January 28, 2012

Valentine's Day Deals!

Massage. So much better than a boring box of chocolate.

Give your loved one the gift of relaxation & care this Valentine's Day! Mending Hands is offering $10 off any gift certificate for a massage or holistic facial for the whole month of February!*

But that's not all…

Book a 60 minute holistic facial & get an extra 15 minutes of foot massage for FREE! This added treatment gives your tired toes more exquisite attention with hot towels and peppermint oil.*

E-mail melissa@mendinghands.com to take advantage of this deal!

*Cannot be combined with other discounts or freebies. Must mention deal at the time of booking to ensure enough time is blocked out. Offer good from 2/1/12 - 2/29/12

January 22, 2012

Health Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Health Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, anti depressant, anti septic, aperitif, lymphatic and tonic.Grapefruit, also called Shaddock, is a Citrus fruit, whose scientific name is Citrus Paradisi. It is also known by two other scientific names, Citrus Racemosa and Citrus Maxima. The later, is because of its big size. Like all other citrus fruits, its Essential Oil is present in its peel and extracted by compression. Many of its medicinal properties match those of the essential oils of other citrus fruits. The Grapefruit Essential Oil is composed of Limonene, Alpha Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellal, Decyl Acetate, Neryl Acetate and Terpinenol, out of which the top two constituents are Limonene and Myrcene. A grapefruit tastes great and great are the medicinal properties of its essential oil.

Let us now see what big benefits the essential oil of this big boy has in store for us.

January 21, 2012

Snow Sale!

Snow is coming down here in NYC (Finally! Haven't had good snow since that crazy nor'easter during Halloween! ) so I thought, why not have a snow sale? Come enjoy the table warmer, hot towels and the warm relaxation that is unique to massage!

Today and tomorrow ONLY - Get $10 off any gift e-certificate for a massage or holistic facial  Get a jump on your valentines gifts, buy one for yourself to get a discounted session or use this deal to try out the special Head Massage, Foot Massage or Sinus Relief add ons! Or get your dull winter worn skin back to a glow with a Dry Brush Massage!

If you are interested email me the following information:

1. Who is the GC for:
2. Who would you like me to say it is from:
3. What service or dollar amount would you like the GC to cover?
4. Is there a special message you would like me to add?
5. What e-mail address should I send the GC to?
6. Let me know what form of payment to expect so I can reply with the correct information.

For this special Snow Sale I will only be accepting payment through paypal (AND I'll waive the standard $3 charge for fees, making an actual savings of $13!) or personal check. 

Pricing and Services information can be found on the Mending Hands Site

Offer valid on 1/21/12 & 1/22/12 only. E-certificate delivery only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or freebies. 

January 15, 2012

Farting During a Massage is Normal. Really!

Let's discuss more of the Absolutely Human - ness  of happenings during a massage (such as stomach growling, needing to peehaving a cry & getting stuffed up). It's is also totally normal to fart, toot,  pass gas,  shoot bunnies, fluff,  poot,  let one rip,  floop, break wind, squeak, effluviate, flutter the sheets, let a windy or piffle during a massage.

As we talked about in the post about Borborygmi, Massage has a way of helping things move along and getting your systems working in a better and more effective way. Massage has been shown in many studies to stimulate and support healthy digestion. So the intestinal gas (that is composed of varying quantities of air that is ingested through the mouth & gas produced by bacteria within the digestive tract) can get moved along to the end of the line! Partner that with the relaxed muscular state massage can create and what you get is a totally human response. 

People fart during massages. They do. And that's normal. Really! 

January 04, 2012

Low Back Pain: Five Tips for Massage Therapy Clients

Considered to be one of the most common reasons Americans seek medical help, low back pain plagues at least four out of five adults at some point in their lives. Capable of causing excruciating pain, finding relief from this common ailment can be tricky. Despite a seemingly endless parade of techniques and products promoting back pain relief, an increasing number of Americans are recognizing that massage therapy ranks near the top of low back pain interventions. Since massage therapists frequently encounter low back pain sufferers, knowing how to guide people on keeping their back pain-free can dramatically boost a client's quality of life.
Massage Tops Low Back Pain Approaches
Massage therapy has been a coveted way to relieve low back pain for as long as historical documents on the subject exist. However, a new study commands an even greater level of respect for massage's effectiveness at helping this problem. As published in a July 2011 edition of the 
Annals of Internal Medicine, a study funded by the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine evaluated the effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic low back pain.

Read more of the study: