Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Bit of End of the World Hilarity

I found a couple of funny pictures going around about the Mayans predicting the end of the world.


For the skeptical, December 21, 2012 is just another day or, in the very least, the Winter Solstice. For some others feel as if the world will end, whether they interpret it as a philosophical end to the world as we now

The Meridians

Have you ever watched a television show where a character is getting acupuncture and they have all these needles sticking from their skin? Have you ever thought, "Is the doctor just sticking those needles in

Monday, December 17, 2012

Q&A with Laura Allen MT

I am so excited about this interview with Laura Allen! She has been an inspiration to me and the reason why I started this blog, and am beginning to open my own practice. Allen has been a massage therapist sonce 1999

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What is Shiatsu?

There are many different types of massage and it's been proven to help people relax and loosen tension in the muscles and joints. One type that I focus on in my practice is shiatsu. Shiatsu is a Japanese massage

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hello December!

Please forgive me for abandoning the blog, and taking a little bit of a break. I do apologize for not updating in

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Right To the Core

Do you feel the tightness in your abdomen whenever you laugh, sneeze, or hold in your stomach for photos

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mother Nature Sends Her Regards

After last week's hurricane, election day, and yesterday's Nor'easter, the northeast deserves this sunset! From New York City, have a good night!

Is Your Sleep Out of Whack After Election Day (and Night)?

So, is it? If you're like many people who stayed to watch the results of the 2012 presidential election, than

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Keeping Sane on Election Day

Today is Election Day, and it's so easy to get stressed out in hoping that your candidate wins. It is also easy

Monday, November 5, 2012


What is left of the Atlantic City boardwalk on October 31, 2012

New York and New Jersey were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. There was a lot of flooding, black

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Effects of Massage on Infants

Why would a baby need massage? They just got here. They're not conscious of the world and all its stresses. So, what benefit would babies receive from massage? Research suggests that massage therapy is helpful in preterm infants.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

They Hold the Weight of the World

Human shoulders are very talented and do so much. And how do we thank them? By sling heavy bags on them, slouching, injure the rotator cuff, dislocate the shoulder, and so on. We need to treat our shoulders better, people!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Great Weekend

I was finally able to join Mirlande Jean-Louis at Shecky's Girls Night Out on Saturday. The place was packed with beauty, jewelry, and hundreds of women ready to shop. Mirlande, along with Missy Martinez plucking eyebrows and Marie Lytle doing sports massage, was on the upper level.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Do You Like Running?

Okay, maybe you don't really like running, but you like the way you feel after a running session. You like how strong your lungs feel, the sweat streaming out of every pore, or maybe just the accomplishment having been vigorously active for an extended period of time puts you on a 'high'. Whatever your reason is for running, you do it with a goal in mind.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Peroneals

Last night, I got home after walking around the city for three hours and the small area behind my ankle hurt as I brushed against my ankle while taking off my shoes. I didn't do anything very strenuous, I was just walking for a long time at a moderate pace. Then I realized that I was wearing a pair of really run down Chuck Taylors.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello, and welcome to Mirlande Massage!

It's a beautiful, sunny autumn day in New York City and there's a crisp coolness in the air. Pumpkin flavored everything is everywhere and it's the perfect weather for strolling in the park in warm jacket and a hot drink in your hands. You can feel the breeze cooling your skin as you breathe it in and let it fill your lungs.