Self Massage In Between Appointments

Life gets busy and we understand that you may not be able to make it in for a massage every week since massage has so many wonderful benefits such as reducing stress, relieving muscle tension, lowering blood pressure, boosting immunity and more. In order to keep the positive effects going, you can give yourself some easy self massages in between appointments.  So put some relaxing music on, light your favorite candles and grab a seat in your comfiest chair. Here are some easy [...]

By |2021-02-01T00:08:20-05:00February 7, 2020|Self Care|

Keep Your Skin Glowing This Winter

The harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin. The skincare routine that you just got down, and was working fabulously a few months ago, may seem like it is failing you now, leaving you with dry, dull skin.  Not only are you not loving the look, but it is also painful. Don’t worry - you are not alone! So many people are looking for relief that there’s an entire day dedicated to it --  National Winter Skin Relief Day on January [...]

By |2020-12-06T02:07:34-05:00January 1, 2020|Self Care|

Nine Ways to Fit Self Care into Your Busy Schedule

End-of-year work commitments, family gatherings, dinners that need to be made, houses that need to be cleaned, presents that need to bought – we can all agree right now is a busy and stressful time of the year!   It may seem silly that we are suggesting you make room in your schedule for self-care. But making a little time for yourself will help you feel your best – a must when it comes to tackling that to-do list.  Here are nine ways to [...]

By |2020-12-06T02:08:44-05:00December 15, 2019|Self Care|

Prevent Illness and Boost Your Immunity with a Massage

It may be the most joyful time of the year, but along with the beautiful snow, crowds of people, and a drop in temperature comes the sickness – something we’d all like to avoid!   Flu season peaks in the winter, with the cold weather keeping people indoors and in closer proximity to one another. Also, according to Medical News Today germs are more likely to survive and spread in cold and dry conditions.  Another thing to keep in mind is that blood pressure [...]

By |2021-02-01T00:08:57-05:00December 1, 2019|Self Care|

Healthy Feet are Happy Feet

All of that circling around the mall, waiting in line, and standing for long hours takes a toll on the feet, especially during this busy time of the year. Our feet do so much for us every day, it’s time we take care of them.  Here are a few ways you can treat your feet: Reflexology This is one of the many services we offer at Balanced Body Therapeutic Massage. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet utilizing specific thumb, [...]

By |2020-12-06T02:10:34-05:00November 20, 2019|Self Care|
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The Reboot for your Mind and Body

Do you feel stretched in a hundred different directions? Obligations, deadlines, appointments, meetings, work, housework, sports, everything. More often than not, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week for all that needs to be done. We’re on constant high alert. We're always moving. All this chaos can be hard on your body and mind. When this happens, we tend to be less mindful of our eating. Or chasing sleep like it’s a lively kitten. Or we [...]

By |2021-02-01T00:09:13-05:00July 8, 2017|Self Care|
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6 Healthy Actions You Can Do At Work

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, so we are going to talk about some ways to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by giving you simple actions you can do anywhere... especially at work. Take the stairs. Pedometers, Fitbits, and various health tools track steps and daily mileage. One of the first things people do when they lean into a healthier lifestyle is to increase their movement. This can take the form of an actual organized fitness plan or by [...]

By |2017-11-07T02:54:54-05:00May 1, 2017|Self Care|
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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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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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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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