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.

Regular Massage: Try It, and Reap the Benefits!

You're regular with your exercise routine; try being regular with your massage and reap the benefits!

There are many things we do on a regular basis.  Some things are basic physical requirements, such as sleeping or eating, and others aren’t required for our survival, but they do improve our lives. When Routines Are Disrupted How do you feel when your routine gets interrupted?  Maybe there is an… Read more »

Massage for Cyclists: Five Easy Tips

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Pro cyclists get massages frequently, and for good reason. Massage helps overcome and prevent injury, and can improve recovery. But the timing and intensity of massage for cyclists can have a huge impact on performance. And even if you’re not a pro, the same benefits of a massage can apply… Read more »

6 Easy Tips For Finding The Best Massage Music

Thoughtfully selected massage music can relax your client, for an improved massage experience.

Silence Isn’t Always Golden If you’ve ever had a massage in a silent room–without massage music of any kind–you might have found the experience a little (or maybe very) off-putting. Without background massage music, it can often seem as if every noise is amplified, from noises in the street, to… Read more »

Massage Research and Studies In the News

Massage Research

Massage research has been increasing in recent years. Thanks to scientific curiosity and rigorous studies, we’re constantly learning new things about massage and its many health benefits. And the studies and research keep coming. Here’s a review of recent research on massage therapy and its benefits: Thai Massage Can Reduce the Severity of… Read more »

You’re Sick. Do You Need to Cancel Your Massage?

If you're sick, take care of yourself.

  Let’s make this one simple. You should PROBABLY cancel your massage and reschedule if you’re sick. And here’s why: Your Body is Already Fighting Germs, and Massage May Make You Feel Sicker. When you get a massage, your blood and lymph system are impacted, and this may actually make your illness spread… Read more »

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

Get the massage after you work out.

      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. The most important thing is to make sure you are… Read more »