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Enjoy these periodic blog posts, inspired by the needs and interests of my clients. Covering new understanding of and treatment for various ailments, research on pain and recovery, growing healthy bodies and much more.

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Massage Myth Busting, Part One

This is the first in a series of massage myth blog posts. If you've received a massage, you may have heard one or more of the following massage myths. You may have even heard them from me in the past, since I'd been told the following myths, in some cases by teachers,...

3 Easy Random Acts of Kindness

February 9 starts International Random Acts of Kindness Week. Their website is packed with great ideas on how to celebrate. I especially love the approach of committing a random act of kindness for three different people: Someone you don't know Someone you know...

Don’t Just Sit There … Do Something!

Use It or Lose It Movement is no exception. The less often you move, the more likely you are to lose your ability to move over time. Slowly but surely your stillness — your lack of working and challenging you body — may result in stiffness, pain, injury, even death....

5 Tips for Active Aging

Everybody talks about active aging, but not everybody knows what it’s supposed to look like. Working to stay happy and healthy as we get older shouldn’t be a drag, something done to slow an inevitable decline into decrepitude. Some things get better and better with...

Mother’s Day Massage Gift Certificates

Mother's day is a week away! CafeMom made this fun infographic which shows that a significant number of moms prefer a pampering spa treat like massage on Mother's Day. So what are you waiting for? Get your instant massage gift certificate(s) today. Save $10 and she'll...

The “Ice” in RICE Treatment No Longer Recommended

Ice has been recommended by medical professionals for decades as a suitable treatment to reduce inflammation and speed recovery from injury. Now that is changing, as new evidence comes to light. Dr. Gabe Mirkin was an original proponent of using ice on injuries. In...

Spring Events Roll Call

Happy Easter, happy Passover Seder and a nod to Ishtar, Aphrodite and Isis, those free-loving fertility goddesses mythologically tied up with the greening of our world. Since Spring has finally sprung, I've decided to get out and about ... with my massage table and...

The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers Infographic

Here's a great infographic on the dangers of taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. There are serious risks including: miscarriage (80%!) hearing loss heart failure (60% increased risk) gastrointestinal (GI) complications allergic reactions, and cardiovascular problems...

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"When I leave a session with Marlene—I have the feelings of someone that just got fantastic news. I believe her touch encourages you to connect with yourself and at the same time let go of stress and let her help. I find in my sessions with her—she is attentive/knowledgeable and intuitive to the point where verbal communication is not necessary. She is truly talented.” — Gina Click
"Marlene Mayman has a unique and amazing gift of healing through the art of massage therapy. After just two sessions, she provided me with much-needed pain relief from a pinched ulnar nerve, as a result of whiplash. I had tried months of physical therapy with no success. I was so desperate to escape the numbness in my hand & arm and to my amazement she accomplished what others could not do. I feel so fortunate to have found the gift of Marlene… My husband sees her as well and we cannot sing her praises enough. Thank you, Marlene!” — Becky Stallings Schneider
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