In January of 2018, I attended a workshop at Kripalu called Your Body Keeps the Score. I thought it was going to provide me with relaxation techniques to help manage my symptoms of PTSD. Boy was I mistaken! It was a great informative workshop and it opened my eyes to how little progress I was  The post My Kundalini Meditation Practice appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.
Growing up I did not have any pets. To be honest, I always thought pet people, dog people in particular were kind of weird. I never thought I was going to get a dog. I was told I was allergic at an early age so I didn‘t think it was an option, unless I paid  The post Olive is all Love appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.
This is my fourth and final blog in a series about the benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT). I hope this series has provided you with a greater understanding of the numerous benefits of LDT. I will likely revisit this topic in the future, but this is it for now. I don‘t want you to  The post Lymph Drainage Therapy for Sports Injuries and Performance appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.
For many individuals, the winter months bring with them an increase in seasonal illnesses like colds and flu, sinus infections, congestion, respiratory complaints, and more. Lymphatic drainage therapy (LDT) is a way to reduce the incidence of these complaints. Administered as gentle massage therapy, LDT helps to remove toxins and generally improves overall health and  The post Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for The Winter Months appeared first on A
A few weeks ago, I attended a weekend workshop called Finding Your Inner Compass. That was amazing and life changing, but that‘s not what this blog is about. One of the Presenters over the weekend, Jessica Jean Weston, prepared all of our juices and food. She is amazing. She owns and operates Superfresh! Organic Cafe  The post Cream of Cauliflower Soup (Courtesy of Jessica Jean Weston) appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage The
In this month‘s blog, Grief and Growth Coach Gabi Gilliland, CPC, ACC, speaks about the grieving process and the benefits of cranio-sacral therapy (CST) in grief recovery. CST is a gentle, yet powerful treatment modality that helps reverse the negative physical effects grief can have on the body. It allows stresses, strains, and tensions brought  The post The Link Between Self Care and Grief Recovery appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licen
As a massage therapist, 95% of my clients come in reporting pain somewhere on or very close to the spine. I have spent many years studying modalities to provide the best bodywork I can, but it will take much more than a massage to get rid of the pain. I became a certified STOTT PILATES  The post Self-Care for Back Pain appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.
This is the second blog in a series about the benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy. Most people have no idea what Lymph Drainage Therapy is. Just hearing theword drainagemight gross you out. However, LDTcan be a powerfultool for improving your overall health and quality of life. And you don‘t need to be sick in order  The post Benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy: Pre and Post Surgery appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapi
This is the third blog in a series about the benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT). The holiday season is a joyous time filled with cherished traditions, get-togethers, gift giving, and delicious treats. But if you‘re like most, you probably ate and drank a little too much, which can put a strain on your liver  The post Benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy of the Liver appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.
I have thought about this for months going back and forth on whether or not I should increase the prices for my manual therapy services. Why would I do such a thing? I have been practicing massage therapy since 2001. Did you know that manual therapists learn most of their skills and specialties in the  The post Rate increase for 2019 appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.