Tag: self-care

What’s Cooking

I’ve been working on some new things over here. Exploration. Self-care. More yoga, more self-massage, buoyed by some old-fashioned book learning and anatomy review. A commitment to bringing all you lovely people better tools to feel amazing. I am not 100% certain what it will look like at the end (it’s all still cooking, a new project in its early…

Self-Massage for Achy Sinuses

It’s cold season. Here in New York, it feels like it’s cold season much of the year, whether it’s appropriately chilly out or not. The common cold comes in many forms, from many strains, with a variety of symptoms. Today, I want to talk about the sinus headache. You know the one: the stuffy nose, the ache in the front…

The Weekly Happy

I recently watched a documentary simply called¬†Happy. It was a sweet glimpse into people’s lives around the world through the lens of what makes people happy. While the movie explored different concepts regarding long-term happiness, the most notable immediate effect, for me, was that watching the movie made me smile a lot. In the interest of self-care and increased happiness,…

Take Home Massage

You know that old proverb, the one about how if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime? I really don’t know much about fishing. My grandparents were pretty good with their fancy wading pants back in the day, but those skills were not…

Acupressure for Labor

A recent study in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health¬†found that acupressure to LI-4 (a powerful point on the large intestine meridian) applied for the duration of each contraction at the beginning of active labor decreased labor pain immediately and up to two hours afterwards, and reduced the duration of overall labor. I’ve only read the abstract (and the…

Massage for Kindness

I had a last minute client the other day. She called first thing in the morning, and the only time I could squeeze her in was soon after the call. She said she’d hang up and be right there. When I asked what she wanted to work on during our time together, she said that she was in need of…