Hard to believe it is May! And Mother's day, graduations, Father's Day,
Weddings, showers, and summer! Oh, how fast the time goes! But summer isn't
here, or over yet! So, for now... Please take 10% off gift certificates purchased
for others this month and June.
May is also Stress Awareness/ Reduction Month. So if you come in for 2
massages in May, your 2nd will be 20% off. Often we need to repeat something
to learn it, and the same is true for our muscles and minds learning to relax.
Practice, practice, practice. Stretch, exercise, meditate, Relax. And much of that
can be accomplished with a massage.
I am excited (and honestly, a bit nervous) to have started a business facebook
page that I invite you to check out and "like." It is Therapeutic Massage by
Susan Chalker. A little wordy, but I haven't been inspired with a decent business
name yet. I will post info about massage, relaxation, health, stretching, specials,
And to encourage more business, I am offering 50% off a massage for every new
client you refer. Enjoy your spring!
Previous newsletter info:
Spring is here! And I have put the snow shovels AWAY!!! I am ready to finish up with the wood stove...soon... and start work on the garden. I realized that my body needed some attention after the winter, too. Hauling firewood has been twisting my hips and giving me slight indications that something was out of balance. So I got a much needed adjustment from Dr. Shaw and feel better. I didn't really have much discomfort, but have learned that if I notice anything, I should take care of it, or I wait too long and it's harder to correct. Soooo...... this is my reminder to you to take care of your body, especially if you have neglected it. Pay attention to any small or larger indicators that call your attention. Come get a massage, an adjustment, stretch a bit, start exercising/walking if you haven't been. Let's get outside and celebrate the end of this winter!!!!
I had a fabulous Craniosacral Workshop last month that gave me greater experience and understanding of the craniosacral work that I would love to share with you! So I am continuing to promote craniosacral sessions for $60/hour. They are deeply relaxing and healing. Of course, I can easily add a bit to a regular massage session if you would like to experience just a taste. It's not the same as the full meal, but still great! :)
Craniosacral therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.
According to Dr. John Upledger, craniosacral therapy is ideally suited for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, headaches, chronic middle ear infection, pain, and general health maintenance. It is recommended for autism, fibromyalgia, heart disease, osteoarthritis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinus infections, and gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach or small intestine). It is also used with other therapies to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, back pain, and menstrual irregularity. In addition, other craniosacral practitioners have reported benefits for eye dysfunction, dyslexia, depression, motor coordination difficulties, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), hyperactivity, colic, asthma in babies, floppy baby syndrome, whiplash, cerebral palsy, certain birth defects, and other central nervous system disorders. Whew! That's a lot!
May you breathe peace and love into your life with every breath!
Remember: Massage is good for just about everything! (circulation, digestion, hormone regulation, sleep, immune system, pain, stress... Don't postpone feeling good!)
- Improves Circulation & Cardiovascular Function
- Improves Immune System Function
- Relieves Pain
- Burns Calories and Controls Weight
- Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
- Reduces Stress and Fatigue
- Improves Skin
- Removes Bodily Toxins and Assists in Detoxification
For more information about the Biomat and above benefits, here is a website I found very informative, citing research done in China, the biomat technology that NASA patented, and explaining how some of the Biomat technology works. http://biomatamethyst.com There are different settings, for increased heat, but the negative ions are still emitted without heat. So I can turn the far infrared rays off for any reason. And if anyone is interested in the sauna effects of the mat, without massage, I can arrange that, also.
I have also taken an introductory class on lymphatic massage, so I can now work directly with the lymph system to help reduce swelling in the tissues from a number of causes, including injuries, surgeries, and any "itis" as in arthritis. The lymph circulation is important for the immune system, so lymphatic drainage helps with many autoimmune disorders as well. It is very gentle work on the surface of the skin primarily, since the lymph vessels are just under the skin, and in addition to being therapeutic, it is extremely relaxing.
Come in and enjoy the benefits of massage and the Biomat. Let the far infrared heat and the hot stones warm your core and soften any sore or stressed muscles.