE you ever had muscle knots in your body? They can be located in your neck or back.  They are tight fibers in your muscles that are unable to release. They are tender and painful. This pesky little nodules cause decreased blood flow to the areas. So lack of oxygen happens and build up of waste products. Sounds disgusting I know! 😣 NO wonder the pain doesn't go away by itself!  Muscle knots cause Pain! Tightness!  And Tenderness! Seems they are commonly caused by STRESS! Are you stressed out? Emotional stress is the BIG one ! Did you know by exercising regularly you can combat the stress? These knotted things can be caused by sitting hours at a desk. Maybe you are overworking your muscles in the gym? Guys you know you do! πŸ‹️‍♂️ Now since you got these muscle knots how are you going to get rid of them? I'll tell you that Massage Therapy has got to be the most effective way . A trained Massage Therapist will get to the root of your knots. Massage definitely makes a world of …

"How's The Pressure Working For You ?"

This is a typical question most Licensed Massage Therapists should  ask while working on you. The Massage session is ALL about you so please feel free to speak your mind. There is no wrong answer. We want  to help give you the best possible massage.  It's up to you to voice your opinion .There are soo many massage styles and protocols today more than ever! Keep in mind that based on your answers to our questions... we as massage therapists  put together a game plan for your massage time. Be specific about your answers to our questions PLEASE! This is why we interview you before your massage to get a better idea of what will work for you. DON'T  be shy or scared. We can't help you fully  if you are.  We as Licensed Massage Therapists aren't  "mind readers ."  We can't access your situation unless you provide us key  information. We tailor your massage experience based out your answers.  We don't give you a "cookie cutter " massage like alot o…

Have You Heard The Term " No Pain No Gain ?"

So do you REALLY  think it does mean No Pain No Gain? Ok you finally decided to exercise and tone up...lose some weight? Sound familiar? But if you go to fast to quickly and you have pain that is severe or been prolonged too long... STOP! 🚫You are setting yourself up for gaining nothing!  There are so many ways to avoid injuries while working out . It's very important to listen to your body while working out . Don't push your body past it's limitations or you will set yourself up for intense pain and injury!Let's help you stay on the safe side and give you some tips to avoid workout injuries.1. Warm up first. Warm up those muscles first. Did you know that muscles that are!warmed up first are less likely to tear? Stretch your muscles before working on. Even walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes to start off. 🚴‍♂2. Cooling down after your workout . Walk on a treadmill for 10 minutes slow pace after and allow your heartbeat to slow down so your blood pressure slows down…

Massage Helps You Live A Healthier And Happier Life

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Let's face it we all today have a busy lifestyle.   We are always on the go trying to go and keep up with our family and friends. In time STRESS accumulates  in our lives. It can interfere with our lifestyle and create chaos. It can affect personal life as well as our workplace environment. If it isn't properly addressed... guess what? Fatigue settles in  . πŸ˜£Have you felt your life out of control? That heavy feeling that overtakes you and consumes you ? It will take it's toll on you for sure! Do you know that ONE of the most effective ways to be in control is Massage Therapy? There are numerous scientific studies out there proven to ease your mental and physical fatigue.  Are you aware? πŸ€”Massage will ease all those tight muscles and tensions you feel. It will improve circulation in your body. It will provide you with an AMAZING  nights sleep! Your body will heal itself much faster because of regular massages. Massage Therapy is absolutely the BEST ticket to a happier and…

Why Do You Need To Drink Water After A Massage?

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I always find it necessary to ask my clients how much water they drink. Most will say enough or alil.. does wine ? Alcohol and Beer count ?  Coffee ? NO! People will complain how much pain they are in. How their muscles are tight and ache. You know why my friends? It's because of the lack of water you drink! A person should drink about half their body weight in ounces daily.  So this means if you weigh 200 lbs then drink 100 ounces of water everyday. For sure if you are very active or it's a hot day drink more to keep hydrated.When a client lays on my massage table I can tell how dehydrated they are. I do a skin rolling thing with my fingers. If the muscle tissue is dehydrated it won't roll smoothly. Now imagine your muscle fibers thick as spaghetti. Your blood is thickened because of the lack of water you don't drink!  NOW your body toxins become trapped in your muscles.  Now you feel the pain and aches? EXACTLY!  You probably have headaches?When you hydrate your body…

Professional Massage... Could You Use One ?

