Archive for December, 2012

Gift certificates!

Posted on December 21st, 2012 by Shari´ Parks

Do you need a last minute gift? Or are you trying to find that perfect gift for someone that has everything? hard Give the gift of massage therapy.

I can email the gift certificate to you or you can pick up at the studio this weekend.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Finger Touch Massage, LLC
(240) 593-2530

Acupuncture during the holiday season

Posted on December 14th, 2012 by Shari´ Parks

Have you been curious about acupuncture? Wondering how it can help you balance the energy in your body? Based on ancient Chinese practice, there are five elements  Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each element has many associated qualities which are applied to our bodies and used as a way to heal illness and understand health.

This week’s blog I’ve attached an article written by my acupuncturist Kidada Fields-Bele, owner of Fields-of-Qi, on how she uses acupuncture and moxi treatments.

I see Kidada twice a month to maintain my energy balance. Below is her information. She’s highly recommended!

Kidada Fields-Bele, L. Ac
Licensed Acupuncturist

Why give the gift of Massage?

Posted on December 9th, 2012 by Aaduri Healing Arts

By giving the gift of massage to yourself and to those you love, it demonstrates an investment in caring and health.  If you are an employer, a massage gift certificate becomes a special employee gift that says you care.  But don’t forget to give one to yourself as well, for you cannot lead as effectively if you are not at your optimal best.

In this season of giving don’t forget about YOU! The holidays are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated with your loved ones. But when you don’t take care of yourself, the holidays often can become stressful. One way to help eliminate holiday stress is through massage. Click here to schedule your massage today!

We are offering 3 great specials that should suit anyone on your list!  Click the link below to purchase your gift now.

$30 for 30 minute massage

$55 for 60 minute massage

$80 for 90 minute massage

Massage rejuvenates and heals our bodies and minds. It can help:

  • Relieve pain: Massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, to alleviate the soreness, aches and pains associated with everything from arthritis to general joint and muscle pain.
  • Improve circulation: The rubbing and kneading actions of massage can increase blood flow throughout the body, and can reduce one’s heart rate, lower blood pressure and relax muscles.
  • Bolster the immune system: Some studies show that massage stimulates an increase in the number of cells in the body that help protect us against illness and disease.
  • Rehabilitate: Massage can reduce swelling, relieve muscle aches and stiffness, and improve range of motion.
  • Reduce stress: Not only does massage feel good but it also relaxes your body and mind, fostering reduced anxiety and a general sense of well-being — so you’ll be in great spirits this holiday season!

Soak the Winter Months Away

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by Shari´ Parks

The cooler months are the perfect time to spend quality time in your tub. I’m not talking a 10min soak, but something around 30+ minutes. I’ve always loved taking a bath; ever since I was a kid. There was a time in my early 20’s that I lived in a tiny apartment that wasn’t equipped with a tub. My solution was to bathe at any friends house that would allow me.

There are many variety of ways you can turn your bathing experience into a luxurious oasis. Over time you can experiment with what you enjoy the most. We will first start with the basics; accessories. I would recommend purchasing an inflatable bath pillow. This will eliminate any unnecessary pressure on your upper neck. You can get one at any department store.

Before you start you want to grab:
* any bath salts; sea salt or epsom salt
* essential oils such as lavender or my favorite patchouli
* organic oils such as grapeseed or avocado

Next you want to assure your phone or any electronics do not follow you into your new sanctuary. Turn them off along with the day’s problems. Play relaxing music or simple silence is a great addition.

You are about ready to run the water. The temperature should be warm, but not scorching. I usually get into the tub while the water is running to add to the experience of feeling the water engulf my body. Next you want to add your salt (approx. 1 cup) and essential oils (only a few drops are needed). Lay back and allow the scents, the healing powers of warm water take you away. When you are done pat your skin dry and apply your oil.

There are a hundred combinations to make each experience different. You can add fresh rosemary twigs, oatmeal, various essential oils and salts. You will find this weekly or daily ritual will easily become a part of your life.

Pictured are the items I’ve used this month: Elemis spa home muscle easy bath powder, oatmeal, body relaxing bath salts, lavender essential oil, aches and pains essential oil and patchouli oil


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