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Friday, August 29, 2008

Gluten Freedom

Bruce Homstead gave an excellent presentation on gluten and its role and effect on people's lives. The information is astounding the relationship gluten has to disease for those afflicted. If you or someone you know has symptoms getting tested and researching this topic should be on their list. Bruce will be back to present again I'm sure. www.Homsteadhealth.com learn more


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yoga schedule change

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.
Call (413)695-9931
First class free - $10 per class


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Friday, August 22, 2008

USTA Western MA Tournament - chair massage

Players from around New England came out to compete in the USTA regional tournament this weekend. Men, women, singles, doubles came out to match up and see who is the best of the best.
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.


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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Simple Treatment for Arthritis of the Hand

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.


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Friday, August 15, 2008

Massage music

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.


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Try Yoga

Monday classes start 8/11 @ 7PM 755 Grattan St. Chicopee, MA
All welcome, beginners level first-timers. Basic Hatha Yoga.
Feel free to call with questions.
First class free.


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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Butterfly opportunities

I missed it at first, but I was able to get the picture further down the path.
If only every opportunity was like that.


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Friday, August 1, 2008

Threes and people

Above the massage table is a sheet that I got at The Mercantile in Northampton. I like to be fancy and call it a tapestry. Nonetheless, I had no idea how deeply my clients would look into it. The financial fellow sees threes, others see people, the lawyer wonders if it offends anyone. It's funny how differently people see the same thing.


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