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Mary-Margaret Mastin
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  • Ukiah, CA
  • United States
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Jun 14, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"By the way I think it's fair to assume that we have all had ample training and experience in communication skills but I thought I'd just sort of remind us all that "when we use the word 'you' while sort of…"
Jun 14, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"Is that a typo or did you really mean 'stressing the glutes'???  If you meant stressing...or even if you meant stretching...neither in itself will release a Psoas.  The Psoas doesn't necessarily have an on/off switch to it,…"
Jun 14, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"I haven't seen the Psoas book, but I'm going to guess that Liz Koch might have explained what has become my Psoas motto, which is "where the Psoas goes....you ARE going to follow"!  King Pin....absolutely!!!  "
Jun 14, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"A pretty good "no fail" quick test for the Psoas......gently touch the Anterior side where the thigh and pelvis connect, if the client jumps or squeals....ding, ding, ding!  It may be tender or "tender/ticklish" and be…"
Jun 14, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"You are totally right on Therese!  "Allow the release to happen"...what an amazing concept! ((*~*))"
Jun 14, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"I think it's pretty safe to say...we all look for the sore spots and eliminate them.  In addition to that...more often than not...their presenting symptoms and problems...go away.  It's the "when they don't" that…"
Jun 10, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"Morning Therese, I spent five years clicking my heels trying to get myself back out of Kansas so have a little understanding of the OK. conservatisim.  Native Northern California girl here...imagine my surprise!!!  High Five to you for…"
Jun 8, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"Sorry for the delay in response Therese, I'm only on line Tues and Wed while here in my office.  Generally, folks are face down when I do the Forearm work.  In doing it....I get a chance to rest while waiting for the release to come…"
Jun 7, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
" Ahhh stretching...for myself...I do sort of a Neutral "let gravity do the work" stretch using things like furniture or walls as the support.  I breathe into it and rest until I feel myself "let down".  I tend to…"
Jun 1, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"To finish quickly here...The Psoas has been quite a teacher for me and prompted me to stretch beyond the basic training I got at Massage School.  LOVE this work!!!  What amazing and phenominal vehicles we've got!    "
Jun 1, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
""Like minds"...I love it!  I send my clients home with homework too!  The Psoas...was not really on my radar screen as a new practitioner...until it brought me to my knees and landed me in bed to essentially do what I call my…"
Jun 1, 2011
Mary-Margaret Mastin replied to Marla Barrett's discussion Scoliosis and Massage
"Too bad I found this so late...would have liked to join in while it was actually going on.  I have been that person with nerve impingement....thus, it gave me some insight and tools with which to unravel the nasty thing! (*~*)  What I…"
May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011

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Which modalities do you practice?
Integrative Massage, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Energy Work, Structural Integration, Trager Approach, Zero Balancing, Chakra Balancing

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