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Craniosacacral Therapy as a Way of Life

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) naturally begins to becomes a way of life. The therapist is trained in listening and nowness – creating a sacred space in the room or office. By connecting to a nowness (fancy word for being present), the therapi st creates a continuum. It leads to deeper qualities of perception and awareness…. Read more »

Third Hour Structural Integration

On Rolf Structural Integration   Rolfing or Structural integration is a soft tissue approach to re-establishing natural alignment. Dr. Ida Rolf was the innovator of this process and held that when a body is aligned in gravity it works properly. Integration of the body in a gravity field reveals the fluid and natural movement and… Read more »

Leatherstocking Trade Press – New Home in Saratoga Springs

I’m absolutely delighted to announce the formation of a new enterprise called Leatherstocking Trade Press and it’s new home at the Upstate Distilling House in Saratoga Springs. When I was 12, my dad and I started a business called Leatherstocking Trade Company, after the region I grew up in. We sold used tools, tie dye … Read more »

The Bodywork Adventure ~ Teaching to learn

I was in Montreal on New Years Day is 2012. Some friends and I had gone there for something different and as I do I make a speech and set my goals for the following year. 2012 was going to be the year I got over my fears and taught my first class in bodywork…. Read more »

Volleyball & Massage: Serving Up the Best Treatment

Talking about great summer-time sports wouldn’t be complete if we left out volleyball. All it takes is a ball, a net and poles, a flat surface and some willing players and, voila! You got a game goin’ on! Whether you’re an occasional backyard BBQ player or an avid beach or sand volleyball competitor, there are… Read more »

Farewell the Well : Remembering My Mentor Emmett Hutchins

I’ll never forget arriving in Hawaii for the first time to start my training in 2000. I  was 22 at the time, and a great many parts of my life were in flux. I got lucky on a stock and made almost to the dollar my tuition for Structural Integration school, and a couple of… Read more »

SWIMMING AND MASSAGE THERAPY

  Warm weather in upstate New York doesn’t last forever. So, most of us want to get outside and enjoy outdoor activities before we’re forced to take refuge indoors. One of those activities – swimming – is, of course, something that people can enjoy throughout the year, whether they belong to the local Y, they’re… Read more »

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME & THE ROLE OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Given the recent horrific national and global events, and considering the stress and tension under which we all seem to be living in today’s world, we thought it would be a good time to talk about post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and the role massage can play as part of a holistic treatment plan. Tragic Events… Read more »

Golf and Rotation

Golf, rotation, pain and solutions.   This time of year we see tons of rabid golfers. They started this spring and are getting every game then can in while the getting is good. Golf is a wonderful sport, but the movement of a powerful rotating swing can wreak havoc on low backs and knees. There… Read more »

WHY THREE ARE BETTER THAN ONE

You may already know that Bodywork Professionals is offering its very popular summertime special of three massages for $220. You may think this is just a promotional offer, aimed at boosting business during the busy summer season. You’d only be partially right. While our Latham location has been in existence for ten years and is… Read more »