Posted by: stgeorgemassage | July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

July Newsletter

Come celebrate our first anniversary!

We are having an “Open House &  Client Appreciation Day” and fund raising “Yard/Parking” lot sale Saturday July 9th from 8am until 1pm.  Come join the fun as we have $5 massages, $5 card readings, drawings for massages and all kinds of great stuff. Our special guest will be Debbie Barimonde who will be doing $5 Chinese face readings. We welcome donations for the yard sale which is being held to raise money for new supplies/linens etc so that we can continue to keep our massage prices low and affordable. In addition, you can purchase 2 for 1 massages ($60) from Michael at this event only, See you there!

Name Power” which combines Handwriting analysis and Numerology with the practical understanding of what our names mean and how to use this knowledge to project the influence you desire in your life and business dealings. Saturday July 16th 12pm -4 pm only $10.00 for this dynamic workshop. Advance registration is required.

*space is available for your group or class, let us know when to put you on the calendar

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Want a FREE massage in July? Our best clients come from referrals from people like you that spread the news about the great bodywork we offer. Here’s how to earn free massages in July: for every NEW client you refer in July you will receive a free 30 minute massage. You can use this to get a Half price hour massage or turn a hour massage into a 90 minute session. 2 referrals get you an hour, 3 gets you 90 minutes and so on. So pass this newsletter on to family, co-workers and make sure they tell us that YOU sent them!

Get sizzlin’ deals on massages all summer long! Go to our website to learn more

Our success this past year is because of you and we thank you!

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Is Gravity getting you down?

“Astronauts lose muscle mass from even short periods in weightlessness”

Our system of skeletal and muscle systems were designed to efficiently work in a gravity environment. Unfortunately, most us do not use this system correctly and most of our chronic aches and pains come from poor posture and not using our muscles correctly with the force of gravity. Gravity is a constant that we cannot turn off, nor do we want too. Our muscles need the pull of gravity strengthen and build muscle tissue. They were designed to work together and each muscle has a specific task that it was designed to do.

Where we get into trouble is when we don’t use the muscles the way they were designed. The body has a way of creating a structure based on how we move and what we demand of the muscles. Example: forward rotated shoulders. Because of the way we are built; being bipedal, forward focusing eyes, tactile use of the hands; most humans eventually get shoulders that have short tissue in the front (pectoralis) and over stretched/lengthened tissue in the rear (rhomboids). Ideally these two groups should form a concentric diamond shape <>. The most common complaint I get is soreness in the upper back/neck region just because of this. Invariably, the back tissue is over stretched with micro tears that we commonly call “knots” while the chest tissue is tight and shorted and painful to manipulate. Even though it feels good to work the muscles of the back, the only true permanent relief you can get is by working the chest muscles and lengthening that tissue to bring balance between front and rear compartments of shoulders. There are seven muscles in the rotator cuff of the shoulder and when they are all properly engaged the shoulder becomes the one joint with the most mobility. Most of us only actually use 4 to 5 of these muscles so that we ask some muscles to do a greater share of the work while others “sleep”. Over use of certain muscle is the most common wear and tear that translates into pain. This is the reason that fast ball pitchers like Nolan Ryan have long careers while curve ball pitchers like Sandy Koufax have elbow and shoulders problems and shorter careers. It’s all about mechanics not about how hard you throw.

Working sports massage at Triathlons and Marathons, I can even assess how runners aren’t properly using leg muscles by where they get cramps. Someone who runs “shuffle footed” by not fully bending their knee generally gets hamstring cramps from not engaging their Quads enough. This may also be exaggerated by running up or down hills. All in all, the muscles don’t lie and you don’t have to be “House, MD” to figure out what went wrong with the runners form.

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from postural/structural coaching. We all are subject to the effects of gravity. Most people who have poor posture or balance/movement problems don’t even know what good posture for their structure is. We all hear the voice of our Mom in our head telling us to “stand up straight” or “don’t slouch” but few of us have ever been shown what good standing up straight posture is. There was a reason for the “charm schools” of the past where young girls were taught to move with balance and grace while balancing a book on their head. We find good structure appealing and bad posture unattractive. Good structure is healthy and athletic, while poor posture is weak and awkward. What we do with our bodies shapes and defines us. Forensic scientists can tell what a person did for a living by the build up of bone tissue were the muscle attached. Cowboys get bowlegged from all that time in the saddle (wear high heeled cowboy boots didn’t help much either). My point is that the body is an amazing machine that will do the tasks we ask of it. If you think that your bad posture is genetic, you are wrong. It comes from patterning yourself and the way you stand and move from other members of the family. If you think that there is nothing you can do about the years of abuse that have shaped the body you now have, you are wrong. You can repattern how you move and use your muscles.

We can help. We have been trained in “Movement Assessment” and from the feet up we can help you be more effective in how you deal with gravity. We can help you with body work that lengthens short tissue and by teaching you repatterning exercises that increase mobility and balance. Since we can’t turn off gravity, we can do the next best thing when you are finally sick and tired of being sick and tired, and that is teach you how to move better with a lot less pain.

