Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been around for a long as humans have been hitting their “funny bones” and rubbing it afterwards. Now, we all know that our funny bone is near our lateral epicondyle of the humerus and the ulnar nerve is what gets activated and that friction, effleurage and can help change the signals sent

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The swings of life

When I started this blog I thought I’d focus on health, fitness and use my own journey as an example for others. Perhaps give someone an idea or a spark of inspiration that would provide a sense of community and to allow them to know they are not alone in the struggle to improve their

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What can happen in a year or rather, persistence, patience and purpose

Losing weight has been a goal of mine since I was 18, probably because I was told by some kid in high school that I was sorta big-boned, had big thighs and that I didn’t look like all the other girls. That might have been a while ago, since I’ll be 57 on my next

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Impact our surroundings have on our movement

For most of December I’ve been in California, land of sun and desert helping my mom recover from hip surgery and get her and my younger brother moved into a sweet mid-Century condo. Having been a PTA (physical therapist assistant) previously, I was able to use much of that training to add to Mom’s PT

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ABMP Statement on BuzzFeed Report

So proud to be part of this organization that takes a stand when needed. ABMP Statement on BuzzFeed Report 11/29/2017 We at Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) are closely monitoring the fallout after the recent BuzzFeed investigative story “Hands Off” about sexual assault at Massage Envy franchise locations. We are deeply disturbed by the

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Once a trainer, always a trainer

Some times it feels like yesterday, the truth is it was almost 20 years ago. That was the last time I donned a trainer shirt, like the one above. I’m back and can’t be more excited. My last trainer title was from a local Y, I even supervised other trainers in the exercise area. Then

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A week in a hospital …

So what do you do when your mother falls, breaks a hip and is scheduled for surgery (partial hip replacement) while you’re on vacation? Yes, you book a flight and go! And unfortunately leave spouse and friends behind to party on the beach.   What might you find? In my case my two brothers. My

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