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5 Reasons to Try the Side-Lying Position (Posted on May 8, 2013 by Dianna)

Not every client is comfortable lying prone, or even supine.Pregnant clients come time mind first, of course. But there are any number of reasons why side-lying might be preferable. Back problems are one. Recent surgery. I have a number of female clients with large and/or sensitive breasts who simply cannot lie comfortably in the prone [...]

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The abs have it. (Posted on May 2, 2013 by Dianna )

We are a nation obsessed with our stomachs. For some reason, we’ve decided to spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about our beer bellies, baby bumps, or washboard abs.But for all the time we spend thinking about those abominable abdominals, very few massage therapists have the courage or the know-how to spend much time [...]

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What you need to know about the Ralph Stephens Cream for Medical Massage (Posted on May 1, 2013 by Dianna)

Do you have clients with sensitive skin? Do you do soft tissue work with injuries such as carpal tunnel, whiplash, TMJ, and tennis elbow? Do you want a cream that lasts enough for you to move the tissue but doesn’t get too greasy, sticky or tacky even if you’re focused on a small area for [...]

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A Red, Red Rose (Posted on February 10, 2013 by Dianna)

O my Luve’s like a red, red roseThat’s newly sprung in June;O my Luve’s like the melodieThat’s sweetly play’d in tune.As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in luve am I:And I will luve thee still, my dear,Till a’ the seas gang dry”Robert Burns certainly got one thing right in this song: what says [...]

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My practice is now exclusively PurePro. Thank you! (Posted on January 29, 2013 by Dianna)

Every so often, we get an email that makes me smile. It reminds me of WHY I do this work, and WHO we serve. Today we got such an email, and it’s so lovely I want to share it with you. SUBJECT: My practice is now exclusively Pure Pro. Thank you!I just wanted to thank you [...]

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Caring for your skin (Posted on October 27, 2012)

What’s the one tool a massage therapist uses most?The instinctive answer would be “the hands,” and this makes sense. In school we learn to massage with the hands first, and only later move on to forearms, tools, and possibly feet. There are workshops, books, and DVDs about how to take care of your hands. Who [...]

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Massage Products for Clients with Acne (Posted on October 2, 2012)

Acne vulgaris (generally just referred to as acne) is a very common skin condition, usually affecting the face, chest, and back. While acne is best known for afflicting teenagers, it can be present in people of all ages, especially those who have been experiencing hormonal changes. Since acne is so widespread, it’s important to know [...]

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On Quality and Trust (Posted on September 24, 2012 by Dianna Dapkins, Pure Pro Creator)

I started Pure Pro 20 years ago in my house – the living room was the office and the kitchen was the “production area.” I didn’t set out to make money. I had really sensitive skin and I HAD to make the products that were safe for me and for my clients because no one [...]

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Peripheral Neuropathy, Massage, and Arnica - Posted on July 30, 2012

Can your products help someone with Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy?Yes!! Arnica is helpful for all types of peripheral neuropathy because it works with the body’s own healing mechanisms to stimulate circulation to the area. I have had very good success with topical applications for chemotherapy induced Peripheral Neuropathy because the arnica combined with the action of [...]

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A New & Improved Deep Tissue Cream (Posted on May 7, 2012)

It can be tough to find the ideal lubricant for deep tissue massage.Oils and lotions that work wonderfully for warming up a larger area often feel too slippery when you are ready to go in deep. And many creams “designed” for deep tissue feel too greasy or sticky for an entire massage. You want your [...]

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