How did I get into Shiatsu Massage?

A lot of my clients ask me how I got into this line of work. What made me want to become a massage therapist, study Shiatsu and open my own business? I graduated college with a degree in Art History in the middle of a recession. There weren’t many jobs available and certainly not any […]

Are you curious about Shiatsu massage?

Shiatsu is a traditional form of Japanese massage designed to enhance and restore health. Through the application of pressure and stretching techniques shiatsu alleviates stress, relieves muscle tension, eases joint stiffness and realigns the structure of the body. Pressure along energy pathways of the body moves stagnant energy, clears energy blocks and brings the body […]

Aduki Beans with Squash and Kombu

This is one of my favorite macrobiotic recipes as it is super easy to make and sooo satisfying. Fall is a great time to make this recipe as you can get fresh local acorn squash from the Farmer’s Market. Aduki beans are very nourishing to the kidneys and adrenal glands while the squash is beneficial […]

Happy Hooping

Hooping is one of my favorite hobbies and fitness activities. I am part of the Boston Hoop Troop, a group of hoopers who meet weekly, teach classes and perform in the Boston area. I was introduced to hooping in the summer of ’05. I could never hoop as a kid and the first time I […]

Integrative Nutrition Retreat at Omega

I just came back from Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. This was the first conference for the Immersion program at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I got to connect with 250 fellow health counselors, deepen my counseling skills, take great workshops on marketing, eat delicious vegetarian food and soak in the natural beauty of the area. […]

Biking to Work

Last April I decided that my bicycle would be my sole means of transportation. I have 2 offices, each of them are just 4 miles away from my home which makes bicycling a great option. It is faster than taking the bus, I don’t have to worry about the bus schedule and parking is not […]

Mom’s Fitness Camp

I finished off the summer with a visit to my mom’s on Eastern Long Island. I always joke around that I’ve been to Mom’s Fitness Camp, as we eat really healthy and exercise a lot. My mom is very active, especially in the summer. It is inspiring to see her swim for 50 minutes at […]

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is not really a grain, but it tastes like a grain.  Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it a healthy and tasty alternative to white rice or couscous. Quinoa is high in protein, iron, magnesium, Vit. B6 and folate. It is also gluten-free.

Costa Rica

I just returned from an absolutely wonderful week in Costa Rica. I was in the town of Nosara, a surf town on the Pacific Coast. The water was amazing… a wonderful combination of great waves and warm tropical water. Morning and sunset were my favorite times to let the waves do their magic on my […]

Eating Locally

Farmer’s Markets are great for the farmer and great for the consumer. The farmer is able to sell their produce directly to the consumer and the consumer is able to buy unbelievably fresh and delicious food straight from the source. Last week I bought corn which had been picked that morning… you would not believe […]