Informative Bodywork is where Science meets Sacred Art.

Massage Therapy as officially defined by the NYS Office of Professions is “…as engaging in applying a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body by means of stroking, kneading, tapping and vibrating with the hands or vibrators

Postural Analysis, One of the things I do on my time off and right as you walk in the door

Yep, this is one of the things I do all the time when I’m not actually massaging people or making fragrant products, postural analysis. Deviations from the plumb line and asymmetries are just some of the things I see when a client

Post-Marathon Massage Effectiveness, A Study Is Only as Good as It’s Premise

The Running Doc (Lewis G Maharam M.D. FACSM) makes an assertion that Post-Marathon Massage Therapy is worthwhile only after two hours post event. I offer that a study such as this, is only as good as it’s premise.  It is true that two studies have shown

Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy at Educating Hands School of Massage, Miami, FL

Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy is available for purchase at the Educating Hands School of Massage Bookstore at their new location at 260 NE 17 Terrace, (corner at 1730 Biscayne Blvd, 2nd floor- entrance through 17 Terrace) Miami, FL! Info: Call (305)285-0651 and

Can a Fragrance Bring Things into Being? -Introduction to Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy

Does the perfume of a flower or the scent of an herb put a picture in one’s mind? Chemists and aromatherapists have long known that scent can bring about feelings as varied as anticipation, relaxation and even a profound sense of wellbeing.

Why Massage? Why Now? Why now, more than ever, we need massage therapy on a regular basis.

One question I hear over and over again is: “how often should I get a massage?” It’s a very interesting question for a couple of reasons. One, the language that people use when asking this question gives me the impression that people

Lyme Disease, What it Looks Like

Spring may be a time of renewal, but it is also the time for ticks and other biting creatures! Massage Therapists are often the first people to see things that are going on with you that really need the attention of an

The Skinny on Stretching in Your Skinny Airplane Seat

The biggest obstacles to stretching on an airplane is that we are required to sit in our seats all the time and we have an idea of what stretching “looks like” that, in actuality, we can expand upon, or in this case,

Massage is a Contact Sport- How Massage Therapy Supports your Workouts

Massage Therapy is quite literally a contact sport and contact is the name of the game. When a massage therapist performs a stroke on a muscle, he or she is literally (manually) giving your body information you need to win the game.

Hawaii 5 Oh!

Hi All, I’ve added a very special new service to my list on! Clients are loving it and you will too! Hawaii 5 Oh! The Touch Fitness Hawaii Experience. Let me bring you to Sunset Point, on the North Shore of

Introducing a New Service for Active Older Adults!

SILVER CITIZENS TouchFitness, Informative Bodywork’s signature treatment for ages 65+ offers relaxing, soothing and restorative strokes, infused with restorative imagery, gentle stretches and doable rehabilitative exercise. Relieve pain and stiffness and replenish energy, youthful vitality and functionality. Appointments are limited to The

So Excited about Relax Max!

I’m very excited about teaching Relax Max this Sunday at Pure Yoga East! It’s especially nice because I was invited in to teach there by someone I hold in very high esteem and it’s a beautiful yoga studio. This one time class

New Service! Introducing… Touch Fitness Reflexology, Treat Your Feet

Touch Fitness Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. One underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.

Listen: Sherrin Bernstein on I had a terrific time being interviewed on Joshua Margolis’ program Mind Over Matter on TalkingAlternative Broadcasting. We chatted about Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, obstacles to working out and tools, specifically Ritual 1, that can assist people in overcoming those

TalkingAlternative Interview with TouchFitness founder, Sherrin Bernstein

I’m going to be on the Radio! Join me on Monday December 13, 2010 on The show starts at 12 noon, I should be on between 12:20-12:40. Join me and call 877-480-4120. Topic: massage therapy & aromatherapy. We will be discussing

Sherrin’s Birthday Wish

“…and they told two friends, and they told two friends… and then the price of sushi, oysters and clams went down, commonly thought of as extinct species of sea dwellers re-appeared which increased monies in city coffers from tourism, which caused taxes to go down, coastal oil drilling disappeared, coral and seaweed and crazy ass looking ocean creatures I’ve seen on tv thronged the waters, cancer rates from tainted food and water dropped to zero…”

Staying Healthy with Humidifiers

Consumer Reports states that “ideally, indoor humidity should be 30 to 50 percent. But without humidification, that level can drop to 10 percent in winter…” To many New Yorkers that means nose bleeds, dry irritated sniffly nasal congestion and susceptibility to infections entering via micro cracks inside the mucous membranes.

The Comtesse Suzanne de Paris

“When I got up, I noticed when I spoke and smiled, my face literally felt different, softer, supple, and more flexible. When I looked in the mirror, my face looked different, softer, fuller, and younger.

But this was not what was most impressive. What was most impressive was the Comtesse Suzanne de Paris’ smile when I told her what good energy there was in her office (and I know, I’ve been around). She said: “you can feel it?” I said: “yes”. But you go and have an appointment with her and see for yourself. This is a beautiful, talented, educated, successful and happy woman, and so, from the top down, from mother to daughter to granddaughter they are filled with joy and ease. So, it is with joy and great respect that I write about her. This woman of title, stature and an incredible history, who does not rest on her laurels, nor her title, is an inspiration for all of us. May she continue to pass her joy on and bless us all with her and her fabulous treatments for many years to come.”