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Dry Brushing 101
Never heard of dry brushing? This wonderful treat for your skin is an age old technique for self care. Skin brushing, or dry brushing, is a great way to exfoliate off dead skin, stimulate the lymphatic system, reduce cellulite, unclog pores, relieve stress, fight ingrown hairs, helps eliminate wastes and toxins, and improves circulation. You can start your new year with a new routine by dry brushing before you shower everyday or adding this technique to your weekly or monthly massage.
Bet you didn't know I offer skin brushing as an add-on to your massage. I experienced this technique during a massage I had in England and loved it. When you quickly exfoliate the skin before applying oil your skin absorbs the beneficial oil and nourishes your skin even more. In the winter months this is very important for healthy skin and immune boosting.
My skin brushes are natural bristle and are cleaned after each use. Please let me know if you are interested in adding this technique to your next massage.
Time for a tune up ;)
Tired of the same ol' massage music? I am.
I have been experimenting with some new music to help you relax. Using my Spotify account, I can find just about anything you would like to hear. Classical? Falling rain? Jazz? Arabic Hits of the 90's? The sound of a dryer running for an hour? (trust me it's awesome) We can give anything a try.
Give me some suggestions on your next visit. Spotify has pre made playlists in all genres, or I can create a playlist just for you (I just made a killer 80's playlist for singing in the car) or we can play your favorite album or band on shuffle.
Ever wonder why I put a pillow on your eyes during your massage treatment? There are several reasons really. I started this practice many years ago when I had a regular client that would keep his eyes open during the massage. I thought, "well, he doesn't seem very relaxed." I added the eye pillow to my practice to help those who have trouble starting the letting go process at the beginning of a treatment.
Come to find out light pressure on the eyeballs lowers your heart rate by evoking the oculocardiac reflex and stimulates the vagus nerve, which regulates your heart rate, mood, and digestion. It helps your belly and brain relax and may make you a bit hungry (sorry, I don't provide snacks).
I also find it easier to relax in a darkened space than in a bright one and my new massage room can get pretty bright in the afternoon even with room darkening curtains. Now I use the eye pillow on everyone after I've massaged and stretched your head and neck to tell your brain that now it's time to fall into the massage.
I recommend getting an eye pillow for home & office use. It only takes a few minutes laying down on the couch or reclining in your desk chair to help lower your heart rate and get your belly ready for lunch ;)
Jen Wood, LMT
51 Union St Suite 326
Worcester, MA 01608
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