My first client for the New Year was a Prenatal Massage! This Massage is such a great benefit to both Mom & Baby. Massage Therapy performed during pregnancy reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches, joint pain and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Schedule your Prenatal Massage today or give the Gift of Health to an expecting Mom! Gift Certificates available.
Need a good foot Massage? Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. Check out this educational foot chart and share this post!
Do you feel like you’re being pulled in every direction? Spread too thin? Are you ineffective at work and grumpy and tired at home? It sounds like you are in the same boat with thousands of other stay home mothers or working mothers in this country. Many moms feel like they must “do it all” at work and at home in order to be a successful career woman and a great Supermom. Sooner or later, these super-career-soccer-moms get burned out. A massage is a great way to relieve some stress and regain your focus. Here are five reasons that working moms need a knead.
1. MASSAGE means “ME” TIME
It is important when you’re being pulled in all directions and you’re constantly focusing on everyone else, to spend a little bit of time each day for some “me” time.
2. MASSAGE RELIEVES STRESS
A massage is a proven way to reduce or remove stress. Stress can cause tension in muscles, especially the muscles around the shoulders, neck, arms, and face that can cause headaches.
3.MASSAGE IMPROVES GENERAL HEALTH
Studies have shown that regular massages can help improve muscle function, recovery time, and circulation. All of these things are important for a working mom who is also trying to keep her body healthy with exercise and nutrition.
4.MASSAGE BOOST YOUR ENERGY
A massage can actually leave you feeling energized and revitalized. If you are having trouble keeping up at work or are fighting the “sleepies” every afternoon, the answer might just be a good massage to relieve energy-sapping tension and boost circulation.
5.MASSAGE IS AN INSTANT MOOD LIFTER
If you, like many moms, have a difficult time with your attitude when working all day, it might be an indication that you have excess stresses on your body and mind. By escaping into a massage for an hour once or twice a month, you will experience relaxation and rejuvenation that will allow you to learn how to center yourself and control your emotions in a calm and relaxed way.
Understanding Deep Tissue Massage!
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles, referred to as connective tissue. Of the many types of massage, deep tissue focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots (aka adhesions).
Deep tissue massage can break up and eliminate scar tissue from previous injuries. A common problem is that stressed muscles can block nutrients and oxygen from getting to where they need to go, and this will cause inflammation that allows toxins to build up in your muscle tissue. The inflammation and toxins contribute to pain and stress. Deep Tissue Massage breaks up and releases the built-up toxins by loosening the muscles. With the toxins released, blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through one’s body. Being properly hydrated before you go to your massage appointment and drinking plenty of water after one of these massages is highly recommended.
Suffering from Allergies or Asthma? Many people turn to alternative therapies and complementary medicine for allergies/asthma relief. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 16yr old and every since then I have taken steroids and inhalers. About 5 years ago I decided to make a change in my lifestyle by eating healthier and excerising. Three years ago I added Therapuetic Massage Therapy to my lifestyle to help relieve stress which therefore relieve tensed muscles to help me breathe. Those that suffer from allergies/asthma know they have to manage their asthma for the rest of their lives, they would like to reduce their reliance on the medications traditionally prescribed for asthma, particularly steroids… including me, not finding the relieve they want from traditional medicine. I recently added daily supplements that is helping with my allergies and the inflammation caused by Asthma. Coconut oil, Vitamin C, and Magnesium.
Massage therapy for Asthma, another mind-body technique, brings relief to some people with asthma. As a Massage therapist I will work on your neck and ribcage to release tension in the muscles that facilitate breathing. “Studies have shown massage therapy can help some asthma sufferers in terms of balancing muscles and improving lung function,” says Amanda Lien, ND, a naturopathic physician. Additionally, massage therapy may alleviate some of the anxiety you feel about having breathing problems.
Enhance the quailty of LIFE with Massage!