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.

Two things your massage therapist does not care about

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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

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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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Is it okay to fall asleep during a massage?

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                  It’s been a long week. You’re tired, achey, and you’ve neglected yourself for far too long for the sake of ‘fill in the blank’. (Viable options might be kids, spouse, elderly parents, job, second job…) And NOW, you have … Read More

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You’re massaging me too fast!

Massage: Therapist massaging too fast

A conversation requires one person to speak and the other to listen. The second part then, gives a relevant response based on what the first part has said. Think of massage as a conversation. When we move quickly on the … Read More

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Massage Therapy in Quebec, a market study

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Following the publication of our first article on Massage School, we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to share information about massage therapy in Quebec, Canada. We are encouraged by the feedback we have received! This second article … Read More

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We’ve got a Massage Blog Contest WInner!

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Two months and ten fantastic blog posts later, we’re ready to declare Tracy Bradley the winner for her honest (and funny) post Flatulence & Massage. It happens. She addressed the gassy issue from the perspective of the client  Flatulence happens. … Read More

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The Benefits of Massage

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Brochures are a main staple in nearly every therapist’s marketing arsenal. They’re simple to create and allow more room to inform than a business card. Small, easily distributable; they make for a fantastic drink coaster in a pinch. Who doesn’t … Read More

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