Posted by: stgeorgemassage | August 16, 2016

True Anti-Gravity

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“Sit up straight”, “Don’t Slouch!” You probably remember someone telling you these things growing up or maybe not as posture has not been emphasized in our society for many years. Everything we do hunches us over. Texting, sitting at the computer, driving in the car are just a few of the things we do for hours that have a permanent effect on our health. Good Posture is one thing you can do that is easy and cost free that can make the biggest difference in your health.
Because gravity and its effects bear down on us 24/7, we allow it’s forces to make permanent changes in our structure which designed to be extremely effective in a gravity environment. In fact we need gravity to keep healthy. We’ve seen how astronauts loose muscle mass when exposed to weightlessness for long periods,
perfect-postureToday I’m just going to focus on ne aspect of poor posture that effects good health. It’s called “Ventral drag”. If you look at the picture you can see that perfect posture comes from aligning body landmarks, such as the ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle, in a vertical line. The ventral section of the body refers to the main areas of the front torso which are the chest and abdominal. When we sit or stand hunched over, we are compressing these areas like a trash compactor. The effects of compressing our vital organs into a small space means that they can not function as they were intended. It’s impossible to take a full deep breath. This compacting of the digestive area means we cannot process food properly and can lead to almost anything from ulcers to constipation. It can easily compromise reproductive systems and effect a babies proper development during pregnancy. It can effect proper organ health by compressing vital arteries that nourish those organs with fresh blood supply.
Here’s an easy exercise that can help you reduce how much ventral drag you experience. It’s called row your boat. First of all lift your chest and take a deep breath then place your hands in front of you as if you were grabbing onto a set of oars. Then roll your shoulders slowly up to your to your ears as you pull in the oars. Once your shoulders are aligned with the ears, let them drop! This places you in correct posture. Remember what this feels like and place yourself in this posture several times throughout the day particularly if you are spending time at the computer or texting or playing a game. Remember that this is an anti-gravity exercise and you are on you way. Breathe deep and enjoy!
Posted by: stgeorgemassage | August 16, 2016

Don’t Be Knotty

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Everyone that comes in for a massage refers to the “knots” in their muscles. Not a very technical or scientific term, but everyone knows what they mean. If we understand what these knots are and how they form, perhaps we can take measures to prevent them.

So first, lets start by calling them by their technical name, “Trigger Points”. Trigger points are formed in the muscle tissue as part of the bodies defense mechanism. Wherever the body senses damage, trauma, stress or weakness it throws additional tissue at the site of damage in order to repair the perceived damage or to reinforce perceived weakness. This tissue is what is called “connective tissue” made up of collagen or elastin fibers. A good example of this is callous tissue, such as what forms on the hands to toughen them when exposed to hard repetitive work, such as digging in the garden. When we need tough hands the callouses form and when we stop they eventually disappear. The same is true of the trigger points in the muscles. The good news is they can also disappear when they are no longer needed or when the body no longer senses stress in that area.
The bad news is that the body is drama queen that tends to overreact when forming these trigger points. So in many cases the cure (formation of the protective tissue) is worse than the disease. The extra tissue that acts as the bodies bandage, restricts blood flow to the tissue. This actually inhibits restoring the tissue to normal by inhibiting proper cell regeneration. Manual manipulation of these points helps to break up the tissue and speed the cell growth needed for recovery.
Along with everything else, trigger points are known to refer pain to other parts of the body. So a trigger point in the upper back or neck may be the reason behind head ache pain, for example. Treating just the head ache and not the source of the pain usually results in no relief at all. Others may even mimic athe symptoms of a heart attack. In one way or another. the body will try to get our attention in order to change the activity that is causing the damage.
Even though we have always known about knotty muscles, the science of identifying and treating them as trigger points is relatively new. Dr. Janet G. Travell, who was White House Physician to John F. Kennedy, was a pioneer in researching and developing Trigger Point therapy which is now widely recognized and used by Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists.
What her research showed is that we all have similar muscle structure so that the formation of these points and how they interact with the body is consistent from person to person. Since we all have the same muscles then “X” marks the spot on each of us. What varies from person to person is the degree or severity of the trigger point because of the activity that causes these points to form will vary from person to person.
I hope that now that you know more about these “Knots” and why they form that you will take hope in knowing that there is a way of treating them. It is important to know that by having better form or posture when you move, you can eliminate the need for the body to form trigger points.
It’s kind of like the old joke:
Patient: “Doctor, it hurts when I move my arm like this”.
Doctor: “Then don’t do that. That will be $25.00.”
If you understand that what you do causes the stress that forms knots in the muscles, then maybe you will stop doing the things that cause stress to the tissue. Until then, it’s a good thing that Massage Therapists are experts at untying knots!
Posted by: stgeorgemassage | August 1, 2016

Stretching- The Truth

Everyone stretches, it is an automatic response when we awaken in the morning to increase blood flow to the muscles. The Family Cat and Dog stretches after a nap and like the “yawn” to increase oxygen in our blood stream it is an involuntary response that keeps us healthy.

