Author Archive for Alina Piccone

Prenatal Massage Essentials

Recently, as I watched my best girlfriends prepare for their first (and second!) babies, I decided I really want to take the confusion out of essential oils for use in massage during pregnancy. As an Internationally Certified Aromatherapist and a…

Investing in Your Health

In our practice, my partner and I are often met with an answer of “I wish I could afford to… receive massage more regularly/use essential oils/buy nutritional supplements, etc”. In the past we subscribed to this same mentality in our…

Dollars and Scents

As you know from my other posts, I have a very client-centered approach to my practice. However, when it comes down to it, we are all in business and must, at some point, begin to think about our “bottom line.” …

Remembering the Simplicity

As you know, the massage school curriculum, especially in New York State where I am licensed, can be quite challenging. There is an intense amount of information to learn, absorb, and integrate on a level which most prospective students aren’t…

Energetic Grounding

In school, we were taught the importance of focusing on the client and to be careful to not let our minds wander off to our grocery list or our weekend activities while we were releasing a TP or petrissaging a…

Setting the Best Example

Along with our framed state license and our crisp new business cards comes a staggering amount of responsibility when we enter the world of professional massage. Once the doors open to your new practice, your phone rings for your maiden…

Amplifying the Energetics of Touch

Most of us who have studied massage therapy have had our minds opened to the incredible world of energy healing such as Reiki, Healing Touch, and Polarity Therapy. These subtle therapies each connect with the life force energy, or chi,…