Benefits of a Good Back and Neck Massage

Relax and Rejuvenate with Massage TherapyMassages are relaxing, and that is exactly why all of us love them! But the fact is that a professionally done massage has several therapeutic effects apart from mere relaxation. A professional masseur’s expert strokes usually give rise to the reaction in the body during and after a massage of the body releasing the “feel-good” chemicals called endorphins that have pain-relieving and mood-elevating properties....more

The Acne Connection: Cellulite, Cystic Acne, and Lymph Drainage Therapy

If you’ve read any of the recent ketchup posts, you might already be aware that the Cellulite Investigation was launched while ANALYST was living in Scotland on a Fulbright gran...more

Spa Days: Expert Tips on Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Eau Spa. ...more
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Buddhas and Beaded Bras - Coach Weekend Events on the Edge

BUDDHAS AND BEADED BRAS – COACH WEEKEND EVENTS ON THE EDGE ...more

The Votes are in...I'm OFF the Charts!

That sounds like a good thing, right? If someone tells a Rock Star his latest song is 'off the charts' he's thrilled, right? Or when your honey says "baby my love for you is immeasurable...it's off the charts" (ok, sometimes I have these crazy dreams....whatever!) - that would be a really good thing, right? But when your chiropractor says it....not so much. FYI - I rarely go to a doctor and I haven't been to a chiropractor since I was two - yeah...the pain was severe! ...more

A Foam Roller for Injury Prevention and Massage

See this girl? The agony? The defeat? The PAIN!? She paid at least $14 or so to feel this way. But you know what? Soon she will feel much, much better! If you have yet to discover the wonders (and the pain!) of the foam roller, fork out $14 or so dollars to do so. Here's a photo of the real thing up close and personal: ...more

What to expect from your first massage

This post lists some common questions that people ask before they go in for their first professional massage. These are from the AMTA’s (American Massage Therapy Association) website and I have made some additions in italics. ...more

How to Find the Right Massage Therapist for You

I would like to go over my suggestions for the process of finding just the right massage therapist for you. First of all you want to consider:  What do you want from your massage? Pain relief, relaxation or maybe a soothing spa treatment. ...more

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Many of the clients I see in my Seattle massage practice have pain due to poor ergonomics at their desks. What is ergonomics? Ergonomics, when applied to sitting at a desk, is the process of the correct placement and alignment of the joints of your body. When your body is supported in its proper alignment you will decrease your risk of injury. Here are a few basic ergonomic suggestions to keep your body pain free: ...more