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Love Yourself Enough To Live A Healthy Lifestyle !

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Eating crappy food isn't a reward ... It's a punishment!  You are what you eat! How's that working out for you? Are you tired of being overweight, sluggish and feeling like crap? Then it's high time to do something about it! Don't you love yourself enough to care about what you are Eating? Do you know ALL that high processed sugary greasy food you are eating is killing you? πŸ•πŸŸπŸ₯“ Yes it's shorting YOUR life span as well! Are you ready to take the first step to becoming a better you through healthy eating? πŸ€”It takes 21 days of healthy eating to break the cycle of unhealthy eating. Then you will be on your way of making it a habit . Will it be easy? No it's takes a lot of motivation and determination to get you there.  I'm not going to lie to you. It's a journey over time THAT makes you feel the best you can be! πŸ’―It's time to stop eating the Frankenfoods THAT are hurting your body and making you sick! πŸ˜ Discipline is the one thing necessary THA…

The Wonders Of Touch

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You have a problem... a knot , a pain, excruciating tightness in areas ... so now you lay on a massage table. You want to ditch this pain and the tension so you finally give into a massage. Now what? Your mind is racing and as the Massage therapist touches you then you start talking blurting out personal stuff. Things like your having an affair, your getting a divorce, your kid is on drugs, etc... you get the gist.  So your lying on the table for an hour , 90 minutes or two hours and without realizing it you need an emotional release.  You somehow got connected with your massage therapist and you just talk. You tell him or her things you normally wouldn't tell someone else.  I get it you are in a state that you are connected through Massage and it takes you to another level you haven't ever experienced.  As a massage therapists we connect with mind, body and spirit  however we are NOT trained psychiatrists to give you advice. I can sympathize withyou but I can'tgiveyou the…

Are There Times You Shouldn't Get A MASSAGE?

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When considering massage therapy there is times you should ALWAYSlet your massage therapist know certain things. We need to know the following if it pertains to you...πŸ€”1. Do you have a fever? If so we may  not be able to massage you. Fever usually are contagious and pass onto people. If your sick please tell us as we don't want to catch it.  It can cost us days of work and no pay. 2. Were you recently involved in a car accident? Yes we need to know! I would strongly advise you see a medical doctor first! Yes I have actually had people think they need a massage first! As licensed massage therapists we  are NOT doctors!  We can't diagnose your problems.  It's beyond our range of practice. We didn't get educated as doctors. 3. Are you bruised? Do you have open wounds? Rashes? Or severe sunburn? Yes BELIEVE it or not people think it doesn't matter! I don't know what goes through people's  brains at times...  seriously! 4. Do you feel nauseated? Or dizzy? There…

Can Massage Actually Help You Sleep Better?

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Do you have insomnia? Can't sleep at night? Are you worried about things? Stressed out? Did you know that you need 8 hours of adequate sleep to function properly? Or else you will have "Brain Fog."   It's sad to know that 50 to 70 million Americans are sleep deprived! 😲 Shocking I know! This often creates problems at work with their performance on the job. Higher risk of obesity adds to it. .. combined with substance abuse like pills, drugs and alcohol.  This definitely can affect a person's mood and their well-being. Being sleep-deprived hurts you immensely...So what can you do about it???Have you considered Massage? Regular massage sessions can help by decreasing stress and anxiety.  It helps combat depression as well. This in turn improves your sleep quality. I suggest to get an in-home massage before bedtime. This will help you go to sleep faster and longer. All you have to do is try to get a massage and see how it affects your sleep and your mood. Word of c…

MERRY CHRISTMAS! πŸŽ„❤

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From my family to yours MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ❤πŸŽ„  May YOUR time be a season of reconciliation and PEACE. May the love of Christ be around you and his Peace surround you and rest upon you! Remember the Reason For The Season! May your Christmas be a time of healing , giving and sharing . May your spirit share and care in Jesus! I wish you all the LOVE , PEACE and JOY ! May the Blessing Of Christ Be With you and All your loved ones ! Indulge in all the Christmas Fun of enjoying family and friends get togethers.  Stay Blessed my friends!!God Bless you ALL! ❤πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸ™…‍♀️

