I hope you are able to take some time to relax during the post holiday, darker time of year. Hot Stones are wonderful for deep muscle work and relaxation without soreness, as well as deeper relaxation. And the amethyst biomat is soooooo wonderful in deep warming of the body with the far infrared waves that can penetrate 5-7 inches into the body. It feels to me like the warmth from sitting in the beautiful sunshine. And the far infrared heat combined with the negative ions have been medically proven to speed healing and reduce inflammation, through promoting circulation, cell communication, release of toxins and uptake of nutrients. Having the biomat during massage is a big bonus! I have more info below about it.
Move and Stretch class continues January Mondays 6:30-7:30PM and Thursdays 9-10AM at 105 Mt. Carmel Rd. Move information is below, but feel free to contact me with any questions.
What is Move (Dance) and Stretch? Start with great musical rhythms and tunes. Add body awareness movements, stretching while moving, moving for fun! stretching on the floor, and playing with props (rollers and balls) to release tight muscles and fascia. I will guide movements and stretching and also encourage following your own rhythms, your own stretching/exercise therapy, and listening to your body.
Why? I have seen many clients (and myself!) who are tight and stiffer than they would like, for various reasons from repetitive posture and movements, to injuries, and, dare I say it, to aging! Now that I've gotten busier and older (!) I just feel my body craving more stretching and movement, so I thought I would get some folks together to do just that! I have done lots of dance and yoga in the past, and facilitated several yoga groups.
Bring your own favorite stretches to share, or ones from PT you've found helpful. Bring a towel or mat to lay on the floor (commercial carpet over ?). And wear something that gives you freedom to move and makes you feel great! Let me know your favorite music to move with.
4 weeks (once a week) for $28, or $10 drop in.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
I look forward to moving and stretching with you, and having "good for us" fun!
This past month I have taken 2 courses that were so very different but both great. One was another style of lomi lomi Hawaiian massage (Aunty Margaret style!) that gave me more tools and techniques to use in my general massage. I just love how thorough the lomi lomi styles are, really warming up the tissue and going deeper in a more rhythmic, relaxed way. Aunty Margaret's style uses more compression of the forearm vs. the rhythmic knuckle motion of the temple style I have been doing the last few years. I look forward to taking a more in depth followup of Aunty Margaret's lomi lomi next spring.
The class I just took this past weekend is another Craniosacral therapy class. And that work just amazes me! It is much more subtle and energetic, but can have such profound results. My learning is ongoing the more I get to practice it, so please come in if you would like to give it a try. (See services page for more info about it.) 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! :)
And I would still love to barter massage for seasoned firewood and venison. Please contact me if you are interested or have any leads!
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.
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.