“make sure to like us on Facebook to keep informed of all our specials, activities and discussions

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Remember, Sports Massage is essential if you plan to get more active with this great weather. Come see us to stay injury free and improve exercise results!

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is (we are give away 3 this month in honor of our 1st anniversay…see you should have entered!)
Jana Garrett (she entered on June 6th, you should too)

Suzanne Wynn (she entered on June 11th, you should too)

James Southworth (he entered on June 5th, 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

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Posted by: stgeorgemassage | June 3, 2011

June Newsletter

Fathers Day“  Get Dad “Grillin’ & Chillin'”, Dad is gonna love our special gift packages. We are teaming up with Dave’s Direct home of the All Natural Meat Co-op for massage and the best Piedmontese beef (extra lean and tender) that Dad can grill. We have packages starting at $22.50 (just massage for our vegan friends, retail value $30.00) and beef and massage packages at only $44.00 (retail value $69.95) All packages can be upgraded, for all the Father’s Day packages visit our website.

Partners Massage” Weds June 8th 6 pm -8 pm learn awesome massage techniques you can use at home with your partner. Space is limited to just 5 couples at only $20.00 per couple. Advance registration is required.

Mind, Money, & Power Thursday June 16th 7 pm this class is FREE. Stop working for a living and learn to let your living work for you. This is a must attend event for sales professionals, entrepeneurs, and anyone who wants to learn the keys to a successful life.

http://www.mastershipstudies.org/mmp.html for more info

Aura and Energy Balancing Saturday June 18th 12 noon til 4pm $15.00. Learn how to see, feel, and interpret the energies that are part of our physical self.

*space is available for your group or class, let us know when to put you on the calendar

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We welcome Crystal Buck, LMT to our staff . Crystal has been working as a LMT since 2005 with great experience that can really make a difference in your wellness goals.
Thanks to all of you for making May 2011 our best month yet. We put in over 175 massage hours in May. We are grateful for all the referrals that are helping us grow at a pace far exceeding our expectations.

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Chasing illness or empowering wellness?

the most import ingredient you can have for good health is hope”

The primary difference between traditional Western medicine and alternative approaches is attitude and philosophy. Debates will rage on over technology and protocols but the true difference is really about objectives.

Western medicine is still relatively new in both practice and concept with most advances occurring in a matter of decades. Alternative medicine is based on traditions that are based on centuries of practice and application.

Western medicine focus is on symptoms and overcoming disease. If something doesn’t work properly, remove it, either by surgery or by pharmaceuticals. Much as I love the TV show “House” the forensic focus is on tracking down symptoms in a Sherlock Holmes fashion. The attitude is one of eliminating disease.There are times when this is the perfect approach but often it is not because in order for your doctor to be a detective they are reliant on information that only you can give. The old saying “physician heal thyself”, to me means that each of us must be our own physician. Ultimately, we are the ones who bear the responsiblity for our own health care, even the when, where, who, and how of the care “we” initiate is dependant on our decision making process. The public service ad of recent years encouraging people to ask questions of their doctor is key to what I’m communicating about who has the responsibility for your health care.

Alternative medicine at it’s best has a holistic approach that looks at the entire person. Rather than focusing on the disease or malfunction, the focus is on bringing the body back into balance. The attitude is one of empowering wellness. Homeostasis is the state of being harmonious with wellness. It is based on the belief that the body wants to function in a state of wellness, therefore, the treatment is about assisting the healing process.

Massage is a treatment that bridges both approaches. Injury massage is about addressing malfunction caused by trauma. Therapeutic massage is all about assisting the bodies healing process. Massage is an effective companion modality for both approaches and represents a tool you can utilize no matter what your healthcare approach is.

“make sure to like us on Facebook to keep informed of all our specials, activities and discussions

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Remember, Sports Massage is essential if you plan to get more active with this great weather. Come see us to stay injury free and improve exercise results!

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is
Delene Brimhall (she entered on May 24th, 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

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | April 2, 2011

April Newsletter

April Love”  Spring is here and love is blossoming. We did so well for Valentines, that we again wanted to highlight couples massage. What better way to tell someone you love them than with the gift of therapeutic massage for health and relaxation.

Open House and Garage Sale” Saturday April 9th 9 am -5 pm loads of great stuff. $5 chair massage, $5 foot massage, $5 psychic readings, drawings and more. Stop by and browse ( let us know if you have anything to sell, samples to promote, or donations for the drawings)

Mind, Money, & Power Thursday April 14th 7 pm this class is FREE. Learn to succeed no matter what the economy.

http://www.mastershipstudies.org/mmp.html for more info

Paranormal Activity Tuesday April 19th 6:30 pm $5.00

Everything you wanted to know about ghosts, hauntings, and spirits

http://www.mastershipstudies.org/paranormal.html for more info

*space is available for your group or class, let us know when to put you on the calendar

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April Love massage deals all February!

doTerra Aroma- Touch Chakra Therapy $18.00

a great add-on to any massage or use as a brief pick me up session to rebalance and reenergize.

