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Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

To say that cancer is hard on the patients and their families would be an incredible understatement. A terrifying disease whose treatment can be even more brutal than the disease itself, just hearing the diagnosis can leave devastating impacts on a person’s mental health and wellness. Physically, cancer and chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the body, but the emotional…

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On Being Present: Struggles of a Frantic Girl

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly four months since the official opening of White Willow! It’s been great. Now, at the end of October, I’ve hit a good routine. I feel settled into my treatment room and happy in our office. It’s all perfect, really. A couple of weeks ago, when I realized that…

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Self care: Preventing A Breakdown

Image source: Society for Psychotherapy Do you ever have those days where you feel like all you do is run, run, run and still feel like you’re behind? Maybe you skip lunch one day or only get a few hours of sleep another day. Or maybe you don’t realize that you were so caught up until…

Massage Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Massage Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that is currently incurable, but treatable. The symptoms range from mild to severe, coming and going, while never going away for good. Like any chronic disease or syndrome, it can be hard to cope with the constant pain, fatigue, and variety of other symptoms. Fortunately, also like many…

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Spotlight: Charley Caudill, Licensed Massage Therapist and Professional Birth Doula

When is your birthday? December 28th, right in between Christmas and the New Year.  Where are you from?  I’ve lived in Lexington for a while, but I’m originally from Viper, a small town in southeastern Kentucky.  What is your favorite massage modality to practice? I’m especially drawn to the subtle modalities, specifically CranioSacral Therapy. This…

Spotlight: Breanna Kinman, Licensed Massage Therapist

Spotlight: Breanna Kinman, Licensed Massage Therapist

When is your birthday? My birthday is September 25th, which is just in a few days as a write this. My husband’s is, oddly enough, the 26th. This year we’re going out of town for a weekend trip.  Where are you from? I’ve lived in Lexington since I was 3, so I consider it my…

Inside Out: A Massage Therapist’s Take

Inside Out: A Massage Therapist’s Take

Inside Out, Pixar’s newest movie, delves into the brain and processes of our emotional lives. While it is obviously quite fictional (we don’t actually have tiny people in our heads, according to science) there is a lot of truth to the situations that Riley and her gang of emotions get into. As massage therapists, we know that…

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Town Branch Trash Parade with Seven Generations Community Actions Project

Sarah Steele (SGCAP President), Breanna, Arielle, Charley, and Brandon Caudill (SGCAP Ministerial Director) Last Saturday, the White Willow girls joined forces with Seven Generations Community Action Project in an effort to clean up our town. Or, at least part of our town. We started at Woodland Park, which was relatively free of trash, so it wasn’t long before we…

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Laurel Branch at Grimes Mill Winery

Have you been to Grimes Mill Winery? We have! Last Saturday, Arielle, Breanna, and Charley visited the winery for a tasting and to see Laurel Branch, a folk-Americana band with members Jane Tatum, Julia Sparks, Ann Caldwell, and Sara Pitney. We had a blast! Upon arrival, we were greeted by two dogs who live on site. The location…

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White Willow Progress

So it’s been twelve days since our official business opening. We’ve got a few things in the works:  Our logo has been slow-coming, and there have been some bumps along the way, but it’s almost here!  Our sign, hand painted by Charlie Campbell, is on the way and we have a feeling it’ll be gorgeous.  We commissioned…

Open for Business!

Open for Business!

As of July 1st, 2015, White Willow Massage Therapy is officially open for business. We couldn’t be more thrilled! We’ve dreamed big, worked hard, and we’re feeling proud as peacocks.  We want to thank you, lovely clients, for your continued support. We have the best clients in the world, or at least in all of Lexington.…

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2020

Hello again, dear friends. We’re glad to see you on this side of 2020. Since we reopened in our new location this October, business has been great! We have all of you to thank for that. Your continued support of us and other small businesses is a big part of what…

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Influenza & Corona Virus- Herbal Remedies to the Rescue

Mar 11, 2020

Herbal remedies for respiratory viruses and tips to keep healthy during flu season.

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Of Course Your Body is Weird- You Should Still Get a Massage

Mar 1, 2020

Hey friends, Breanna Kinman here. As massage therapists, we hear from people who want massage all the time, but say they’re too self-conscious. Here’s my rebuttal to the most common body anxieties: I have stretch marks/ scars/ acne/ body hair /ugly feet So does everyone. No, really. It’s honestly so…

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Winter Solstice, New Year’s Resolutions, and Manifesting with the Moon

Aug 13, 2019

Winter Solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year, is on December 21st. On this dark day, observed by people all over the world, we celebrate light. We remind ourselves that, in times of darkness, we can be the light in our lives. How can you invite light into…

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Can I Offer You a Radish? (How I Cut Sugar Successfully)

Aug 28, 2018

  Hello, my name is Breanna, and I am a recovering sugar addict. Alright, there are no AA-like meetings for sugar addicts as far as I know, but I was definitely quite addicted. I was so addicted that I would get a giant headache if I didn’t have any candy…

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We Went to Asheville to Learn Fire Cupping and Gua Sha!

Jul 10, 2018

As massage therapists, we’re always looking to improve our craft and add new tools to our bodywork tool belts. We’re always looking for new and interesting ways to help you feel better in your body.  Last month our crew traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for some education and exploration. What…

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Guest Blog: ANAMCHARA ASTROLOGY

Apr 27, 2018

Hey y’all! My name is Nate and I’m a traditional astrologer and spiritual director here in Lexington, and I’m also the organizer of the Bluegrass Astrology Meetup. Charley has invited to me to share a little about what it is that I do, as it intersects with White Willow’s vision…

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Plant Communication Circle – Starting March 2018

Feb 14, 2018

Whether you’re a gardener, an herbalist, interested in making your own tonics, self care products, or simply just to strengthen your spiritual connection with plants, this circle will provide you with lots of information and time to connect on a much deeper level. Not only will you connect with 10…

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New Massage Therapist! Meet Brandon Caudill, LMT

Oct 17, 2017

We are so happy to announce the arrival of our new team member, Brandon Caudill. Brandon is a licensed massage therapist and also practices energy work and leads guided meditations. He attended Lexington Healing Arts Academy for his training in massage therapy and has been immersed in Hopi and Lakota…

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