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

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

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

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

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

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