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.

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