There are probably more books and manuals on ways to stretch than there are cook books. Whether you are active and exercise regularly or sit at a desk all day, stretching helps keep us healthy. Most Massage Therapists are great at assisted stretching which can help getting to those muscles that are difficult to address alone.
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Here are some keys to stretching without doing harm or injury.

1) never do “cold stretching”, Just as you take the time to warm up your engine on a cold morning, never stretch cold muscle. Before exercising focus on range of motion, slowly lubricating the joints then begin minor activity to warm up the tissue. Now is the time for stretching. Do stretches that target the muscles related to the activity IE: shoulders and back for throwing or legs and arms for running (yes arms because proper arm movement counter balances and aids leg extension during running).

2) form is everything and mental focus is key. Bodybuilders use muscle isolation to target the specific muscles they want to effect, the same should be employed for stretching. Mentally focus on the stretch, feel the effects of the stretch- that “hurt so good” feeling of the body releasing endorphins and chemicals that begin a change in the muscle tissue.
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3) flexibility is a by-product of proper stretching not the goal. Know your limits and don’t force a stretch. This is one of the reasons that “ballistic” stretching is now discouraged. Bouncing can cause muscle tears or strain.

4) don’t hold a stretch too long. A stretch causes Ischemic pressure to the tissue causing the blood to drain from the area. A good example of this is when you press on your arm with your finger and then quickly remove it you will leave a white spot that will quickly change back to normal color. Think of the stretch as wringing the blood out of the muscle and the payoff is when we get the infusion of fresh blood into the tissue. This new blood supply brings oxygen and nutrients to the tissue that speed the recovery/healing processes by stimulating new cell growth.

Try assisted stretching to get even greater results whether you go to a therapist or have a stretching partner you work out with. Remember to communicate what your feeling and keep it in the “therapeutic” range. In my opinion, “No Pain, No Gain”, is one of the silliest sayings there is. Pain means you are doing damage, so avoid that and instead shoot for the euphoric sensation that comes from getting things moving in our body.

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | July 20, 2016

Water is Life

Water is Life

Over my years as a professional massage therapist the number one issue for senior athletes and active seniors is hydration. Lack of water intake cause everything from muscle cramps to dizziness and overall saps stamina. Folks tend to forget that we live in a desert climate which means we need to increase our water intake an additional 25% over the recommended 8 glasses of water and possibly twice that if we have any level of intense activity.

As a therapist I can easily recognize someone who is well hydrated. The tissue is more pliable and excepts massage manipulation better with a lot less discomfort. People who are lacking sufficient hydration have tight, tense muscles that are subject to greater cramping. Water is the carrier. You can eat great and take supplements but these nutrients can’t get to the tissue without water. Water also carries the toxins away that build up in the body so they can be eliminated.

Here are some simple rules that will help you increase your water intake and keep performing year round at the highest possible levels:

  1. Don’t leave home without it” You will never drink enough water if you don’t carry it with you everywhere you go. Create a habit of making sure you have water bottle everywhere you go. You could not imagine your pioneer ancestors making a trek without water yet we live in the same climate. We’ve gotten too used to traveling in air conditioned comfort and it would only take breaking down and getting stranded one time to change your perspective on having water handy.

  2. Sip it, sip it good” The idea of drinking lots of water can be daunting when you visualize the picture of eight glasses from health class in school. Guzzling down water isn’t very effective in the long run either. We’ve learned that a drip line is more effective in watering plants and that’s true with you too. Develop a habit of sipping all day long, even punctuating your sentences with a pause and a sip. It’s relatively easy to develop an oral habit but unlike smoking or chewing gum, this one is healthy for you.

  3. Not all that glitters is gold” Liquids that are flavored do NOT hydrate you. Water is a basic element and the body immediately recognizes that and restores it to the tissue (you’ve always heard that we are 70% water, right?). When we add flavors the taste buds tell the brain that we are consuming food and so the liquid is processed deeper in the digestive tract and less water is extracted.

