I hope every one had a great Memorial day
I try to remind all of my clients to "drink plenty of water" before you leave my office. It is very important in helping the kidneys and other organs to process the various substances which move through the body (with and without massage). A lot of toxins are being released so you need to flush them out and rehydrate your body.
The most important glass of water (sorry coffee/tea doesn't count) is first thing in the morning. It helps boost your metabolism. Water is the most important nutrient for health, growth, and development. Water plays a very important role in energy transformation.
Muscles are 70% water: your brain is 85% water. Drink more water and you will feel and see the difference in your body's health.
A Taste of Reike
Have you ever wanted to try something and was hesitant or afraid to, or didn't want to pay for a service not knowing if you will like it? If you have ever wondered about Reike or wanted to experience what it is like - Here is your chance!
I will be offering a complimentary 10 minute Express Reike throughout Summer ( ends Sept 1st). This may be added to any service.
What is Reike? Reike is a type of spiritual healing that works with your life force energy to help balance the body and to break down and clear the energetic blockages. When our life force energy is high and flowing freely we feel great, healthy, strong, and full of energy. However, when there are blockages in the flow, we feel weak, tired, and may be more susceptible to illness
Reike is safe and gentle. This is a non-intrusive hands technique.
When scheduling online for this Express Reike, it will be located in the "add on" menu
ADD - ONS
Ten Minutes for Ten Dollars Try any of these add - ons to any service:
* Hand Massage *Foot Massage *Moroccan Oil Scalp Massage
*Face Massage *Dry Brushing (2 areas) *Hot Stones on back
June 17th.....Remember all the important Men in your life, Purchase a gift certificate or go to https://squareup.com/gift/40BBRMVZM7E2S/order for eGift cards
All men will receive 20% off any service through the month of June (ends July 1st)
Starting in July I will be extending my availability for a few hours on the 4th Saturday of every month. My hours will be 11a - 4p. You may start scheduling online for this or contact me.
June 8 to 11th - Office will be closed, sorry for any inconvenience (mini vacation)
July 4th - Independence Day
July 28th - Saturday office will be open
I don't know about you, but it seemed like April just flew by, here's hoping April showers bring some May flowers....and some warm weather :)
Something that we all experience is Stress. It can be a factor in your health and happiness. Stress is defined as any one thing that threatens homeostasis and can cause the body to adapt. External temperatures, physical exertion, how much water you intake, changes in your diet or even positive excitement all could cause an increased secretion of cortisol by the adrenal cortex.
Stress affects every body system on some level. These include the *Cardiovascular system - stress contributes to an elevated blood pressure and triggering cardiovascular pathologies
*Digestive system - may cause stomachache, nausea, or diarrhea
*Endocrine system- may cause imbalances in powerful hormones that help regulate body functions
*Lymphatic and immune system - can make you more susceptible to catching common illnesses and can impair the body's inflammatory responses
*Nervous system - Anxiety! If stress is prolonged, a number of disorders can develop
*Musculoskeletal system - Can cause an increase in muscle tension and lead to chronic tension patterns and postural imbalances
I'm sure you know where I'm heading with this topic...Massage activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body to unwind and slows the body's heart rate, which in turn is associated with relaxed breathing patterns. Massage is a key stress-management tool that helps the body return to normal homeostasis and optimal function.
Don't forget... all females will receive 20% off their service through June 1st.
Egift cards are available at https://squareup.com/gift/40BBRMVZM7E2S/order
Some of you have experienced this topical cream by doTERRA at the end of your service. I am now selling 4oz tubes/120 ml for $25 ea.
It is a soothing blend of natural plant extracts, essential oils (wintergreen, Camphor, peppermint, ylang ylang, helichrysum, blue tansy, blue chamomile, and osmanthus). Deep blue provides a sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas,
Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a tube.
I apologize to any of you if you have trouble finding a parking spot. You may park anywhere you find a spot, even in the circle where my office is. On most Sundays you can park right out front in the circle.
May 6 - the office will be closed. My husband and I will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary
May 28th - Memorial day
June 8 to 10 - Going a mini vacation. If you are on my schedule for Friday
June 8, your appointment will still take place :)
June 17th - Fathers Day
Spring Has Sprung....
Now that another season is upon us, it is a great time to remove all those dead skin cells and get exfoliated. I have started using a new exfoliation scrub which will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and glowing. Enjoy a full body exfoliation or a hands, feet, and back only exfoliation for 30 minutes. Both of these can be added to any massage service. This is not only great for women, but men need exfoliated too!
Refer a new client and earn a $10 credit towards any service, any time.
BONUS - For every TEN Referrals, you will earn a FREE 1 hour service.
The Referee must be a new client and mention your name at the time of the appointment.
** These credits/bonuses do not expire
** New clients will receive $10 off their 1st service
Tips to stay spring-y
Although spring is arriving and it is refreshing to feel some warm air and see bright flowers, April is actually a very stressful month.
Hence, April is also “Stress Awareness Month” – and for very good reason!
In addition to “Tax Day,” businesses tend to gear up for a big spring push before the summer lull, schools are in full-swing with projects and tests, kids sports start competing in earnest and allergy season usually smacks us upside the head with almost no warning.
Here are some ideas for making it easy on you and your clients to get through the busy Spring in one piece so you can relax and enjoy the summer fun!
When schedules get busy, one of the first things off the list is exercise. But exercise should actually be at the top because it is one of the main ways our bodies relieve the physical symptoms of stress like fatigue, pain, and moodiness. If you can’t make time for daily workout, try to fit a 5-10 minute walk outside into some part of your day. Or try some of the great new apps for adding a 5- or 7-minute workout at the office, in your yard or in a parking lot!
Meditation does not have to be about pretzeled legs, chanting, and reaching enlightenment. It can simply be about a moment of stillness in your mind. Just 60 seconds of meditation can dramatically improve your mood, your productivity and the quality of your day.
Giggle and hum
Both laughter and music can lower the blood pressure. In fact, this study in 2011 showed that three months of laughter or music therapy resulted in the same drop in blood pressure that could be achieved with a low-salt diet, losing 10 pounds, or taking a blood-pressure-lowering medication.
So pop in your favorite 80s dance tunes and show your kids how it used to be done! (we recommend the GoGos, Cyndi Lauper or any of these one-hit wonders) and dance around with your kids – or heck, your co-workers, clients, – while working in some giggling and humming into your day.
Regular massage can improve sleep, relieve headaches, reduce muscle pain, and improve moods.
Plus, massage feels good. When you feel good, you play more, work more efficiently, and take better care of the people you love.
Schedule a massage now to prepare for a busy (and fun) spring.
Commit to taking care of yourself this spring and you may be surprised with the results.
by Laurie Volkmann
Mother's Day - May 13th
Remember the women in your life, Purchase a gift certificate or go to https://squareup.com/gift/40BBRMVZM7E2S/order for egiftcards