· Heightens awareness of ones body
· Relieves mental confusion -— as the body relaxes, the mind clears
· Assists the mind to feel at peace, to experience happiness and well being
· Allows release and relief from mental stress
· Gives the satisfaction of doing something special for yourself
Massage: Stimulates circulation around nerve connections, improves the supply of nutrients and the drainage of toxins from your cells.
Helps maintain and correct body posture and balance.
Reduces muscular tension leading to structural problems.
Increases flow of nutrients to bones.
Improves breathing pattern.
Can reduce respiratory difficulties such as asthma.
Helps to reduce constipation and maintain regularity.
Relieves spastic colon.
Helps to reduce edema (swelling) by eliminating fluids.
Cleanses blood by massaging and toning kidneys.
Improves blood circulation.
Increases blood and nutrient flow to the cells.
Stimulates and cleanses lympathic tissues.
Strengthens the immune system.
Rids the body of toxins.
Relieves muscle tension and spasms.
Eliminates wastes such as lactic acid.
Increases blood and nutrient supplies to muscles.
Helps restore muscle tone. And increases joint flexibility.
Balances by increasing, decreasing and smoothing energies.
Releases nerve constrictions
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, " I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things-your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions/things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff.
"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your wife/husband/kids out to dinner. Maybe even play another 18. There's always time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just “sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
Never test the depth of the water with both feet!
If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments!
Give a man a fish and will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day!
There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works!
Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it!
Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield!
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket!
If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything!
It at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you!
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it!
Elaine Levenson, LMT
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