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About RJR Self-Care

By Ruben J. Rocha - Massage therapist in private practice and Instructor at Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts

Holding Space

Thinking of you all. Missing you. These hands and my heart are still yours! Even if massage therapy is not possible, right now. Holding space for you, virtually, every day. Let me know how you are doing.

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Your New Role

“In this crisis we are all first responders. How you act can save lives.” – Andrew M. Cuomo, NY Governor This statement, spoken during the governor’s daily press briefing, landed on me with the weight of truth and seriousness. If … Continue reading

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Given the current state of the world, it’s imperative to pause any hands-on massage therapy practice. So, let’s dust-off this blog and use it to stay connected. I’m also preparing videos to keep our focus on selfcare, during this transitional … Continue reading

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The RJR Self-Care Story

Mike Wolpert of  Social Jumpstart is a brilliant guide to business owners, solopreneurs etc who can help us articulate what we do, why we do it, and how our clients benefit from our work. He invited me to sit for … Continue reading

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Happy “Give Yourself to Love” Day!

“You must give yourself to love, if love is what you’re after. Open up your hearts to the tears and laughter, And give yourself to love, give yourself to love.” These lyrics are from a song by Kate Wolf. Click … Continue reading

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Four ways to keep stress away

Great thoughts from a fellow body worker: Four ways to keep stress away.

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Look Who’s Here!

“Bells and whistles” usually refer to “technology and stuff” but do you have real ones that announce reunions, arrivals, or old-fashioned face-to-face time? My Mom has a loud brass bell, on the wall, at the back door, leading in from … Continue reading

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Today is the Day

You must express love, appreciation, and BE with those who become your “logical” family, through unconditional love and acceptance. Always. One day, we run out of days. We all come from a biological family, but it’s the creative, diverse “logical” … Continue reading

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Self-Care makes everything else possible.

Following up this great massage, from Trevor Bridgewater, with acupuncture tomorrow, from Tao Community Acupuncture. #selfcare

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A Lasting Touch

About a month before she died, my grandmother and I sat in her garage apartment, had snacks, and a nice long evening conversation. Our talks, on the patio, or in her apartment, were always tender, funny, and memorable. And I … Continue reading

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