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Why Hot Stone Massage

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What does a hot stone massage actually mean and what do these black stones actually do? Well, hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth heated basalt stones to massage with, as an extension of their own hands. The main benefit is essentially that the heat from the basalt stones helps helps to warm up tight muscles faster, deeper and allows the therapist to work more efficiently without using significant pressure and allows for better pain relief. This allows deeper relaxation for the client.Hot stone massage...

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Winter Immune Boosters

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Winter means the cold and flu season is in full swing… Here are some of my top immune boosters to stay healthy through winter and avoid infections… 1 Get plenty of vitamin C. Fresh fruits & vegetables are our best sources of Vitamin C. Great food sources of vitamin C include berries, citrus, kiwifruit, and dark green vegetables. 2 Drink plenty of clean water Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health. For an extra boost, add a slice of lemon, which will provide extra vitamin C. 3 Use Spices & Herbs in...

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Tips to beat the winter blues

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Start your day with physical activity A regular exercise routine increases energy, mental and physical well-being and releases stress and anxiety. Clear your mind. Take 10 minutes daily and practice a mindfulness technique. Focus on breathing. Take deep breaths, inhaling through the nose and exhaling, slowly, through the mouth. Soak up winter sunlight. Take a walk during your lunch hour or break and take advantage of natural sunlight even if it is cold outside. Keep curtains open and your workspace well lit. Have a Hot stone massage today.  ...

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Sports Massages and World Masters Games

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Are you participating in the World Masters Games here in NZ during April 2017?  There are many benefits of having regular sports massages before and after your event. Benefits of regular sports massage for Athletes As both an athlete and a therapist I understand the benefits of having regular sports or deep tissue massage as part of your training programme. Much research now proves that that the benefits of having regular sports massage has both positive physiological and psychological health benefits on athletes: Physiological benefits...

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Why you should have a sports or deep tissue massage

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  There are many benefits of having regular sports massage /deep tissue which can help to have positive effect on your training,performance, health and well-being.   Here are a few benefits of a sports massage: Decreases your muscle tension, swelling & pain Relieves muscle cramps Increases flexibility & joint range of motion Improves your circulation and lymphatic flow Reduces lactic acid build up Breaks down scar tissue Speeds up healing time Improves performance Do ensure you incorporate having regular pre and post event...

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Thai Herbal Compress Massage

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Introducing Thai herbal compress massage… Embark on a sensory journey with our new Benefic Thai herbal compress therapy for a powerful mind and body experience.  It’s a combination of herbal, aromatic, thermal and massage therapies in one luxurious treatment.  Medical studies point towards heat and cold therapies being effective in helping with pain and a variety of ailments. Each handmade compress contains a dynamic blend of natural organic medicinal herbs and essential oils. All are 100% authentic and are based on recipes and...

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Sports Massage and Benefits of pre-event and post-event massage

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Sports massage is a form of deep soft tissue therapy combined with Shiatsu, Trigger point and Swedish Relaxation techniques which can assist and prepare any athlete to increase their muscle tone, reduce the probability of injury throughout their training and ultimately assists in increasing sports performance. Sports massage is also used as a treatment therapy for any sprains, strains and discomfort pre-event, during training and post-event helping the healing process. Sports massage can also flush out metabolic wastes such as lactic acid...

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Sugar Scrub Massage

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Why is a Sugar Scrub good for you? Sugar is a natural sweetener which is full of natural glycolic acid that rejuvenates and keeps your skin looking younger and glowing. It has alpha hydroxy acid which is an anti-aging compound and therefore is used a great natural beauty regimen. The sugar texture gently helps to exfoliate the skin without leaving any harmful residue which can clog up pores. Sugar granules also have moisturising properties which, when mixed together with either natural olive or coconut oils and essential oil, prevents skin...

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Massage – the Gift of Time and Experience

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Sometimes I feel that we live a in a world of consumerism – we all just have too much stuff!!  Mostly we receive gifts we either don’t need, like or want and the gifts just collect dust!  (sad but often true). This Christmas is a season of giving and sharing experiences  - so why not gift your loved ones, friends or colleagues a gift of massage – the perfect gift of health and pampering to show you care. Why Massage? Latest research shows that massage releases oxytocin, the feel good hormone that increases relaxation, raises...

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Massage before or after running a marathon or special event

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If you are planning to run or have just participated in a triathalon, fun run, marathon or any other sports event, then it is highly recommended that you book in for a recovery massage to avoid any lactic acid build up, cramping of muscles and avoid experiencing any DOMS – more commonly known as Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness. What are the benefits of having a Pre or Post Event recovery massage? Pre event Massage is specifically designed to help an athlete perform at their best & can be carried out anytime from two days to...

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