Ticklish During Massage?

I have some helpful advice for those of you who are sometimes (or always) ticklish during massage. I found out about this technique in massage school in Jeannie’s class. Jeannie was my teacher for several subjects. She was TOUGH but I loved her. She was full of stories and wisdom and I miss seeing her everyday. Typical Ticklish Spots Anyway, …

Music And Massage

Keep reading to find out how music and massage go hand in hand. Maybe they thought nobody would notice. I mean, the last note was exactly the same as the first note and they blended seamlessly together so that it all sounded like one continuous song. The piano was soft and melodic. Relaxing, even. I heard this song at a …

Insomnia

Here’s a story maybe some of you can relate to about insomnia…. Disclaimer But before I get started, please note this is just my personal experience. I am not prescribing or diagnosing. Just telling you something that is really helping me in case it would be helpful for you. Please be sure to read the warnings first, as always. Back …

I Love My Massage Work

I love my massage work. Truly love it. Read to find out what happened at work recently. Why do I love my massage work? I was working on one of my lovely regular clients yesterday when I looked down at my little cup of lotion. Look what I saw! I had inadvertently made a heart in the lotion. I smiled …

Hairy Legs And Massage

Want to know what I think about hairy legs and massage? Just wanted to take a minute and talk about something nobody talks about. And I’m not speaking for all massage therapists. Just me. I am a licensed massage therapist in the Richardson/Plano area, north of Dallas, Texas. Things I Don’t Care About I don’t care if you shave your …

Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, you might like to listen to a podcast I found recently…. Do You Love Podcasts? Are you a podcast fan? I sure am. In fact, I even created and produced twenty some podcast episodes a few years back; it was a blog for professional photographers. Super fun, by the way.  One thing I love about …

60 or 90 Minutes For Massage?

Are you a new client at a massage place? Ever wonder what length of massage is best to start with? Should you start with 60 or 90 minutes for massage? I offer 3 options at Richardson Massage Therapy: 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and 120 minutes. Keeping it simple seems to work best. Most new clients start at 60 minutes so …

Where To Put Arms?

Since this topic has come up a few times, I thought I’d address it here. It’s a burning question, I know.  🙂  Arms are a little awkward, though, and it’s worth offering a little guidance. You’re lying on the massage table, waiting for the massage therapist to come in. And you’re wondering…. Should I tuck my arms in under the …