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Key's Life

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I'm tired. I feel like I can finally rest. I brought my last carload to #KeyLargo last week. I had wrapped up everything, voted, spent time with my daughter, and even gotten to bed at an early hour. I woke at 2 am, and knew my sleep was done, so I left my apartment keys on the bed, locked the door behind me, and drove out of town. Instead of leaving with a bang, it was far more like a whisper. I felt like a literal thief in the night.

Relocation to Key Largo

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Update 1/12/17: I have begun working in Key Largo, FL. I work at Playa Largo Resort and Spa on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays from 9am until 4pm. You may call the spa directly at (305) 853-1001 and request me for those times. Thursday, I will take clients at the Harmony Healing Center from 9am until 5pm. Finally, I will accept very limited out-call appointments at your home during the week. Please call or text me at 305-209-8302 to book either at Harmony Healing Center or for out-call appointments.

Therapeutic Bodyworks, LLC is welcoming the clients of Fort Myers Based Gracious Gaia Massage & Wellness, LLC

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Welcome to Therapeutic Bodyworks, LLC! On behalf of myself and my therapist, Rosemonde, we would like to welcome you to our therapeutic massage wellness center.  We have combined over 25 years of experience in the field of massage, both therapeutic and relaxation.  We specialize in deep tissue and neuromuscular therapies, as well as modalities such as myofascial release, Swedish, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage massages.  We strive to help each and every one of our clients to overcome muscular injuries, or to maintain a healthy life style through regular massage bodywork. It is our goal at Therapeutic Bodyworks, LLC to be as flexible as possible to accommodate the needs of clients’ schedules.  I may be hiring another well trained therapeutic massage therapist to complement our office and schedule availability. As a WELCOME ABOARD gesture, I would like to offer all current clients of Gracious Gaia Massage & Wellness, LLC two (2) discounted massages, one with myself and one with Ro

Moving On

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It's nearly 11 p.m. on Monday. I have an early appointment in the morning. I am within a week and a half of wrapping up in Fort Myers, and moving to my new life in Key Largo, Florida. My mind has been going a million miles per minute since I decided that it was time to finally move. I have hung on 6 months past the time that I should have gone. I wanted to keep going, but it has become very apparent that my time here was done.

Questions For A Massage Therapist

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Have questions for your Massage Therapist?  Buzzfeed  asks some of the most common questions we hear during a massage. It's as funny as it is informative! Check out the video!

Questions For A Massage Therapist

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Have questions for your Massage Therapist? Buzzfeed asks some of the most common questions we hear during a massage. It's as funny as it is informative! Check out the video below! My newest book is available now on Amazon on Kindle and in paperback! How To Massage Your Lover:  Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage. Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like the professionals. Click here to order yours!  http://amzn.to/2reYhZZ Author Profile:  http://www.amazon. com/author/kandaceblevin Follow me on Google+   Follow me on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Linkedin Subscribe to my Blog

Feeling Fear

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My younger sister, Heather and I in Salt Lake City, UT, appx 1982 When I was about six years old, I went camping with my mother. We lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. As my mom was building a campfire and setting up the tent, I began climbing the mountain. My mom told me not to go further than I could see the campfire. I was concentrating so much on climbing, that by the time I looked back, all I could see ware trees behind me. I was not afraid, though. I could see how close I was to the top of the mountain, and I could not turn back. I kept climbing.

Hidden Beauty in Plain Sight

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I have been driving back and forth to Key Largo from Fort Myers for months now. In that time, they have been doing road work on the route that I drive. I have watched the evolution of this road expansion, primarily with trepidation and annoyance with the traffic patterns. Today, though, I saw something absolutely beautiful.

Hurricane Matthew Plans

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Latest Info:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at4+shtml/204205.shtml?tswind120#wcontents We here in SWFL have been fortunate over the past few years to miss any hurricane activity. It does appear, though, that it may be heating up again. I thought this might be a good moment to discuss my plans should we be in danger. Being from the South, and living through many hurricanes over the years, I tend to not panic in the face of storms. What my experience has been in my Cape Coral home, though, is that even with a strong thundershower, I lose electricity and have major flooding on my street. With that in mind, I will, in all probability, be evacuating should a storm head our way. If there is a named storm heading to SWFL, and you have a massage appointment scheduled with me, please keep an eye on my  Blog , my  Facebook page , my  Google+ page , my  Linkedin page , or my  Website . I will post my plans as to whether or not I will be evacuating. I do not believe that my clients wil

Integrative Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients

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Integrative Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients By  MASSAGE Magazine   October 1, 2016 Participating in a yoga class, getting a massage or receiving a Reiki session all resulted in significant improvements in the sense of well-being among cancer patients, according to recent research. However, the patients who received Reiki reported a greater reduction in cancer pain than those who received a massage or participated in a yoga class. The study, “ The effects of yoga, massage and Reiki on patient well-being at a cancer resource center ,” involved 150 patients at a cancer resource center. Of these patients, all of whom had a diagnosis of cancer, 137 were women and 13 were men. Read more: https://www.massagemag.com/integrative-therapies-benefit-cancer-patients-39930/ My newest book is available now on Amazon on Kindle and in paperback! How To Massage Your Lover:  Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage. Create deeper inti

A Therapeutic and Relaxing Approach to Wellness

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Massage Therapy - A Therapeutic and Relaxing Approach to Wellness | Vitality Magazine | Toronto Canada alternative health, natural medicine and green living My newest book is available now on Amazon on Kindle and in paperback! How To Massage Your Lover:  Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage. Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like the professionals. Click here to order yours!  http://amzn.to/2reYhZZ Author Profile:  http://www.amazon. com/author/kandaceblevin Follow me on Google+   Follow me on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Linkedin Subscribe to my Blog

Medical Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage is beneficial for edema and lymphedema (swelling). Oftentimes, right after a surgery is a great time to come in for a massage. According to Michelle Vallet, "These conditions can occur for myriad reasons, including post-operatively (especially for cancer treatments that require lymph node removal), acute injury, orthopedic trauma and some autoimmune conditions, to name a few."  The following article is very informative about the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage: Go With The Flow Michelle Vallet, August 16, 2016 https://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/3529 My newest book is available now on Amazon on Kindle and in paperback! How To Massage Your Lover:  Create greater intimacy and deeper bonds with your Spouse, Lover, or Partner with the loving touch of massage. Create deeper intimacy and bonding between you and your partner through the loving touch of massage. You will learn how to perform an hour long, full body massage just like t

Integrative Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients

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Participating in a yoga class, getting a massage or receiving a Reiki session all resulted in significant improvements in the sense of well-being among cancer patients, according to recent research. However, the patients who received Reiki reported a greater reduction in cancer pain than those who received a massage or participated in a yoga class.