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Pre-Natal Massage Paves the Way to a Healthy Pregnancy

347-w225Few times in a woman’s life are more exciting but also anxiety invoking than the nine months preceding the birth of her baby. The mental and emotional stress of preparing for that precious new arrival coupled with the physical toll that pregnancy might take on the body can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there is an effective solution that is safe and completely natural.

Prenatal massage is an ideal answer to the tensions of pregnancy , which can affect both mind and body. Many of the common physical complaints of pregnancy, such as swelling and nerve pain, are easily relieved by the hands of a massage therapist who has been trained in the area of pregnancy massage. Reduction in back pain through the use of massage can promote better sleep, less anxiety, and improved overall wellness for pregnant women. According to The American Pregnancy Association, recent studies show that hormone levels can even be significantly altered when prenatal massage is employed as a tool for stress relief during pregnancy. While decreasing the stress hormones, it can even increase levels of dopamine and serotonin. And, the list doesn’t stop there. Massage during pregnancy can also relieve other common problems such as poor circulation. Clearly, the physical benefits of massage are plenty in the realm of pregnancy wellness.

Aside from all the evidence that this type of massage is a positive addition to the medical regimen of pregnant women, consider the mental benefits of a little extra relaxation through a massage or a facial during this exciting and eventful time. Between preparing a nursery and checking off the multitude of other baby-related tasks on her to-do list, any mommy-to-be could surely use the serenity afforded by a soothing spa treatment. The coming months will be filled with all the joys and stresses that brand new parenthood has to offer. That includes the sleepless nights, constant feedings, and seemingly endless diaper changes that a newborn brings. So, for expectant mommies looking for some relief from the apprehension and the backache, the answer is as simple and safe as a visit to a trained Massage Therapist or Esthetician.

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Reiki: Energetic Path to Healing

94784-w225Have you heard of Reiki? This ancient healing process harnesses life energy to improve a person’s overall well being. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about this ancient healing technique:

The process isn’t draining on the practitioner.

During a Reiki session, our practitioner channels collective energy through touch. There are 12 different positions on the body that receive this energy, which will be selected based on your needs. Many people assume this transfer of energy is draining on the practitioner, but that’s not the case. In fact, their ability to harness this energy is exhilarating.

More healthcare providers suggest it.

For years, doctors didn’t embrace the potential benefits of Reiki, but that’s changing. More health care providers are suggesting Reiki treatment in combination with traditional medical treatments to ensure the patient is completely taken care of.

It could improve your love life.

Americans are notorious for working hard and playing harder. These hectic schedules create high stress levels which can cause problems in a relationship. Reiki sessions can help partners reconnect and ease stress. By focusing on your energy and being present, you’ll likely see an improvement in your love life. After you both have a couple of sessions you will feel closer and more connected.

We look forward to seeing you for your next Reiki session.

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The Best Way to Start Your Day

105008-w225Don’t underestimate how your morning routine affects the rest of your day. From a screeching alarm to feeding your kids in the morning, it all sets the tone for your day. If you make a few tweaks to your morning routine, you’ll start your day feeling as fabulous as you do after a massage or facial.

Here are a few tricks to start your morning off right:

Find a soothing alarm

Yes, your alarm does have to wake you, but it doesn’t have to startle you awake. Ditch the high-pitched beeping alarm and find something that’s more soothing. My personal favorite is the Zen Alarm Clock – I had it for years, it looks great and wakes me up with chiming bells. Zen Alarm Clocks come in many different styles and alarm options. Or consider waking up to songs on a soothing playlist on your iPod or an easy listening radio station (but beware of comercials here!)

Give yourself plenty of time

Hitting the snooze will give you another 10 minutes of sleep, but if that means you’ll be rushing around, it’s not beneficial. You don’t want to rush through your morning. Set your alarm early so you have plenty of time to get everyone ready and out the door and get yourself ready for work.

Have breakfast

Make a point to sit down and eat breakfast. A piece of fruit while curling your hair doesn’t count. You’ll need some fuel to get through your day. Also take a few deep breath before you take your first bite.

Plan ahead

Get your clothes out the night before. The same goes for the kids’ clothes. If there’s any thing you can do to make your morning easier, do it – like packing lunches the night before.

You’ll be more apt to take on the stresses of the day if you’ve had a calm morning. Plus, you’ll feel less frantic as you head into work.

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