  4. It tastes yucky” It is OK to flavor your water with this one exception to rule #3. Citrus like lemon or lime does not trigger the water to be treated like food. I believe that citric acid is so close to our own digestive acids that it doesn’t mask the bodies ability to identify water. Sports drinks do not hydrate as efficiently as plain water. I’ve worked on many a marathon runner who was suffering from after race cramps who only drank sports drinks. Sports drinks are a supplement and for every bottle you drink you need to balance that with 4 bottle of water.

The wonderful thing about water is that you can’t overdose on it, it doesn’t cause cavities, it doesn’t add weight. You will see immediate positive results from increasing your water intake. What have you got to lose?keep-calm-and-drink-more-water

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | July 2, 2016

Stop Human Trafficking

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

A plague has hit our community. You may have thought that slavery ended with the Civil War, but you would be wrong. The Department of Homeland Security has made “Human Trafficking” one of their strongest priorities and 2nd only to the drug trade in scope and illegal profiteering. You would never think that this would be a problem in little, wholesome St George Utah but there are now 7, yes Seven  Asian Massage Parlors operating  with slave labor in Washington County.

These business are operated by organized crime out of Asia and most recently by the drug cartels out of latin america. These women are brought here illegally into the US under fake documents often to work off a debt owed by their families back home. They are moved around the country to work in various establishments. They are kept under constant surveillance are cannot move freely in the community either from fear of immigration or fear of their watch dogs.

https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/sex-trafficking-venuesindustries/fake-massage-businesses

There was a good show about this on NatGeo recently that focused on INS agents trying to intercept these girls at airports from incoming flights from Asia. Unfortunately, there is so much of this going on that government agencies are not making a dent. Then you have a community like ours. We are so far from any enforcement agencies in Salt Lake that there is no help for our community. We need public outcry to make a difference, not unlike Mesquite, Nevada did years ago putting a stop to Adult XXX shops.

For us, legitimate massage therapists, this is a huge step backwards for a profession that has had to work hard to be accepted as therapeutic alternative health care. It throws us back to the illegal Massage parlors of Times Square and the image that “Masseuse” meant Hooker. That is one reason we prefer the title Massage Therapist in the modern day.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/spa-suspected-acting-bordello-downtown-shut-down

Closer to home, if Las Vegas is doing it why isn’t our law enforcement?

Not only are these types of businesses making it unsafe for legitimate therapist, but we must have some compassion for these slaves who brought here to work under terrible conditions and forced to do things that no human should endure. I call on you to quit looking at these business as harmless. Talk to your local representatives (this is an election year) anyone can file a complaint with the State (you can be anonymous), talk to Law enforcement. Because we failed to do that we have gone from 2 of these businesses in the past year to 7. We will see more as organized crime sees that they can operate here without close inspection. This is not harmless, this is not about consenting adults when these girls are forced into this work as slaves. Even if there is no sex involved and it just involves a foot rub, these girls are not receiving the money or is the labor they do helping them to have material gain. They are slaves.

Take a look at Craigslist and you will see that the ads here match the ads in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles. The same pictures, the same wording “Body Massage” “Combo Massage” “Pretty Asian Staff”, one here describes their staff as “Seductive” (can you think of any use of that word that does not have sexual connotations?). All these ads are as interchangeable as these girls.

I hope this has educated you. I worry about the world. I care which way our profession is headed in the future. I hope you will help us elevate our community.

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | February 2, 2012

February Newsletter

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Happy Valentines Day

 

Show your Love with the gift of a

Therapeutic Massage from any of our

fine Therapists at StGeorgeMassage.com

$80 Couples Massage

Free Balloon with $25.00 or more purchase

Gift Certificates starting at $10.00

 

We welcome to our staff: Suzette Gutierrez, LMT. She is a welcome addition with great training and skills. Ask for her for your next massage, you’ll be glad you did.

New Class announcement:

 

Love Potion’s: Essential Oils

Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

$5.00 (includes a sample sized blend)

 

Through the ages we have been fascinated with the idea of love potions.

A magic elixar that creates instant love or passion.

Does Love Potion #9 really exist?

We know that scent plays a major role in the art of passion.

We also know that essential oils can have noticeable effects on our moods and physical responses.

Come and learn about our body’s responses to essentials oils.  Shop for that special Valentine’s gift.

Diane Biasi

Facebook: Diane’s doTERRA essential oils 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianes-doTERRA-essential-oils/137247229647671

 

POSTURE UP!”

The movement class that teaches you how to exercise without pain or injury.

