I'm back next week. There will clearly be changes. I am following all the state guidelines. In addition, I will have a bunch of questions about your current and recent health. I will also be doing a lot of additional cleaning, with cleaners which will kill the virus. Both of us will wear masks the whole time and I will also have goggles and gloves. It is important to understand that even with all the precautions, Massage Therapy is considered a high risk activity as it involves close personal contact for an extended period of time. People who have had the disease, even those who were not symptomatic, have an elevated risk of blood clots. I will be providing gentle work only on clients' legs and monitoring carefully for blood clots. Having shared all those concerns, I am excited about getting back to work! Hope to see you soon!
One last surprise event of the season, I provided massage at a pop-up art installation and gallery in Greenfield. Visit Pop Up Gallery for details. Thanks to my friends at UMASS for inviting me!
For the first time, I joined my friend James Anderson at the Great River Challenge ( Great River Challenge ). The triathlon at Northfield Mountain on October 5th was a lot of fun.
The Bridge of Flowers Road Race ( Bridge of Flowers Road Race ) was fun as always. Many thanks to my massage friends and the sweaty runners who came to see us!
Two and a half days of bodywork in the July heat. The weather was actually better this year than some at the Green River Festival ( Green River Festival ). Many thanks to James Calloway, Gretchen Melnik and Ed Connor for help in massaging. Also, thanks to my sister for running the show.
I had a great weekend at the Mutton and Mead Festival ( Mutton and Mead). I enjoyed all the sights, sounds and pageantry! Thanks for stopping by!
The summer started with perfect weather at the Relay for Life! Great fun hanging with my Massage Therapist friends and all the people walking.
The outdoor season ended on October 6th, helping out at Element Brewing and Distilling's ( Element Brewing ) final Pedal to Pint event of the season. Great fun and great beer!
This year's Bridge of Flowers road race ( https://www.bridgeofflowersmass.org/ ) went super smoothly. Many thanks to Sam Legg, Cathi Hagar, Alex Pazmandy, James Calloway, Jenny New and Teresa Caldwell.
We had a great time at the Green River Festival ( https://www.greenriverfestival.com/ )! This year I was helped by Janice Dompke, Edie Colletti and James Calloway. Thanks to everyone who came by and kept us busy!
The Mutton and Mead Festival on the 16th & 17th of June was a blast! My friend and intern Gretchen Melnik covered Saturday 10-2, providing massage for donations. We had a great weekend. Many thanks to everyone who got massage and stopped to visit!
I'm done, I'm finished, I suppose I have graduated! Here is the culmination of four months hard work. I am Dr. Vodder certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy.
The Green River Festival at GCC, July 14th, 15th and 16th was wonderful. This year, I was assisted by Janice Dompke LMT and Cathi Hagar LMT and my wonderful schedulers. More information is available at https://www.greenriverfestival.com/. We had terrific weather! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by.
June 24th and 25th I had a great time at the Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival in Turners Falls at the Rod and Gun Club. What a great way to spend the weekend! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Learn more at http://www.muttonandmead.org/.
On June 17th I partnered with local breweries. I got t massage the cyclists who rode in the big Pedal to Pints event culminating at Berkshire Brewing Company in South Deefield. It was great fun! More information is at http://pedal2pints.com/
The weekend of June 10th, I helped out at the Greeenfield Relay for Life, at the fairgrounds. Saturday morning was dedicated to massaging the walkers and runners raising money to fight cancer.
I just finished my Oncology Massage Therapy training. I am excited to open this door and begin working with people with this difficult diagnosis.
The last two Sundays in October, I studied massage including silicon cups. The training was fascinating and adding the ability to lift tissue will add new dimensions to my massage.
On October 29th I joined the impressive crowds for this year's PumpkinFest https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinfest/! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and I trust everyone else had as much fun as I did!
October 1st I collaborated with the Element Brewing Company http://www.elementbeer.com next door for their Pedal to Pint event. People, bikes, beer and massage! Great to meet everyone.