30 minute Massage $25.00

Full Hour Massage $40.00

Couple Massage $80.00 (Same room, 2 therapists, same time)

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Networking’s the Secret

We are going to continue with our theme of highlighting local businesses and promoting success breeds success to combat the  wave of negativity that is dished out on the evening news. So, let me share with you a great group of people that I have discovered in the past few weeks that literally provides me with an infusion of enthusiasm that gets me through the week. They are called “Networking’s the Secret” and meet every Tuesday at noon at the Pizza Factory in Ancestor Square.

Besides getting a good deal on lunch (all you can eat pizza & salad for $6), you get a chance to meet with other professionals and entrepeneurs, and of course NETWORK! It’s good to see what

Unlike other networking groups, this one is not exclusionary so that any number of people in the same field are welcome. The message is not about beating the competition, rather it’s about learning from one another and sharing success. If you are in sales, have your own business, or have a product you want to market, then I highly suggest that you check this group out.

for more info like them on facebook (they are one of my likes and if you haven’t liked StGeorgeMassage.com, you go do it now!)  or got www.networkingsthesecret.com _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Remember, Sports Massage is essential if you plan to get more active with this great weather. Come see us to stay injury free and improve exercise results!

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is
Ann Krulic (she entered on March 7th, 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

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | February 4, 2011

February Newsletter

Many Lives, Many Loves” Thursday February 10th 7 pm FREE

Just in time for Valentines Day, learn about soul mates and karmic relationships. Answer the question “Have we loved before”?

Becoming Dream Masters Tuesdays beginning February 15th 7pm through March 22nd. $5.00 each class or all 6 for $25.00

Our most popular class is repeated by popular demand. Learn what you dreams mean, how to recall dreams better, improve sleep, and program your dreams for help in your waking life.

Trinity Seminars Workshop Saturday February 26th 12-4pm $10.00

Learn the power of the group mind to accelerate learning, increase intuition, channel the energies around us, and enhance spiritual growth. Based on the Trinity Seminars developed in the 1970’s, thousands have benefited from this dynamic workshop.

call 435 215-3480 to reserve your space for these dynamic class or visit http://www.mastershipstudies.org

*space is available for your group or class, let us know when to put you on the calendar

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SWEET HEART massage deals all February!

doTerra Aroma- Touch Chakra Therapy $18.00

a great add-on to any massage or use as a brief pick me up session to rebalance and reenergize.

30 minute Massage $25.00

Full Hour Massage $40.00

Couple Massage $80.00 (Same room, 2 therapists, same time)

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Date Night every Friday & Saturday in February with extended hours for “Couples Massage” only!

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We Can Make a Difference!

I am sitting in my hotel room this morning in Provo providing sports massage for High School swim team athletes at State finals. I love the enthusiasm of these teenagers and hope to make a difference as I warm up their bodies for optimal performance, help them recover, and stretch them to prevent injury.

There is a way you can make a difference too. There has been a lot of focus on “Buying Local” and helping local business. Let me suggest one for you. Most of you have followed my exploits with SGMT and other plays I have been in over the past few years. It’s one of my passions and a way to give back to this community. A person of great influence and a passion for the arts is Maria Vaccaro Bithell. She has been the choreographer for SGMT and responsible for teaching and guiding the performers. A great example was the phenomenal “Tap dancing” in “Singing in the Rain”. Here is a note I got from Maria yesterday that you should be aware of:

Hey all, hope everyone is doing GREAT!! As you may know I am know what use to be Center Stage is now Dixie Arts Conservatory (Kidz on Stage/Dixie Dance). We are still a non-profit studio and offer a huge variety of classes starting at age 1-Adult for extremely low prices. I am running a one man show now that Heather Hunt has moved out of state to start her new and exciting life. We have never and will never turn any student away due to finances as quite a few of our current students have experienced from other studio’s in town.
This is my passion in life and I am honored to teach and share my love and knowledge of the arts with everyone.
I have tried to start a sponsor a student program through the studio to help some of these kids out with their tuition. This semester I have encountered some absolutely incredibly talented kids who have found a love for dance and musical theater. Some of which struggle financially due to unemployment and health issues.
Some examples: Katie has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and was told she shouldn’t have even made it this far. To see this young lady in class is a true blessing, she is so alive and has the biggest smile on her face through the entire class. Her grandparents take care of her and her medical bills have drowned them.
Jordan 9yr little dude always wanted to tap. We found him a pair of shoes and it was like Christmas morning when he put them on, plus he a true tapper.
I could go on and on with many more. I scholarship and trade as much as I can for these students but it doesn’t pay the bills. I am writing you today to see if any would be interested in helping. As a sponsor your personal/business name will appear on all posters/programs and website. ($25 a month for the 1hr class). The students, parents and I would greatly appreciate your support. If you know of any other persons/businesses who would love to be involved please pass this on.

I sincerely thank you,

Maria Vaccaro/Bithell
435-669-3087


*Not only does Maria have a great influence on the youth in our community but you should know she offers “Adult Tap” and other classes you might be interested as well. Let her know you heard about her here. Help out this local business so that it doesn’t go away. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Happy Valentines Day!

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is
Ashley Christensen(she entered on January 30th, 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

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | January 8, 2011

January Newsletter

“Name Power” Saturday January 29th 12pm – 4 pm $10.00

Learn what your name means, what you are doing with the power it is in your life, how to make changes in your life through your signature.

