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Adventures of a Massage Therapist

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The Duke Diaries – Week Two Fluids

I'm going to open with our major coup! Woke up this morning and got out of bed. Duke followed. It's cold here right now (maybe 60 this morning), so I got dressed and turned on the Keurig. Brought the fluid set up into my bathroom. Duke followed. I busted out some...

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The Duke Diaries – The Purr Pack

By the time we met Duke he was 18 months old and he had cultivated a successful survival routine. In addition to his impeccable human manipulation skills, he was an accomplished hunter. Even though he enjoyed hunting, he really enjoyed air conditioning.

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The Duke Diaries – Week 1 Fluids

I went in to this with some false confidence. I figured if I just believed it would be easy, then it would be easy. In addition to just doing the IV fluids, I’m also “training” Jerry. Thankfully, we do this every other day, so we all get a mini-break.

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The Duke Diaries – Moving In

Jerry accuses me on a regular basis of stealing his cat. If you're a cat owner, you're laughing, because you know perfectly well that it's the cat who chooses - people can try- but if a cat doesn't like you, she will straight up leave and move into the neighbors'...

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The Duke Diaries

It's been a challenging week at Casa de Copelan. My hair needs to be washed. My face is puffy. My heart is tired. We are entering a phase of the New Normal, yet I don't know what that is or really what it means. I only know that what was will no longer be. Duke is my...

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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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Erin Copelan

Licensed Massage Therapist

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