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We're excited to announce the availability of online scheduling for massage appointments! No more phone tag, you can schedule an appointment at any time of the day or night.

Now through the end of December we're offering a 20% discount for online purchases of gift certificate orders of $70 or more. You can buy massage gift certificates at any time of the day or night with your credit card. You can print them out instantly for personal delivery or you can have them emailed directly to the recipient.

I've been learning a lot about the role of the brain and the central nervous system in our experience of pain. One of the people who studies this and writes about it is Lorimer Moseley, co-author of Explain Pain. His TED Talk explains, in 15 minutes, some important discoveries in pain research.

If I could teach only one stroke to other massage therapists, it would be Russian circular heel of the hand friction.

This is part II of a two-part video giving a brief demonstration of continuous flat effleurage and vibration on the back. Part I showed the effleurage; Part II demonstrates continuous vibration on the back.

This is the second in a series of brief videos introducing the principles and practice of Russian Medical and Sports Massage.

I'm excited to announce the first of a series of brief videos that will introduce the principles and practice of Russian massage.

About a month ago, I shared some of my thoughts about energy work from the point of view of an evidence-based massage therapist. To my surprise, that blog article got quite a bit of attention and sparked some fascinating conversations.

When Will Stewart, owner of 3-D Optimal Performance, asked to interview me, I was surprised and honored. Will recently began a series of webradio interviews with many of the "heavy hitters" in the field of manual and movement therapies and neuroscience.

While low back pain may be one of the most common complaints seen by doctors, neck and upper back/shoulder pain is the most common complaint seen in my office. So many people spend their days sitting in front of a computer, head forward and motionless for hours at a time, it seems inevitable that eventually the neck and upper back are going to begin to  protest.

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