Posted by: powerhealer | May 23, 2008

Friday Wrap Up!


What a great week!  We learned so much about massage and the benefits it offers.  Next week, we will dive deeper into BodyTalk and the benefits of it.

I want to leave you with a couple of things to ponder about the benefits of wholistic healing as we enter into the long Memorial Day Weekend.

  • The benefits fo choosing a wholistic health professional are many
  • The most basic is achieving TRUE BALANCE in your physical, mental and emontion well-being
  • You receive long term, unique and immediate results
  • BodyTalk will promote clarity, focus and higher levels of capability

We will explore all of this next week!

On Progress and Change:

“Progress is IMPOSSIBLE without Change

Those who cannot CHANGE THEIR MINDS

Cannot change anything”  George Bernard Shaw

The Power of Healing is in Your Hands!


Posted by: powerhealer | May 22, 2008

Did You Know?

Here are a couple more interesting tips about the benefits of massage

  • Massage calms the nervous system
  • Promotes a sense well being
  • Increases relaxation
  • Reduces tension and anxiety.
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system which removes toxins
  • Prevents and relieve muscles cramps and spasms.
  • Assists in pain management
  • Health Tip:  You shouldn’t get massage if you have a fever, infections, inflammation, osteoporosis and other medical conditions

Rest easy – Harvey

Posted by: powerhealer | May 21, 2008

Finding A Massage Therapist

There are a lot of things to consider when finding a massage therapist.  You may have many questions if you have never had a massage before.  Today, I am going to take the mystery out of what to look for when choosing a therapist


Check whether they are registered/certified and is a member of  the American Massage Therapy Association . Check to locate a member therapist near you.

Is the facility clean?

Are the linens changed between clients?

Bring a friend if you are uncomfortable being alone

Specify what type of massage you want – You may only need or want a hand or foot massage

Remember, you are paying for a service and you should feel comfortable in the setting. 


Make sure the therapist provides the following before and during your massage:

Allows you privacy while you disrobe and provides a sheet to cover your body with while on the table

Before beginning the massage the therapist should ask what parts of the body you would like them to focus on

Asks for feedback regarding whether the massage is too hard or too gentle.

Immediately accommodates your requests for less or more intense pressure.

Questions to ask a massage therapist
Are you a certified Massage Therapist

How long have you been practicing?

What types of massage do you specialize in?

What types of massage do you recommend for my condition?

What kinds of oils or lotions do you use?

Will there be any after-effects from the massage?

Do I need to check with my medical doctor before having massage?

How much does a massage cost?

Can I claim this session on my medical insurance?

Enjoy the power of massage.  You deserve it!

Posted by: powerhealer | May 20, 2008

The Different Types of Relaxing Massage


Last week we explored the benefits of Neuromuscular Massage.  This week, I would like to share with you the types and benefits of relaxing massage. 

Here’s some terminology that is used when referring to various types of massage:

Acupressure – This is acupuncture performed without the use of needles. For the needle phobic – Pressure of the fingertips on the pressure points is used instead of needles.

Shiatsu – This is similar to acupressure, but instead of just the fingertips, the pressure can be applied using hands, knees, elbows or feet.

Reflexology – Massage using pressure points in the hands and feet.

Swedish Massage – This is the most popular method of relaxing massage.

Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of health care, dating back almost 4000 years.

It increases blood circulation, skin tone, and relieves tension. Health Benefits — Research shows that physical touch and massage can dramatically affect our nervous system, immune system, and hormones.

Massage therapy can slow the heart, relax the body, and increase alertness

Stress can be a factor in a variety of physical and emotional problems. Many stress symptoms are mild and can be managed by stress management techniques, including massage therapy. Discover for yourself the benefits of massage!

Love yourself today and schedule a massage.

The Power of Healing is in YOUR hands!



Posted by: powerhealer | May 19, 2008

What’s On Tap This Week?


I hope you had a wonderful, restful weekend! 

This week I would like to continue our conversations on Massage and the benefits of massage.  I would really like to focus on the different types of relaxing massage you can get.  Every person is different and has different needs when it comes to massage.  We will focus on how you can customize massage to make it the most beneficial for you!

Another area we will explore is comfort level.  When researching which massage therapist is good for you, I will give you tips on what to look for and the types of questions to ask before your first appointment. 