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Well of course you could!  Who doesn't L❤VE a great massage RIGHT?! I bet you know someone who will rub your shoulders? Massage your back or your feet ? LET'S admit it TOUCH feels good! It's essential  to our human life! So why spend your time and money on a professional Licensed Massage Therapist? πŸ€”1. Knowing how to massage properly and what techniques are needed are needed to get the best results.  Your well meaning friend or significant other isn't trained professionally  to know. Sure they mean well BUT they can cause more damage then good.  Say you injured your back. Does he or she know the proper protocol of massage to help you out... it's fair to say probably not! Ok I'll give an example to highlight this. So you run a few miles one day and pull or strain a muscle.  A Real Massage Therapist can help address that no problem!  They know how to massage and help decrease your pain and this helps speed up your recovery process. Chances are your friend or who…

Do You Want To Relax From Your Stress?

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Do you continue to HAVE high levels of stress and fatigue in your life? If your NOT resting and recovering this WILL have an huge impact in your mental and physical well-being.  What are some obvious signs that stress is getting worse in your life? πŸ€”1. Are you worrying about the past or your future?2. Are you emotionally argumentative? Or defensive?3. Do you feel heavy? Weighed down from life ? Lack of motivation?4. Are you negative? Pessimistic? Or Overly judgemental?5. Is your mind constantly racing? Or darting? Are you having a hard time staying focused? 6. Are you struggling to finish tasks because you are so tired?7. Are you always in a rush? Do you feel like it's hard to finish tasks at work? Home ? Life?8. Do you find it hard to listen to others perspectives? 9. How's your sleep patterns? Are you having poor sleep? 10. Do you have that you have NO motivation and just want to throw in the towel?Well then rest is the best antidote for stress and MASSAGE is the best way t…

How To Sleep Better

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Oh We may spend 6 to 8 hours sleeping each night.. Maybe some people more or less. Did you know the way you sleep actually  has a huge impact in your life?  Those poor sleeping positions you twist yourself into at night are causing neck pain and causes irregular spine alignment. Many clients call us because they are suffering with neck and back pain. It's our job as Massage Therapists to massage the pain away and show them how they can benefit to a Great night's sleep through regular Massages. 😊There are different sleeping positions such as lying on your side, lying on your back, lying on your stomach, and lying with your body all twisted in strange positions. Every person  has their preferred sleeping positions. Lying on your side and back are the preferred positions for healthy neck and spine alignment . However laying on your stomach is the worst position ever! It Leaves your neck twisted up for the 6 to 8 hours you sleep.  When you wake up your in pain as the muscles got …

What To Do In Nashville's Snow Storm?

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STAY HOME! Drink hot chocolate... make popcorn.. watch movies.. enjoy your  fireplace if you have one! 😁⛄❄πŸ”₯It  really makes me laugh with snow hits Nashville Tn! πŸ˜‚ People panic and run out to buy their milk and bread! The shelves are bare in Kroger, Trader Joe's, Publix and pretty much any grocery store where Milk and bread exists. It could be a few snowflakes and an icicle and Nashville shuts down.. schools closed, banks closed and people stay locked in doors like this is a crisis!  🀀  OH EMM GEE!  Plus you have the people who risk driving when  they have no business driving! 😲 WHO  seriouslytold you people you know how to drive? Oh  Lord help you all! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Please someone explain the milk and bread shortage to me... because I just DONT get it! Of course I'm NOT from here BUT I'm A European Canadian and have seen many snow Storm blizzards in my life! And Nashville is DEFINITELY NOT on this list! πŸ˜•In Canada when I was old enough to drive we had many classes that tau…

Take Time Out ... For You!

