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Flip-Flops Line My Pockets in the Fall… Avoid Them for Happier Feet!

By Lindsay Butler / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Flip-Flops Line My Pockets in the Fall… Avoid Them for Happier Feet!

In the past 21 years of my massage practice, almost every autumn since I began, there has been an uptick of clients marching in (well, limping in, actually) with foot pain and leg fatigue. The first few years I could not make the connection between the time of year and the trend. Finally I figured…

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Inspiration this Fall at Ocean Shores Massage Education Conference

By Lindsay Butler / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Inspiration this Fall at Ocean Shores Massage Education Conference

Sandy beaches and high-quality education meant an inspirational weekend for me and 400 other licensed massage therapists two months ago. As the weeks whir by, the memories of dramatic weather (heavy rains AND deep blue sky!) and information-packed classes at the AMTA Washington Chapter Educational Conference at Ocean Shores continue to inform my work and…

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Lindsay Butler Receives Her 20 Year AMTA Pin

By Lindsay Butler / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Lindsay Butler Receives Her 20 Year AMTA Pin

Have you ever received something unexpected in the mail that made you smile and brought a tear to your eye simultaneously? I received my 20-year anniversary pin from the American Massage Therapy Association recently, and that was my reaction. Those 20 years sure went by quickly! Holy cow — a two and then a zero!…

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Lotions and Potions, Oh My!

By Lindsay Butler / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Lotions and Potions, Oh My!

I strive to create the highest quality massage experience at my Magnolia studio. That effort includes the lotion I use for a variety of massage modalities. After trial and error (with error too strong a word—nothing was horrible) I’ve found a non-scented lotion that facilities glide for Swedish and relaxation massage, yet is sticky enough…

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Tickling is no joke!

By Lindsay Butler / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Tickling is no joke!

Over the last 20 years, I noticed a trend with clients who report frequent low back pain and tension: as children, they were tickled by a parent or sibling until gasping and even sick. I grew curious about the connection between back challenges and tickling and did some research on-line. Turns out there are many…

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The difference between massage modalities is intention…

By Lindsay Butler / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on The difference between massage modalities is intention…

The difference between massage modalities is intention. Most massage sessions with Lindsay include at least a few minutes of each kind. Please read below for more details. Relaxation massage Relaxation massage isn’t just about reducing stress and blissing out for an hour or so (although that’s pretty great!). Regular relaxation massage supports stronger immunity throughout…

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