We will also discover what else BodyTalk has to offer and how it can be beneficial in you life.  If you are unfamiliar with BodyTalk, review my previous posts found under the category of BodyTalk and visit my website at  You will love learning about the Powerful YOU who is waiting to be revealed. 

This week is going to be great!  I am looking forward to it! 

Stay tuned!



Posted by: powerhealer | May 16, 2008

Top 10 Reasons To Get a Massage

We have learned so much about Neuromuscular Massage that it’s now time for you to try it! 


Here are the top 10 reasons why:

10.  It increases circulation

9.  It decreases pain

8.  It decreases stress

7.  It reduces anxiety 

6.  It increases vitality

5.  It relaxes muscles

4.  It increases joint mobility

3.  Many conditions benefit from neuromuscular therapy

2.  It feels GOOD!



Conditions That Benefit from Neuromuscular Therapy:

  • Arm and hand pain
  • Back pain
  • Extremity numbness
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Knee, leg and foot pain
  • Muscle cramping and tension
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Sports injuries
  • Stiff neck
  • Stress
  • Whiplash
Posted by: powerhealer | May 15, 2008

Stress, Anxiety, Executive Burn-Out, Type A Personalities

Have you ever experienced a day where:

  • you didn’t have enough time to eat
  • you had numerous deadlines to meet
  • your boss was constantly pressuring you
  • your family life wasn’t running smoothly
  • your finances needed help
  • you never have time for yourself
  • you just don’t enjoy life

All of this leads to neck pain with is a build up of stress that causes muscles to become tight, tired and very painful. 

Neuromuscular Massage Thereapy can take you away from all that.  Neuromuscular Massage Therapy interrupts the stress-tension-pain cyle and allows muscles to regain flexibility and return to normal neuromuscular function.

After treatment, you will start to feel relaxed, improve your posture, increase nutrition, increase oxygen and just feel MUCH better!

What are you waiting for?  Book an appointment TODAY!


Posted by: powerhealer | May 14, 2008

Did You Know?


Here are some interesting facts about Massage Therapy:

  • It’s beneficial for almost all diseases
  • 80% of disease is stress related
  • Massage reduces stress
  • Massage is to the human body what a tune-up is to a car
  • It provides both a physical and metal boost
  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduces muscle spasams
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Helps relieve effects of eye-strain
  • Improves posture
  • Stengthens the immune system

Tips To Finding A Qualified Massage Therapist:

  • The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has over 30,000 members in over 20 countries
  • 70% of the members demonstrate a high level of skill and expertise through testing and/or education
  • AMTA has a code of ethics and practice standards promoting the highest quality assurance in the profession
Posted by: powerhealer | May 13, 2008

How Can Massage Be Medically Beneficial?

People find that therapeutic massage can help with a wide range of medical conditions including:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Arthritis – osteoarthritis & rhematoid arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and temporary pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Spastic colon
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Myofacial pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ (temporomandbiular joint dysfunction)

Even though massage therapy does not increase muscule strength, it can stimulate weak and inactive muscles. 

Research regarding massage shows the following interesting facts:

  • Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performance was better and were less stressed
  • Massage decreases the effects of anxiety, tension, depression and pain
  • Autistic children showed less erratic behavior

Stay tuned for more information on the power of massage!

Posted by: powerhealer | May 12, 2008

Back From Vacation!


It’s great to be back from vacation!  Everyone needs some time to recharge.  A great way to recharge is through therapeutic massage!  There is so much to know about therapeutic massage and I look forward to sharing all that I know with you about it.

Did you know that massage:

  • reduces heart rate
  • lowers blood pressure
  • increases blood circulation and lymph flow
  • relaxes muscles
  • improves range of motion
  • increases endophins (the body’s natural painkillers)
  • helps people feel less anxious and stressed

Massage therapy has also been shown to be very beneficial in areas such as chronic arthritis, musculoskeletal syndromes, and chronic headaches. 

What is Therapeutic Massage?

  • It involves the manipulation of soft tissue stuctures of the body to alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress
  • It promotes health and wellness

What are the different forms of therapeutic massage?

  • Swedish:  gentle and relaxing
  • Pressure point therapy:  for certain conditions and injuries
  • Sports:  focuses on muscle groups relevant to the particular sport

I look forward to sharing all the benefits of massage with you this week. 

The Power of Healing Is In Your Hands!


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