Updates on COVID-19

As many of you are seeing from our local news, we have had several positive cases of the new virus confirmed in Wake County. So far all individuals have been self-quarantined at home and are doing well.  I take cleanliness and sanitation seriously. Below you will find a list of actions I already take regularly to ensure a sanitary and …

Importance of Tactile Input

In my training last summer with Tina Allen, she presented our class with the Williams & Shellenberger Pyramid of Learning, developed by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger. What I love about the diagram is it helps give a framework for how the nervous system develops and expands from the early stages of receiving sensory input from the seven senses …

Respecting Physical Boundaries

The topic of boundaries seems to be popping up everywhere! What exactly are boundaries and how do we work with them in massage therapy? Physical boundaries are essentially the way in which we define how others interact with us. It includes our personal space, privacy, and our bodies. When working with children it is important to teach and model what …

Potential Benefits from Massage and Touch Therapy

There are many potential benefits from massage and touch therapy! What do you think of as reasons to get a massage? Is it for muscle tension, anxiety, a headache that won’t quit, or relaxation? Children and teenagers receive the same benefits from massage therapy, though we often don’t think of them needing massage or finding it useful in the same …