When we think of happiness, our mind jumps to the things we like to do, our family and friends, pretty artful things, the music we like... But when it comes to depression and chronic anxiety, or just the general chronic run-down syndrome from feeling stressed and living a high stress lifestyle or work-style, happiness boils … Continue reading How to Beat Stress by Triggering Happy Hormones
“I am used to deep tissue and sports massages, so I was skeptical when Angelique’s pressure was lighter, but my muscles felt a lot more supple and relaxed and, unlike after some massages, I didn’t feel sore or stiff the next day.” — Lyle Massage lesson of the week: massages shouldn’t hurt. A good massage is … Continue reading Should Massage Therapy Hurt to be Effective?
"You know, Angélique, it does me so good. Thank you. You really help me," my client says with tears in his eyes. He had lost his wife and now his house is empty, quiet, and the cats miss her too. It's not easy to lose a loved one. And, as someone looking in from the … Continue reading 7 Important Ways Massage Helps with Grief
When Remuna, a mommy with a lot on her plate, first contacted me for massage therapy, her shoulders were like tennis balls and there were tangible knots along her upper back. The day after her second massage, she sent me this: "I felt really nurtured and relaxed after the massage! My neck stiffness improved after … Continue reading Feedback from a Busy Mommy with neck & shoulder pain