Author Archives: Rodney Trepess

About Rodney Trepess

Rodney Trepess graduated from Bastyr University in 2003 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and received his massage license after attending Brenneke School of Massage in 2001.

The Basics: What You Need to Know Before You Get Your Massage

      Massages are wonderful. Among other things they increase immunity, improve circulation,  and help reduce anxiety. But there are some things you can do before, during, and after a massage to make them even better and more effective. … Read More

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5 Skin Conditions Every Massage Therapist Is Going to Bump Into

Newborn has eczema

  A massage therapist normally sees more of their client’s skin than the client does. As a massage therapist, you should have a basic knowledge of skin conditions but you don’t need to be able to diagnose them.  You simply … Read More

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Can massage help me?

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Have you been wondering if massage can help you?  The answer is usually yes – unless you have a serious medical condition that massage may make worse.  Take a look at the types of people that massage helps.  Active people.  … Read More

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If you felt good

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“I feel good”.  How long has it been since you said or thought that?  Does that bring back memories of your younger days?  Are there things you would like to do but don’t because of pain?  Are there things you … Read More

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Paying Attention

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Do you have times that you need somebody to pay attention to you?  We all have times that we hope nobody is paying attention to us.  Maybe you were a bit (or a lot) clumsy.  Maybe it wasn’t one of … Read More

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Two things your massage therapist does not care about

African Woman Mocking Winter

What you wear during your massage What you wear during your massage is always your choice.  A major benefit of massage is being able to relax.  Thinking about what you are or are not wearing makes it harder to relax.  … Read More

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The value of working slowly

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As a massage school student, I learned a particular routine that I used in the school clinic.  It was encouraged so we could have a guideline to know about how much time to spend on each area and to develop … Read More

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What Should You Look For In A Massage Therapist?

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It’s often easy to tell if a massage therapist is great — they usually have a really long waiting list, because their services are always in demand. But how did these therapists get there in the first place? If you … Read More

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What does a professional massage therapist offer

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Some people like massage and what it does for them.  Others are curious if it is worth the cost.  Everybody likes to save money and there are times that money is tight.  In many areas of life we look for … Read More

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Massage is like having a housecleaner

massage is like house cleaning

People hire a housecleaner because they need cleaning done.  They have messes and they might not have the expertise or time to take care of it properly.  They might have a stain that they don’t know how to remove.  Maybe … Read More

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