What is Tricia’s Massage Style?

If you haven’t been in to Birch Tree Wellness for a massage yet, maybe you’re wondering if my massage style is right for you. Here’s a little bit of information about how I approach each massage. What Do You Need in a Massage? The…

Does Massage Equal Sleep?

Does Massage Equal 8 Hours of Sleep? There are stages of sleep that you’re not going to get from a massage. Even if you fall asleep on the table, you aren’t going to reach all these stages during a massage.

The Secret to a Great Massage

Wanna know the secret to a great massage? The secret to a great massage is pretty complicated… Are you ready? Do absolutely nothing. That’s right. Don’t. Move. A. Muscle. Think limp dishrag. Wet noodle. Just… hang loose. Okay. Granted, there are times when you…

Stress, Anxiety, & Massage

Why get a massage? According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, 28% of Americans who get a massage do so for relaxation and stress reduction. That’s a lot of people in the US who feel pretty good about how massage…

When Is Massage NOT a Good Idea?

There is no doubt that massage is wonderful. It has many positive health and wellness benefits. It’s relaxing, it feels great when you’re feeling not so great. There is also no doubt that people sometimes overlook/underestimate the risks of massage in certain situations. What…