The Ultimate Relaxation
Recently, I became the happy owner of a nifty healing tool: a Richway Amethyst BioMat with baffles that are filled with crushed amethyst. When the mat is heated, the amethyst crystals produce far infrared rays. If you have ever heard of a far infrared sauna, or a red light sauna, this is similar technology. At the bottom of this article, I include a link to the BioMat website, where you can read all about the specifics of the technology and research.
When I received the BioMat as a gift from a good friend, I was honestly a little skeptical about the technology, As with everything I offer as a massage and energy therapist, I wanted some reliable proof that it was actually going to have a positive impact for my clients. So before using the BioMat professionally, I had to test it out myself.
The first time I lay down on the mat, my body immediately began to calm and settle. It was easy to relax and sink into myself. The warm, crystal-filled mat felt comfortable and supportive. It was so relaxing, my normally busy mind didn't even have thoughts to think! That alone was enough to show me there was more to the BioMat's technology than I had imagined. I tried the mat several more times, and even slept on it for a few nights, using the lowest temperature setting. For months, I had been having knee pain when climbing stairs. After only one night sleeping on the mat, the pain completely disappeared and has not returned.
Next, I asked friends, family and co-workers to try out the BioMat. Everyone had a different experience, and yet, each of my "guinea pigs" had great results. People reported joint pain and stiffness gone or reduced, deep relaxation, enhanced meditation, better sleep, pleasant dreams, headaches going away, feelings of peace and heart opening experiences.
I can now heartily recommend sessions with the BioMat. I am continually amazed at how much it helps with relaxation, and clients are loving it! I've designed some new sessions to collaborate with the BioMat for optimum deep relaxation sessions. BioMat sessions can include meditative bodywork, energy work/Reiki and reflexology.
Please come to see me in Hartland or Elm Grove to give this cool tool a try!
Here is a link to the BioMat website: www.biomat.com/faq/the-basics/.
These are 25 great reasons to schedule regular massage, and I can think of a hundred more. What about you? Self-awareness, body awareness, removing energy blocks, feeling fantastic, vital, alive, acknowledged, cared for, . . . and the best reason of all?
No Reason Required, Just Because You Want To.
Massage & Chiropractic - A Great Combination
A regular monthly massage or a massage scheduled near the time of your chiropractic appointment offers wonderful benefits.
Adjustments Made Easy
Because massage relaxes and eases tight fascia* and muscles, a deep tissue massage before or after your chiropractic adjustment helps your body to receive the adjustment with more ease and comfort.
Longer Lasting Adjustments
Regular massage also helps your chiropractic adjustments to last longer. If your spine has developed a pattern of misalignment, there is a good chance that the fascia and muscle tissue surrounding the vertebral column is holding tight to the out-of-whack spine to keep it in place. When you receive a chiropractic adjustment without loosening the surrounding soft tissue, before long, this same tense tissue can push your spine back out of alignment. By easing the muscles and connective tissue that support the spinal column, you create an opening for your body to adjust to a new pattern of health and alignment.
Reduce Pain and Improve Posture
Massage and chiropractic together can assist in improving posture and managing the pain caused by conditions such as scoliosis, arthritis or fibromyalgia. Many people with these conditions benefit greatly by combining regular massage therapy with their chiropractic regimen. For even more benefit, consider adding restorative or gentle yoga into the mix. (Contact Treetop Yoga at www.treetopyogallc.com for excellent beginners' classes.)
To add massage to your current wellness plan, contact Rebecca at Conscious Massage.
*Fascia: A band or sheet of connective tissue fibers, primarily collagen, that forms beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles and other internal organs. Marieb, Elaine Nicpon; Hoehn, Katja (2007). Human anatomy & physiology. Pearson Education. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-321-37294-9