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So the weekend is here...you had probably a long week at work. Aren't you tired from ALL the hard work you put in the past week? Running from office to offices, doing meetings, participating in other work related stuff.  Stressful RIGHT!?! πŸ˜•So you come home and reach for a glass of wine or two? 🍷 Wouldn't it be nice to have a relaxing massage about now ? Imagine laying on the table under a nice warm blanket , hearing soft relaxation music in the background letting you destress and mellow you out. The scents of essential oils fill the air as the lotion is applied to your back from your Massage Therapist. Imagine how good it would feel getting your back and shoulders massaged. The pain and stress starts to leave as the Massage commences and you let out a long sigh! πŸ˜₯ When was the last time you had a massage? πŸ€”Has it been that long? Do you allow exhaustion to set in before you get one? Or do you make a plan to get regular massages to avoid stress and TENSION in your body? Mas…

Baby Its Cold Outside!

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Yes baby it's COLD outside!  Cold weather, Pain in your joints , massage therapy and hot chocolate go together right?! πŸ˜… Yep the COLD BRRR weather just hit Nashville! Icy roads with forecasted snow coming in. Also the aches and pains come with the flu virus. Ya not so much FUN! I'm staying in drinking Hot Chocolate and writing this blog. 😁So somehow when the cold settles in so does the aches and pains in the body. There is a number of studies out there that prove that when the cold weather hits so does the pain in your body. Doctor's point out that the cold weather has a shrinking effect on tissues.  This in turn pulls on your nerves and creates PAIN. This causes our joints discomfort and stiffness. Ouch! Definitely NOT the best feeling in the world!  😩Did you know that massage can help alleviate the pain brought on by these cold temperatures? Painful conditions such as migraine headaches, arthritis, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia are often worsened by this cold weather. …

How Do You Ask For Butt Massage?

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More andmore  people are catching onto the Massage trend... and it's a no wonder why!  Massage is the BEST thing God ever created period! Have you ever has your butt massaged? You know the glutes? 😁I know alot is spas and MASSAGE places won't touch the glute areas except a bit over the sheet! They are afraid the client is looking for something inappropriate so they stay away from that area of the butt. It's sad really because if you have pain in the butt or low back pain a glute massage needs to be incorporated to loosen up the tight MUSCLE areas! πŸ€”I personally ask every client if they ever had their glutes massaged. I ask beforehand of beginning their session . Depending on each circumstance I'll explain to every individual client why they need it . THINK about how long you sit all day at that office job... the muscles are tight and screaming at you  " I'M IN PAIN !" πŸ˜₯A real seasoned Licensed Massage Therapist will have common sense and knowledge to k…

How To Find A Good Massage In Nashville

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Isn't that a GREAT question? So how does one truly find a good Massage in Nashville? Not All massages are created equal!  A Good Massage should be given by a qualified Licensed Massage Therapist. Here's some following tips to guide you into finding a good Massage For You in Nashville!  πŸ˜‰1. Check online by doing a Google search.  
Type in "Nashville Mobile Massage"  Now that's assuming you want someone to come to you. Also "Home Massage "  , " Nashville Massage "  Nashville hotel massage " just to give you examples.2. Check REVIEWS!  I can't stress this enough!  What are people saying about the massage experiences? Are they happy? Is it a 5 star rating ? Look at what people post on reviews.  So important!  IS there any reviews to be found? The more the better ! Look on Google maps. πŸ€”3. How long has the massage company been in business? Are they licensed? Are they legit? Do they have a website? So many imposters out there. Scammers th…

Massage Fun Facts

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DID YOU KNOW ?πŸ€”1. Touch and Massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers. 2. Massage is one of the oldest forms  of healthcare. It is depicted in ancient Egyptian tomb paintings. In 5 BC the Greek physicist , Hippocrates said the secret to good health was a oil massage.3. Massage can help relieve chronic pain. It aids in muscle healing.  Helps eliminate scar tissue. 4. Massage release headaches, stress, anxiety, depression and muscle aches.  5. Massage promotes quality sleep.  You will sleep like a baby! 6. Massage Is good for your mind, body and spirit.  7. The key to wellness is to accept personal responsibility for your health and well being.  A massage definitely helps that! 8. Massage helps high blood pressure. It helps poor blood circulation. 9. Massage therapists listen with their hands and their hearts.10. MASSAGE  IS THE BEST GIFT EVER! ❤

