February 28, 2012

Feeling Generous!

In the glorious wake of feeling loved during our marriage celebrations, I've decided to pass along the love! Here's the deal!
  • If you book a session in March and then another in April - you will get 15 FREE minutes added to your session in April.
  • If you book a session in March, April and then May - you will get 30 FREE minutes added to your session in May
Check availability here and Email melissa@mendinghands.com  to book your massages!

*This offer can be combined when using a series package but not with other discounts of freebies. 

February 08, 2012

Will Be Closed for Celebrations!

As some of you know, my husband planned a super surprise engagement, wedding & honeymoon for us last year. For our one year anniversary we have planned a series of celebrations!

Mending Hands will be closed from 2/18 - 3/1 to spend time with friends & family who have traveled from near & far! E-mail melissa@mendinghands.com to secure your session after this break or to purchase a gift certificate for any events you & your loved ones might be celebrating! 

February 07, 2012

440 More Reasons You Need A Massage

Did You Know: The spine contains over 120 individual muscles, 220 specialized ligaments & over 100 joints! And that's JUST in your back!

E-mail melissa@mendinghands.com to book your next session! Now taking appointments for March as well - check availability HERE

This information and photo was posting on our Anatomy In Motion Facebook Page. Check it out for loads of really interesting posts and photos of all things Anatomy! 

February 05, 2012

Depression is a Global Problem. Massage Can Help.

Massage therapy and other techniques used by massage therapists— aromatherapy and acupressure among them—have all been indicated by research to relieve depression in clients. A new report shows depression is a global problem, affecting 121 million people worldwide. Depression can affect a person's ability to work and form relationships, and can simply destroy one's quality of life.
Depression leads to 850,000 suicides each year.

Researchers from 20 health centers around the world compiled depression data based on detailed interviews with more than 89,000 people.

Among the results:

• Fifteen percent of the population from high-income countries were likely to get depression over their lifetime with 5.5 percent having had depression in the last year.

• Eleven percent of people in low- and middle-income countries were likely to get depression over their lifetime.

• Major depressive episodes were elevated in high-income countries (28 percent compared to 20 percent) and were especially high (over 30 percent) in the U.S., India, France and the Netherlands.

• The country with the lowest incidence of major depressive episodes was China, at 12 percent.

This is the first study that used a standardized method to compare depression and major depressive episodes across countries and cultures.

"We have shown that depression is a significant public-health concern across all regions of the world and is strongly linked to social conditions," said researcher Evelyn Bromet from State University of New York at Stony Brook. "Understanding the patterns and causes of depression can help global initiatives in reducing the impact of depression on individual lives and in reducing the burden to society."

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