Using a unique combination of Numerology, Hand writing analysis, and simple repatterning exercises you can learn to come out a winner in the “Name Game”. You won’t get this information anywhere else and you will be amazed and amused by the simplicity of Name Power.

call 435 215-3480 to reserve your space for this dynamic class or visit http://www.mastershipstudies.org

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“Acupuncture Clinic is on Tuesday January 11th with Will Christensen, DC from 1 pm til 5pm. Acupuncture sessions are available at a discount of just $40.00. Call us at 435 215-3480 to book.

The doTerra group is meeting at the Center Tuesday January 11th at 7 pm to discuss uses of essential oils in stress management. Discover the many uses of essential oils that are pure herbal remedies from natures medicine cabinet. class is open to everyone and is FREE

The southern Utah chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is having a “Meet & Greet”  January 20th at 7 pm at The Center for all professional body workers and massage students. We will be discussing plans for bringing continuing education classes to southern Utah over the next year.

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January Massage special

2 full hour massages for $77.00

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Why Golf is like Life.

I love to play golf. I’m not especially good at it but that just doesn’t matter. There is a joy in the beauty of the outdoors and getting away for a little while. Even when I was able to play as often as 3 times a week when I lived in Texas in the 1990’s, I never managed to shoot better than the high to mid 80’s. Today when I’m lucky to play a half-dozen times a year, I don’t think I often even break 100. With a wicked slice and many other short comings you’d probably wonder what brings me back for such frustration. It takes a golfer to know, there’s even a favorite joke that says it all; it goes- “Why do they call it Golf? (answer) because all the other four letter words were taken”. We share the joy of our pain.

It’s not the errant shots that move us, rather it’s the those ones that near perfection. That 30 foot putt that goes in the hole, the drive that is straight and long, the chip shot that bounces off the flag stick. It’s in those rare moments in a round that make us look like the pro that gets us back for another round.

This is becoming my new philosophy for a joyful life. This past year I have seen more joy and happiness than I have ever before. I have decided to do only those things that I love and live with the faith that if I do that success and prosperity will follow. Doing this requires that I approach life like I approach golf. Build on the times I hit the sweet spot. You see, you always have choices. You can dwell on the hardships of life or allow yourself to be uplifted by every success you experience. enthusiasm and joy are contagious. There are a million cliché’ sayings such as “Nothing succeeds like success” or “to be loved you must first be lovable”. Truthfully, in my wise old age I’m finally getting comfortable with life. It is no longer a battle against the forces of evil but rather a celebration of every achievement that reinforces that you are on the right path and doing some good in the world. Like the old saying, “even a bad day at golf is better than a day at work”, I have learned to quit working and have fun. Now, however, I have also allowed my worthiness to catch up with joy quotient so that the things I love and have fun doing provide for the success we are experiencing.

PS: my apologies to my friend Jim. I no longer turn on my phone when I am golfing. You see, I am learning.

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We now offer FREE WiFi at The Center. Recently, one of our clients downloaded 3 books on her Kindle while she sat in our waiting area while her husband was getting his massage. Bring your laptop and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our facility. Been awhile since you had a massage? Enjoy our special this month only and get back in the groove of good health. We have missed You!

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is
Tammy Gentry (she entered on December 19th, 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

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | November 30, 2010

December Newsletter

Half Price Sale! From now until Christmas you can purchase unlimited massage gift

certificates. One hour $30, 90 minutes $45, Hot Stone $37.50. Get them online or

call 435 215-3480 to get them in person.

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“Acupuncture Clinic is on Tuesday December 7th with Will Christensen, DC from 1 pm til 5pm. Acupuncture sessions are available at a discount of just $40.00. Call us at 435 215-3480 to book.

Mark you calendar for Saturday December 4th from 12pm until 4pm Tarot Workshopwith Michael Forrest. Using the language of symbols, no other tool has been as useful for developing intuition and opening the doors of ancient wisdom, Cost of the workshop is $10.00.

Join us for a special evening , “Everything you wanted to know about Meditation and stress relief” Thursday December 16 Weds at 7pm. The holidays can be a very stressful time and you can find peace in the midst of chaos. This event is FREE.

Name Power classes will begin January 8th. More on that next newsletter.

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The Sanity Clause

Although the holiday season can be filled with joy, for many of us it can be a time of stress and burning the candle at both ends. Usually, we have so many commitments to be out and about it’s no wonder that the average person uses New Year resolutions not to begin a new helpful habit, but to just get back on track. We feel the need to make up for all the treats we ate or the wear and tear that we put on ourselves with parties, travel, and shopping till you drop!

Here’s a few helpful hints to get you through:

If you travel this season, take your pillow with you. It can really help to have something familiar to use as a sleep aid. Avoid sleeping pills. You want good sleep, not the sleep of the dead. Sleeping pills can cause you sleep longer in one position which cuts off circulation to areas of the body, thus you wake up with aches and pains. Also, we are affected by the magnetic pull of the poles. It doesn’t mater whether you current head of the bed is facing North, South, East or West; but do try to make sure that you are sleeping with the same directional orientation when away from home. This make your rest space much more comfortable.

