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.
What was once seen as an indulgence, self-care activities such as mediation, taking a personal day off of work, or getting a massage are not only acceptable but as research now shows, a recommended part of leading a more positive and healthy life. Especially now during the pandemic, caring for your mental and physical wellbeing  The post Radical Self-Care During COVID-19 Pandemic 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.
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.
Whether it‘s due to work, relationships, or health issues, we all deal with different degrees of stress throughout our life. Add a pandemic on top of all that and you might be feeling a little more pressure or anxiety these days than you would typically experience. What can you do about increased strain? First thing,  The post Massage for Stress Relief appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.
Did you know that one single massage can produce immune-boosting effects? Now more than ever, people are looking for preventive ways to stay healthy and support their immune system. Eating right, physical activity, and taking care of your mental health are just some of the measures we can take to increase our chances of not  The post Boost Your Immune System With A Massage appeared first on Allyssa Bedard Licensed Massage Therapist NH.