Ask the Massage Therapist

Natural Relief for Fibromyalgia

Posted on: Sun, 10/26/2008 - 5:30pm By: Alice

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a poorly understood chronic pain condition that primarily afflicts women. Patients with fibromyalgia complain that they feel fatigued and ache all over as if they have the flu. They are generally otherwise healthy women and there seems no obvious reason for their pain. Many were very productive before they became afflicted. Symptoms can range from mild to severe but will persist for years. There is no known cause and there is no known cure.

Free Chair Massage at Kaldi's Kirkwood

Posted on: Sat, 10/25/2008 - 7:30pm By: Alice

If you were hoping to get a free chair massage - sorry, the event is over! However, Anne Thomassaon, Maureen Hoock, and I spent three hours giving free massages to the patrons of Kaldi's Coffee Company in Kirkwood. The occasion was Massage Therapy Awareness Week, sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association. The purpose was to increase awareness of what massage therapy can do for you.

Living Without Pain

Posted on: Sat, 10/25/2008 - 2:55pm By: Alice

So many people live with unnecessary pain. Are you one of them? I'm astounded and dismayed at the number of people who believe that they have to live with their aches and pains, pains that could be alleviated, often quickly and easily. They seem to believe that there's nothing to be done. They say, "I guess I'm just getting old." Are you one of them?

Is that really true? Is pain an inevitable part of life at 40? 50? 60? If you feel that badly now, what will you feel like ten years from now? Do you really want to spend the rest of your life in pain when it isn't necessary? What kind of life is that?

How do I know that you can feel better now? Quickly, easily, and naturally? Because I've seen it happen hundreds of times and I've experienced it myself.

Welcome to Ask The Massage Therapist!

Posted on: Fri, 10/24/2008 - 11:36pm By: Alice
Hello! And welcome to Ask The Massage Therapist! I'm Alice Sanvito and I'm excited to be here to answer your questions about massage therapy. I'll be sharing some of my experiences as a massage therapist over the last seventeen years and perhaps a few other things that I hope will be of interest. Your questions and comments are welcome; I'll respond as best I can. I'll be sharing with you my own unique approach to massage therapy that's developed over these many years of experience. I love helping my clients learn how to feel better and perform better and have a strong preference for evidence-based therapies. Check back frequently to see what's new and let me know what you think!