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May 20, 2022
Physio Radio Nepal Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to 'sit down' with Bijay Poudel, a physiotherapist in Nepal, to discuss how trauma informed care can be applied in touch centered fields like physiotherapy and massage therapy. The podcast is in Nepali and English, so for those in the audience who are not fluent in both, the questions I […]

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February 17, 2022
Book your massage therapy appointments before March 19

To all my wonderful clients: It is time to publicly announce that I will be closing Calliope Massage Studio in it's current form on March 19, 2022. It's been a great 7 years, and while I am sad about losing the connections I've made with you all over the years, this is a decision that […]

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August 12, 2021
Should I Tip on a Massage?

I had quite a few folks ask me about the new pricing structure- namely the elimination of gratuity. This is something I've been thinking about for a while, and closing then reopening gave me the unique opportunity to adjust my policies. Massage therapy straddles worlds. Is it a luxury personal service to pamper or is […]

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May 30, 2020
Virtual Appointments at Calliope

What is a virtual massage routine and what would I get out of one? We offer routines of two lengths, 20 and 45 minutes, for guided self-massage, stretching, and relaxation techniques focused on you. These sensory exercises help you feel better on the inside of yourself and to move better after. The 20 minute routine […]

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May 8, 2020
Self Care Tools

I haven't forgotten you! I miss working with you all, and I know a lot of us are facing challenges exacerbated by increased stress and pain.Until we meet again, I'd like to share a few ways to access self care tools and make the most of at-home resources. HEATY’all know this is my favorite. I am […]

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September 10, 2019
What does "trauma-informed" massage therapy mean?

Calliope Massage Studio is a body positive, diversity-friendly, queer-friendly, trans-affirming, trauma informed practice. What does trauma-informed massage therapy mean? Trauma-informed means a client-centered approach to massage therapy. It is collaborative and acknowledges that you are the expert on your body. As the massage therapist, I bring my expertise in anatomy, the nervous system, methods of […]

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September 6, 2017
Dermoneuromodulation- venturing onto the "foggy footbridge"

My massage practice is a constantly growing, expanding thing. I love to learn new ways to provide care to my clients, sometimes that comes from taking a class, sometimes that comes from the clients themselves. I recently had the opportunity to take a workshop in Dermoneuromodulation (DNM), which was a wonderful paradigm shift in a […]

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