3 Days Till Christmas!

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Wow hard to believe that we are 3 days away from Christmas! Who's excited? Has Christmas lost its flair for you? I don't know BUT Christmas just doesn't seem the same to me anymore.  I grew up in Canada as a child. We had so much fun before and after Christmas.  I miss the snowfalls, snow skiing after the fresh powder snow arrived.  Drinking hot chocolate around the fireplace after skiing all day.  The sleigh rides , riding on bales of hay , being pulled by horses. Wrapped up snuggly in big blankets and hugging our friends while we shivered in the cold.  Our noses and cheeks cold , red and rosy! Oh my what a sight! We would sing Christmas Carols and laugh so hard! Times seemed so much easier and happy then! 🀣Oh how I miss living in Canada! It was so much FUN with all our family, relatives and friends! We cherished memories and times spent together! Just get togethers at different people's houses was always a delight! So much excitement and laughter! πŸ˜†Why is it so dif…

Mistletoe Is Also Good For Curing Cancer

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Mistletoe? How did it all get started being the " Kissing herb ? "  I was curious so went online to check out.  Here's some excerpts I found...Mistletoe has long been used as a Christmas decoration — but did you know that it has medicinal qualities, not the least of which is its ability to cure cancer?Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic plant that grows on apple, oak, and other broadleaf trees in Europe, Asia, America and Korea.  It bears white glutinous berries in winter.  Mistletoe has traditionally been known as the “kissing herb” because it’s customary to kiss someone under the mistletoe, a practice that originates from a Scandinavian legend of Balder, the god of Peace, who was slain with an arrow made of mistletoe.  He was restored to life at the request of the other gods and goddesses, and mistletoe was thereafter given into the keeping of the Goddess of Love.  It has since been ordained that everyone who passes under a mistletoe should receive a kiss, to show that the p…

The Power Of Touch

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NEVER underestimate the Power Of Touch! There are numerous studies out that proves that massage is the best thing you can do for your mind, body and soul.  Did you know that even as little as 30 minutes massage can boost your immune system and and lighten your stress levels? You will DEFINITELY feel happier and calmer. So right there is a reason to get a Massage! πŸ˜„Massage should be your FEEL-GOOD medicine! Massage therapy can help relieve your pain.  it can also help speed up your recovery after an injury or even after surgery.  Always get a doctor's note if you had a significant injury or surgery.  It definitely brings those stress levels down. Have you been considered how much a massage  can help you? What do you have to lose? What are you afraid of? What holds you back?πŸ€”Massage  can vastly improve the quality of your life. Regular massage sessions are recommended.  You can talk to a licensed Massage Therapist to see what works best for you. Depending on your situation they ma…

Selecting A Massage Therapist For Your Session

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Now how do you find a good Massage Therapist? There are SOmany choices! How can this be easy for you? I always tell people check the reviews! What are other people saying? Look online and check someone out . Are you looking for a spa? Alot of noise and you can't really enjoy your Massage! I hear this alot! How about a "Mobile Massage?" That's right! WHAT could  be better? Get someone to drive to you so you don't have to! But where to look? πŸ€” 
Of course ask your friends if they have recommendations too.Google "Mobile Massage * and immediately legit companies will pull up. Look for authentic reviews. Is it 5 stars? Are people happy with the service they got? What Are they talking about? Is it less than 5 stars? Bad reviews? Good idea to stay clear for sure! It's a red flag! How are they on the phone when you call them? Are they friendly? Do you get a good vibe talking to them? Always go with your gut feeling. Ask questions.. do they have reasonable answer…

Your Drug Of Choice SHOULD Be Massage!

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Hey do you get professional massages regularly? If you do I salute you ! Continue to do so for your health and well-being! I encourage you to keep doing so. If you don't why not? If you haven't bothered to get professional massages yet then it's high time you did ! You owe it to yourself to take better care of YOU! If you have had massages before and it wasn't YOUR cup of tea , DON'T GIVE UP!! NOT all massage therapists are created equal.  It's about shopping around and finding the right massage therapist to help you ! People seem to think that massage is a luxury but realistically that couldn't be farther from the truth!
These days we are all busy, and In general we are experts in finding ways of not looking after ourselves. When it all comes down to it, we either reap the benefits of making the time, spending the money and giving ourselves permission to look after ourselves, because WE ARE WORTHY! Or… we suffer and lament missed opportunities, aches, pai…

Holiday Stress?

