Monday, March 18, 2013

I feel AWESOME After a Massage with Samantha Dickey RMT

I just had a fantastic massage. I don't usually 'treat' myself, but I'm discovering that this is really more of a necessity than a 'treat' for me, and many others with muscle and back challenges. I had a herniated disc in my back, and have just lived with the pain it causes from my lower back all the way down to my toes. I am feeling SO grateful for the relief she's given me, in only one half hour session.

Samantha Dickey RMT works out of Health Works Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. She put a heating pad on the massage table, and some warm blankets (I was feeling cold when I came in from the cold.) We had a little talk about what was happening with my lower back.

Her hand movements were slow and thoughtful, while she felt and found the tight muscles under my skin. There were far more than I thought I had! I could feel them as she targeted them with her fingers.

She ended the massage with a neck massage, which was AWESOME. I left feeling so relaxed, my back pain is 95% reduced, the tightness in my neck and back is so much more reduced. I have more movement!

So, Samantha gave me some excersizes (which don't really feel like excersizes at all!) to do, that did NOT involve push ups! They were different from anything ever suggested for me, and made so much sense. She also suggested a better pillow so I can support my neck better. I was just so impressed by her knowledge and her skill.

I know this blog is supposed to be for my OWN Reflexology business, but I'm feeling so much better after having had a massage! And now, It's going to be on my regular health regime. Living with a painful back is no fun, and very distracting. Why wouldn't I share that???

What are you living with, that massage could help?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Reflexology Stops Time to Help You De-Stress!

I "had a pair of feet" yesterday. (This is how I will some times casually refer to having a reflexology session! It just slips out... sometimes it's easier for my mouth to say, than "I had a reflexology session." ) I had some time off, and didn't realize just how much I MISSED being in at Health Works Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!

I missed the ladies at reception, I missed seeing all the other practitioners that I work along side with!

The building has such a relaxing and friendly energy. I often lose track of time when I'm there. There's a mellow and healing energy from the time I walk in, that stays with me for the rest of the day after I leave. Welcoming clients into Health Works is a real pleasure.

Even after having some time off, it's nice to know that none of that healing energy is lost, or has to be rebuilt. I make up my massage table, get everything ready for my client, and spend a few moments meditating in my treatment room. By the time my client/guest arrives, I'm ready to deliver a relaxing and healing treatment!

Although Reflexology takes about an hour, while I'm in the treatment room, time seems to stay still and last forever at the same time! It is so great to help people relax and release their stress.

It's March break this week, and next week it's back to looking forward to "having a pair of feet" again!

My availability at Health Works chiropractic and Wellness Centre is Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am, and the last appointment intake is 3:30pm. If those days don't work for you, I am available for weekend home visits too!