Before Geoff goes off on his trip to New Zealand I get to spend some quality time with him 🙂
Tomorrow we catch the train to St Ives,in Cornwall, where we shall spend some time walking and have a night out at the beautiful Minack Theatre.
Then its back to work for 3 days before we head off to Leominster for a weekend of walking with the Cambridge Rambling Club
We leave the best to last as we then head off to the mountains and Geoff’s apartment in Â Les Gets, where we shall rest, walk and catch up with friends KayÂ and AnthonyÂ
Then its home and back to a full week of massage clients 🙂
After listening to a few of my friends I decided that I should be looking after myself a little better.
Its ok doing all this work but I should have a treat now and then instead of putting all the money away for bills that I worry about ALL the time.
Something I have wanted to do for along time now is go to a Pilates classÂ , I have found a class that looks suitable for me and I should be starting soon 🙂
I also booked myself in for some Acupuncture and Shiatsu massage with Karen MerrittÂ Â I really enjoyed theÂ treatment, felt totally relaxed afterwards and my aching legs and bum are feeling much much better.
Karen treated me previously, with acupuncture, for the night sweats I was getting and amazingly it stopped them 🙂
Tomorrow I am having another AcupunctureÂ treatment with Charlotte from theÂ Crystal CaveÂ it will be interesting to see how my legs feel after this treatment.
I certainly hope to be back to my running next week and will continue to treat myself to a treatment every month.
My Hot stone massage seems to be what everyone wants so its great to trade skills 🙂
On Saturday I finally had an appointment for my massage at the SanctuaryÂ in Cambridge.
This was a valentines treat for me from Geoff and could not have come at a better time, I have been trying to fit too many things into my days and had been suffering from anÂ annoying dullÂ headache all week 🙁
I arrived a good 30 mins early so I could relax in theÂ LavenderÂ room with a cup of herbal tea before my massage 🙂
I choose to have a deep tissue massage.
The massage itself was, for many reasons very interesting for me.
Firstly she massaged me using her forearms and fists which takes the strain off her hands/thumbs andÂ Â you get a deeper massage.
Secondly I was amazed at how bad my back and shoulders are, they are just full of huge knotts and of course these knotts could be the cause of my headaches. 🙁
Thirdly it confirmed to me that the next course I want to do is The Deep Tissue Massage.
A great gift from Geoff and although it was not very relaxing it was veryÂ enjoyable and taught me that I should practise what I preach !
( and NO I did not let on that I was a massage therapist )
This afternoon I did some massage work for the Crystal Cave in Hunstanton.
I was a little nervous but it was Fabulous and I loved it 🙂
This could be the start of something good for me !
Found this description of a Swedish massage on the Internet and thought it was a perfect description 🙂
“It is a technique designed to help the muscles in the body relax by
applying pressure and then rubbing it in the same direction as the flow
of blood returning to the heart.
Unlike other methods of massage therapy, this was first developed in
the 18th century.
It is also called the â€œclassic massageâ€ because it represents the
Western way of relaxing those muscles.
The main purpose of the Swedish massage then and now is still the
This is to increase the flow of oxygen in the blood so toxins are
released from the muscles.
These toxins include lactic and uric acid as well as metabolic
waste.Â When this happens, circulation is increased without increasing
the heart load.
The ligaments and tendons are both stretched keeping them supple and
pliable. This also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes
the nerves at the same time. As a result, stress is reduced.”
If your struggling to find that special gift for the person that has everything.
Why not give them the gift of a massage and help them start the New Year off de-stressed and relaxed.
It could be the best Gift they ever receive.
My older clients especially like me as I always have time for a cup of tea and a chat 🙂
Vouchers available for Swedish body massage and Indian head massage.
Phone sally on 07843261254 for more details or E-mailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past few weeks whilst doing my Swedish massage In Cambridge, UK I have been experimenting with a different massage oil, Pure virgin Coconut Oil
This oil is only liquid at room temperature’s over 24 degrees ,less than that and it solidifies.
So I have bought a baby bottle warmer to keep my oil liquid for when doing my mobile massages.
All my Cambridge massage clients have really liked this oil,so now not only do you get a wonderful massage but also a full body moisturising treatment too and at no extra cost!!.
Its also a great hair moisturiser so makes a fantastic oil to use for an Indian head massage,and of course its great for the face too, I’ve been using it for several months as a face cream :-).
From now on I shall be using Pure virgin coconut oil for all my massages in Cambridge, Kings Lynn and Downham Market.