Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Yoga will now begin at 8 pm on Mondays at 755 Grattan St, Chicopee, MA
Labor Day will be observed and classes will resume on September 8th.
All are welcome. Yoga classes are geared to beginners with a focus on connecting the mind and body. Balance, stretch, strengthen, concentration and relaxation to your heart's content.
First class free - $10 per class
Friday, August 22, 2008
The weather could not be better. The sun is out, not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is perfect.
This is the part of being a therapist that I love - working outdoors with people from all different backgrounds (and stories to match) who understand the benefits of massage.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It may be a bit of an investment, but compared to other treatments, a wax bath can be a simple and effective therapy for the treatment of arthritis. The bath itself is available at many department stores, typically for under 30 dollars.
This is not something you want to buy super cheap and any second-hand(no pun intended) wax bath should be left alone in most cases.
The unit itself should be placed somewhere relatively convenient and can be stored when not in use(just let the wax dry first). When you want to use it, just plug it in and set the dial, be sure to adjust the temperature before dipping your hands in and as a great doctor once said, if it hurts don't do that - it should be hot but tolerable for a second or two. Dip a few times and you can be done, just let the wax cure on your hand. **note - just make sure you don't need that hand for 10 - 20 min.* If you want to be fancy you can use saran wrap type gloves (typically provided) and place your hands in mitts ( also provided) However, the purpose of these is mostly to keep the heat in. Using the wax without the gloves is not uncommon and for home usage a few times a week can be effective. The wax can be left in the unit, but should be replaced every few months, unless you decide to have a hand-warming party(wax should only be shared with those near and dear - you and your joints)
Your joints will appreciate the attention and you synovial fluid will feel the freedom that warmth provides.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Over the past week I decided to put the usual music (ie. oceans, asian-inspired, classical) away and use a few mixes that I have in my iPod. I tag most of these with "possiblie massage" because frankly I'm not sure how they'll go over and they could be used for other backgrounds Yoga, meditation, etc. I was pleasantly suprised by how well received " my" music has been. *note to other therapists: I worked better and my client's seemed happier.