Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage

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All of us at Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork are excited to offer you Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage. Rejuvenate the mind and balance the body! We use Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Technique that combines unique, targeted massage and energy approaches with pure, authentic oils for a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience. This session includes reflexology of the hands and feet followed by an aromatherapy application of 9 therapeutic essential oils to the back and/or hands and feet. Each essential oil has it’s own therapeutic value to your health and well-being. For a list of the essential oils, please see the bottom of this blog.

This session is Raindrop picprovided to you by licensed massage therapists with experience in the techniques of massage and bodywork. They will utilize Young Living’s essential oil for a perfectly designed aromatherapy and massage experience. It will include reflexology of the feet followed by an aromatherapy application and massage to the posterior spine. It will finish up with shoulder and neck massage.

The session will last approximately 60 minutes with a regular cost is $85. This month, we are offering the Raindrop Aromatherapy massage for only $75 for all persons. This offer is not to be combined with other offers and available at the Florence office only. BOOK NOW!

All Young Living Lemon Dropper team members receive 10% off the regular rate. If you are not a Young Living member, purchase a starter kit at the office and receive 15% off the regular rate. The Body Works! LLC is a distributor (#2240742) for Young Living. You can learn more about how essential oils can improve your health and well-being and browse through all their healthy products at The Body Works! Young Living website!

Visit this link for more information about Young Living’s Raindrop Technique. Raindrop video to learn even more.

Essential Oils Used in the Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage:

  • Valor II: Valor II is an oil blend that includes Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce and Idaho Blue Spruce essential oils, along with Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, German Chamomile, and other oils.
  • Oregano: Oregano (Origanum vulgare) includes the naturally occurring constituent carvacrol. Oregano, when taken as a dietary supplement, supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and your favorite savory recipes. Dilution required.
  • Thyme: Thyme essential oil may support wellness, and can be used as a pleasant, flavorful addition to savory dishes. Dilution required.
  • Basil: Basil essential oil supports health and wellness*, and is a flavorful, distinctive addition to salad dressings, sauces, and marinades. Dilution required.
  • CypressCypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is especially comforting during the winter season. Its fresh, herbaceous, slightly evergreen aroma is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability. Cypress is also beneficial for oily or troubled skin. Dilution required.
  • Wintergreen:  Wintergreen essential oil has a refreshing, minty, and sweet aroma. This stimulating and invigorating scent makes it an ideal addition to lotions and ointments that are applied after activity. Dilution required.
  • Marjoram: Marjoram (Origanum majorana) has a woody, spicy aroma. A calming oil, it has a warming effect on both mind and body and soothes tense muscles after exercise. It is beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension* and may also be used for cooking.  Dilution required.
  • Peppermint: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.* Dilution required.
  • Aroma Siez: Aroma Siez™ is a relaxing blend that is excellent for massaging away life’s little discomforts. Well suited for use after exercise or at the end of a trying day, it also provides soothing comfort for the head, neck, and tired feet.

June’s Honoree: Kris Crawford

One way we’re celebrating is to honor you, our clients. Each month we will highlight a 10th Anniversary Honoree(s); a client of ours that has been integral to our success and that represents and fully supports the fabric of everything we believe.

krisThis June, we would like to honor Kris Crawford, MD, for his support of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, LLC. He values therapeutic massage so much that he encourages appointments for his whole family! He has been an asset to our business and our therapists. Thank you so much for the many years of patronage.

We commend him on his healthcare and political careers as well. He graduated from the Citadel and MUSC and now works as the Emergency Medical Director at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, SC. He is also a former member of the SC House of Representatives.

In his spare time, he enjoys exercise and comradery at Competitive Edge Combat Sports where his two daughters participate and compete alongside of him. He enjoys all water sports like scuba diving, rafting, fishing and more.

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Massage Therapy for Inflammation After Exercise!

Massage Therapy for Inflammation After Exercise!

The Case for Massage Post-Exercise

Longer and warmer days offer the perfect backdrop to dust off the running shoes and embark on a new fitness goal. One unwanted side effect is increased muscle soreness. The good news is that integrating massage therapy into your health and wellness routine can help alleviate some discomfort.

In fact, research indicates that massage therapy reduces inflammation of skeletal muscle acutely damaged through exercise. The study, conducted by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Ontario, provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and potentially for those with inflammatory disease, according to the lead author of the research.

