Supporting Amara Massage During Service Interruption

We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from all of our clients! Because so many of you have reached out, we have been thinking about how best to structure any voluntary support moving forward. There is absolutely no expectation that anyone donate or offer support unless that feels right for them, as we … Continued

Taking a PAUSE!

Updated on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 Amara Massage Therapy & Wellness is currently closed for hands on massage services. We eagerly hope to reintegrate massage therapy back onto our active menu of services as soon as possible, but cannot do so safely until several standards have been met. As we get clear on what these … Continued

COVID19 & Our Massage Practice

Updated on March 20th, 2020 AMARA MASSAGE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STATE WIDE SHUT DOWNS AND QUARANTINE EFFORTS As a business, we are committed to keeping a clean and sanitized business environment in the following ways: We regularly hand clean and sanitize our business; including doorknobs, handles, work surfaces, furniture, tech … Continued

Touch: The need for comfort in times of isolation

9 minute read   “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  ― Leo F. Buscaglia With the onset of the fall and winter season, I’ve already noticed … Continued

Anxiety: Bad Guy or Good Guy?

4 min read Photo: Aaron Blanco Tejedor “Anxiety How do you always get the best of me? I’m out here living in a fantasy I can’t enjoy a goddamn thing Anxiety Why am I never where I am supposed to be? Even with my lover sleeping close to me I’m wide awake and I’m in … Continued

Your Body Is (probably) Not as Broken As You Think, Part 1

Have you ever experienced going to a healthcare practitioner, or manual therapist of any sort, and heard someone exclaim any of the following: “You’re probably sitting too much at work, and that’s why your low back is a mess.” “You must be doing something to re-injure your shoulder if it keeps hurting.  Feels like bone-on-bone … Continued

Membership Now Available!

Become a MEMBER Annual Amara Membership cost $25 (charged one time annually) Benefits of membership include: $10 discount on every regular appointment (membership discount cannot be combined with Golden Ticket or other special pricing options). This offers you discount package pricing without having to pre-pay for appointments or worry about excessive recurring monthly charges or … Continued

Random Acts of Kindness

Written and created by Emili Holden and Aimee Carlson There is a significant amount of research that indicates how kindness and compassion reduce stress, boost our immune systems and can help reduce negative emotions; such as anger, anxieties and depression. Studies show that helping others is believed to increase levels of an endorphin-like chemical, which … Continued

Kids Under Pressure

Raising kids is challenging under the most normal of times, but when magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be downright overwhelming. Whether a big family, small family, single parent family or blend of everything in-between, the stress of the “new normal” that we all find ourselves in affects everyone, at any age. Parents are … Continued

Lessons From Lucy

Lessons from Lucy Written by Aimee Carlson, LMT (5 min read) My dog Lucy, has the best life.  Being an only “child”, she gets lots of love and attention.  Her personality is sweet, curious and at times full of boundless energy.  She can produce excited full circle spins at the word “walk”, has several fuzzy … Continued

Devon’s Chicken Veggie Soup

Making a big batch of nourishing and healthy soup can be quick and easy! You can modify the veggies and/or spices to give it character of its own, based on your taste! This soup freezes well so double the batch to have extra for a quick and easy re-heat treat! Devon’s Chicken Veggie Soup 1 … Continued

March Emergence

5 minute read Although the month of March contains some continued waves of winter, it does mark the turning of the season. Brighter days and warmer weather start to tap us on the shoulder and tempt us towards an often much desired transition. As the natural environment begins to “wake-up” from its hibernation, we are … Continued

Lemongrass Foot Scrub

Spring represents a time of growth and renewal. As the trees begin to sprout buds and the grasses grow green, we begin to greet the turning of the season with an awakened sense of excitement for warmer temperatures and brighter days. Set yourself up for a fresh step into this season with our Lemongrass Dead … Continued