Your body is your best dance partner, if you lead, it will follow”

  • Your body was designed to work with Gravity

  • Soft tissue can be reformed and repatterned

  • You can correct posture and body imbalances

  • Make any exercise more fun and pain free

  • Increase performance, strength and balance

    WHEN: Class held Tuesdays 10 am

WHERE: Dixie Arts Conservatory

212 North 1000 East. St George, UT

first class is FREE then drop in for any class for $6.00 each

Bring yoga mat or beach towel

wear loose, work out clothes

call 435 215 3480 to register

 

We are forming Posture Up classes for Saturday morning and a possible evening class. Let us know of your interest. This is unlike any other body-mind class anywhere.

 

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Posture Up

Your missing out on a revolutionary experience if you haven’t yet dropped in on our Tuesday Morning class. Perhaps you don’t yet understand what the class is all about. Throughout my training in Structural Bodywork and applying this knowledge in over 5000 massages, I have helped many clients by teaching them exercises and stretches to over come pain. Honestly, most people forget how to do this “homework” by the time they drive home. To that end I have developed a class that teaches people how to use their bodies more effective without doing damage and causing pain to the joints.

Good posture just isn’t emphasized in the world today. As a result we have whole new generations that are suffering from aches and pains (most commonly in the neck and shoulders) from hours of repetitious actions such as keyboarding, texting, driving. What people don’t know, what isn’t being preached to them is that ALL of this pain and damage is totally preventable and reversible. Even your Doctor doesn’t know this because it is not part of their training. Face it, the western medical establishment doesn’t deal out health, they are trained to do damage control. Most doctors will never see a healthy person or one who has gotten better and because of that many will never see an example of unassisted healing.

So, because of this I have decided to be a voice to let you know that you can change your body. Soft tissue can be repatterned and reformed at any time in your life. You can overcome the pain associated with wear and tear and rebuild tissue. It’s never fun having a pain in the neck, but even more so when you finally come to the understanding that you caused it, you amplify it, and you can easily correct it. It is not a question of whether to exercise, it’s learning to exercise “Pain Free” and making sure your day to day movements and posture supports longevity with a real hope that mobility won’t be compromised.

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is …..
Mike Ebert (he entered on January 25th, you should too)

It pays to enter every month…pass it on!

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Posted by: stgeorgemassage | February 2, 2012

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Posted by: stgeorgemassage | January 7, 2012

January Newsletter

Happy New Year

January massage specials

20 % off Hour Massage

25% off 90 Minute Massage

New Class announcement

ImagePOSTURE UP!”

The movement class that teaches you how to exercise without pain or injury.

Your body is your best dance partner, if you lead, it will follow”

  • Your body was designed to work with Gravity

  • Soft tissue can be reformed and repatterned

  • You can correct posture and body imbalances

  • Make any exercise more fun and pain free

  • Increase performance, strength and balance

    WHEN: Class held Tuesdays 10 am

beginning January 17th

WHERE: Dixie Arts Conservatory

212 North 1000 East. St George, UT

$30 includes “4 week pass

and a posture and movement assessment” ($54 value)

or drop in for any class for $6.00 each

Bring yoga mat or beach towel

wear loose, work out clothes

call 435 215 3480 to register

We welcome your suggestions for future classes

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To Book a Massage or if you have any questions.. call anytime at 435 215-3480

As this New Year begins we wish to thank those who have helped make 2011 so great:

Optimum Health (Adam & Robin), Networking is the Secret (Rebecca & Andrew), The Spectrum (Shellie), DeVonna’s Healthy Talk (Devonna & Donelle), KCSG (Dawn & Josh), Senior Sampler (Barbara), StGeorgeUtah.com (Scott & Cindy), Dixie Arts Conservatory (Maria & crew), Fusion Organic Salon (Irina & David), Perks (Lori), and Pilates on Main (Marium & Sue who is contributing our this month). It’s a pleasure networking with local businesses that are honest and know the value of a helping hand. Please give them your support. ________________________________________________________________________________________

Pilates on Main: Pilates for Everyone

Created by Joseph Pilates, the Pilates method is a system of exercises designed to strengthen the muscles in the elongated state. With the focus on creating a strong and flexible core, Pilates improves muscle control, coordination, and strength.

Originally developed to help immobilized patients in WWI, Pilates gained popularity when Joseph moved to the Unites States and set up his studio across from the New York City Ballet. Because of its diverse history, Pilates is now favored by athletes of all sorts as well as the medical community for issues ranging from the rehabilitation of injuries to the treatment of chronic back pain and neurological conditions.

