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Monday, April 27 2020

It's a good idea for any massage therapist going back to work to start providing a new intake form that the client fills out within a day of their deep tissue massage appointment. Deep tissue barefoot massage will be back in action at Affinity Massage Studio in Cincinnati VERY SOON!

Posted by: Mary-Claire Fredette AT 12:42 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, April 14 2020
My barefoot massage mission

I'm getting a lot of work done on my new website, Massage Momentum.

Honestly, I need to thank my husband, Paul, for putting together the site and dealing with the idiosyncratic functioning of Wordpress.

While I miss doing massage-a lot (it turns out that giving barefoot massage is great for my abs), being able to provide free content with Massage Momentum's "lead magnet" (free download) fulfills part of my mission.

And what is this mission, pray tell?

As you know, giving barefoot massage lights me up. Part 1 of my mission is to help clients feel better through awesome, comfortable deep tissue massage.

Part 2 of my mission is to help massage therapists soar in long-lasting careers.

Yes, teaching barefoot massage is a great way to be able to provide deep tissue massage long term, but it's more than that. Many massage therapists don't have great business skills (it's not their fault-they haven't been taught) but become overwhelmed with tech, writing emails, and knowing how to provide consistent income. 

This is where I come in. 😊

And that's what I'm working on in my "free" COVID-19 time.

Posted by: Mary-Claire Fredette AT 07:56 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, April 13 2020
Self-Care Bingo

How's your self-care been this month?

I don't know about you, but I've had a hard time taking care of myself since the state of Ohio went on Stay-at-Home. 

Eating the wrong things (sugar much? Oy.), not giving massage (turns out that giving barefoot massage is good for my abs), not getting enough exercise...You know how it goes.

Sometimes, we need a little self-care help.

Just for fun, are you interested in Self-Care bingo?

Take the download-feel free to print!- and see how many ways you can take care of yourself in a day.

When you get a line, reward yourself with something that makes you happy.


Posted by: Mary-Claire Fredette AT 06:43 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, April 13 2020
FREE guide

Massage therapists...

have you heard about my new website, Massage Momentum?

It's a bit different from what I've done before. I'll be focusing on providing ways to help ALL massage therapist in business create recurring income by learning how to discover Massage Memberships.

In the meantime, if you are interested in my 17-page guide on 9 Ways to Make Online Income When You Can't Massage, head on over to Massage Momentum

Just pop in your name and email, and the Guide will zip on over to your inbox.

Let me know how else I can serve you as a massage therapist at this time!

And yes, I'll still be massaging barefoot and teaching massage therapists deep tissue barefoot massage!

Posted by: Mary-Claire Fredette AT 02:26 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, April 03 2020
The Psoas

The psoas, which are actually called "iliopsoas" as they include the ilacus + psoas, lie deep beneath your abdominal muscles and intestines.

They attach to the sides of your lumbar vertebrae (low back spine), starting at your last (12th) rib and continuing down to the pelvis.

Psoas combines with iliacus in the groin and follows down into the top of the femur. If you imagine that your hip bone on the front of your pelvis is a bowl, you can envision how the muscles also attach to the underside of the bowl (I like to think of it as how you would grease up a bowl-the grease would stick to the sides of the bowl. That's what iliacus does, in essence).

Trigger points in the psoas muscles can contribute to both low back pain and the groin. 

Causes are often:
✔️overuses (athletes)
✔️physical and emotional trauma
✔️may be caused by tension or fear

Here's a video I did to show you how to help loosen them up.

All you need is a foam roller. 

I can also work them during your deep tissue barefoot massage. I will say that it tends to be unpleasant, but if that's the source of low back pain, you'll feel better right away.

Posted by: Mary-Claire Fredette AT 11:54 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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