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Make a Day for Relaxation

Busyness is the trend these days. People carry over-packed schedules like winning trophies. “I’m SO busy at work!” “How do you have time to do that? I’m too busy to read/watch TV/exercise/do anything fun.” “I can’t get monthly massages I have too much to DO!” Too much “busy” could be making you tired, sick, and probably cranky. When do you relax? RELAX. “Relaxation” is a word we hear often, but don’t know always know what it means. Here, I’ve compiled some options for [...]

By |2021-02-01T00:09:41-05:00January 9, 2017|Self Care|
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Why your legs need a massage

Our legs do a lot for us. We use them all day, every day. Like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some care. Our legs take us where we want to go. They let us walk around to do what we need to do - even if it's just to grab a snack from the kitchen. Some jobs are physical and involve being on your feet a lot. If lifting and moving things are [...]

By |2020-12-06T02:16:42-05:00December 20, 2016|Massage|
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Gratitude and Joy

In a world that sells dissatisfaction, it’s almost heretical to feel happy about your body. And on the rare occasion when body satisfaction is socially acceptable, it’s usually in the context of “Dang, I look amazing in my wedding dress/tailored business suit/perm/bathing suit/whatever I just spent a lot of money on in order to make me feel this way for a couple of hours.” For all the sunshiny Facebook messages telling you “You’re beautiful!” there’s not much to make us feel legitimately joyful [...]

By |2020-12-06T02:14:21-05:00November 15, 2016|Self Care|
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Should I cancel my massage if I’m sick?

Short answer: Yes, please. Long Answer: Yes, please. Massage is great. You know this. But it's not always a great idea. As cold and flu season approaches again, it's important that you know when it may be necessary to cancel your appointment. Why?  When you are sick, your body needs rest. It's strange to think about it this way, but receiving massage is an active task, it is not entirely rest. Massage causes change in the body, and your body has to work to maintain [...]

By |2017-11-07T02:41:28-05:00August 24, 2016|Massage|
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5 Tips for Neck & Shoulder Care between Massage Appointments

People with neck and shoulder issues often have their pain return before their next massage appointment. Work, play and children all make demands on the body. A dull ache can quickly turn into a burning pain especially while folding laundry, doing yard work, playing on the computer or any of the other million things you do. What can you do between professional massage appointments to take the edge off neck and shoulder pain? Here are some ideas. Take a Break Take short breaks [...]

By |2021-02-01T00:05:18-05:00July 22, 2016|Massage|
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Reiki: What to Expect

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also helps promote healing. Stress disrupts our energy flow and Reiki is a tool to help restore that flow, resulting in an improved feeling of well-being. When you arrive for the initial session, you and the therapist will discuss what you wish to accomplish and what activity they will be doing. Your therapist will describe how they follow the 7 main chakras of the body.  A chakra is an energy center.  You will be [...]

By |2022-04-28T17:50:49-05:00June 1, 2016|Reiki|
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3 Things Massage Can Help You With Right Now

We know massage will make us move better and feel happier, but not everyone can make time for regular appointments. Luckily massage is great preventive care and it can have some instant results. Check out these 3 things massage can help you with right now. Headaches   Tension headaches (often called stress headaches) are the most common type of headaches among adults. Pain or pressure in your forehead or on the top or sides of your head? Could be a tension headache. It's especially likely [...]

By |2017-11-07T02:35:00-05:00April 19, 2016|Massage|
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Celebrate Sleep Awareness Week

Sometimes getting a full night’s sleep seems impossible to achieve. No matter the cause - stress, pain, your work schedule or another reason - if you are not receiving regular quality sleep it can interfere with your health. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says, “Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions - such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression - which threaten our nation’s health.” Sleep Awareness Week (March 6-13) gives us an opportunity to leave [...]

By |2021-02-01T00:10:14-05:00February 29, 2016|Self Care|
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