Graceful Awakening Massage Therapy

Massage is more than just about pampering yourself. It is a vital part of your health care regiment. Tightened and sore muscles can generate a host of unwelcome problems.

They can clamp down on nerves and move joints out of proper alignment causing minor discomfort or chronic pain.

We are armed with a comprehensive understanding of how the body functions and can help to alleviate your concerns. Aside from the hour you spend in our care, there are 23 other hours in the day and we will give you simple and effective strategies to elongate the benefits of your time w

05/11/2017

If you've tried to get in touch with me over the last few days and I haven't replied, I apologize. I've had some trouble with my phone telling me I have no cell service, and not letting me make or receive calls and texts. I think everything is all fixed now. Apparently there was an update that needed to be installed, and now I have done that the issue seems to have gone away. Technology, we have a love hate relationship.

03/27/2017

Maine House of Representatives: Find Your Representative by Town

Maine friends - there are two bills in the legislature right now that, if passed, would negatively affect massage therapy as both a practice and a business. LD 390 would impose a sales tax on massage services - raising cost per visit and creating more paperwork for practitioners. This action also undermines massage therapy as healthcare. The other bill, LD 1036, would remove the need for massage licensure. Maine's licensure requirements are already minimal. Requiring a license helps to set a minimum standard of care and helps to prevent abuse of the terms "massage therapy" and "massage therapist" to veil illegal activities such as prostitution. As healthcare professionals, we already struggle with correcting these misunderstandings. Please help us by contacting your representative and asking them to oppose these bills. Thank you!

Here is a link to find your representatives: http://legislature.maine.gov/house/townlist.htm

legislature.maine.gov Maine Legislature, House of Representatives

03/17/2017

Empower Chiropractic and Acupuncture

If you haven't heard of Empower Chiropractic and Acupuncture go check out their page and give them a like!! Dr. Dyer and Lauren are amazing practitioners and a wonderful addition to your health care team. Check em out, and sign up to win an hour massage with us!

Here is the breakdown for how our patients earn entry tickets for our giveaway:
1 ticket for liking our FaceBook Page
2 tickets for leaving a review on our FaceBook
3 tickets for referring a patient

The winner will be picked at the end of April so there is plenty of time to earn your tickets!
The prize is an hour long massage at Graceful Awakening Massage Therapy right here in Gray!

11/29/2016

Thomas Myers - Why does Massage Hurt

Recently I've had several clients ask about pain. Why does it hurt when you stretch that muscle? Why don't I feel discomfort until you touch me? Thomas Myers, gives a great talk about pain and it's causes.

https://youtu.be/XG1A-Ct69ug

Thomas Myers from Anatomy Trains breaks down why massage (myofascial release therapy), exercise or any forms of structural integration therapy hurts. He give...

11/28/2016

Our web site is back and better than ever! It is more simple to navigate, and easier to book online. Check it out and let us know what you think!

www.gracefulawakening.com

11/08/2016

I hope y'all got out an rocked your vote today! And no matter the outcome I'll be here to help you find some relaxation in the craziness of all the election drama. I have one post election opening left this week on Thursday at 5:30pm. Grab it now before someone else does! Click the Book Now link above or go to our website www.gracefulawakening.com

08/21/2016

Services

If you're interested in getting a massage this coming week, we only have one opening left on Wednesday the 24th at 7pm. We still have a bunch of openings for the week of the 28th. But they are going quickly. Book today!

http://www.gracefulawakening.com/services.html

www.gracefulawakening.com

04/21/2016

Luckily, I have no clients today, as Route 100 is shut down due to a fire across the street from our office. Thank you to the fire fighters for working hard to contain it and put it out! Avoid the area if at all possible.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 02/17/2016

A newly discovered muscle: The tensor of the vastus intermedius. - PubMed - NCBI

Breaking news in the world of muscles! We have a new muscle in the quadriceps! The more the merrier, right?!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26732825/

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Clin Anat. 2016 Mar;29(2):256-63. doi: 10.1002/ca.22680. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

www.athletestreatingathletes.com 01/22/2016

Athletes Training Athletes :: Blog

There is more the shoulder problems than meets the eye. I mean let's be serious, who ever really think about the mobility of the scapula itself? If you're experiencing any shoulder discomfort this is where you want to start!

www.athletestreatingathletes.com To kick off our shoulder series we’re going to be talking about the scapulothoracic joint (ST joint). Some of you may also know this joint as the scapulocostal joint. Either way, we are talking about where the shoulder blade (purple in the picture above) connects and moves over the underlying ribcag…

www.simplecapacity.com 01/20/2016

Harvard MRI Study Shows That Meditation Literally Rebuilds Your Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Meditation is awesome, but we already knew that. Now we have proof!

www.simplecapacity.com An 8 week program of mindfulness meditation produced MRI scans for the first time showing that meditation has “massive changes” in brain gray matter.

01/19/2016

The Most Inspiring Advice For Your Life

I'm a sucker for oddly inspiring messages. Hilarious and insightful.

Is this man insane or just a genious? The answer: He's a street performer named Matthew Silver! "My role as a clown, trickster and village idiot is to parody...

01/07/2016

I've taken to writing a blog. Sometimes it's about massage, sometimes it's about life. I've struggled with that blurry line between professional and personal and what to share with clients and what not to. I've decided that my story is not unique, but uniquely me. If it's helps you in anyway then sharing it was woth it. Blessing!

http://gracefullyawakeningthebeast.blogspot.com/2016/01/finding-ground.html?m=1

12/03/2015

To any of you who experienced problems using my website either today or yesterday I apologize. It is now fixed and back in working order! Thank you for your patience!

mindbodygreen.com 06/26/2015

5 Herbal Iced Teas To Keep You Chill This Summer

Here are some great ideas to quench your thirst this summer!

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-20394/5-herbal-iced-teas-to-keep-you-chill-this-summer.html

mindbodygreen.com Iced herbal tea is great any time of year but especially during the heat of the summer months. Drinking iced tea is a refreshing and health-filled way to increase your water intake too. Here are five

www.amplifeied.com 06/22/2015

Are You Texting Your Way to Back Pain?

On average, we spend 2-4 hours each day with our neck bent at this unnatural angle while shooting off emails or texts. That's 700 to 1,400 hours a year. Studies are showing "Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses about the cervical spine. These stresses may lead to early wear, tear, degeneration and possibly surgeries."

www.amplifeied.com On average, we spend 2-4 hours each day with our neck bent at this unnatural angle while shooting off emails or texts. That's 700 to 1,400 hours a

03/21/2015

Here's a great study done at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY on the effects of Polarity Therapy for people who have breast cancer and are suffering from cancer-related fatigue.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085180/

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