Thursday, December 18, 2014

Benefits Of Massage In Weight Loss

Benefits of Massage in Weight Loss

Massage is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an hour, trying to lose weight is one of the least. Many who include Massage Therapy in their weight loss program find achieving their weight loss goals easier and they are happier mentally, emotionally and physically doing so.

Massage is a wonderful reward for achieving your intermediate weight loss goals but goes far beyond that.

Benefits of Massage in Weight Loss
Research shows that Massage has been shown to improve circulation, nutrition and blood flow to the muscles which helps the muscles to grow and burn more calories as a result.

Massage increase the oxygen to muscle tissue, helping endurance and recovery time. Massage can also improve range of motion and help prevent injuries. How?

Exercise is important for weight loss, but it also taxing on your body. You will not lose weight as fast if you experience a lot of soreness, muscle stiffness and knots in the muscles which prevent you from working as hard next time you exercise. Massage also promotes muscle flexibility which reduces the danger of injuries during exercise which would limit activity and weight loss progress.

A smoothly functioning digestive system is critical to achieving one’s target weight. Massage therapists can promote digestive health and help eliminate waste products through Abdominal Massage.

Including Massage in your program will not only improve your overall fitness, but your whole feeling of happiness and well being, which will make it easier to stick to and attain your goals.

Please pass this along to friends trying to lose weight and If you visit Palm Springs I hope you will enjoy a Massage.                   Louise A Marvelous Mobile Massage Palm Springs.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Why you NEED an Aromatherapy Essential Oil Massage When Visiting Palm Springs

Palm Springs is such an Eclectically awesome place with soo much to offer.The Palm Springs Tram, The Living Desert Zoo, The Palm Springs Art Museum, hiking at 1000 Palms Oasis and of course the incredibly healthy and relaxing Palm Springs Mineral waters....
 But what could you add to your itinerary to make your trip Perfect?
A Marvelous Palm Springs Massage with Essential Oils of course!! Why you ask?
 (Of course if you've had a Marvelous Massage you don't need to ask)

Why use Essential Oils
A friend in the Holistic Health field for many years told me repeatedly of the outstanding success she had using Essential Oils in her practice on health problems from mild to severe (WOW!)and advised me to offer them to my clients. I think to really get an added therapeutic benefit and have a Marvelous Massage when visiting Palm Springs you should consider asking your Massage Therapist if they use them.

What are ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are extracted through distillation from the flowers, leaves…of herbs, bushes etc. An Essential oil massaged on the foot is said to be distributed to every cell within the body in 21 minutes. WOW! Being the oldest form of medicine known to man, they were more valuable than gold in the past. Wow! Research has also shown that essential oils can be Anti-Viral and Anti-infectious.  

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Science is now beginning to acknowledge the healing substances found in Essential Oils and is believed to improve several symptoms. The following are some of my favorites and their benefits.

LAVENDER
Lavender is the most versatile of all oils and is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It is used for a range of problems involving the skin, such as Eczema, Athletes foot, Burns Dermatitis, Cellulite, Shingles…and helps to replenish and protect it. It also supports the Immune and Lymphatic systems, is used for Fibromyalgia, Depression, Stress, Asthma Osteoarthritis, Allergies, ADD, Inflammation, low blood pressure, Jet lag, Anemia, PMS Parkinson’s, as an Anti-biotic and for digestive problems such as Diverticulitis.

PEPPERMINT
Peppermint is most highly regarded for supporting the digestive system and is said to help Heartburn  Ulcers and other digestive problems. It is used as an Anti inflammatory, for back pain, Flu, Hot flashes, Jet lag, Hangovers, Sciatica, Tendonitis and mental alertness.

ROSEMARY
Rosemary is energizing oil that promotes blood circulation, helps restore alertness when experiencing fatigue and improves mental clarity and focus. As is Lavender, it is a popular ingredient in skin care products, used for Cellulite, Eczema, Low blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, Cramps, Osteoporosis, The Flu, Nausea, Digestive difficulties, and the Lymphatic System. It is also used for Tendonitis, Rheumatism, Alertness and Insomnia.

I hope you all are able to enjoy a soothing therapeutic Massage with essential oils soon!
Louise-A Marvelous Mobile Massage Palm Springs 951-775-9313

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Benefits Of Lymph Drainage

 The Lymph Nodes located  all over our bodies help to remove toxins that accumulate. Those toxins can make you lethargic, run down and cause a host of other  health problems. In a nut shell,  Lymphatic Drainage lends a hand to those hard working Nodes and improve the body's Immune System along with many other benefits.
 
 BENEFITS OF LYMPH DRAINAGE 

·     Relieves congestion from Allergies & Sinusitis.   
·     Helps Insomnia and promotes deep relaxation.                                     ·       
.     Stimulate the functions of the Immune System.       
.     Helpful with Sports injury.                                                     
·     Reduces joint and muscle pain from Fibromyalgia and other conditions.  
·     Assists weight loss, Improves circulation, and helps reduces cellulite.
·     Aids in detoxification of the body.
·     Regenerates tissue, including burns/scars and stretch marks. 
.     Helps hydration of the skin and can reduce wrinkles.       
 .    Supports post-mastectomy health. 
 ·    Removes pathogens via the lymph system and promotes T-cells.
.     Reduces swelling in Ankles and legs during pregnancy.          
·     Reduces puffy eyes and “bags” under the eyes.                                 
·     Improves, arthritis, acne, eczema and other skin conditions.                 
·    Treatment of lymphedema and other conditions                                  
·    Helps reduce pain/swelling from dental work and plastic surgery

Many Practitioners recommend Lymph Drainage Therapy Including:

·        Medical Doctors and Plastic Surgeons

·        Chiropractors

·        Dentists

·        Physical Therapists

·        Massage Therapists

·        Iridologists

·        Colon Therapists

Book your Appt. today with A Marvelous Massage Murrieta to get the benefits of Lymph Drainage.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How to Enjoy You're First Therapeutic Massage Experience

How to Enjoy You're First Therapeutic Massage Experience

Step 1

1st, determine whether you want a Massage therapist to come to your home, go to a day spa or a chiropractors office.
After being turned to Jell-O, some people prefer not to drive, while others need to get away from familiar surroundings (messy house, bills, the neighbors barking dog...) You choose what's right for you.

