A Window Into our World: A Massage Therapist’s View

4 MINUTE READ I have been a massage therapist for over 11 years.  Considered long enough in most professions to have a solid understanding of the foundational experiences that are required on a day to day basis. I would like to give you some insight on what a massage therapist may be pondering about while … Continued

What? I have to do stuff after a massage?

Brittany Lee-Anderson 3 minute read What “should” you do right after a massage? What I recommend is relaxing.  Going for a walk, take a nap, do some gentle yoga, go out or food etc. Just have fun and live your life! A huge contributing factor of pain is stress and any practice that reduces stress … Continued

Don’t Forget To Breathe

Brittany Lee-Anderson 2 Minute Read The breath should be automatic right? The body should know instinctually how to  breathe, otherwise wouldn’t we perish? Definitely, but how we breathe is key. For different reasons most of us rarely breathe to our fullest capacity, therefore depriving ourselves of the precious energy producing molecule called oxygen. Stress is a huge contributing factor that creates unconscious constriction … Continued

More Pressure Is Not Always Necessary

Brittany Lee-Anderson 2 Minute Read Don’t get me wrong, pressure is great! Using pressure to relax tight muscles is a great tool for the right moment, for the right scenario, for the right time. When I am working on your muscles, I am working on living, intelligent tissue that holds the memory of your entire … Continued

5 Ways to Practice Self Love

3 MINUTE READ We hear it often, how important it is to love ourselves. Although Self-love means something different to every person, there are ways in which we can practice self-love. Slowly and with practice, you can learn, adapt and integrate expressing self love through acts of self care over time. Below are some of … Continued

Exercise and massage? What are the basics?

5 Minute Read Exercise and massage?  Exercise and massage go together. Having both practices in your life can greatly reduce chronic pain and inflammation. Trust me, when you start to move and groove outside of your massages, you will start to feel exponential results! You will see improvements in your range of motion, posture , … Continued

5 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You To Know

We want to make getting a massage easy, so we compiled a quick list of things we want our clients to be aware of when booking a session at Amara… 1. We welcome all bodies and body types, and don’t care if you have or haven’t shaved your legs, underarms or face. We don’t body … Continued

What is Stress?

  3 MINUTE READ Written by: Brittany Lee-Anderson What is stress? Stress for most of us used to be clearly defined by the need to survive. The need to run from or to fight a predator, or the need to find sustenance and shelter, were driving causes of our stress. Any success allowed brief moments … Continued

Top 5 Self Care Rituals

2 MINUTE READ “If we want to live a wholehearted life we have to become intentional about cultivating rest and play and we must work to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth” -Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection I am often asked what I do for self care, and it’s … Continued

Don’t believe all the “DETOX”!

7 MINUTE READ It seems that no matter where you go now a days, the word “detox” is ever present.  The mainstream media, Facebook, magazines, books, yoga teachers, supplement producers and even some massage therapists and wellness practitioners are pushing this term as a way to sell products or add legitimacy to the services that … Continued

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