Dr. Dot update

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It’s been a long time since I posted a blog other than introducing a new Dot-Bot. Life got too busy for my blogging fingers. Used to LOVE to blog but then hurricane Desmond came into my life 🙂

He is now almost 5 years old (August 20th is his birthday) and I love him soooooo much. He brings me happiness everyday. He says the funniest things- I just can’t even believe.

Last night he said “you can not get old Mama. I might not love you if you get old. Stay like this please Mama” and I said “well everyone gets old Desmond. Or they die. Do you want me to get old and be around or do you want me to die like Muny. Then you will never see me again if I die” and he said “umm, well just don’t get old. What is this about Getting Old

that everyone wants to do it? Why do they want to get old anyways?” hahaha. I said “well no one WANTS to get old, it is just part of life my cutie”. And he said I want to not get old”

So funny how little kids are so honest and how their questions and thoughts make us grown-ups think again and laugh out loud. He is such a blessing and I savor every minute

of everyday even though I am walking around so tired I FEEL like I am gonna die lol.

Probably would make some people annoyed but I let him sleep in my bed. He HAS a bed but refuses to stay in it. He wants to sleep next to mama. And he is a restless sleeper. omg. He kicks, tosses, turns, wants a sip of water; wakes to make sure I am here next to him. Looking at him right now; the little angel. Of course I felt this way when my daughter Jasmine was his age too but nothing compares to the love between a Mother and Son. It’s the same between a Father and Daughter I hear. Mommy’s little Boy and Daddy’s little girl they say. Well in my case, it stands true. Oh how it does. He shows me unconditional love that makes my heart swell with happiness (except in the supermarket sometimes lol – where if I do NOT buy the toy of his desire he throws a wobbler (tantrum) that seems like he has retracted any love for me hahaha).

I would do anything for my children, anytime, anywhere, it’s all for them. Every dime I earn I would gladly give to them. Best love in the world. So happy. Mind you, if I could buy sleep, I would be bankrupt in a heart beat 🙂

Not easy having a 4 year old at my age. Oh Come on, you know I am no Spring Chicken anymore. Just wish I had 10 little children to take care of but you know how expensive life is and taking care of kids is dear (expensive). So I just savor this one and give him all of my love and attention. I have to wait until he goes to bed (usually late at night!) to start working (the 800+ emails I receive everyday and I mean, every SINGLE day) have to be taken care of otherwise they back up and then the next day I have twice as many. And every parent (who is NOT a Millionaire) knows there is the daily grind at home with house work… trash, laundry, dishes, floors, shopping, cooking, etc..Very hard to maintain friendships or any sort of physical activity. But that is reality when you choose to be a parent. Plus we ALL know I have had quite a run up until then, like up until about 2010, I had so much freedom and so many adventures- well my daughter was grown by then and I was free to travel, work, work out, sing, SLEEP etc 🙂 So it was a HUGE adjustment to be where I am at right now.

Hoping to get my book done SOON. Calling my book “Before I forget” because face it, I need to get my adventures in writing, before I get to old and freakin’ forget. Just my photographs alone need to be published for all to enjoy. I am sort of like the Rock and Roll cinderella or the Forrest Gump of Rock and Roll, these tid-bits need to be shared.

But where would these spare hours come from? Who knows. I barely have time to sleep- ever. Maybe when Desmond starts school this coming Sept. But I was hoping to use those hours to sleep and recover. Head still hurts from those two pesky Brain surgeries I had.. August 2016 and January 2017.. remember? I had two tumors removed.. huge process. And really had minimal help at home to recover, well it was never enough help, especially the first time in August, I was up cooking my own meals and doing housework and alone with Desmond most of the time. It was hell but it kept me so busy I didn’t notice the pain like most people would have. NO Pain killers apart from a few Tylenol PM’s, but then hardly even any of those. Not a fan of drugs of any kind. I threw a full, unopened bottle of Percaset (spelling?) away that my brain surgeon gave me. Did not even want to try one. So afraid of being hooked on such things. Like what happened to Prince. Sad.

