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What about that couch?

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello! We hope you are enjoying this year thus far.

Right now, I'm sitting on a couch. That would be a strange way to talk about wellness, massage, and overall health, but is it really? When we aren't at work or in bed, the furniture we choose is where we spend the most time. It's where you talk, where you enjoy shows, or books, or video games, etc. The furniture in your house has a great impact on how you live your lives. It also serves as a window of the type of person you are. That's absolutely insane, isn't it? So today, I just have a few questions for you regarding your furniture, and these questions will be expanded upon. I know you'll enjoy and benefit from looking at something that is taken for granted often in the United States.

Question 1:What does your furniture say about your rest? Do you have a big comfortable bed, or do you have a bed with accessories? What adorns your most private space should bring out everything you want in relaxation. If you are sleeping the recommended time per night, you will spend around 1/3rd of your whole life on that one piece of furniture. That sounds morbid, but how your furniture impacts your rest has a profound and lasting impact on your quality of life. Are you struggling with rest or irritability? Maybe not working efficiently? These are basic examples of interrupted sleep, but something as simple as a new mattress can make all the difference.

Question 2:How much do you move at home? This is related to the truth that our home may not be the most welcoming place for....us. It is possible to have too much or too little of furniture. Biblically, there is power and validity in resting and relaxing. Too much furniture can obviously stifle your movement, but too little is also potentially detrimental. How crazy is it that a healthier life can start as easily as removing or adding a chair.

Question 3:How many pieces of furniture do you have that are not in front of a screen? This is a two part question, and we could do a whole post on TV and wellness. But this idea goes a little deeper. A reading corner? Somewhere you play an instrument? A repair stand? Your furniture can open so many possibilities for what you do at home. And those things can greatly improve your wellness.

We didn’t even talk about massage therapy or your body wellness, but that is very clearly intermingled in this. Not feeling well lately? Something just isn’t right? Maybe it’s as simple as a chair, a couch, a table, or a bed. Just give it some thought.


Resolutions Are Wonderful!

Posted on January 8, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

New Year, new you!

I want to congratulate everyone who is embarking on their journey of self improvement with the New Year's Resolution. It's been a while, and Perfect Pockets Plus is back on the blogging schedule. The topic of today is the resolution cycle. Yes, we are discussing the common thing people do, whether it's going to the gym, trimming down their facebook friend's list, or eating (insert healthy thing here), or something similar. I used to be one of those people who scoff at the idea. What 

If someone wanted to change, they shouldn't wait for the new year, they should do it now.

What a naiive thought that is!

Change is difficult whether it is initiated by you or something out of your control. As someone who has embarked on change regularly, it really is a challenge. The most prominent part of the new year is it gives you hope. The previous year is behind you, and the switch of numbers is a hard representation of that year never coming back. That is a negative thought for some, but for those who struggled, who did everything they could just to make it through 2019, the call of 2020 is a blessing to them. This year it can be different. This year, it can be better. The beginning of the year, people begin to believe in themselves and each other again. 

So for those of you who have decided on a New Year's Resolution, we at Perfect Pockets Plus are cheering you on! You can do it! Let's embrace our drive to improve ourselves, and this time, it'll happen!

Three Year Anniversary Soon

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We're going to have a short update today, but I noticed that we'll be having our third anniversary on the website! How wonderful? Share with us some ideas to celebrate!

Three Year Anniversary Soon

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We're going to have a short update today, but I noticed that we'll be having our third anniversary on the website! How wonderful? Share with us some ideas to celebrate!

Pain at the Core and the Beauty of Problems

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We've had a few years of experience of WMF now, and it got me thinking about the state of our business, and massage therapy as a whole. What gets this industry ticking? What makes it sustain? As always, I'm giving my own personal thoughts, and these thoughts are likely, but not necessarily, shared by Bethany and Kim.

At the core of what we do, you have a problem that involves physical discomfort, and we have an answer. That goes for massage therapists, chiropractors, suppliers, herbalists, accupuncturists, everyone. Pain is the primary catalyst when we go to seek help. I am so grateful for pain personally because it is the body telling you that something isn't right. This is why nerve damage is so alarming with diabetics. Pain led you to us, and we've been specially trained, many for a number of decades, on how to help you live well (as opposed to just removing pain). And where would we be if I didn't mention that important "w" word?

