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New Year’s Revelations

Massage therapists, we worry about burning out our hands. In school, we are greeted with a barrage of horror stories: tendonitis, carpal tunnel, ganglian cysts. And sure enough, the first six months I was in practice, I had tingling from … Continue reading

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Code Names and Living a Double Life

I once worked with a woman who had two names. One was for work and one was for home. While her given name was very floral and feminine, her chosen professional name was positively‚Ķferal. I completely understood this compartmentalization, and … Continue reading

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Vacation, All I Ever Wanted?

Several months ago, I triumphantly marked out a week off work over the Thanksgiving holiday. My one vacation week of the year. I get the irony that as someone who makes their living assisting others in engaging in self care, … Continue reading

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