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Employment History
Massage Therapy
Customer Care
Rental Property Mgmt


Past Employment

Residential Property Management
Estate Keeper, Chateau Mijoba
Residential Property Management
Estate Keeper, Chateau Mijoba
Residential Property Management Community Manager PPA
Residential Property Management Assistant Manager, Leasing  HVA
Online Technical Account Manager
Massage Therapy Clinical Therapist
Telecom Products Sales Executive
ASP Support Client Services
Inquiry Center CRM Specialist
Call Center Design Engineer
Help Desk Desktop Support
Call Center Client Communications
Hospitality Reservations Manager
Sales Special Orders
Retail Commercial Ast Manager



Eclectic Energies

Regulating Energy

Swedish Massage

A Complete Erotic Massage
(for Men or Women)

Massage Modalities

Massage School Notes

Massage Sequences


Massage Benefits


Frequently Asked Questions About Massage

• Intro to Massage • Massage Modalities • Massage School Notes • Ethics • Anatomy & Kinesiology • The Muscles • Massage Sequences • Aromatherapy • Acupressure • Swedish Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Alignment Therapy • Pathology • Reflexology Massage • TriggerPoint Therapy • Trigger Charts •

What do I need to bring to a massage or bodywork session?
 You don't need to worry about bringing anything if you are coming for a relaxing massage. You will be lying on a table, covered by sheets.
If you want to have the sessions in which a postural analysis is done, you will need to bring a pair of shorts and sports bra or tank top (women of course).  The sessions are done lying on the table uncovered, to keep aware of what the body is going through as the sessions are done.  Check with your practitioner to discuss alternatives.

How can I get the most out of each session?
Please keep in verbal contact with your practitioner at all times and inform them of your discomfort or pain. You have control over what happens to your body at all times.  This is not something we do to you, it is something that you do for yourself. You can also provide feedback when they are doing something you like.  You also may not want to schedule anything after your session and enjoy the feeling as long as possible.

What should I do after the session?
Each session should be followed with a bath in epsom salt, baking soda, and sea salt ( about 1 cup of each)  or a bath in apple cider vinegar ( approx. 1 pint).  This will assist the body in removing toxins and any physical soreness that resides after the treatment.  Also, be sure to drink plenty of water (enough to make your urine clear) as this also will clean your system.  If you don't drink enough water, you may feel worse the next day, like a cold was coming on or very fatigued. This just means that your body is still cleaning itself out.  You may also want to do this after a massage.

What should I do if I don't feel good later in the day or the next day after a session?
Notify your practitioner at once.  Continue to follow up the treatment with drinking a lot of water- more than you think.

What if I feel sore after a treatment?
This is common, especially if there is an injury or chronic pain site.  As the tightness is broken up, the muscles may feel a little bruised or tender to the touch.  You can apply an ice pack to anything that feel sore to reduce the sensation.

What if I have bruises after a treatment?
This is also common and is a reflection of the state of your muscles and tissue.  It indicates that there is stagnation and weakness in the blood vessels in the area.
Severe bruising may indicate a nutritional deficiency or other problem.  It is suggested that you take more Bioflavinoids

 to remedy this.  10,000 mg a day is recommended, which is quite a lot.  You can take straight bioflavinoids or combine them with other things that are high in bioflavinoids like bilberry, quercitin, blue green algae.  You may also want to try taking digestive enzymes regularly to rebuild your digestion.  Consult your naturopatic doctor for best results or if the problem persists.

Why do some areas feel more tender than others?
The tenderness is a result of tightness in the tissue.  It usually means that the muscle is not getting enough blood going through it to clean the area of toxins.
The pain levels should be reduced as you receive more treatments and relax the tightness in the area.


Ethics -  Professional Boundaries -  Projection and Transference

Pictures of my old office (a good example of how a treatment room should be set up)
notice there is a separate reception area to do general business, a changing area, the table is clean with freshly pressed sheets and there are extra towels to provide additional covering for modesty and warmth.

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