Postpartum Care
July 27, 2021
Tips, Self Love, Massage

Postpartum Care

Pregnancy is an intense physical undertaking at any time in a person’s life, and as professional bodyworkers we feel getting prenatal massages is an important part of making it through the journey to motherhood comfortably.

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Listening Completely
June 30, 2021
Tips

Listening Completely

I know I am not the only one who feels ignored when my dinner partner has a phone in their hand, and especially now in the age of the attention economy, it takes a little work to remember our manners and really pay attention when we are in the company of others.

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May 19, 2021
Tips, rituals, Self Love, Massage, Yoga

Breathe It Out

The psoas muscle is truly at the very center of the body, running down through the center of the torso behind the gut and in front of the spine, and connects the lumbar spine to the tops of our legs. Sedentary lifestyles are just as bad for this unique muscle as stress, and for many, an already sedentary lifestyle was compounded by being cooped up for quarantine last year. This kind of tension- the tension that comes from our primal instinct muscle, tends to have distinct downstream effects in that if our psoas is very tight, the rest of us tends to be too.

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Overthrow What No Longer Serves You
May 11, 2021
Tips, Self Love

Overthrow What No Longer Serves You

When we were kids, an astounding amount of movement marked the passage of days. Learning how to play a different sport, riding bikes, and just jumping up and down out of excitement (and pure unadulterated excess energy) were hallmarks of childhood. But in adulthood, the days all start to sort of run together, and during the quarantine the monotony of zoom meetings and full inboxes only served to replace the more familiar monotony of rush hour traffic on 480 and fluorescent office lighting.

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March 16, 2021
Tips, rituals, Self Love

In This Skin

Growing up as a young lady is not easy, as it becomes apparent very early- maybe somewhere around the age of 6 or 7- that nothing is ever quite right about who you are or what you’re doing. You’re too loud or don’t speak up for yourself, too tall and intimidating or too short for a world built to scale for men, too fat or too skinny, too muscular or spindly and weak.

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