I did have help the 2nd time around, but it was never enough. My friend Steve moved in for a while to help with Desmond. I got to sleep a bit more than I normally would. But taking care of Desmond literally requires 3 adults full time lol. Anyone who knows me well, knows this fact. “Takes a village to raise a child” is correct. Sadly I have ZERO relatives in my state. They all live super far away- NH, GA, FLA, CT… no one around. And friends are too busy too; swamped in their own lives, so it’s brutal.

Anyways, I am rambling on.. gotta sleep, just checking in to vent and gush about my little Son who I adore so much. Daughter lives in Germany and I barely see her but that’s life- when they grow up, they live their own lives so cherish them while you can

x

Dr. Dot

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^ My Daughter and Son together. Pure bliss <3

Massage Delivery service in New york city/ North New jersey

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Book me: email me at bookings@drdot.com and write “Shanna/Nyc” in the subject line

Hi there! My name is Shanna, and I am originally from New Mexico. I’ve lived and worked in the NYC, NJ, Long Island and Conn market since 2002. As a graduate of The Swedish Institute I have been a professional LMT since 2008. Healing others through massage has been a passion of mine for most of my life. Using Swedish deep tissue, Shiatsu, trigger points, and energy work as the back bone of my sessions, I have been able to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients. Dancers, singers, musicians, bartenders, chiropractors, business professionals…etc. I have a special place in my heart for artists and performers having grown up in a family of professional musicians, and I truly enjoy bringing healing to that community. Additionally, I have experience in sports injury, prenatal, lymph drainage and cancer patient recovery care as well.
I enjoy being a part of the Dr. Dot family, and help healing others in mind, body, and soul.
Peace

Massage Delivery service in Manhattan/Long island, NY

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Book me: email me at bookings@drdot.com and write “Shere/Ny” in the subject line

Shere is a Massage therapist favorite massage therapist mostly because of her attention to details there is no muscle that can hide from her grasp.

Shere received a associate degree of occupational Science from NY college of health professions in 2010 and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. All of whom who have had massages from Shere say the same thing:

“when can we meet again” a quote she will ever take lightly when you love what you do you ever work a day

Massage Delivery service in Manhattan/NYC/Queens, NY

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Melissa is a LMT and has been a massage therapist since 2001.She attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She is New York State licensed, Nationally Certified and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.Melissa is certified in pre/post natal massage and specializes in injury rehabilitation, deep tissue, and sports performance. Melissa is currently a student of Ortho-bionomy.

Observer writes about Dr. Dot Therapy LLC

http://observer.com/2015/09/the-go-to-massage-therapist-for-the-stones-katy-perry-expands-her-empire/

