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Thai Massage with Vanessa Hazzard

Thai Massage with Vanessa Hazzard

Would you believe all you need for a soothing massage are comfy clothes, a yoga mat and yourself? Vanessa Hazzard, an author, yoga instructor, educator, mother and internationally-trained massage therapist, will join us for very special workshop at this year’s Namas...

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Faith is the Opposite of Anxiety

Faith is the Opposite of Anxiety

I’d like to share something with you all that I never really talk about. I don’t like to get too personal because personal and professional boundaries are important. Yet, I’m choosing to share this part of my life with you all because I often hear other healing arts...

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4 Reasons You Need Abdominal Massage

4 Reasons You Need Abdominal Massage

Re-post from PhillyAreaYoga Massage Therapy is one of the most accessible forms of self-care. Our first instinct when we feel an ache or pain, is to touch, hold, and/or guard the area. Abdominal pain is common amongst children, adolescents, and adults alike for a...

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[Video] Self Massage: Hands and Forearms

[Video] Self Massage: Hands and Forearms

Check out my upcoming classes to learn with me in person!   Join Vanessa in Thailand! Immerse yourself in the beauty of Thai culture. Breathe in the sights and sounds while relaxing on gorgeous beaches. Eat healthy meals while meeting new friends! Learn More Get...

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Quick Face Massage Video

Quick Face Massage Video

Join Vanessa in Thailand! Immerse yourself in the beauty of Thai culture. Breathe in the sights and sounds while relaxing on gorgeous beaches. Eat healthy meals while meeting new friends! Learn More Meet Vanessa Hazzard Since 2005, I have been helping folks to reduce...

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Massaging My Mom After Surgery

Massaging My Mom After Surgery

A couple weeks ago, my mom had a partial gastrectomy. This surgery removed the lower part of her stomach. It is becoming a more widely used weight loss intervention. While the surgery went well, there was obviously a lot of discomfort. My mom had a hard time getting...

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I Gave My 8-Year-Old a Deep Tissue Massage

I Gave My 8-Year-Old a Deep Tissue Massage

My son, Phoenix, and I were coming up the stairs after grocery shopping. When we get inside our apartment, he says, “Ah, I hurt my back mommy! I need a massage immediately!” Now, my son is a bit dramatic…and by a bit, I mean extremely. You would think the sky was...

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Name My Skeleton!

Name My Skeleton!

HEY NERDS! I need help naming my skeleton! Click on the link and vote for the name you like best. I'll choose the winning name on June 28. Peace & Happy Stuff, Vanessa

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Are You An Anatomy Master? Test Your Knowledge!

Are You An Anatomy Master? Test Your Knowledge!

Hey Nerds! I'm putting out a challenge to you all! Take my anatomy quiz and see how you measure up! Anyone scoring 90 and above will get a shout out on social media, as well as on The Massage Therapy Podcast!  Click Here to Take the Quiz! Good Luck!

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Ep. 3: Are You Listed? Erotic Massage Parlor Website Lists Spas that Allegedly Perform Illegal Services

Ep. 2: 9 Reasons to Learn Side-Lying Massage

In episode 2, I discuss 9 reasons why you should be including side-lying massage into your treatment sessions. Download the full episode transcript for free here: 9 Reasons to Learn Side-Lying Massage Listen to The Massage Therapy Podcast on the go! Click the button...

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Arnica: One of My Favorite Plants!

Arnica: One of My Favorite Plants!

Ever since massage school I have been really drawn to arnica. It is probably because there are tons of products that massage therapists use that contain arnica, and with good reason! Arnica’s anti-inflammatory properties are an immediate draw...

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Green Clay: Not Just For Spas Anymore!

Green Clay: Not Just For Spas Anymore!

French Green Clay is a fixture at many high end spas and resorts...and with good reason! This wonderful clay has awesome natural astringent properties. Decomposed plant material gives the clay its beautiful green color. It is full of minerals...

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Wellness Wednesdays: Self Care

Wellness Wednesdays: Self Care

"If compassion doesn't include ourselves, it is incomplete."-Jack Kornfield It is not uncommon for healers to forget to heal themselves. When our energy is depleted, it is near impossible for us to give quality care to our clients. Eventually...

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Meet Vanessa Hazzard

Since 2005, I have been helping folks to reduce chronic and acute pain, decrease stress, improve athletic performance, restore range of motion, and simply relax while hiding from the kids and in-laws. In short, I help you be resilient to whatever life throws at you!
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