September 30, 2010

Six Massage Techniques to Remove Scar Tissue

Scars develop on the skin’s surface as the result of burns, deep lacerations or a variety of other injuries that penetrate or interrupt the skin’s integrity. Possessing an amazing capacity to heal and regenerate, the skin forms a scab over a wound within three to four days following an injury. By day ten the scab typically shrinks and sloughs off as the body focuses on laying down collagen fibers to strengthen the former site of injury. The damaged tissue can be in recovery between three months to over a year before it returns to full strength. Additionally, some diseases or skin disorders (such as acne) may also result in scar tissue formation. While scars can result from a variety of traumatic events to the skin, they share some common characteristics. As a general rule, the earlier and more consistently scar tissue is exercised, massaged and warmed, the less possibility of developing any long-term concerns.

September 26, 2010

The Feisty Redhead

The second Brooklyn business that is contributing to the Mending Hands client gifts celebrating your first massage with us is The Feisty Redhead! Some of you may remember how cool this company is from their generous involvement with our Housing Work Raffle  during the holiday season last year.

September 22, 2010

The Great Change Over

In the next few days we (meaning the art/web/marketing genius of a company - Mografi) will be launching a test version of my services site - a "soft launch" if you will. I wanted to give Mending Hands readers a heads up about this exciting change! Also to let all of you awesome supporters know a few things before the great change over begins.

September 20, 2010

Even Just One Massage

Even One Massage Session Produces Measurable Benefits, Research Shows

Most massage clients will attest that the more massage they receive, the better they feel and function. New research shows that even one massage-therapy session "produces measurable biologic effects" and may have implications for managing autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

September 17, 2010

Very Personal Training

As we get closer to the official launch of the Mending Hands Massage Therapy Practice - like a busy little bee I am getting some ideas together. One the most exciting projects I have been working on is the Mending Hands Client Gifts! That's right - the First 100 Clients will be guaranteed a pretty sweet care package after their original session with Mending Hands!

I love my neighborhood of Park Slope. Even more, I love supporting individual businesses in Brooklyn.

Mending Hands is more than proud to feature some local businesses as they offer some amazing goods and services to Mending Hands clients!

Very Personal Training  and owner Dani Tsukerman has a refreshing way of thinking about fitness. Her generosity gets passed on to Mending Hand clients by offering them 2 FREE sessions! Mending Hands prides itself on being unique and custom tailored, so a partnership with Very Personal Training - a individualistic company that takes all of your strengths, weaknesses, goals, fears and joys into account when helping you get to a healthier you - just makes sense!

Free Sessions with Very Personal Training as a Thank You from Mending Hands?


Oh yeah, there are more surprises to come!

September 15, 2010

Acupressure Improves Insomnia

Acupressure improved insomnia in participants in a recent study, and its benefits lasted for up to two weeks after treatment.

Researchers from the department of Nursing, Yuanpei University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, set out to determine if acupressure benefits people with insomnia living in long-term care facilities.

September 04, 2010

First Week in the Real World of Massage

We here at Mending Hands are taking a break. Not for too long, just long enough!

But before I go, I thought I would leave a List!

A List of "First Week in the Real World of Massage Things"

1. Massaged a beautifully strong cancer survivor

2. Worked on an amazing LMT for her birthday

3. Gave a full hour sinus specialty massage

4. Had my first couples massage (in fact - 3 in one day!)

5. Experienced my first "no show"

6. Attended a TMJ workshop and got to practice inter-oral massage

7. Gave the most massages I have given in one day thus far

8. Worked on a body builder

9. Received my first Massage Therapist Paycheck :-)

Looking forward to many more adventures when I get back!

September 01, 2010

Monthly Essentials: September

Black Raspberries contain an extremely dark pigment which allows them to be used as a colorant and gives black raspberries one of the highest antioxidant ratings in common fruits and berries. Rich in ellagic acid, anthocyanins and antioxidants, black raspberries have been called the “king of berries” for their superior health benefits.