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Bring Chair Massage To Your Employees
  • Posted by:martin
  • Posted on : September 26, 2014
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9/26/14 Bring Chair Massage To Your Employees Chair massage has been an integral part of my practice since 1997. Fortunately, my teacher included a decent Stronglite chair in my tuition at The Shiatsu Clinic & School. I’ve provided chair massage in a number of locations over the years: local businesses, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, various health and business fairs,...

My Version Of Mindfulness
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  • Posted on : September 23, 2014
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9/23/14 My Versions of Mindfulness Mindfulness is integral to Buddhist practice. I’m not sure when it became a hot and trendy topic in America. We now have a magazine called Mindful. I think it’s likely that thoughtful people have always been mindful. I grew up in a Christian family and I’d say both my parents modeled Mindfulness. I try to be mindful. An important part for me is an...

Massage Therapy Is Poetry
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  • Posted on : September 18, 2014
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9/17/14 Blog Massage Therapy is Poetry I began writing poetry in high school. It was a creative outlet and I had dreams of becoming a rock star. Forget that I’d never learned to play a guitar or drum kit; I’d be the lead singer. You can do that when you’re introverted, right? I wrote imaginary songs. Soon enough I realized I’d not be a rock star, but I could keep writing poetry, right? So...

Yin and Yang
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  • Posted on : September 09, 2014
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The Yin and Yang of Your Massage Therapy Session I stopped teaching middle school for several reasons, one of which was politics. Thank goodness that was just a part of it. Everything is partly politics. Massage Therapy is partly politics if I let it be, particularly when it comes to education and continuing education. I thought I’d not teach again after my middle school experience, but I do; I...

About Martin Gibbens
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  • Posted on : September 01, 2014
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9/1/14 About Martin Gibbens I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Iowa City since 1997. Before that I taught middle school language arts in Wichita and Iowa City. I was an English major and earned my B.A. in 1985 at the University of Nebraska. Then, I earned my M.Ed at Wichita State University. My wife and I came to Iowa City in 1996, which was when I began training at the Shiatsu Clinic...

Welcome to our new Website!
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  • Posted on : August 28, 2014
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Our new website lets you book your appointment’s online. Just click on the “Schedule an Appointment” link and you will be on your way to scheduling an appointment with Shiatsu & Massage Therapy in Iowa City, IA. Our new site was created by Maudience – Iowa Web