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Five Things Your New York State Massage Therapist Should be Doing for You

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 1, 2019

We have put together the top 5 things your New York State Massage Therapist should be doing for you but may not be…. This blog post is specific to New York State Massage Therapy, but in any state that see’s massage therapy as a licensed medical profession, these may apply. We put together this list […]

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Review of Walt Fritz Myofascial Release Seminar

Beret Kirkeby - Friday May 24, 2019

Walt Fritz’s Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck/Voice/Swallowing Disorders Before I get into the meat of this, there are a few things to note.  This class, ‘Myofascial Release Seminar for neck/voice/swallowing disorders,‘ is named for the conditions that may occur in the area being treated, as well as how the touching is done. While the title […]

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Sports Massage Therapy Profile -Laura F.

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday March 31, 2019

Get to Know One of Our Sports Massage Therapists, Laura! We are asking our sports massage therapists for a little extra information so that you can get to know them and their experience in sports massage. So here it goes! First off Laura, What is your background in Sports? Laura: I have been working in the […]

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We Have Moved to a New Location!

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday September 16, 2018

We Have a Fantastic New Location Hello all! We just wanted to keep you updated to a few of the changes that have happened this year. The biggest of which of course is WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION!! It was a long time coming but after 5 years at our former location, near […]

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Hands on Suggestions for Working with Trauma

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday June 2, 2016

Working with Trauma and Abuse Before we go into what this post is, I want to touch quickly on what this post is NOT. It is not a substitute for an education course or training in working with victims of abuse/trauma. It is also not a suggestion to go beyond your scope or treat the […]

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Helpful links on Pain and the Body

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday January 23, 2016

You’re with your body all day, so it’s pretty important to you. Let’s look at some places you can get more information on Pain and the Body I wanted to put together a list of places to look for good information on subjects pertaining to massage, movement, pain, and the body. This is by no […]

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Finding Naturalism in Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday September 14, 2015

Many of us in the massage industry spend a lot of time talking to other therapists about massage therapy. What is holding it back? Is it the non-science based nature that is the issue? Is it the lack of research? Is it the people it attracts? Is it the professionalism? What about the spiritual aspects […]

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Does your Massage Consent Pass the Peanut Butter and Jelly Test?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 27, 2015

Consent, Massage &Peanut Butter & Jelly *Full disclosure, I believe I learned this exercise in grade school creative writing. Frequently when talking to clients you may think that you are communicating effectively and giving a great consent when you actually are not. This failing actually happens with everyone at some time. People are full of funny […]

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What I did Not Learn About Fascia Work and Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday August 17, 2015

This blog was inspired by the fact that we spend a lot of time trending hard and obsessing over modalities. We debate whether they are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and what we as therapists should be doing now. Recently I talked with a very aggressive young therapist who was willing to alienate many of his current […]

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Plain Jane Consent for Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday July 27, 2015

Being Simple For Your Consent For Massage Is A Best Practice That Will Take You Far… One of the things I believe is really important in health care, for a number of reasons, is that consent not only must be given, but given in a way that clients understand what they are agreeing to. All […]

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