A new home for SBSI

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I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve started a self-hosted blog with wordpress at http://www.massageandmoremiami.com
I won’t be contributing to this one past today’s post, but please find me at our new home! I look forward to seeing you there!

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Why Massage?

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Are you a massage therapist, too? Or are you a client? What inspired your interest in massage?

I came to massage in 2000 and loved it from the start. Life created a bit of a hiatus from the field for me, but I ultimately returned because it’s something I love and am passionate about.

I want massage to become as normal a part of life for people as going to the gym or making healthy food choices. From reducing stress to helping people find relief from aches and pains, I’ve seen the difference massage can make in our lives firsthand. Of course, I also love to get massages myself!

The best thing to understand about massage is that it’s effects are cumulative. Yes, that first massage is great and you’ll feel great for a while afterwards. But if you continue to get massages regularly, you’ll really see the difference in your life. You’ll likely start sleeping better, the daily aches you just accept as a part of life may lessen, and your overall sense of well-being will improve. And that’s just the start!

There are so many therapists and so many different kinds of massages that you’re likely to find a therapist or two who really address the specific issues you want help with. Another great thing about massage is that to maintain your license, continuing education is a must. We are always learning! And research about massage is continuous and expanding, too!

I hope you’re committed to creating the life you dream of for yourself and, if that life includes great health and wellness, then consider booking an appointment with a licensed, professional therapist in your area today. And if you’re already a client – keep it up!

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Muscle Memory, Trauma and Massage Therapy | Massage Professionals Update

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Here’s an interesting read on the relationship between massage and muscle memory. What are your thoughts on muscle memory? Have you used massage to help retrain your muscles?

Muscle Memory, Trauma and Massage Therapy | Massage Professionals Update

Reducing Stress with Massage Therapy

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Here’s a great article from the American Massage Therapy Association that can help you realize the benefits massage can bring into your life, particularly as an aid for reducing stress. Have a read, and let me know your thoughts!
Massage and Well-being – AMTA

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Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls – WSJ.com

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How’s your balance? This is maybe an aspect of your fitness that you don’t think about often unless you’re the athletic type, but it’s actually one that affects your life daily. Can you improve your balance, now and as you age? This article from the WSJ is a good place to start looking for answers!

Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls – WSJ.com

It’s a New Year!

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I hope everyone has started off the New Year on a positive note!  

I would just like to remind you that every day, every minute even, is a new beginning.  Don’t get discouraged by circumstances or deviations from your intentions.  Stay focused, be adaptable, and let every moment be an opportunity.  

Wishing you all good health and much happiness!