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REOPENING OF MASSAGE SERVICES 05/18/20

PLEASE READ THIS POST CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT Dear Body in Context family, We are hoping this message finds all of you and your loved ones healthy and well! We are planning a gradual reopening of our Massage Therapy Services with limited availability beginning on Monday May...

Can Massage Therapy Help Me Sleep Better?

A good night’s sleep is crucial to our wellbeing and our health. If you’ve ever had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, then you know that being tired or craving sleep can impact your entire day. You feel drowsy or irritable, your thoughts may be...

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COVID 19 Update (03-21-20)

COVID-19 Update Body in Context Clinic closing until April 6 In response to the Governor’s press conference last night we have decided to completely suspend all services at our clinic until April 6th after which we will re-evaluate. This is a tough, but necessary decision.  We are dedicated to...

COVID 19 (posted 03-11-20)

Hello dear patients and friends! We wanted to make sure you know that we are currently open as usual, and that all therapists and staff here at Body in Context are taking strong, concerted measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are requesting that all patients...

Should I cancel my massage if I’m sick?

Short Answer: Yes, please. Long Answer: Yes, please. Massage is great. You know this. But it’s not always a great idea. As cold and flu season approaches again, it’s important that you know when it may be necessary to cancel your appointment. Why?  You need rest. When you are sick,...

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Scoliosis and Your Breathing

HOW SCOLIOSIS MESSES WITH YOUR BREATH I never thought that a breathing class could change my family's life so much. Earlier this year, my husband and I flew to New York for a Breathe Teacher Training workshop with Dr. Belisa Vranich. In the class we learned to...

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Exercise: Keep it Social

Want to get the best benefits out of your fitness routine- whether it be in the gym, or outside on the trails? Research is showing that the American concept of “exercise” as we know it- putting in hard miles, ‘no pain, no gain’, can actually...

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Dawn’s Early Light

One of my favorite things about backpacking  is the way your body shifts over time to fall in line with natural cycles of dark and light. There's nothing like snuggling sleepily into your sleeping bag at 8pm (which somehow feels like midnight) and waking up...