Resources

Wonderful, insightful essays by Portland, Oregon massage therapist Dale Favier: 
(he writes the words that I wish I could write.)

What People Really Look Like
Fat and Massage
Why We Don't Tell You How Much To Undress
How To Get A Bad Massage

Another enlightening essay by massage therapist Kate Bartolotta:

Eight Things I've learned From 50 Naked People

Paul Ingraham's (Canadian science writer, researcher, and retired massage therapist) Save Yourself site. Hundreds of free, helpful articles, "pain busting tips", and ebook tutorials. I especially like the treasure trove archive of information found in the "Pain & Injury Survival Tips" section. (find it in the "Tips" tab on the home page.)

My own "Dr. Mom" series (immensely popular on Pinterest) from my personal blog Abide With Me. Three articles I wrote about the benefits to being proactive and prepared when it comes to home health care and some alternative methods of caring for yourself and your family.

Dr. Mom To The Rescue~ Part 1: Health Care At Home The Natural Way Featuring The Home Apothecary

Dr. Mom To The Rescue~ Part 2: The Tackle Box First Aid and Wellness Kit

Dr. Mom To The Rescue~ Part 3: Essential Oils In The Home (and some helpful resources)


Other helpful articles on the web relating to massage:

Benefits of massage therapy to help manage anxiety

Misconceptions About Massage

Foot reference chart for home reflexology self care:



Here's a great massage tool called the TheraCane Massager.  Useful, effective, and considered a lifesaver to many who struggle with those hard-to-reach painful knots or trigger points. By applying direct and deep pressure through its unique design, tough muscle adhesions can be broken up, bringing healing oxygenated blood to muscle tissues. Perfect at- home remedy when you can't get to a massage therapist fast enough! Recommended and used by many massage therapists I know. You can order it on Amazon for under $40.