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It's the holidays and we are all so crazy busy... and therefore STRESS ... that ugly 6 letter word creeps in. What do you do about it? How do you handle it? Some people pray. Some people mediate.  Some people workout. Some people drink! 🍷 And the smart people get a M A S S A G E ! πŸ’†‍♂️πŸ’†‍♀️Do you know ALL the benefits a massage can provide you with especially when you are stressed during the holidays??? Google it ! This is the season for giving right?! I'm sure you are wrapping presents and buying things for people? You are helping other people's wishes COME true BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU ? Give yourself the gift of massage! I'm willing to bet you even bought a gift certificate or two for other people on your shopping list? 🎁Baby it'scold out and you are busy with Christmas and family.  Cooking, cleaning, organizing and WHAT ABOUT YOU ? Wouldn't it be GREAT to have 60 mins ? 90 mins or longer for a nice relaxing massage? 😁Aren't you tired and worn out yet from

Massage Talk With Melissa

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Ok so I'm pondering some things I have come across in my massage career. I thought it would be valuable to share it with you  .☺Your massage is your own so of course we as Licensed Massage Therapists want you to have a good experience! Getting a massage from someone you don't know can make you feel vulnerable. A natural relationship of trust will form between you and your therapist. After all you are naked under a sheet being touched by a stranger .. it can make you feel awkward the first time or two.  It's important to establish an open dialogue with your Massage Therapist.  If you feel uncomfortable or the pressure is not right or too much... SPEAK UP! We won't hold this against you. It's your choice if you want to talk or not . I highly suggest you keep it light if you do. It's your time for you! Talking too much can help you not RELAX to your fullest compacity possible. You pay good money to get out of pain , and possibly stress right?! So try to be as quie…

Heat or Ice After An Injury?

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Do you have an Injury? Is it a new one or old one ? Are you NOT sure if heat or Ice can help it? First it's always good to get a professional opinion from a doctor.  As licensed Massage Therapists we can't evaluate your problem.  Of course we want to help you the best way we can through Massage.  So heat therapy can help with chronic pain. Know that sore back you have? Sit in a hotub or whirlpool for 15 mins  + ...  Or put a heating pad on it. Don'tput in on for hours.. .. too long causes the already inflammation you have to increase. This in turn causes you more PAIN. If this is a new injury please seek out the doctor's medical opinion first. I highly suggest this before you seek out a Massage Therapist.  If you have diabetes or vascular disease DON'Tuse heat ! πŸ”₯Ice is used  mainly in the first 48 hours after an injury. So if you have joint or muscle sprains  then ice can be your best friend.  The ice reduces that inflammation , swelling and minor PAIN you may be…

Support Small Businesses !

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Ahhh so here we are so close to Christmas time. It's the holidays for family get togethers of laughter and fun! I just love Christmas! It's my favorite time of the year!! Don't you agree? πŸŽ„☃️Do you support small businesses? When you do you are supporting someone's dreams! When you shop small you get better customer service opposed to the Big chain stores. When you shop Mom and Pop shops you are contributing to keeping small businesses alive. You have someone who truly cares for you! They will go that extra mile to make sure you are happy with their product or service . Isn't that how you want to spend your money? πŸ€”This is from Forbes magazine...Small business is – quite frankly – big business. The Small Business Administration identified that there are more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States as of March 2014, with about 63% of new jobs being created from small businesses between 1993 and mid 2013. Of these 28.2 million businesses, most ar…

Here Is A Disturbing Article Of What's In Some Of Your Favorite Food

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Okkkkkk! So I was reading this article and am thoroughly disgusted WHAT is in some foods! I have studied alot about the food industry over the years and that's why I switched to a plant based diet! I mean PEOPLE SERIOUSLY do you KNOW WHAT you are eating? Do you care? I'm going to enlighten you and then I leave a link to this article.. Ok? Ok! 😊Here we go... what do you think is in that  shredded  cheese you are eating?  You KNOW the one you add to salads  or  melt  in a sandwich  or however  you do....  GUESS? Refined wood pulp!!! They hide it in the ingredient list calling it " Cellulose . " How's those wood chips tasting for ya ? 🀀What's in those steaks you are eating? I don't even want to know ! Gross! Ok remember OREO cookies? Who didnt love them growing up as a kid RIGHT?! Hmmmm...what SICK thing is lurking in them? I'll tell you... Crisco! That highly processed GMO ( Genetically  Modified Organism )  is killing you! I guess dipping the OREOS i…

Massage For Whiplash?

