Wednesday, 1 April 2009

#12 - The sun shines

Greetings,

Much awaited and longed for - by I at least - the sun, warmth and spring has come to Paris. This beautiful weather really encourages us to get outdoors and spend time in the sun. No longer the excuse of bad weather can stop us from exercising as we've promised ourselves during the cold winter days, no longer an excuse for hiding inside.

With the good weather starting, picnics and outings with friends are closer. For those interested, I offer to come along and provide chair-massages on site, in the park, garden or where you have your picnic for just 1€ per minute. What better way to combine good time on the grass with relaxation and tending the body. Mail me for further information.

You can read more about chair-massages here:
http://www.starkeys.com/blog/2008/09/seated-massage-chair-massage.html
http://www.starkeys.com/blog/2008/10/why-get-chair-massages.html

The sun is healthy for us, in moderation (no getting sunburns here, that's a bad thing). It energizes us, fills us with positive energy and is a great emotional stress reliever. Alongside with exercise, sun is one of the better natural anti-depressants out there and it helps us get over procrastination and blocking ourselves.

I'm on Twitter now for those interested in some daily wellness tips and various news related to Taunaki. I can be found at: http://twitter.com/taunaki and you're welcome to follow.


Newest articles on Massage and Wellness

7 good reasons to get a massage
There are many reasons to get a massage and the list would be long. Here comes seven very good reasons, seen from a somewhat different angle than the clinical one.
http://www.starkeys.com/blog/2009/03/7-good-reasons-to-get-massage.html

Clinical massage therapy
Clinical massage therapy focuses on treating the muscles and client as opposed to relaxation and de-stressing. A good knowledge of anatomy is needed to perform clinical massage therapy, as the work is done on the individual muscles and groups. It's important to know where they attach, what their functions are, the pain referrals and how they're located on the body of the client.
http://www.starkeys.com/blog/2009/03/clinical-massage-therapy.html

Trigger points
Trigger point therapy is becoming increasingly popular, and more and more massage therapists incorporate the techniques in their treatments. It is not the same as acupressure, though some trigger points corresponds with acupressure points.A trigger point is defined as; "A highly irritable localized spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of (skeletal) muscle."
http://www.starkeys.com/blog/2009/03/trigger-points.html



I hope you'll have a wonderful spring and that the April weather won't trick you too much.

All the best,
Pia