One of the great things about Pilates, is the flexibility of it. Pilates workouts can be adapted to fit just about any need or goal. Utilizing mat work, special apparatus, and a bevy of qualified and caring trainers, Pilates on Main is well equipped to help clients meet those needs and attain their goals. Owner and skilled instructor, Sue Swensen has a deep passion and commitment for her studio and helping others in their fitness goals. The best part of teaching Pilates Sue says, “is the interaction with the client and the satisfaction of seeing the client progress in their practice of the Method.”

Pilates on Main is a unique and functional studio, aiming to create a positive environment in which clients individual concerns and needs can be heard and addressed. There are a multitude of options for anyone seeking to improve their quality of life and fitness level. These options range from private sessions to group classes at all levels. For more information, contact Sue Swensen at (435) 680-7163 or check them out at www.bodybalancebysue.com. The caring and professional staff are ready to help.

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Note: I have been doing Pilates with Sue and her staff since September and I love it! It has made a difference in my body. I didn’t know much about Pilates before and now I “are” one. Make sure to check them out and make your New Year body better….Michael Forrest, LMT

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is …..
Beth Fitzgerald (she entered on December 13th, you should too)

It pays to enter every month…pass it on!

*note drawing winners must claim their free massage within 30 days of winning

Remember to enter again each month click here to enter 

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Posted by: stgeorgemassage | December 2, 2011

December Newsletter

ImageHappy Holidays

Did “Black Friday” stress you out? Stress free holiday shopping is now available with 2 for 1 gift certificates on sale

 through Christmas. Any of our massage specialties to fit your budget. Buy one for someone you love and keep one for

 yourself…
 
No classes scheduled until after the Holidays.
 
We welcome your suggestions for future classes
 
The Posture Shirt is a big hit! We are now offering a new and cutting edge product that re-enforces everything with have

 taught you about overcoming neck and shoulder pain. Introducing the “Posture Shirt” by Align Med. For a limited time

 you can get this innovative new product at a 10% discount by entering our promo code “MRFMASSAGE” ask about it on

 your next visit for a massage. We have samples that you can try before you order online and look for testimonials from

 real people like you!
 
Get super deals on massages to make your holiday shopping bight and less stressful! Go to our website to learn more

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To Book a Massage or if you have any questions.. call anytime at 435 215-3480

 

In today’s world the internet is becoming more and more vital. It certainly has been key to our success and we work hard to

 stay up with all the trends and flow of the electronic superhighway. You have helped us grow by telling your friends.

 Visitors and newcomers to town put a lot of stock in reviews of restaurants, store, even movies. The same is true of our

 business. If you want to help us grow and earn free massage upgrades of either a doTerra Aroma-touch or a 30 minute

 add-on to your massage, then tell people about your positive experience with us at 

 

and be sure follow our business page on Facebook

Our success this past year is because of you and we thank you!
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Overcoming the Holiday blues
For many people this time of the year is associated with joy, but for many others it reopens wounds, grief,or sadness. It’s hard for some to deal with
 feelings that come to visit each year, not unlike the Ghost of Christmas past that visited Ebeneezer Scrooge in Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”. All the more
 reason to have compassion towards others in this season.
Granted some of this can be self inflicted by having too much on the schedule. Parties, Shopping, indulging in too many goodies. We do it every year.
 Some of the problem may well be not being able to simply say “no”, and most certainly we also don’t know when to say “yes” to doing something nice and
 healthful for ourselves. Make sure to take time to rest. Don’t shop till you drop. Don’t eat till you burst. If you take care of yourself then you’ll have more
 energy to spend helping others. Do find balance. Look for opportunities to make a difference. Give gifts that empower life.
Get to know someone new in your neighborhood. Discover “Random Acts of Kindness”.
Wishing you all the Joy and Happiness that this season promises. Smile and pass it on!
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 you. Microsoft has taken it on themselves to block access to e-mails rather than letting you decide if something is spam or

 not. To avoid interruption of getting this monthly newsletter update your e-mail to another free service such as google

 (gmail) or Yahoo, or you “like” us on facebook to get notifications of our month news and specials.

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is ….. 
 
Dale Jensen (he entered on November 11th, you should too)

It pays to enter every month…pass it on!

