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Monday, January 29, 2007

Accupoints and Meridians

Massage Therapists study acupressure points on the skin which relate to the body's meridians. The Chinese have used acupressure for beauty treatments on the face, as well. These points are located in special pathways that carry human life energy called by both the Chinese and Japanese 'chi'. Each point is assigned a location or identification number to track its placement along the body. The therapist uses thumbs, fingers, palms, knuckles, the side of the hand, or a tool, to apply steady, stationary pressure for approximately 3 minutes. Pressure should be within the patient's tolerance. The tissue gives a pulse, which is felt, indicating circulation has increased. The patient is asked to take a deep breath and release, during the treatment. The blockage or pain area will be released.

Here are a few locations. Midway between the scapulae,there are three points each side of the backbone that release coughing, asthma, heart palpitations, night sweats, loss of memory and panic attacks. These points when worked achieve balance in the body's energy level. On the glutes of the sacrum are the points for the small and large intestine, urinary bladder, sciatica, lower abdominal, stiffness and pain in the lower back and relieve constipation and irregular urination. At the trigger point area of the neck lies another Yu (meridian) point for stomach, nausea, vomiting and anorexia. Massage Therapist's using these tools will relieve nagging pains in their clients. Trigger point therapy is also used in these areas for additional relief.
Get set for your pain relief. ALLCHRISTIE Call 801 565 8515

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

What to look for...

Massage Therapists manipulate the soft tissues of the body by rubbing, kneading, pressing, stroking, tapping, thumping, stretching; using essential oils, hot oils, heat, vibrators, hot rocks, herbal remedies, soft music and various techniques to reduce tensions and pain.
Massage touches muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints to relax and treat clients.

Each body may require a variety of modalities. Usually several are used during each session, e.g., Swedish, Russian, Sports, Structure, Reiki, Reflexology, Acupressure or Shiatsu ( to name but a few). The Therapist may use Touch for Health, movement assessment, Kinesiology, or muscle diagnostics to determine which techniques should be used for each client.
Licenced Massage Therapists are trained in these fields. Be sure to seek out an LMT for your sore muscles, pain, and better health needs.
Call ALLCHRISTIE 801-565 8515 for your appointment today.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Seated Massage

Seated massage came of age in 1980 with the invention of the modern seated massage chair allowing client comfort as well as ease in transport from location to location. Before the chair massage: Health related questions are asked, e.g., do you have any joint, spine or neck problems, or other health conditions the therapist should know about? The client sits down for about 15 minutes. Seated massage uses no oil, is convenient especially in the workplace and provides client modesty - the client stays dressed. Bodywork or vibration machine are both offered. After the massage, the client is encouraged to drink extra water to elevate the flushing of toxins. Corporate work volume will increase with your employee's feeling good, relaxed, and having no more shoulder or neck pain. Try it and see for yourself.
Relieve your stress. Enjoy a seated massage at your workplace for $15 per person. 15 min
Make your appointment with: Allchristie 801 - 565 8515

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Chronic Pain

Massage Therapy is an ideal non-drug treatment for chronic pain. Massage can be an effective approach for easing the pain accociated with migraines. Skillful hands-on therapy reduces pain, eases depression symptoms and creates a sense of connection that is vital to health and healing.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Chronic Pain Relief

Chronic Pain Relief ( from Oregon News)
After a car wreck, the school teacher was hurting everywhere. She was referred to a pain rehabilitation specialist and a massage therapist.
At the trial, evidence was given by the family physician and the massage therapist. Testimony stated that massage was the only treatment that helped reduce her pain. The teacher had long-term pain reduction from a 10 to a 2 level or below.
She was awarded $61k for economic damage for car and doctors' bills, and $40k for past, present and future massage.

Professional Massage Therapy WORKS!
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

All Ages

Babies can benefit from massage; you're never too young or too old for your first massage. Research studies suggest infants can experience the same stress-relieving benefits from massage as adults. Various university studies suggest that massage aids babies' sleeping patterns, and agree that massage should be included in infants' health care regimes.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Our New Year Tradition

We follow the tradition of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day mostly 'cos I was born in Taixsus. They also taste good -and are good for you - on any day of the year in soups, stews or just by themselves.

What healthy traditions do you follow?



Black-Eyed Peas: A tradition common to the southern states of the USA dictates that the eating of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day will attract both general good luck and money in particular to the one doing the dining. Some choose to add other Southern fare (such as ham hocks, collard greens, or cabbage) to this tradition, but the black-eyed peas are key.

Happy New Year

2007 Health, Happiness and Abundance

from The ALLCHRISTIE Team.

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