Party Massages

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Have you ever thought of having a fun get together with your friends with massages? This is a Great way for ladies to spend some quality time chit chatting while incorporating massages at your place or venue. Today massage parties are more popular than ever!  How cool would that be for your guests? Ladies love to sit around, talk and drink some wine... and of course to help relax them one by one with a massage!  😁Whether you chose chair massage or table massage it's sure to please everyone! Who doesn't like to relax right?! πŸ˜„Of course this is not just limited to the ladies either. Men like to get together to and do their thing.. whether it's a football game on tv or poker game or whatever.. they need relaxing too! 😊We can host all kinds of parties with massages...Ladies night check!Men's nights check! Family reunions  check! Bridal and bachelorette parties  check!Office parties check!  Graduation parties check!  Baby showers check!Just because check!  So be the host…

A Male Or Female Massage Therapist?

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What is your preference when  it comes to a Professional Massage Therapist? Most women prefer female therapists.  They don't want male therapists gawking at their body while they are on the table. With male therapists there have been too many that are  assaulting women in business lately. You see different stories all the time on the news and online . This really makes it bad for the male massage therapists who are good at their skill.  Most women I have talked over the years have chosen female therapists.  They say it makes them more comfortable and at ease. It makes the massage enjoyable and they relax more. Did you know that 86% of Licensed or Registered Massage therapists in the US are female? πŸ€”More and more people all around the world are catching onto massage and it's wide variety  of benefits.  After all who doesn't love a Good Massage right?! 😁When I talked to many men over the years they told me they prefer female over male. They say they don't want a strang…

"Let Your Hands Do Your Heart's Work"

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I have been asked many questions over the years of being a Professional Licensed Massage Therapist.  I have one I been asked more than enough times...πŸ˜„Doyouhave a connection with the person who's body youare massaging? I would definitely say a resounding  "YES!"😁How can this be you ask? It's more like a soulful connection for me. I personally have compassion for everybody I touch to massage.  It's always done in a Professional manner. It's ALWAYS my truest intent is to help a person relax and feel at peace . More and more people are turning to massage for relaxation and healing. I haveto create a spacefor them to feel comfortable. Massage is more than a job to me! I'm a Massage-aholic! My passion is to truly engage with people who need the touch.  Touch releasesall the stress and negativity in a person's body! This ismy mission  to succeedand helppeople one body at a time! πŸ’†‍♂️πŸ’†‍♀️I am grateful for all the positive experiences bodywork has created…

A Robotic Chair Massage versus Human Touch

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So you are probably wondering what is the best solution right ?! Massage chairs were becoming more and more popular. When massage chairs first came out they were typically only seen in nail salons, malls, and other retail shops. Now massage chairs can be  purchased at many retail  stores or online.  But can technology really replace a humans’ touch? Can a machine really provide the same holistic healing that a trained Licensed  massage therapist can?
In my personal opinion  " NO!"  😐So massage chairs now-a-days have many different settings and choices. The remote allows each person to select what they feel they need. Whether someone is suffering from lower back pain or neck pain, they can choose the area of focus or choose a “full body.” If someone prefers a stronger kneading or a lighter rolling they can select that as well. But even with the customized settings not everyone can gets what they need. Are you ok for substituting a fake robotic massage? πŸ€”One reason a massage…

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

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H A P P Y  NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ! ❤πŸ”₯πŸ™ŒWhat a year 2017 was! As I look back reflecting on it I am thankful for the good and bad. I'm thankyou for ALL the new people I met! People who are kind , generous and loving! People who taught me how to believe in myself when I couldn't.  People who celebrated me and pushed me up to the next level . People who are there when I needed them. People who loved me and gave me the love and support when I needed it most! I Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Words cannot begin to express how truly thankful I am for you!   Love people who return your love back!  ❤  I also learned more about toxic people I had to let go of. The ones that were draining me and sucking the life out of me. This is good for No ONE!  These people will take advantage of you and use you at every chance they get... cut them loose! They are NOTHING more than takers!  You know who they are! I am not being hateful.. just stating facts! I love EVERYONE! Life is BEAUTIFUL! …