Massage, because it feels good!

I could go on, and on about the benefits, both those backed by research, and those that are anecdotal, but the best reason to book yourself in for a massage, for me is nothing more than the fact that it feels good.
We all owe it to ourselves to do things which make us feel good, and a Massage is the perfect opportunity to get some rest, relaxation, and just feel good all over.

After the first week of the school holidays, I'm sure a lot of you are starting to feel a bit frazzled, so make some time for yourself and get booked in for a massage.
My availability for the week ending April 23rd, is as follows:

Tuesday April 19th: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday April 20th: 12pm-7pm
Thursday April 21st: 12pm-3pm and 530pm-7pm
Friday April 22nd: 12pm-4pm and 630pm
Saturday April 23rd: 10am and 1230pm-5pm

We're on the run up to the Easter weekend too, dont forget that if you schedule a 60 minute or 90 minutes massage between now and Easter Sunday, and bring in an Easter Egg for donation to St Johns Hospital Childrens Ward, you will receive a £5 discount on your massage.

Making up Easter Baskets as gifts for Family, Friends, or your local Church?
Why not purchase a Massage Gift Certificate, and sneak that into the basket too?
Gift certificates can be purchased for a specific massage, or for a monetary value both in the clinic, or online

I hope you have a great week,
Sally

Hot & Cold Stone Therapy now Available

Over the last few months many clients have asked about the availability of Hot Stone Massage.


I am pleased to announce that we now offer Hot and Cold Stone therapy treatments eithehr as a stand alone  service, or in conjunction with our regular massage.


There are several different methods of using stones in a Massage treatment.

Placement: Placement involves positioning the stones on certain areas of the body, and resting them there to allow the heat to penetrate the muscle tissue and assist in relaxing the muscles to allow deeper penetration when massaging those areas.


Gliding and massage: Effective hot stone massage  uses tthe stones as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle masage at a pressure level that the client is cmofortable with.


The heat from the stones relaxes muscles andincreases blood flow to the  area beeing worked, assisting in the acceleration of the healing process.


Call now to book your next massage session, and why not ask for Hot Stones to be incorporated into your session.

As a warm up for winter, why not have a relaxing hot stone massage to help fight off those winter chills and the stressors of the holiday season.


West Lothian Business Directory Savings Card

This is an amazing deal, that won't ever be offered again, or with any other savings card scheme or promotion. The West Lothian Business Directory has just been published, and there is an amazing offer from Wee Sally Therapeutic Massage on page 12.
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Discounts and new features!

I was grateful to receive my copies of Issue 1 of Whitburn and Armadales "Up the Street" brochure today. This will be distributed over he next week to all homes in the Whitburn and Armadale areas, so keep your eye our for our Ad to receive £10.00 off a 90 Min massage, which is regularly priced at £45.00.
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Back to School at last!

The summer holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the years for parents.
Between having to keep the kids entertained for 7 weeks, planning a summer getaway and juggling your job on top of all that.
Now the sweet little cherubs are back at school again, and finally you can let out a sigh of relief.

The following article from Massage 101 describes how Stress can affect your life, and the positive benefits of receiving a massage to help handle stress in your life:
Prolonged periods of stress can negatively affect many systems of the body.

Stress has been shown to aggravate, or even cause, such problems as heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, memory loss and decreased immune function. But it doesn’t just contribute to physical ailments. Stress can sap joy from your life, cause seemingly inexplicable fatigue, and leave you less able to enjoy your relationships and leisure activities.

Loved ones can become unfortunate victims of stress in your life. You will find yourself less patient and less able to mentally engage with the people you care about.

Massage therapy is one of the best antidotes for stress. We know this is true on an intuitive level. If even the untrained hands of a friend or partner can soothe aches and pains, and diminish anxiety, then imagine the effect of a therapeutic massage by a trained practitioner. Even the rituals of massage come as a welcome break from our hurried lives: dimmed lights, soothing music, the pleasant fragrance of a mild oil or candle - even without massage, these might help you relax. But coupled with the right massage techniques,  you’ll actually feel the stress leaving.

Massage boosts the body’s immune system, which can become compromised from extended periods of stress. Tension can build up in the muscles, causing a decrease in circulation and nutrient delivery to tissues.

Manipulation of the soft tissue decreases muscular tension, increases removal of metabolic waste and promotes nutrient delivery to healing tissue. Knots in your muscles can inhibit your ability to perform regular, daily tasks. As other parts of your body try to compensate for the ache of a tight muscle, they also start to become tight and uncomfortable. Before long, an injury that began in your neck can trace to your shoulder, down your arm and into your wrist. The reaction chain can take innumerable forms, but none of them are pleasant.

In short, with a therapeutic massage stress can be significantly reduced. This, in turn, will increase energy, improve your outlook on life, and in the process boost your immune system function. Coupled with modest changes in nutrition and activity levels, massage can be the start of a profound change for the better in your health and well-being.

http://www.massagetherapy101.com/massage-therapy/massage-therapy-and-stress-reduction.aspx

So why not book yourself in with me and treat yourself to a massage to unwind from the stressful holiday season?