Monthly Archives: September 2013

Safe place

For several years, a sweet lady would occasionally walk her two tiny dogs past my office and say hello. “One of these days, I’m going to book an appointment with you!” And one day, she did. That began a journey … Continue reading

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Above water

One of my clients endured the end of a 25-year marriage and career change at the same time. One afternoon, as I was kneeling at the head of the table, gently cupping the back of her head in my hands, … Continue reading

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High tech vs. High touch

One day, I was telling a client about the luxury of taking a nap on my own massage table between clients using an eye pillow. She thought I was talking about an application CALLED iPillow and was wondering what it did so … Continue reading

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Stillpoint

After thousands of massage therapy sessions, I’ve noticed something. When the client’s breath is established, the mind gets quiet and the body relaxes. The breath is foundational.  A quiet mind and relaxed body appear in whatever order, after that. The … Continue reading

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The Eagle

J.M. was a WW II veteran, my first paying client, and I considered him a surrogate grandfather until the day he died. His wife spoke to me, at the local YMCA, and thought massage would help him deal with physical … Continue reading

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Carving Out Peace, from Moments of Now

I’ve never carved anything out of wood, but have watched someone doing it. It requires concentration and absolute presence. My uncle is a decorated Vietnam War veteran. He sent me a package with a hand-written note containing this hand-carved peace … Continue reading

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