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Have you been in a car accident and have whiplash? Whiplash happens when you are typically struck by another vehicle in a collision. The sudden impact of another vehicle causes a sudden jerking of your head in different directions. This results in partial tearing of the muscle tissue.🀀The next day you experience excruciating PAIN in the neck and shoulder area. It Will  be very tender for sure. You probably even feel lower back pain. The muscle  areas are inflamed and tight also. It's common for some serious tightness and tension to set in. You feel probably feel a tightness in the neck area and loss of range of motion as well. This can make it very uncomfortable for you!! πŸ˜•Did you know that MASSAGEis the most effective treatment to help? It will break up and realign the scar tissue . It relaxes the tight areas and releases the tension. It definitely increases your range of motion. A massage once a week for 8 to 12 weeks potentially should provide you with nearly 100% of recovery…

Focus on GRATITUDE !

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If you are not extremely busy in today’s society, count your blessings!! You are NOT the norm. We are all in high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. Who hasn't ? This can have lasting negative effects on our health!  Break the cycle: start with ....Gratitude: 😁It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into a tailspin of negativity. Have you been there too? 😠We can choose to stay in a state of discontent and let that dictate our day, or we can be grateful for the other things in our lives even if they are not present in front of us right now.  Start praying! Get your Peace and Joy back ! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒDid you ever notice that when something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment and then move on? However, when something goes wrong, we feel the need to tell everyone and anyone that will listen. L…

AHHH .... MASSAGE !

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Who doesn't need one ?   RIGHT?!  We all live just crazy busy lifestyles! We all  have stress through the roof! Am I Right people??? I'm just a lover of massage period!!  To me there is nothing better than a regular Massage. Have YOU  ever experienced one? Then you know what I'm talking about !!! If you haven't shame on you! Why not ? Are you aware how good a Massage feels?  πŸ˜ ❤ I know how a Massage can positively affect someone’s health and wellness on many levels. I always love to see the looks on my client's faces after I'm finished the session...
P R I C E L E S S  ! 😊Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, considered to be “the father of Western medicine”, once said “anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.”  I think he was on to something!πŸ€”Why do I try to convince people that they absolutely must include regular massages into their life? Because I know what massages can do! I see the effects daily on my clients.  If you Don't ge…

Is Sugar Addictive?

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You bet your sweet tooth it Is! Can you believe sugar is lurking in almost everything you eat?! 😲  It's hiding in those "Healthy " cereals , salad dressings and in any container or package labeled "Fat free!"  You probably didn't even know it did you? 😞The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says the average American consumes 142 pounds of added sugar per year. Worse, all this sugar has been linked to serious conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, digestive issues, and even heart disease. So how's that sugar working out for you now that you know?! Sugar is a serious addiction like cocaine.  It's killing you!!People wake up!!! All and I do mean ALL PROCESSED FOODS are loaded with sugar! Did you know that approximately 75% of all processed and crap food contain sugar ???  Sugar gives you an intoxicating high THAT keeps you craving MORE and MORE! It's a vicious cycle to say the least! Sugar should be labeled as a drug!! It's very toxic to your body …

So You Want Deep Massage?

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Do you have chronic muscle tension? You know the tight knots in areas of you neck? Shoulders? Back ? Then you may want a deep tissue massage. Deep massage is like a Swedish Massage but only deeper. The massage therapist focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue , tendons and fascia.Sometimes deeper is NOT ALWAYS necessary!! A trained licensed massage therapist will make that call based on what they find. Deep massage can leave you sore for a day or two after. Putting ice on the places where the massage therapist works will help soothe the affected areas.😊REMEMBERBefore you decide on what type of massage is for you, you should ask yourself what it is you’re hoping to achieve from your massage.It's always a good idea to address these concerns with your massage therapist before your session. We are here to listen and help you achieve the best massage designed for you!! Don't  be afraid to ask questions! I can't tell you how many times I personally massaged clients and th…