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A massage with Dr. Dot was a two-hour journey of intense release, pressure and pain—in other words, “the strongest deep-tissue bodywork session in the tri-state area” lived up to the claim. Proud to boast that she has “the best hands in the business,” there was little let up when she encountered a stubborn knot of tension in my neck—if anything, it felt like an invitation to go deeper. Not for the faint of heart, it was also a treatment that Dr. Dot, a.k.a. Connecticut-born Dorothy Stein, had honed to perfection over 30 years of massaging some of the most tour-bus-weary names in the music business; from Kanye West to Katy Perry (for the full, mind-boggling list just visit her website). Her first client was Def Leppard but Robert Plant, Mariah Carey, the Stones, and Sting and Trudie have all passed through her healing hands. She even gave the Oasis lads their first massage ever. Based in Berlin in recent years, Dr. Dot decided to move back to the States this summer, prompted by her involvement in Buick’s new Happiness Test Drive campaign—for which she created a unique in-car self massage technique. Motoring giant GM approached her after word spread among that set of people who always seem to know the very best contact for everything, from dentists and cosmetic surgeons to well, rock and roll’s top massage therapist. “There’s no place like home,” she told the Observer, speaking on the phone from her hair salon in Midtown NYC, sounding not unlike another famous Dorothy. And, indeed, the yellow brick road of her career to date does read something like a journey to the land of Oz, though home is Hoboken, N.J. Oasis (Photo: Getty Images). Oasis (Photo: Getty Images). Born to hippie parents in the late 1960s (Dr. Dot is an athletic yet voluptuous 47), “We didn’t have a TV, so in my household music and massage were our entertainment,” she said. “My mom was always like, ‘massage my feet, walk on my back.’ That was my role—I was the little family masseuse.” Dedicated Dead Heads, her parents would also take her to concerts from a young age: “I saw Frank Zappa at age 12. I even went to school the next day in a T-shirt that said ‘Titties and Beer,’ and got sent home,” she recalled. It was Zappa who put the doc in Dorothy; later in life he named her Dr. Dot for her expert skills and the moniker stuck. When Dr. Dot’s parents divorced and stopped funding what was by now a serious rock and roll habit, she had to find her own way into shows. “At first I would just sneak in, but then I decided I wanted to meet the people up on stage. And so I began to barter—backstage passes for massage. That started at age 15 with Def Leppard, and they’re still my clients today.” Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger (Photo: Michael Hickey/Getty Images). Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger (Photo: Michael Hickey/Getty Images). If it sounds a little suspect, a 15-year-old girl offering massage to hang backstage with bands, “have you met me?” she demanded, when questioned about whether any “extras” were ever expected. “My clients are usually scared of me, not the other way around. I have an aura that says ‘back off.’ That was never going to happen.” Word spread, and for the first decade of her career she continued to barter, massaging an ever-growing roster of bands in exchange for backstage access. “It was Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones who told me I had to start charging if I wanted people to take me seriously.” She went on to travel with the Stones on three consecutive tours: “Where I would have worked for the food! They had the best catering in the world.” Dr. Dot has since grown her business considerably, and now manages over 900 “Dot Bots” in over 30 countries globally—Dr. Dot vetted and approved each massage therapist, chiropractor and beauty therapist herself and deploys them via her Blackberry. She continues to receive applications daily, and employs a full-time assistant to screen them. “They have to be certified, in America they have to be licensed, and they have to have at least one year’s experience before we’ll even talk to them.” Once past this initial screening process, they then had to give a demonstration. “If they can’t come to me personally, they have to make it to the nearest Dr. Dot tester. To be a tester, you have to have already massaged me, or got a massage from me.” And sometimes this job fell to her most trusted clients. “Steve Vai and Joe Jackson have both been testers, plus lots of tour managers. They’re looking for a free massage; I’m looking for a tester. It’s a win-win!” Juliette Lewis (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images). Juliette Lewis (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images). Dr. Dot also counts A-list actors Bruce Willis and Juliette Lewis as clients, plus NFL players and corporations including Siemens and GM. Signed as part of a roster of wellness experts tasked with finding solutions for driving stress, Dr. Dot was happy to get involved. “I loved the idea. I thought good for them (Buick), they actually want to help their customers,” she said. “People get so stressed out when they’re driving, and massage is proven to lower blood pressure, as well stimulate the immune system.” Dr. Dot honed her self-taught healing technique—including a scary-sounding but strangely effective “biting” technique—at a medical massage school in Berlin. She moved to the German capital full time after meeting the father of her first child, a German, at a Grateful Dead concert in Hartford, Conn. “He looked like John Lennon…” a lifelong Beatles fan, she added, “my heart really belongs in Liverpool!” Berlin was also where she met Danielle Finkelstein, a former TV producer and now Toronto-based skincare entrepreneur who would launch a line of high-end Dr. Dot massage oils through her Argan Lounge enterprise. Available via a link on Dr. Dot’s homepage from mid-September, they are made in Canada using 80 percent pure, eco certified, fair traded argan oil, and are 100 percent organic and cruelty free. For now, Dr. Dot is happy to be back on home soil—and claimed her inbox was “raining requests” from high-profile clients, all wanting a one-on-one with the most infamous hands in the business. For a personal appointment email drdot@drdot.com. Read more at: http://tr.im/gsW1U