Sitting too long in one position can cause all kinds of problems. Blood clots from thrombosis have killed more people on airplanes than terrorists. Whether you travel by car or plane, make sure you move about. Take advantage of rest stops in the car. On airplanes, move about during long trips and stroll the airports rather than just sitting for hours at the gate.

Now, I’m the last one to nag about your diet. Try to eat balanced. You know you are going to eat more treats and we won’t debate whether you deserve them or not. However, intent makes a huge difference. Don’t associate negative feelings such as “guilt” with food of any kind. Your body listens to you and emotions have a bigger role than we realize in digestion and how the body processes what we take in. Even subconsciously, if you are telling yourself “I know this isn’t good for me” as you bite into something then you are setting up the body to process it as something not good. Don’t expect good from negative intentions. Ever wonder where the saying “I ate something that didn’t agree with me” came from? Chances are the body did agree with you and processed it exactly the way you set it up.

Finally, try to stick to your routine. If you work out on a regular basis , to stay with that. Even away from home set aside certain hours of the day for yourself whether it’s to work out, meditate, or eat one wholesome meal. Control your own time rather than putting your life on hold until after the holidays.

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Oops I did it again! Look for me and many of my friends at the Dickens Festival.

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We now offer FREE WiFi at The Center. Recently, one of our clients downloaded 3 books on her Kindle while she sat in our waiting area while her husband was getting his massage. Bring your laptop and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our facility. Been awhile since you had a massage? Enjoy our special this month only and get back in the groove of good health. We have missed You!

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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is
Jennifer Wertz

It pays to enter every month…pass it on!

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

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | November 4, 2010

November Newsletter

You can’t beat this!

You can help us build our sign! A limited number (9) of Half off ($30.00) gift certificates are available to purchase directly with Fast Signs 1044 W, Red Cliffs Dr. Buy one or all. To purchase contact Kelly Harward at Fast Signs at 435 627-8855. One of our challenges at our new location has been having people find us, signage is the key, so help us out and get a great deal!
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“Acupuncture and Trigger Point therapy for pain relief” is a free lecture Tuesday November 9 at 7 PM. The lecture will be given by Will Christensen, DC. Also Dr. Christensen will be holding an Acupuncture Clinic at the Center Tuesday November 18 from 1 pm til 5pm. Acupuncture sessions are available at a discount of just $40.00. Call us at 435 215-3480 to book.

Mark you calendar for Friday November 12 at 7pm for a free lecture “The Secrets of the Triune Mind” with Michael Forrest. Based on the popular “Trinity Seminars” this lecture will help you to open the power of the group mind. Learn to shift dimensions, control time, and open new pathways to learning.

Join us for special evening with Linda Rae, “Talking with Angels” November 17 Weds at 7pm. Linda Rae will share how her angel readings came about and how anyone can receive guidance and help from a angelic beings.

Tarot classes will begin December 4th. More on that next newsletter.

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Start your Christmas gift shopping early with massage gift certificates. Reflexology for just $25.00 ($10.00 savings) and our popular 2 one hour massages for $77.00 ($43.00 savings). Tell someone who loves you “I want my massage!”
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The Healing Power of Gratitude (reprinted from an earlier issue, worth a rerun at Thanksgiving)

Nothing makes us feel better than a heartfelt “Thank You”. It’s important to feel appreciated, it fuels the fires of our inner drive to help us continue with our efforts. Life isn’t about surviving, it’s not about winning or losing, it’s not even about earning a living; rather it’s about the mutual benefit we receive from interaction with others. We learn nothing from solitude. The infamous monks who go up on the mountain top to meditate gain no enlightenment until they come down and communicate with their pupils, the vision they garnered from their meditation. It’s the journey and the lessons that help us grow.

One of my favorite quotes is from the late Chief Dan George in the movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, in it he repeats the words told to him by the President when the tribal leaders were invited to Washington, “endeavour to persevere”. Sounds so much more worthy an effort than just merely surviving. I have always gained value from the precepts of being an “impeccable warrior”, that is to conduct yourself with dignity and taking full responsibility for your actions.

That being said, I want to thank all of you for the positive words of encouragement and support you have given me over the past few months. You have made a difference and have helped me to “Endeavour to persevere” during a difficult time. Recently I had been experiencing more and more pain in my wrist. I tried all my usual remedies, icing, wrapping and even massage but it just wasn’t improving. Now these type of injuries are common to massage therapists and I read articles on self care looking for some easy solution. It really began to worry me, even to the point of wondering if I was cut out for this career. So I put out the thought and asked for guidance. The answers came clear and strong.

Physically: I sought medical treatment firstly to get a clear diagnosis so that I knew what I was dealing with. First my physician tried steroid treatment which had no effect whatsoever. So then we had an MRI which confirmed that I had arthritic tendinitis and pinpointed the inflammation. Next we tried a Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drug which has given me great relief, reduced my pain from an 8 to about a 2 and has allowed me to continue to work as my body heals. Also some of you may have noticed me using some new strokes and using my forearms and left hand more recently during sessions. I will continue to learn techniques that allow me to improve my skills while putting less strain on my body.

