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Adventures of a Massage Therapist

Follow the massage blog of your favorite massage therapist, Erin Copelan, and learn about massage techniques, self care, and keep up to date on her many adventures!

Massage and the Flu

I was working a Health Fair event the other day and had a conversation that went like this: Client: "Gosh, a massage is JUST what I need today, I feel awful." Me: "Why do you feel awful?" Client: "Oh, I'm FREEZING, I just can't get warm (note that it's still 85...

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Gym Rat

I love this title because I am soooo, not a gym rat. In fact, more frequently, the gym gives me a panic attack. Two weeks ago I went and ultimately left in tears. I felt ridiculous. My history with The Gym goes back to high school. I joined a 24 Hour Nautilus with a...

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Expectations

I received a monthly newsletter from Bombay Room Yoga today. The "new" owner (as of January) is a lovely person and I recently discovered her and her space about a month ago. Yoga is like massage, different spaces and different instructors provide different...

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Part Three – Self Care

As promised, here are some tips for YOU to help YOU. Keep your lymph flowing in between your Manual Lymphatic Drainage sessions with some easy self care tips:  Exercise: Move around! You don't have to kill yourself with burpees or run a marathon. I'm a fan of jumping...

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Part Two – The Technique

What Does Manual Lymphatic Drainage Feel Like? This is an excellent question and it always helps to know what to expect before you receive any type of treatment. Personally, if I don't know, my mind is spinning trying to figure out what comes next and I never fully...

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Part One – What is it?

The lymph system is really very fascinating and I'm so excited to share what I learned in my Manual Lymphatic Drainage course (I have a fancy certificate and everything!). There's so much information that I'm going to split it up into a series; but if you have any...

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All the New Things!

I've been talking about the "new things" for quite some time (so long you've probably forgotten I've said new things were coming!)  So here we are - all the newness, presented in one handy blog post. UPDATED MENU OF SERVICES I've restructured my menu of services to...

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Revolution

This year has been deemed my year of "Revolution".  "Revolution" is the word I chose as my "word of the year" (in lieu of a New Year's Resolution). As part of my Revolution I took a course hosted by Kate Yoga in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The program was written by Baron...

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An Easter Tale

Once upon a time, in a land of salty, gray ocean, two little girls scampered around in their cotton night gowns, searching for treasure. Baskets claimed, foil wrappers surrounding them, jelly beans sorted and traded, the girls reveled in an early morning high. The...

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Warning – For Cat Guardians Only

  Because I don't have ENOUGH to do, my little darlings have been creating more work for me. Or, perhaps they are trying to inspire me to write more blogs. If that's the case, kudos to you cats. Kudos to you. I had a "flurry" of guests and activity at my home in...

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Erin Copelan

Licensed Massage Therapist

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