 

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24 hour massage service New Jersey

Nikki_NJ

 Book me:info@drdot.com and write: “Nikki/New Jersey” in subject line 🙂

Greetings! My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in New Jersey. I have been practicing massage therapy since 2006 and attended Cortiva Institute in Wall, NJ. Although I specialize mostly in Therapeutic massage and Deep Tissue work, I was trained and am competent in several different modalities including: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage and Myofacial Release. I truly love what I do and have a deep passion for helping people feel their best. I am honored to be part of Dr. Dot’s team of amazing professionals and am extremely grateful for this opportunity.

I am located in Central Jersey near the shore and do not mind traveling to most places throughout the state. If you are in need of pain relief from a chronic condition or maybe just in need of a little stress and tension relief, I hope you will make an appointment with me. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in the future.

 

 

24 hour massage delivery service Hoboken, New Jersey

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My Name is Alex, I have worked in the healthcare Industry for over 25 years as a chiropractic, massage therapist, physical therapist,reflexologist, music therapist and chromo therapist. I received my doctored in Argentinian from I.D.I.P and E.P.P.A schools. In Paraguay I graduated in natural medicine in Itapúa School.
 I have my License as a cosmetology and esthetician, Massage therapist   in New York, New Jersey and also in Florida as a Facial specialist and body wrapper.
 My focus is Pain relief and optimizing body motion. I utilize technics from many varied healing philosophies to establish “motion and balance, of body and mind”. Extremity adjusting is one of my specialties, and I have found that most athletes and stage performers benefit especially.
I am trained and skilled in skin analysis, facials, Cellulite treatment, eyebrow eyelash tinting, body wraps, salt/sugar scrubs, waxing – full face, full body (high proficiency in brow shaping), makeup artistry and lash extensions.
So I love what I do and I’m happy to be part of an integral team that allows me to share this knowledge and experience.
 
Highlighted Skill:
 
Deep Tissue Massage
Swedish Massage
Post-traumatic Massage
Post -partum Massage
Drain Lymphatic Massage
Hot stone Massage
Sport Massage
Chiro -Massage
Shiatsu, Chinese Massage (Tui-Na-An-Mo)
Californian Massage
Accu  Massage
Reflexology Massage
Chi-Kung Techniques
Therapeutic Massage
Aromatherapy Massage.
 

24 hour massage service for greater Manhattan area (NYC)

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Hi my name is Allissa, I was told by my mother at the early age of five that I had great hands when I used to massage her back.

Now years later I am a Licensed massage therapist with a degree from the Swedish Institute. I graduated in 2009 at the age of 18. I am trained in deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, Reflexology, trigger point, & prenatal. I’m excited to be working with Dr. Dot, our team and showing my talent.

24 hour chiropractic service Manhattan, New York

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Dr. Jacqueline M.S.LAc. is a NY State Licensed and Board Certified Acupunturist practicing traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a graduate of NY College of Health Professions in Syosset, NY. Jacqueline has done over 600 hours of acupuncture, moxabustion, and cupping therapies for over 7 years, and now specializes in pain management and treatment of various conditions.

 

Jacqueline has been successfully treating patients with lower back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, post surgical pain, migraines, headaches, insomnia, depression, addictions, and smoking cessation. She uses different modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, electric stimulation, auricular acupuncture, and moxabustion to treat various diseases and symptoms. Jacqueline has been working alongside other medical professionals such as Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists for the past 6 years. In addition, she also studied advanced acupuncture and bodywork techniques with world-renowned experts. Jacqueline’s goal is to provide health care for both curative and preventative conditions. She has a strong passion for healing and finds great reward in improving others’ health and well-being.