Bodywork that's more than skin deep

Massage therapy is just one part of a healing regimen. Yoga or daily stretching and breathing exercises are key elements in preventing injury, reducing stress and maintaining overall health. They extend the benefits of massage treatments! A balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water and laughter are also important aspects in a healthy lifestyle.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Portland Massage Gift Certificates

It's December and the Spirit of giving and peace is upon us again here in Portland, Oregon.  The year just flew by!  I know what you and your family need is to release the year's stress and tension with a deep, relaxing massage on a warm, temperature-controlled table! Or perhaps a Thai massage intrigues you? (Read the blog post below for more information on traditional Thai massage.)

Forget the crowded malls and support your local massage therapist! :)

My special gift offer for you this month is that with every massage gift certificate purchase you will receive $20 off your own massage.  Give the gift that gives back...to your back!  (For a limited time only.  Just call (503) 803-3296 to purchase your gift certificate AND you must book your own appointment at the same time.  You will automatically receive $20 off your massage!)   

Best Wishes, 
Maree

PS. I'll be happy to mail the gift certificates to your loved ones or we can arrange a time for you to pick them up!

Happy Holidays to you! May you be safe, healthy and happy!

Read on to learn about massage benefits from massagetherapy.com



"The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain."
Click here to read more from  http://www.massagetherapy.com/learnmore