June was quite a whirlwind! New office, big sale, fully booked schedule for the whole month. I think you are as happy with the new space as I am. I predict great things for us.
In case I didn't see you, you can view a slideshow of images of my new office on my Google page.
Heads up re: July schedule
The end of the month is going to look a little weird.
Week of July 20-24 - I am covering for the office manager at Armonk PT so that she can take some loooooooong overdue vacation. I am seeing clients that week, but my hours will be a little abnormal and mostly in the 3-7pm range. So, if you want to receive massage that week, please get on the schedule NOW.
Week of July 27-31 - I am on vacation! So, definitely get on the schedule earlier in the month or reserve a spot that first week of August.
Because I have 2 weeks in a row of weirdness, the schedule will fill up quickly!
Important orientation info
With so many new clients and some recent changes to my practice, it's a good time for a business orientation/review. I have updated these articles since they were originally issued to provide clarification, so it's a good idea for everyone to review. I DO enforce my cancellation policy, so best take a look to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Now, after all of that boring (but necessary) business stuff, here is some fun!
I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. - Hedy Lamarr
I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health. - Robin S. Sharma
I love a massage. I'd go every day if I could. I don't need to be wrapped in herbs like a salmon fillet, but I do love a massage.- Jason Bateman
What is sciatica/piriformis syndrome?
Sciatica pain happens when (excuse my technical language) a big nerve that runs through your butt muscles gets squished. Typical sciatica symptoms include pain, cramping, and burning in the low back and buttock, sometimes with symptoms that stretch all the way down to the foot.
If you've got these symptoms, seeing a doctor for evaluation is a good idea. There's a chance that the nerve is being compressed by a structural problem, so it can be helpful to have a medical assessment. If you've gotten incomplete or no relief after seeing a doctor, massage may be able to help.
How? Well, sciatica isn't all about vertebrae and discs. The nerve has to pass through a gauntlet of powerful hip muscles as it makes its long journey down the leg, so there are a lot of opportunities for it to get irritated. If your hip muscles are tight and overused, they could be compressing the nerve every time you sit or take a step.