Emotionally: YOU. I have had such positive feedback on everything I do. People have told me how much they enjoyed these articles and newsletters, appreciated my efforts in the community such as SGMT, and most of all for my body work. Let me share some examples; one client wrote, “Man, I wish I could come for a daily massage. If I were Oprah, I would hire you!!!” another wrote “I had my first massage from Michael in mid-December and was very impressed. Although I have Fibromyalgia, RA, and 2 torn menesci, I left the appointment pain-free and remained so for several hours, enabling me to Christmas shop and wrap gifts. What a treat! Thanks so much, Michael…I’ll be back for sure!”. Now I’m not sharing these to toot my own horn but rather to let you know that comments like these inspire me and most certainly helped me to recover every bit as much as the medicine the doctor prescribed. I continue to be an impeccable warrior not because I am strong but because I am stronger for connecting with all of you.

I am grateful that I have found a profession that allows me to do positive things for others. I am grateful for my health and that my work makes me healthier. I am grateful that because of my age and life experience I can connect with more people and share their health concerns. If I haven’t told you lately, “I love you” and thank you for letting me do work that I love.

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Oops I did it again! The acting bug bit me as soon as I moved back into town on October first. Look for me as the Sheriff in “Murder By Poker” at the Sunriver Community Center, November 15th through November 19th. Performances are free to the public. Come out and enjoy an original old time Melodrama written and directed by my pal Gary Payne of SGMT and Ghost Tours.

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We now offer FREE WiFi at The Center. Recently, one of our clients downloaded 3 books on her Kindle while she sat in our waiting area while her husband was getting his massage. Bring your laptop and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our facility. Been awhile since you had a massage? Enjoy our special this month only and get back in the groove of good health. We have missed You!
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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is

Sarah Green
It pays to enter every month…pass it on!
*note drawing winners must claim their free massage within 30 days of winning

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | October 11, 2010

October Newsletter

Help us, help Alex and Dane. I’m sure you have heard in the news about the two Snow Canyon High Schools boys that were struck by lightning last week. October 24-30 is National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. As an affiliate of the Utah chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (our professional organization) we are donating a portion of our proceeds that week to assist the families of these two boys in order to help with the medical expenses needed for their recovery. We will also be helping with fund raising via chair massage at events throughout this month. Visit our website often throughout the month to stay informed about any of those events. We will honor our pledge never to fill your in box with unwanted e-mails by only sending this ONE newsletter each month, so we ask that you stay in touch if you want additional updates on our efforts to help Alex and Dane. For updates on how these 2 young men are doing go to www.alexanddane.blogspot.com

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Make plans to attend our “Come As You Were Party” Thursday October 28 from 7pm until 10pm.

In the spirit of the season, come dressed as you believe you might have been, would have like to have

been in a previous lifetime. Prizes awarded to the best costume. The $5.00 cover charge includes refreshments, Tarot readings, Angel readings, massage, reflexology, drawings for great prizes.

This is not a trick or treat event, so leave the kids at home (they will have their night on Halloween) and

come hob knob with your fellow wizards, pharaohs, cowpokes or whoever joins us. Half of all proceeds from this event will be donated to Alex and Dane to help with their medical needs and recovery.

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People Wake Up!

