Aloha Lynda, We Wish You ALL The Best!

First of all…THANK YOU! It is with so much gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for all of you, that I say aloha. After 35 years in this amazing career, I’m leaving Amara Massage and Wellness. I am so blessed to have spent these last couple of years here with you. As I leave to pursue other … Continued

Restroom Remodel

We will be upgrading our restrooms this year and are looking forward to some great improvements! From January 13th-February 13th all guests and staff will be using the Mugs Coffee Lounge/Armstrong Hotel lobby restroom. If you would like to use the restroom before your session, feel free to pop into the restrooms upstairs before heading … 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

Reflection

With my birthday fast approaching, I always try and take this time to reflect on the things that have put me where I am, and contemplate what direction I would like my life to go in the upcoming year.     One of my favorite quotes is from Leslie Knope from the great show Parks … Continued

Mother’s Day 2019!

Is there a woman in your life who is always taking care of those around her?  Mother’s Day is a perfect opportunity to give back to the women in your life who deserve a little R&R for all of the nurturing, providing, and loving they do in this world. Click here to purchase your Mother’s … Continued

Can Massage Therapy Flush Lactic Acid?

As an evidence-informed massage therapy center, we are devoted to eradicating much of the misinformation and myths surrounding massage.  This is part of our mission statement, and it’s not only important, but also ethical, to provide our clients with sound information that is supported by science. Let’s talk about an unsubstantiated claim that comes up … Continued

Pregnancy Massage for Relaxation

For the women out there that are wanting to become a mother, already on their journey to motherhood, and the ones that have had the incredible joy of becoming a mother, this blog is for you. I feel motherhood is one of the most amazing and beautiful chapters that a woman can experience. The structural … Continued

Amara Massage Evidence Informed Resource Library for Self Guided CE

Are you ready to evolve your massage practice or just eager to learn more about science and evidence informed manual therapy practice? Below you will find an ever growing list of resources. Check back regularly for updated and new information!  SELF STUDY GUIDE OUTLINE   Myth Reduction “5 Myths and Truths about Massage Therapy Letting … Continued

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

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