Cathi and I had a fun weekend at the Fall Deerfield Craft Fair. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by.
I had the best crew for the Bridge of Flowers Road Race http://www.shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/bridge-of-flowers-road-race this year. Thanks to Sam Legg, Cathi Hagar, Janice Dompke and Catie Mckeown-Kindahl. It was a brutal day and everyone did a terrific job.
The Green River Festival has come and gone! Cathi Hagar and I at Greenfield Community College had a great weekend even with the rain. http://www.greenriverfestival.com/
Finally, better pictures of the home office for those of you who have not seen it in person.
On Saturday, November 14th, I had an Open House for the Millers Falls home office. I had a wonderful time meeting everyone. Many thanks to all my neighbors who stopped by!
For the first time, I massaged at a booth at Deerfield Craft Fair with Cathi Hagar on September 19th & 20th. Thanks to everyone who came by. The weather was fantastic!
Thanks to everyone who got a massage at Wendell Old Home Day! It was great to visit with everyone.
I had a good time massaging at Montague Old Home Day again this year! It was wonderful to meet everyone and the thunderstorms held off until after the tents were down.
The Bridge of Flowers Road Race was on Saturday, August 8th. Many thanks to Deb Hoyle & Cathi Hagar for massaging! Thanks also to the race organizers and the weather dieties.
Cathi Hagar & I massaged at the Greenfield Triathalon for the first time on Sunday August 2. It was fun meeting everyone!
My 10th anniversary of vending at the Green River Festival! It was so thoughtful of the organizers to bring back Friday nights and Steve Earl! What a great weekend! Thanks to everyone, including my "regulars" for coming by and to Cathi and my sister and husband for their help!
Spending the 4th of July at Tanglewood was great! We were super busy and the weather cooperated for the show! Thanks to Ed Connor for inviting me.
The class on Lymphatic Drainage was excellent! Thanks to all of you who have signed up to be guinea pigs while I get the sequences cemented in my brain!
The long awaited renovation is complete including the porch! I will be continuing to hang trim and paint the prorch but everything looks terrific. The home office in Millers Falls is back up and operational! The office looks great! These pictures are a little rough and ready, there will be more professional ones soon.
Thanks to everyone at the Franklin County Jail Break Race. The weather held (mostly) and everyone had a good time.
I had a great time at PumpkinFest in Turners Falls! Thanks to everyone who came by, it was nice to meet everyone. I hope everyone else enjoyed the day too!
Montague Old Home Day was terrific! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. I hope to see all of you again soon!
We had gorgeous weather again this year for the Bridge of Flowers Road Race. It was a little cool, great for the runners! Thanks to Sam, Jo, Cathi, Cheryl, and Thomas for your help! Great to work with the runners, hope to see even more of you next year!
On August second, I spent the day doing massage at the Turners Falls block party. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, it was great to meet all of you!
July 12th and 13th I worked at the Green River Festival for my ninth year! I had another great weekend! The weather was cooler, with some rain on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who got a massage this year. It was great to see all of my annual "regulars" at this event!
For the first time this year, I massaged cyclists at the Pedal to Pints event around the Pioneer Valley. The event culminated in a dinner at the Berkshire Brewing company. I joined Marly Shaffer LMT from Northampton to rub down the cyclists at the end of the road on June 21th. We had a great time!
On June 7th, I spent a beautiful (hot) day in downtown Shelburne Falls for Riverfest. Thanks to everyone who got a massage!
On May 21th, I was at CSO's Mental Health Fair at the Greenfield Energy Park. From 10 AM to 2 PM, I offered free Massage and stayed busy. There will also be music, food and crafts. We had gorgeous weather.
Last summer I opened a Massage space in our house in Millers Falls. It will be fully renovated soon with its own entrance into the house. Stay tuned for further news!
We had a great time at the Jail Break Race in October. Thanks to the Sherriff's Department and to Cathi Hagar LMT for organizing us!
Here is shot from the Green River Festival at Greenfield Community College in July!