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Everything ending in “-ING”: PARKING

PARKING in DOWNTOWN ASBURY PARK. Please plan extra time when visiting TAO. This will allow you to arrive to your appointment less stressed. Finding and paying for parking is a part of a growing downtown which we are grateful for! Best part is YOU CAN PARK IN THE PARKING...

Everything ending in “-ING”: BOOKING

In this post we would like to focus on BOOKING appointments at TAO which includes: Requirements for booking an appointment Booked appointments protocol Rescheduling & Cancellation policy Multiple appointment bookings As a small business we are greatly impacted by the number of appointments we have in the schedule. Those impacted...

Healing crisis and the inflammatory response

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE Following a massage recently I "came down" with a sore throat. My eyes were clear, my body didn't feel achy, I had no other symptoms that said "you are getting sick" Examining the "healing crisis" is a great way to also understand the body's natural...

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Rotator cuff problems? Come to Tao Massage

Rotator cuff problems. Think massage. Can't reach into the back seat of your car without discomfort? Limited range of motion to left your arm overhead? Have a job that involves sitting at a desk for long periods of time causing your shoulders to be rotated forward/internally? Pain between your...

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Chairs of Inclusion exhibit now until 11/29

Chairs of Inclusion brought to you by the WAE Center is a large-scale collaborative art project commissioned and created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of JSDD’s Wae Center will be exhibited in Downtown Asbury Park, NJ, Nov. 8 – 29, 2015. This community-wide exhibition of 12...

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Far Infrared Sauna – the deep sweat sweet heat treat!

Sweat once a day - BUT make it  DEEP sweat. Deep sweat come from using the FAR INFRARED SAUNA. You can sauna once a day, twice a day or once a week! FIR, for short, provides radiant heat, gently warming the one's body directly. In this way a deep...

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Love my body. Love your body. Massage helps body image

I hear song words differently. Like this one: “Luck in love, lucky in love, What else matters when you are lucky in love” Seemingly silly little tune I picked up from my sisters’ performance in a musical play in college called “Good News” Ever since training in expressive dance...

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T-A-O for results oriented massage

Asking a client recently about her goals for the day's session she struggled to find the words to express what she needed. We prompted, "Do you want to relax?" SHE REPLIED: "NO, I don't want to relax!" Now that might seem strange to some as massage is typically...

Soothing warm muscle relief with Thai poultice massage at Tao.
Thai poultice massage

What is a poultice? A poultice is defined as a soft moist mass of material that embraces plant material of flour which is applied directly to the body to help decrease inflammation and soreness. What makes a poultice Thai-specific? The exotic taste of the far east enters western...

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FLOATING!

A few years ago Vivian Taormina discovered floating. She floated and the same day she made this video about floating. Then researching for some other videos she could share so others could understand the experience she came across these guys who floated. At 8:09 there is...

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7 FOODS to SOOTHE STRESS

  We can all use a little stress reduction, yes? Love this list of 7 foods to soothe stress. Certainly there are more, but lets start with these seven. These foods also were noted as SUPERFOODS on lists by: Parenting magazine Parenting.com Prevention.com Dr. Perricone's Dr. Janis Roszler's 10 best foods for...

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License to practice massage therapy in NJ?

In the State of New Jersey a license is required to practice massage therapy. Does your massage therapist have  a license to practice? Good news at TAO we are New Jersey State licensed massage therapists. Does it REALLY matter if I use a licensed massage therapist? Here is why...