Bethany is currently working on an individual project. Nothing too extensive. She's adding an elastic band to an eye pack because a customer noted that he wanted to keep the pack on his eyes while asleep. Problems lead to solutions. It is possible that this expands and becomes the norm. It's possible it doesn't, but it is an example of how we constantly search for ways to improve and help others.

You'll notice that the people who live the most fulfilled are often the ones who listen to their bodies most. So my message for Bethany, Kim, all therapists, and all clients everywhere: your body is constantly talking. Listen. Most of the time, it's saying what you need to hear. And have a wonderful day.



World Massage Festival Day 2

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello again! We finished up day two of the World Massage Festival, and it was quite a treat. During one of the busy times of the day, I was able to jump in and get my hands busy. I'd say dirty, but that isn't true. It was a pleasure meeting so many people and getting to share what perfect pockets plus has to offer. There's something about being asked questions on the fly that makes me realize how much consideration Kim and Bethany put into each product. They really do leave no stone unturned. 


But I'm not here to talk about that.


I'm actually to talk about the first thing that comes out of your mouth in the day, and I'm not talking about air. We already know that the words you say have an impact on your wellness (and others). I've come to believe that the most vital words that you say come after you wake up and before you go to sleep. These are the words that stick with you for hours, whether you know it or not. It is more overt than subliminal messages, and at the same time, more powerful. I've actually experimented with this over the past week before we came here to North Carolina. The first two days, I began with something positive: "Today's going to be awesome". The next two, I started with something shorter: "No". The difference in my days were minimal, but my perspective held harsh differences.


If words naturally produce chemical reactions, give your brain and body the most positive reaction you can. Speak positivity in your waking moments.

WMF Picture of the Day (Day 1)

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

World Massage Festival Day 1

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

After a long drive, we made it to Cherokee, NC, and Bethany and Kim are enjoying the festival with a number of massage therapists and professionals. This isn't going to be any type of formal post, like the others have been, and at the end, I'll be adding a picture that won't swallow the post....hopefully.

I've always been curious about what's the most valuble thing one massage therapist can offer to another. Is it information? Care? Exposure? Friendship? You can make an argument for any of these. Being with my children, and seeing the value that both Bethany and I bring into their lives (and they into ours), I would say the most valuble resource for massage therapists is the most obvious. Time. There are occupations out there that are naturally lonely and naturally trying when it comes to making success. Massage isn't one of them. From secondhand experience, Bethany had some of the most success when she had another massage therapist to talk to. My wife and I are best friends, but it isn't the same as someone who walks in the same shoes, more or less.

So if you're at the WMF (acronyms), the most valuble thing you can do is network. Talk to other people, share what you know, and I'm sure you'll gain something. If you aren't at the festival, find some MTs around you. It is more difficult, and nervewracking to do outside of an event, but it is just as rewarding.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 and a short thought

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.


What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

*Eccl. 3:1-13*


I last posted about the fact that a large portion of us work too much. This verse came to mind for me because I associate wellness with balance. Bringing balance to your body can also bring balance to your mind and spirit, and vice versa. we all strive to live a life in balance, wether we know it or not. Solomon was one of the wisest men in the history of the Bible, and it struck me how much emphasis he put into this idea.

You're working too much

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all you wonderful people. Happy spring to you. At last, we can come out of hibernation and take in some sun, something I'll be doing with the kids shortly after this article. I want to talk about work and how it affects our health. Work is a part of all of our lives, and we are going to look at exactly how much of our day is consumed with our jobs. 

If you are a "typical" working adult, you work around 8-10 hours per day, not including travel. Assuming you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, that leaves you 6-8 hours to spend time with family, explore hobbies, socialize, clean your home, manage your finances, and any other thing you have as a priority in your life. Considering the constant high stress levels many of us endure in the work environment, that is a lot of time and stress for something that you may or may not find fulfillment from. 

And we all know stress has massive impact on our overall health. 

I was listening to a podcast last week talking about how physical and mental health are the same thing. It is not necessarily something I agree with, but we will be unpacking that theory in another article. What is certain is that the work patterns of the average American has negative implications on emotional, mental, and physical health. There isn't a surefire solution to an issue like this. Everyone is their own individual with their own situation, and one prescribed alternative doesn't work for all.

But it is likely you need a day off in the near future if you haven't taken one recently, and you likely need more time away from work than you've taken. This is meant to be an open discussion, so I would love to hear from all of you what you have found that works, or that doesn't work. Are you like many, who need a well earned rest from work, or a moment to rediscover what is truly important to you?

If you are, make time for it.


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