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michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Feb.27.2013
Some of you may not know it, but I'm a licensed massage therapist. (Pauses to listen to the sound of my personal stock going up; pats self on back). I'm a licensed massage therapist and I have the great fortune to teach continuing education classes at the University of Louisiana. My class is...
jitu-rajgor's picture
Feb.14.2013
          ‘Bukit Bintang’ a Street of Kuala Lumpur was flooding with people from all over the world on that night. Chinese New Year was coming. Men, women, solo travelers, couple with kids were walking on street, entering or coming out of restaurants...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jul.30.2012
        Flames have destroyed the ancient souk of Aleppo, burning medieval storehouses, countless small shops, a hammam, and once elegant courtyards.  The troops of the Syrian president-for-life and the desperate rebels determined to end his...
gregory-roensch's picture
May.04.2012
San Francisco, CA -- After operating for ten years on Potrero Hill’s north slope, In-Symmetry day spa was forced to shut down 2010 and eventually had to relocate. Little did In-Symmetry owner Candace Combs know at the time, but she had embarked on a tumultuous ride to keep her small business...
steven-belanger's picture
Apr.15.2012
Hey, everyone, long time, no see.  I don't think I've ever taken a one-week break from this blog since I started it, never mind two weeks!  No excuse for not at least publishing a couple of entries, for God's sake, but I have to admit that the following things happened in a three-day...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Mar.06.2011
It's been awhile since my last massage.   But life could be worse.   There are some who have never had one.     I realized this the other day when I passed a chalkboard that read "Table Massage" outside a Berkeley spa. I rushed home and into my kitchen. "Want a massage?" I asked...
sharon-tillotson's picture
Oct.21.2010
...the best massage I’ve ever had - and I’ve had plenty. A while ago a group of my friends bought me a gift certificate for a local Spa. Wanting to make the most of it for me and for them I pored over the brochure a few times, then phoned reception twice for confirmation of the services. (Yeah I...
dorraine-k-darden's picture
Mar.08.2010
When my middle child-a mama’s girl- started kindergarten, she clung to my waist like lichen on stone. The separation for us was painful, me leaving her, crocodile tears in her eyes, a little waif dressed in tiny jeans and a yellow shirt sprinkled with daisies. I’d done my best to prepare her. She’d...
jessica-doyle's picture
Dec.07.2009
In an effort to submerge myself in Korean culture, and use my Lonely Planet Korea for more than just its subway map and "Where to Drink" guide I decided to plan a trip to a Korean spa.  Now, if you know anything about the family I grew up in, or more appropriately the mother I grew up...
linda-ballou's picture
Nov.20.2009
        In search of traditional Hawaiian healing venues I circumnavigated the Big Island sampling lomi-lomi, and other forms of massage along the way. What better way to rejuvenate body and mind than in the knowing hands of masters and restorative waters of Hawai’i. If you follow in my footsteps,...