*note drawing winners must claim their free massage within 30 days of winning
Remember to enter again each month click here to enter 
Posted by: stgeorgemassage | November 8, 2011

November Newsletter

We salute our Veterans and those who serve…
Please visit our booth at Senior Week Friday and Saturday November 11 & 12th at the Washington City Rec Center. This event is helping to raise funds for the new Veterans home being build for our area. There will many vendors during the expo and events all week sponsored by the Senior Sampler. We will be launching our Holiday specials during the event, so get your Xmas shopping early with 2 for 1 gift certificates.

The Aura & Chakra Balancing, which has been one of our most popular classes, will be repeated Sunday November 20th from 1pm till 5pm. This exciting mini seminar will teach what the “Aura” is how to sense and see it. You will also learning how to sense the energy centers of the body called the “chakras” and how to balance and increase the energy flows of the body. Class is just $20. If you have attended in the past, you can retake the class again for FREE by bringing someone new.

We welcome your suggestions for future classes

We will be repeating our “Pain Free Movement” class soon and hope to have full exercise classes starting in January. You can get some of the same information Friday 11/11/11 at 11:30am at the Senior Week Expo.

We are now offering a new and cutting edge product that re-enforces everything with have taught you about overcoming neck and shoulder pain. Introducing the “Posture Shirt” by Align Med. For a limited time you can get this innovative new product at a 10% discount for details visit our website or ask about it on your next visit for a massage.

Get super deals on massages to make your holiday shopping bight and less stressful! Go to our website to learn more
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To Book a Massage or if you have any questions.. call anytime at 435 215-3480

In today’s world the internet is becoming more and more vital. It certainly has been key to our success and we work hard to stay up with all the trends and flow of the electronic superhighway. You have helped us grow by telling your friends. Visitors and newcomers to town put a lot of stock in reviews of restaurants, store, even movies. The same is true of our business. If you want to help us grow and earn free massage upgrades of either a doTerra Aroma-touch or a 30 minute add-on to your massage, then tell people about your positive experience with us at
Yahoo local:
Google Places
and be sure follow our business page on Facebook
Our success this past year is because of you and we thank you!
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Living a Joyful Life
My favorite word for many years has been “Joy”. It always amazes me how such a small word so perfectly expresses a beautiful emotional state of being. The older I get the more the pursuit of joy has taken priority in my life. I directly attribute this pursuit to the success how business has been experienced this past couple of years. I no longer desire to invest time, energy, or thought to matters that keep joy at a distance. How blessed I am to be practicing a profession that helps people eliminated pain from their life and assists them on empowering health. How rewarding to see the smiles on peoples faces when they come out of their massage sessions by any of our talented therapists. They know that we care about them.
When I teach the “Mind, Money and Power” class we discuss how you can never really create something that you “want or need”. Just saying”I want this…” or “I need this…” reaffirms to the subconscious mind that you are in a state of lack. Even reforming how we say something boosts the harmony of creating that thing in our life. Example: for most people you can never really “LOSE” weight..losing weight is kinda like losing your car keys…eventually you will find them again, they are usually never really lost, just misplaced. So it is with weight. You never really lose it, it just comes back to again later. Better to “Release” the weight. To let it go, which comes not so much from what you eat but rather from how you change your perception of yourself. That is why Diets don’t work but “Live-its” do. Its really about a lifestyle change and changing the way you feel and interact with food. I know people who bless their food every meal and then after they say Amen they totally negate that blessing by saying something like “I know this isn’t very good for me” or “a minute on the lips and ten years on the hips”.
This is true with any aspect of our lives. I now pursue the Joyful life because I quit working for a living, instead I am committed to letting my living work for me. I know longer invest time in doing things I don’t love. I don’t worry about making money ( I let the US Mint worry about that) instead I allow the universe to reward me for energy I invest in the things I love doing. Gratitude is a huge part of that. Gratitude doesn’t allow you much time to worry about the economy and gratitude is a building block for success.
For the first time in my adult life I am worthy enough to be successful just for me. In the past, my success has been wrapped around taking care of others (bringing home the bacon) but being single and with the kids grown adds a new dimension. Celebrating my success and adding to my joy also means doing things that I love and that enhance the quality of my life like getting regular massages. Other things and a shout out to Sue over at “Pilates on Main” for my regular work outs, Katie Powell (The Powell Method) for voice coaching, Adan and Robin over at Optimum Health for my sessions in the hyperbaric chamber. It feels good to take care of myself with these things.
This year when you hear “Joy to World” take time to reflect on what you are doing to bring more joy into the lives of others. If that brings a smile to your face, build on it; if you don’t have enough to smile about then consider what you can do to build a more joyful life.
In order to be loved, first make yourself lovable…..
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