Step 2

If you decide to go out, call a few places to ask what kind of therapeutic massage techniques they offer and determine what you think you'd enjoy before hand. Techniques include, Hot Stones Massage, deep tissue massage, Rolfing, Swedish massage etc...
*At a Day Spa/Hair Salon the room should be away from the stylists. Overhearing someone complaining about their spouse or inhaling perm odors probably won't be conducive to relaxation.

Step 3

If you have a preference to be seen by a man or a woman massage therapist, be sure to let them know. If you think you'd be uncomfortable removing your clothes, you may want to go to a place that has massage chairs or have a Shiatsu Massage in which you are fully clothed.

Step 4

If you have any problems such as back pain or want more emphasis on a certain area, Make that known. The Massage Therapist might want to work out a knot on your back, but you may prefer 15 minutes on your scalp. or your feet. If too much time passes and it seems like they've forgotten , remind them "don't forget my hands, scalp... please".

Step 5

If you're at all uncomfortable during the session , this is no time to be a Wimp! If you need a pillow under your legs, a blanket, ... and the massage therapist doesn't offer you one ASK for it.
If the massage is too deep SAY SO, more than once, if you must. You're paying good money and should be cozy, comfortable and not be sore for a week. If the Therapist really cares about her/his clients they will appreciate you telling them because we want to give you a Marvelous Massage.

Tips & Warnings

* Some people believe because Massage can be costly, they needn't give a tip, but it’s customary to tip 10 to 20%. Also, keep in mind your therapist often gets less than half of what's charged.
* Most people who give massage prefer NOT to be called a Masseuse because of the bad connotation. We prefer Massage therapist, Body worker (Or you can ask)
* With the 100's of therapeutic benefits, its easy to justify getting a massage, but If you can't afford it at a Spa, you can look for any massage therapy schools near you that offer massage at reduced rates.
* Warning some people should not drive "under the influence" of Massage as their ability to function may be impaired.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saving Money- Barter To your hearts content

With todays economy most of us have things we do with out. If your self employed why not try bartering. As a Massage Therapist I LOVE Bartering and have bartered for needs and wants. I have bartered with a Veterinarian, an Optometrist, for carpet cleaning, housecleaning,vitamins, installation of a ceiling fan,  and more.

Some people pay a large fee for bartering organizations who do the work for you and set up the barters but if you are willing to do the leg work yourself its FREE.

When I want something I just pull out the yellow pages and start calling. For some of my barters I've found interest in the first call but when I bartered with a Veterinarian it took me about 20 calls to find someone who was willing to treat my cat in exchange for Massage. But it was well worth the effort.

Don't be discouraged if you don't get interest right away or people act like your crazy because there are plenty of people out there that will be interested.


And by the way, I would love to find other things to barter for here in the Palm Springs area.
I've been a Massage Therapist for  over 15 years and come to your home/office. I LOVE giving relief to clients suffering from conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Migraines and just plain work/life related stress and pain. Its wonderful to be the highlight of someones week.

Whether I'm giving the lightest touch to someones Grandma or the deepest Massage to the Hardcore Athlete I fashion each massage to the needs and comforts of the client.

In closing, Barter to your hearts content. Louise 760-671-4062

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to justify your Massage Therapy to your spouse in a bad economy

Step 1.

You know the old saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Reason with your spouse that you can't afford to be sick, especially if you are self employed and don't have sick days. If getting your massage therapy prevents you from throwing out you're back or losing work due to a migraine headache or other health condition isn't it saving you $$ in the long run?


Step 2

Make an Announcement: "Hey sweetie, you know how you complain about me taking up so much of the closet and want me to get rid of stuff around the house? Well, I’m going to have a garage sale and spend what I make on massage therapy, OK?
(If you make quite a bit, buy gift certificates so it won’t get spent on something else.)


Step 3

Find Someone To Barter- As a Massage Therapist for many years I have bartered for house cleaning, prescription glasses, hair services, nails, vitamins.. If you're in a career that would be conducive to bartering such as those aforementioned, or a tutor, carpenter... You can find someone willing to barter if you take the time to make some calls.
(If you live in S. Ca. area give ME a call!!!)


Step 4

Tell your spouse that the ONLY thing you want for any special occasion such as Wedding anniversary's etc... Is a gift certificate for massage therapy?

Step 5

You could try saying : "You know Dear YOU should be getting massage therapy as well! It would help with you're _______(fill in the blank)
*Most people know Massage relieves stress and relaxes muscles but it also lessens depression and anxiety, alleviates low-back pain, lowers blood pressure, improves flexibility, relieves migraine pain, strengthens the immune system, improves rehabilitation after injury and helps athletes to prepare for and recover from, strenuous workouts.


Step 6
Hey Love, I know how you hate to bring me out every weekend to dinner and the movies. If I can get a massage once a month, we can stay home more often and find something to do around here instead of a movie. ("Wink- wink)