I love helping people to slow down and decompress.
After doing massage for 25 years, I still enjoy slowing down, honoring the healing spirits, and helping my clients to release tension.
In our fast paced society massage is a blessing that helps us go within to our own peaceful place to become more aware of our body's needs.
Here's my February Newsletter:
We all know that life is more enjoyable if we have good health and can move around easily without mental stress. In most literature "fitness" is talking about physical health...thus Physical Fitness. Yet there is a strong correlation between our bodies and minds that we could talk about for hours.
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical fitness is defined as 'the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies.' Based on this definition, fitness involves everything from getting out of bed to hiking to performing CPR.
In order to complete all of these tasks, one must consistently address their fitness levels. This requires proper conditioning through both structured exercise and leisurely activities."
I am kind of a movement addict and have always loved dancing and different types of exercise. The key is finding something you like well enough for structured exercise and finding leisurely activities you truly enjoy.
Self-discipline will always be a factor but half the battle is scheduling these activities into your calendar. I go to Spin class every Tuesday for a good sweat with good music and good people for example.
"Your practice doesn't expect you to show up happy. It asks that you be present. It doesn't mind if you are put together, or if you are a mess. You can arrive with a jumbled mind and a heavy heart. Your practice couldn't care less if you can touch your toes or meditate for hours. It asks simply, that you show up." -Unknown
Yesterday since I had a client cancel and had a hole in my schedule, I went for a 45 minute walk. It was spontaneous and invigorating.
For leisurely activities I read, dance, hike, ski, watch TV, and receive Bodywork. These may be scheduled or random. Hiking and Skiing could be fast and intense or relaxed and leisurely depending on my approach.
Massage is helpful for reducing muscle tension and increasing range of motion as well as improving sports performance. It helps low key exercisers as well as hyper athletes. Be sure to exercise BEFORE your massage. Read why here
Wishing all of you a 2020 with continually improving Physical Fitness. If you want ideas or suggestions for your fitness needs come in for a Massage or to one of my yoga classes.
Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.
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