  •  The study found evidence at the cellular level that massage therapy may affect inflammation in a way similar to anti-inflammatory medications.
  • The researchers “found that massage activated the mechanotransduction signaling pathways focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and extracellular signal–regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), potentiated mitochondrial biogenesis signaling [nuclear peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α)], and mitigated the rise in nuclear factor κB (NFκB) (p65) nuclear accumulation caused by exercise-induced muscle trauma.”1

Get the full story in AMTA’s Research Roundup »

Easing Knee Osteoarthritis

Read here for more information on easing knee osteoarthritis. Click this downloadable PDF file to learn more about the recent research that highlights the improvement of knee osteoarthritis from massage therapy.

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5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health!

5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health!

Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. Here are five ways massage may improve health and wellness.

1. Lower stress. The longterm effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.

2. Increase immune function. Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.

3. Boost mental health and wellness. Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.

4. Manage pain. Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.

5. Improve physical fitness. Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapymassage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.

Happy Fall Y’all!

Thanks so much for taking the time to get the FULL scoop on our offerings!  We hope you are looking forward to the cooler temps, football games and upcoming holidays. Here is our scoop…

  • Fall into Savings! 
    1. Buy a gift certificate online and receive 15% bonus! For example, buy a 60 minute gift certificate now for $70 (expires within a year) and we’ll give you $10.50 in an additional gift certificate for you or anyone else to use within 6 months. Never before offered in our history. Good through Oct. 31st. Get one now!
    2. All 60 minute massages with Kelly in Hartsville are only $60!
    3. All 60 minute massages with Slynda and Christel in Florence are only $60! 
    4. For all the specials, book online or simply mention this promotion when booking on the phone. Must bring in a digital or hard copy of this page for your appt.
  • kelly_bullard_smKelly Bullard is a Certified Personal Trainer! Whoo-wee! Congrats Kelly!  She has earned her Masters in Exercise Physiology and took this extra step to become certified, too. She is an avid runner that has competed in the Boston Marathon and qualified for 2014 as well. Allow our licensed and educated personal trainers to help you start and/or be successful with your fitness plan. You will be assessed for cardiorespiratory, strength and mobility function. Measurements of height, weight and body girth can be taken as baseline data to track your improvement. This information provides us with the foundation to help you create your S.M.A.R.T. health and wellness goals. It is essential that you have a thorough understanding of safe and effective exercise. Start your health and fitness regimen with Kelly and book a personal training session! Call us if you have any questions. We partner with Fitness World Gyms and you do not need to be a member for personal training.
  •  Christel picPlease welcome Christel Robinson, LMT #8192, is from Lumberton, NC and moved to Florence in 2012. In 2007, she graduated from Miller Motte College in Massage Therapy and has been utilizing her skills ever since. She enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and traveling.

 

  • Workplace WellnessAre you ready for a healthier and happier workplace? Ever thought about having chair massage available where you work? Health and wellness consulting may be exactly what your workplace needs to begin or improve upon your employee health program. Visit The Body Works! for more info.

 

  • Truestar Health: You have free, online access to better your health and well-being with Truestar Health. Create custom Nutrition, Exercise, Vitamins, Attitude and Sleep plans in a matter of minutes. All ages and health concerns are welcome. Simply LOG IN and away you go. Truestar has plenty of giveaways and incentives to keep you healthy, too. Just try it and see!

Many blessings, The Body Works! Team

August’s Back to School Special!

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Don’t miss out on the chance to save $10! All of our 30 minute therapeutic massage sessions are only $30! Whether or not you have children or work in the educational system, your schedule is most likely packed and this month’s special might just be the answer for you. Try this short session to de-stress and improve your health today.

Book at any office with your choice of a licensed therapist. Book here by clicking the August Special Service link!

 

Offer good through the end of August, 2014. May not be used with any other coupon or discount offer. Excludes sessions with Sarah Gerschutz.

Choose Chair Massage & Choose Feel Good Energy!

Choose Chair Massage & Choose Feel Good Energy!

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Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork LLC (TMandB) is offering free chair massage and prizes at the Hartsville Fitness World Gym from 5pm to 730pm on the following days: Mondays: Jan 13th and 27th  ; Tuesdays: Jan 14th and 28th; and Thursdays: Jan 16th and 30th.

Have you ever had a pain in the neck? We all have those moments in life, like a change of a job, loss of a loved one or birth of a baby. Even when we experience positive changes, they can still cause mental and emotional stress. The stress of a particular task or person or event can manifest in our bodies leaving us with discomfort and downright pain.

Choose feel good energy with therapeutic massage. It can combat that emotional, physical or mental stress you may be feeling. Massage therapy is growing by leaps and bounds reaching an all time high $11 billion industry. As we begin to understand the benefits to their health and well-being, people are turning more and more to intentional touch for relief and less to medication. In fact, 88% of individuals say they view massage as beneficial to overall health and wellness and is effective in reducing pain.