Over the course of my life, I’ve seen an intrusion creep into our day to day existence that is killing each one of us little by little. Like the “death of a thousand cuts”, this torture affects us all as we blindly go by just as lemmings to a cliff. I’m talking about way we eat in America. Let me share my own personal experience beginning last February when I decided to give up eating or drinking anything with “High Fructose Corn Syrup”. I was addicted to soda pop. I easily went through 12 cans everyday. It was hard, but my plan included mega-dozing on citrus fruit to over come the cravings the first 30 days. I also increased my water intake. It worked and since then I have lost 30 pounds and is has stayed off. I now hover around 220 lbs which is territory I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. Now in recent news, I see where the food distributors have asked the FDA to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to something more appealing such as “corn sugar”. This the same thing that happened a few years ago with artificial sweeteners. Now those poisons have attractive names like Splenda or Equate (for more information go to http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sucralose-vs-aspartame.html ). The fact remains that these are artificial substances that the body doesn’t know how to process and often stores in the tissues rather than eliminating them. Long term effects are not known or just becoming noticeable because these substances are relatively new. In the case of corn syrup, these pleadings with the FDA were supposedly initiated to overcome the bad press that corn syrup had gotten in recent years. Shakespeare said, “a rose by any other name is still a rose.” However, the ad rep’s from Madison Avenue have found that consumers are willing to accept any product that is cleverly packaged, so the food brokers have come up with strategies that increase profits while substituting natural ingredients for far cheaper artificial ones. All the while, our supposed “watchdog” agencies in the government play a complicit role, AS DO YOU! After all, most people don’t read ingredients on packaging or do the have the degrees in chemistry to decipher complex names, the just purchase products because of the leprechaun or rainbow billed toucan. We don’t market the same way as other countries where people buy fresh foods daily, we have been trained to stock up for weeks or longer, so shelve life and preservatives govern what is available. I remember going to the market in Mexico and all the chicken was yellow, quite different from here where the chicken is bulked up to twice the size of natural. Fruits and vegetables are picked before they ripen on the vine and have full nutrient value, so they ripen in crates on trucks or warehouses. Here’s a little history lesson just to show one dimension of how we have been manipulated over the years. After world war 2 the baby boomer generation spread quickly from the cities into the suburbs. The little corner market became a thing of the past, the interstates were built, advances in electric appliances (no more blocks of ice), and population became spread out of greater distances. Between greater demands by consumers and the need for greater shelf life, food products became juiced with preservatives and competition required more elaborate packaging. In the late 50’s Castro took over Cuba where a huge chunk of our cane sugar was imported from, in the next decade revolutions and unrest also had an effect on sugar costs. First attempts at sugar substitutes were pretty awful with heavy aftertastes. Even the reports of lab rats getting cancer from saccharine didn’t deter the food industry. Why? What was at stake?…money, lots of money. First convince the American public that sugar was bad for them. Convince them that getting used to the after taste in substitutes was worthwhile. Replace sugar with the far cheaper corn syrup all the while justify the increasing price hikes because of the cost of sugar. In a few short years, they had successfully replaced sugar with soft drinks that cost many times more using ingredients that cost far less. Profits for Pepsi, Coca Cola and the rest went through the roof. Pepsi bought chains like Taco Bell with these new profits. Introduce new sodas that have additional ingredients like caffeine such as Mountain Dew and people began to become addicted to sodas sweet or sugar free and consume even more. No body protested, in fact people sang along with the jingles like “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” or “Whatever shape you’re in”(seven up), how could something be bad for you that is named after a doctor? In recent years, there has been a huge corn shortage because of ethanol fuels. Suddenly, the soda companies are trying to give sugar a come back because now it’s cheaper than corn syrup, coke even promoted a vintage version made with real sugar last year. Oh by the way, long time tobacco companies who had a longtime history of making a product that was bad for you seem good (Winston taste good like a cigarette should) diversified many years ago to over come the government’s regulation of their industry by buying out many of our major food companies such as General Mills. Think they would change their ways? Are you mad yet? Like being manipulated? All this happened in my lifetime. Check the facts, read the labels, think about what you are putting into your body and into your sweet children’s bodies. Then get mad and start the change.

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We now offer FREE WiFi at The Center. Recently, one of our clients downloaded 3 books on her Kindle while she sat in our waiting area while her husband was getting his massage. Bring your laptop and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our facility. Been awhile since you had a massage? Enjoy our special this month only and get back in the groove of good health. We have missed You!

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$35.00
One hour massage
October only
With Michael or Jana

Interested in using our meeting space at our new location on Sunland Dr.?
Our space can comfortably seat 15 people (or up to 25 people packed in)

there is a TV, DVD, VCR for audio/visual presentations. Perhaps you have

a group that has outgrown meeting in your living room or are looking for a

place to teach a class. Rates for the use of our classroom start as low as $25.00.

Let us know if we can serve you.

Space is available for alternative healthcare professionals part-time or full-time.

Our massage rooms can easily be used for all body workers, energy workers,

counselors etc. whether the use is everyday or once a month, let us know

how we can serve you.
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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is


Jim Schwendinger

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 | September 1, 2010

We want you to get know our growing staff of talented and dedicated
therapists. You can view the individual profiles of Amanda, Jana,
Paul, Tawnie, Michelle, Phaedra & Michael on the “about us” page
of our website.

We know you’ll love your massage experience with any of them.
Call 435 215-3480 to book now, and don’t forget to add doTERRA Aroma Touch therapy to any massage
for just $15.00

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Please attend our special events at “The Center” this month. Thursday September 16 at 7 pm “KM Healing Stones”
This is a FREE class presented by Kathy Martin, RN & Reiki Master who has designed custom jewelry using the healing
properties of Gems and semi-precious stones. Come and learn about the ancient lore of Healing Stones.
On Saturday September 18th 12 noon to 4 pm join us for “Becoming Dream Masters” this is the dynamic class
that will help you decode and unlock the power of your dream state, learn to utilize the power of the 1/3 of our
life we spent asleep.
Learn about prophetic dreams, Symbolic dreams, Message dream and much more.
There is a $10.00 charge for this mini seminar.

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Epson Salts

It seems lately I have recommended Epson Salts to many of our clients to

help recover from muscle soreness due to activity or injury.
Epson salts have been around for along time, they are “Magnesium Sulfate”
and you have probably heard of the importance of Calcium and Magnesium
in the proper function of the muscles. There has been some research that
shows that taking these two together as oral supplements can counteract each
other, and the most effective way to add these supplements to you daily regimen,
is to take Calcium orally and Magnesium topically.
Bathing with a cup of Epson salts, is absorbed through the skin and immediately
begins to calm the muscle receptors which lessens the muscle tension that causes
pain. Relaxing, calming, and helping the muscles begin the healing process of
returning to homeostasis.
Certainly an old time remedy, it is inexpensive, it works and should be stocked in
every ones medicine cabinet.
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We want to thank Teria Brooks for her great photography work to improve our
website and future brochures. Think of Teria for your next special event. Visit
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Interested in using our meeting space at our new location on Sunland Drive?

