Someone just came into the office today and said…
The information that people have left on Yelp, Google, and Facebook REALLY helped me know that you were the type of massage therapist that I needed!
We are STILL looking for a few good stories!
The Grand Prize Winner is Tracey Perrault!
Thank you for your comments regarding the Infant Massage for Caregivers class!
You have 70 session ‘on the house’ coming your way!
Thank you for your comments regarding massage! You have a 30 min massage ‘on the house’ coming your way as well!
Did you Know? Fascia
I had a delightful conversation with a new client about fascia and one thing she said was, “Wow, I never knew we even had fascia!” That is not the first time I have heard someone say that.
Fascia is everywhere in the body – like ivy growing on an old building! It gives the body its form and provides scaffolding for all of its systems. Imagine a giant spider web in your body with organs and vessels nestled and suspended throughout.
The continuous nature of fascia – like a roll of paper towels – allows for the interconnectivity of the body. A distortion in the right hip, for example, can lead to pain in the left shoulder area. Injury that requires scar tissue formation can be an issue because as fascia restores itself it can form adhesions between structures that should remain free. This is a fairly common ‘side effect’ of surgery and why therapeutic massage therapy can be beneficial.
(Remember therapeutic does NOT mean ‘deep’! It means therapy that is goal oriented and applied in order to affect a specific change in the body.)
Massage is not a splurge.
It is a tool that increases wellness, manages pain and stress, and has a positive effect on health.
Aromatherapy: Stress Rx
Stress – mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
…Surely you’ve ever experienced this!
Stress helps you rise to meet challenges – a work presentation, the game-winning free throw, that final exam.
…Oh, it’s sounding vaguely familiar?
Beyond a point, stress stops being helpful and starts affecting your mood, productivity, relationships, and quality of life. Psychological stress CAN turn into physical pain and illness.
…I thought this might ring a bell!
EO to the Rescue
Essential oils can reduce the effects of stress. They work differently than a sedative because they contain compounds both calming and stimulating and depending on the state of the individual, essential oils can act as either a sedative or stimulant (adaptogen).
Oils have a direct, rapid effect on the mind via the limbic system. Lavender, Bergamot, Marjoram, Lemon, and Chamomile may relax brain waves.