That feel good energy produced from massage is rooted in your physiology. During a massage, the body naturally produces dopamine, a neurotransmitter in our central nervous system that regulates movement and emotion. It is known as the “feel good” neurotransmitter. A massage will also decrease levels of cortisol, a glucocorticoid secreted in the brain during stressful situations. Therapeutic massage can provide a physiological balancing within the body. (Int J Neurosci. 2005 Oct;115(10):1397-413).

TMandB has opened a second location in Hartsville within the Fitness World Gym located at 821 S 5th Street. They have been providing education and massage/bodywork services for the Pee Dee area since 2005 and have worked with many individuals, community events, charities and corporations in a variety of capacities. For example, we have provided corporate chair massage, educational seminars, money to local charities and referrals with physician’s and physical therapy practices. Let us help your individual or company’s health and wellness today.

Contact TMandB for an appointment or any other questions or information.

info@TMandB.com

843/413-5172

Merry Gift-mas Giveaway!

MERRY GIFT-MAS GIVEAWAY!

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You can give and receive a gift of health this year with TMandB. Give the gift of health for that special someone or to add to your wishlist with a gift certificate of therapeutic massage. Make it easy and order online. We also offer organic soaps and candles and vitamins from Truestar Health.

You can receive a gift of health by entering our Merry Gift-mas Giveaway where you could win a free Monthly Massage for a Year (2014) plus other great gifts. This year we are accepting donations for extra entries into the Giveaway, too. Listed below are easy steps to take to earn more entries, too. Ready to enter? Click here!

Easy ways to earn more entries:

  1. Donate. New, unwrapped toys which will be donated to Toys for Tots. Canned goods/non-perishable items which will be donated to The Manna House. Gently used clothing which will be donated to Salvation Army.
  2. Like Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, LLC on Facebook. This is mandatory and you will be counted if you have already liked our site. If you do not have a Facebook account, see below.
  3. Share the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway with your Facebook friends. Just click on “Share” on our Facebook page post. This is where you will be able to rack up your entries. You receive one entry for every friend with whom you share the Giveaway. Just enter the total number of shares in the appropriate Rafflecopter field.
  4. Comment on TMandB’s Facebook page about the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway.
  5. Like the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway blog or Facebook posts.
  6. Leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
  7. Follow @TMandB on Twitter. You will be counted if you are already following @TMandB.
  8. Tweet about the Giveaway.
  9. Create Truestar profile where you can access free, customized nutrition, exercise, vitamin, attitude and sleep profiles.
  10. Pay for an appointment or gift certificate before 2014.
  11. Book online now!

To start, please ENTER HERE or click on the Rafflecopter Giveaway tab located next to the Book 24/7 tab on the TMandB Facebook timeline. It is so easy! Just enter some basic information and increase your chances of winning by completing one or all of the other entry points to earn more entries for the Giveaway. Rafflecopter helps you complete all of these with a couple of clicks.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still enter the Giveaway. We will be keeping a master tally of all the entries and will hand enter non-Facebook users into the Giveaway.

Rafflecopter will help tally the results and choose the winner. The winner will be announced January 9th and their name posted on public sites. All winners must be local (Florence or Hartsville). Grand Prize: Monthly Massage for a Year (2014) winner will receive a 30minute massage every month of 2014.  That person can choose to combine their sessions into 60 minutes for 6 months, if they like. They may also gift their monthly massage to someone. Each massage must be completed during that month and may not be carried over into the next month unless for unforeseen circumstances. Runner Up: A free 60 minute massage. Third Winner: Free initial personal training session from The Body Works! LLC (partnered with TMandB). Fourth Winner: Free upgraded service on any massage appointment.

Thank you so much for choosing Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, LLC to benefit your health and well-being. We hope you enjoy the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway and if you have any questions, please call 843-413-5172 or email info@TMandB.com.

 

Be Stress Free – this Holiday season!

TMandB is partnering with Fitness World Gyms to bring stress management tips, exercise and fun to YOU this Holiday season. Attend Fitness World Gyms classes (noted below) and receive a FREE TMandB stress ball and enter a drawing to win massages, discounts, Thirty-One gifts and more. Plus, TMandB is offering a $10 off all 60min and $5 off all 30min gift certificates.

Here are the four classes to attend!

Monday, November 25th:

  1. 9am Zumba with Lindsay at Ladies 1 in Florence.
  2. 6pm Zumba with Lindsay at Ladies 1 in Florence.
  3. 6pm Zumba with Amy in Hartsville.

Tuesday, November 26th:

  1. 6pm Zumba with Shelley in Hartsville.

Anyone can attend these fun events! Members or non-members. Non-member charge for a class is $5.

Look for more Stress Management events to come in the next couple of months.

Any questions? Call 843/413-5172 or email info@TMandB.com

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