July 10, 2018

Chronic pain persists partly due to fear of the unknown within our bodies.  Pain itself is the primitive autonomic nervous system's way of telling us it suspects danger, and we better prepare to fight, flee, or freeze.  This is great if we are in true danger, but not s...

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As a massage therapist, I see many clients who have recurrent issues with pain.  Fortunately, research in medicine and neuroscience are starting to get a more complete picture...

Is it possible to “feel your thoughts?”  The latest research in neuroscience says it is more common than you think! If you suffer from chronic pain, you know how hard it can be to shut off your mind.  Thoughts of pins and needles or lightening bolts hitting you, or the...

May 26, 2017

It is 4am and I can’t sleep. I am physically nauseous from anger and frustration, thanks to the federal government and the cluster fuck that we Americans call “healthcare.” As someone who is both insured, and a healthcare provider who bills insurance I am exposed to is...

Does this sound like you?

Your work and/or personal life is highly stressful, and you feel like your chronic pain has taken over. It may have been from an old sports injury, surgery, work injury, repetitive strain, etc. or it just came on with no cause that you can thin...

May 26, 2017

Tips for receiving a massage


Our breath can be used as an effective tool to assist in eliminating those tight knots and painful areas. Muscles will contract without our knowledge or control as a way to “splint” or protect an injured area, or as a reaction to othe...

January 23, 2016

Thai Abdominal Massage and Chi Nei Tsang Training In Costa Rica

January 23, 2016, 6 A.M. There was a full moon, and I tossed and turned all night, getting hardly any sleep. I arose to howler monkeys and screeching birds which substituted for my alarm clock, went to the...

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