When to Reschedule Massage in Cold Season

It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone is busy with bringing out hats, scarves and mittens, and bundling themselves with things that are warm and comforting. As the temperatures get cooler, everyone becomes increasingly aware that cold and flu season is lurking around the corner, and healthy habits are at everyone’s top-of-mind … Continued

Self-Care: More Than Ever in the Information Age

I have a few friends overseas who are really into stretching, strength training, nutrition, massage and bodywork.  We keep in touch via webcam and texts, and often tell each other about informative, enlightening things we come across.  I’m thankful for these relationships because they inspired me to take my physical health more seriously. Years ago … Continued

Thai Herbal Poultice Massage Tuesdays ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

  Have you experienced a Thai Massage before? If not, you’re in for a treat! This gentle massage style incorporates light movement, stretching and massage therapy to create a truly unique experience. Normally a $10 enhancement, the addition of steamed herbal poultices will enhance your massage, leaving you feeling relaxed, open and ready to move … Continued

Your Body is (probably) Not as Broken as You Think, pt 2

6 min read In my last blog post, I touched on some of the complicated misconceptions about how pain is dealt with in manual therapy professions, as well as the complexities of the pain experience within the structure of the biopsychosocial model of understanding. The biggest thing that I have observed is that as a … Continued

Take A Few Moments For Yourself

I feel like these days (especially with the new year) we tend to start putting more pressure on ourselves to be the “best self” we can be. If this is the case for you, trust me, I’m in the same boat as you are. If it so happens to be trying to get more fit/healthy, … 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

2017 Pricing and Updates!

Amara Massage Therapy & Wellness will be updating our pricing effective December 1, 2017. Since last year, Amara has completely updated our space with new paint and furniture, added new treatments, expanded our staff, launched our Apprenticeship program and brought in a new line of retail and aromatherapy products.  The most recent change you will … Continued

Meditation Simplified

  5 MINUTE READ Meditation can be a daunting subject.  While it has become more of a trending self-care recommendation as the wellness industry has grown, many questions about what it is and how to do it still remain for most.  When it comes to, “What actually IS meditation?,  How do I do it? and … Continued

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