Our space can comfortably seat 15 people (or up to 25 people packed in)

there is a TV, DVD, VCR for audio/visual presentations. Perhaps you have
a group that has outgrown meeting in your living room or are looking for a
place to teach a class. Rates for the use of our classroom start as low as $25.00.
Let us know if we can serve you.

Space is available for alternative healthcare professionals part-time or full-time.

Our massage rooms can easily be used for all body workers, energy workers,
counselors etc. whether the use is everyday or once a month, let us know
how we can serve you.
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This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is

Abigail Porter

It pays to enter every month…pass it on!

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

Posted by: stgeorgemassage | June 13, 2010

June Newsletter

Our newsletter is a little late this month because we have fantastic news for you and wanted to wait until all the details were in place. We are proud to announce the opening of our new “2nd” location. Located at 376 Sunland Drive, Suite 7B . Will be having an open house Thursday June 24 from 4pm to 8pm just for those of you that get this newsletter (we’ll have a public open house in early July). Come join us for free massages and refreshments. Our new facility offers 2 fine massage rooms and a classroom that also doubles as a massage room big enough for couples massage. So come down and join us, get rubbed, refreshed and take a chance on some drawings we’ll have.

This month we are offering couples massage for just $99.00. Also Amanda is offering Hot Stone massages at $20.00 off (just $55.00). Most importantly this month, remember Dad with a massage gift certificates. Call 435 215-3480 to book now!
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Can’t afford a massage but still want to be apart of things? We are in need of a few things for our new location that we will gladly trade for massage. Real or not potted plants, we need folding tables for our classroom, shelves for storage or books, vinyl lettering or other signage, comfortable chairs for our waiting area, we will even consider a partial trade + pay for linen/laundry service. So check your garages and let us know.

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My friend John:

Some of you have been clients for several years, and over that time we have become friends. I deeply care about your health and value your patronage, often I work on entire families and that makes it hard not to get close.

So the other day, I ran into John only to hear that  he recently had been hospitalized. My immediate reaction was, “why didn’t you call me? I would have come to see you.” In my experience there is nothing worse than a stay in the hospital. It’s especially worse for us guys, as any wife will tell you we revert to a 6 year old when we are sick. Massage is being used all over the world to bring comfort to those in hospice settings. The power of touch should never be underestimated. Neo-Natal units seek volunteers to do nothing more than to touch and hold premature babies who are confined to incubators. Studies have shown remarkable increases in weight gain for those infants who are gently caressed and touched (even if the touch is with rubber gloves, the intent is communicated). Unfortunately, in todays corporate setting we have gotten away from the personal touch that was part of hospitalization. I can remember the days when a nurse or candy-striper would give an alcohol rub or a gentle massage. This was an important part of speeding a persons recovery or for preventing bedsores. Like elsewhere in medical care, personal touch has been replaced by machines or devices, but it’s not just the same nor is it as effective except on the accounting department’s spreadsheet.

Even though massage is contraindicated when a person is on blood thinners or on pain medication. A skilled therapist can adjust to a doctors orders and provide beneficial touch that can aid recovery and shorten healing time. Although most people think of massage only as an important step to maintain health, I thought it important to remind you of the power of healing touch. The effect of massage on the immune system by aiding the lymphatic system in its role of removing toxic materials, such as virus, heavy metals, waste for cell rebuilding; has been established as dramatic. Unlike blood flow which is pumped through the circulatory system by the heart, the lymphatic system relies on movement and muscle contraction to move these toxins from the cell into the lymph nodes where these substances are processed before being released into the blood stream where they can be chemically detoxified by the liver and eliminated by the kidneys by being processed into urine. So if we are bed ridden or become less active as we age, massage becomes an important substitute for muscle movement (exercise) in helping the flow of lymph in the body. This doesn’t mean you can cancel your gym membership and schedule a massage in place of exercise, but let’s face it when we are sick, or as we age; we can lose muscle mass or important muscle function. Therefore, massage is an important partner along with exercise in maintaining muscle function and in restoring health by its important effect on bolstering the immune system and speeding the healing process.

Bottom line, you get sick, call me and with you doctor’s permission, we’ll work to reducing pain, restoring function, and back to normal.

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I want to thank all of you who supported us and visited us at our booth during May’s What Women Want it was great to reconnect with so many of our friends.

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Interested in using our meeting space at our new location on Sunland Dr.?

Our space can comfortably seat 15 people (or up to 25 people packed in) there is a TV, DVD, VCR for audio/visual presentations. Perhaps you have a group that has outgrown meeting in your living room or are looking for a place to teach a class. Rates for the use of our classroom start as low as $25.00. Let us know if we can serve you.

Space is available for alternative healthcare professionals part-time or full-time. Our massage rooms can easily be used for  all body workers, energy workers, counselors etc. whether the use is everyday or once a month, let us know how we can serve you.

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We are looking for name for our new center that will project our mission of health and success in life and growth in knowledge and in our potential. A name that projects the energy of happiness and fulfillment though unlocking the secrets of life’s purpose. Got suggestions?

Classes will begin again in July in Dream Interpretation, Name Power, Aromatherapy and more… look for class schedules in next months newsletter.

This month’s drawing winner for a free hour massage is

Deborah Booth

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