What is Fascia?  (Hint:  It’s not a Bowie Song)

What is Fascia? (Hint: It’s not a Bowie Song)

Ok, so maybe David Bowie wasn’t singing about fascia, however… Being the anatomy nerd I am, I’m really keen on fascia. I sometimes get the question “What is fascia anyway?”  So let’s dive right in and start with the definition. Fascia (Fa-Sha): A thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a ..Continue Reading

Energetic Self-Care for Bodyworkers

Energetic Self-Care for Bodyworkers

We, as bodyworkers, need to be especially aware of the transference of energy from our clients to us. Ever help someone with a headache, and they walk off the table relieved while later that evening you find youself with a horrible headache? Perhaps you just feel absolutely wiped out after ..Continue Reading

Video:  10 Minute Yoga for a Calm Mind

Video: 10 Minute Yoga for a Calm Mind

Everyday life can get very demanding, whether its your job, kids, projects, you-name-it, it’s all too easy to let ourselves get frazzled by the constant “to do” list. Even just a little yoga can go a long way.  This 10 minute yoga sequence was designed specifically to calm the mind ..Continue Reading

Yoga for Digestion

Yoga for Digestion

The holidays can pose a challenge.  A digestive challenge.  Even the most yogic of yogis out there find it hard to resist all the yummy treats being served up this time of year.  But, never fear!  Yoga postures (and some digestive enzymes) are your friends, and can do wonders to ..Continue Reading

Nourishing the Yin

Nourishing the Yin

I just returned from a week of deep nourishment and self-care, taking a Yin Yoga teacher training over on the Puna side at a beautiful retreat center called Kalani.  Wow, did I need this!  Since I became a mother almost 3 years ago, this is really the first big thing ..Continue Reading

5 Unexpected Benefits of Massage Therapy

5 Unexpected Benefits of Massage Therapy

#1.  Eases Anxiety and Depression.  A study published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after a massage. #2.  Improved Sleep. This benefit goes hand-in-hand with the ..Continue Reading

How Massage Improves Self-Image

How Massage Improves Self-Image

For some, receiving a massage may be putting them at the edge of discomfort.  Perhaps the thought of another person seeing them “naked” is horrifying.  What about my pimples!?  Cellulite!?  Body hair!?Funky toes!?  Skinny legs!?  You name it, a massage therapist has seen it.  And we seek to honor, heal, ..Continue Reading

15 Practical and Practically FREE Self-Care Tips

15 Practical and Practically FREE Self-Care Tips

We all know we need to practice self-care in order to feel our best and be able to help others. (You know this, RIGHT?!) Yet, things like massages, facials, yoga classes, pedicures, and spa days cost $$$$. While there is no real substitute for getting regular, actual massages, you don’t ..Continue Reading

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage on Glutes, Hamstrings, IT band

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage on Glutes, Hamstrings, IT band

[wpdevart_youtube]k966XC9o5qo[/wpdevart_youtube] I’m showing here a couple techniques for slow, deep tissue massage on the glutes, hamstrings, and IT band, using mainly forearms and elbows. Mahalo for watching!

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage – Glutes

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage – Glutes

[wpdevart_youtube]UM27wm3OyA[/wpdevart_youtube] In this video I’m demonstrating some deep tissue techniques for the gluteal muscles (a.k.a. the butt), using mostly forearms, fists, and a little knee action!