Myth Busting: Water, Hydration, Muscles and Massage

You might have heard the old myth that the way a muscle feels or its tonicity, is an indicator of dehydration. Or maybe you’ve heard that water is required post massage to help flush out the system. Well, the good news is… that is not the case. Neither is true. Let’s explore why and/or how…

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FAQ: Swedish vs sports vs deep tissue massage. What’s the difference?

The Out and Back

(00:00) Anna asks “What’s the difference between Swedish, sports & deep tissue massage?” That’s a great question, Anna. And the answer is… there really isn’t an answer. How frustrating is that? Let me explain. (00:08): So Swedish massage traditionally meant the Swedish movements, which were (depending on who you asked and when you asked) anywhere…

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Will Massage help my Post-Op Recovery from a Sports Injury?

When it comes to massage for recovery post-surgery, there are some claims you might read in articles that we used to think were true. But, various studies and scientific research has shown us otherwise. Here, I’ll break a few down by topic, discussing what we know, what we don’t and how each may or may…

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Addressing Scent-Related Allergies & Sensitivities


While I am unfortunately unable to provide a 100% scent-free environment, I use the following precautions with all clients and practitioners in my studio to lessen the potential for issues. In addition to standard cleaning and sanitation protocols, I require any and all practitioners using my studio space to follow these scent-related rules: Furthermore, I…

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What to Expect on your First Visit . . . and Every Visit

Moving Freely Series

It can be confusing to know what to expect on your first visit as the type of massage and services offered can differ depending on where you go and who you see. Whether you’ve never had a massage before or if you have them frequently, here is what you can expect on your first visit…

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What’s Included and What Isn’t

You may be wondering why my pricing is set up the way it is. This blog post will hopefully answer some of your questions and provide context to help you see all the value and ease behind my pricing strategy. What’s included: Customization: Your customized massage is individualized to your goals. Based on your preferences,…

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