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Nourishment for your skin

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in News | 0 comments

When you walk out of your Shiatsu Magic’s  office, what do you take with besides post-shiatsu bliss? You may not think of it, but you also walk out with a luxurious coating of lotions and oils that will moisturize your skin long after you’ve left Shiatsu Magic.

While your instinct might be to rush home and wash away all the products Tracy just spent an hour applying to your body. We’re here to tell you to wait, avoid the shower until the morning, let your skin indulge in these topical treats – consider it a free post-session treatment.

The truth is, from moisturizing effects to preservative free formulas, Tracy only uses high quality lotions and oils  that he feels confident putting on his client’s skin. And remember, its not only for you, Tracy has these lotions and oils on his hands all day long, he only uses high quality ingredients.

You wouldn’t run home from a facial service and wash off all the incredible and scrumptious products that were just applied to your face, you shouldn’t do that after a shiatsu session either. Nourishing massage oils, creamy lotions and therapeutic essential oils continue to absorb into your skin long after you’ve left the table. Let your skin continue to bask in the glow of nourishment and save the shower for the next morning.

 

 

Lemon Balm

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Herbs for Health | 0 comments

In addition to its invigorating, citrus scent, lemon balm has been prescribed as a medicinal herb since ancient Greek times, lemon balm has long been known to relieve anxiety, promote sleep, and sooth agitation. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves’ disease), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.

Lemon Balm is easy to grow and has tiny attractive flowers as well. Lemon Balm tolerates lots of pruning, so don’t be afraid to harvest and use it regularly. Just give it a little extra mulch and compost so it can continue to grow.  It’s a hardy perennial that grows into a bush about 24 inches round. Lemon Balm belongs to the mint family and looks very similar, with light green, ridged leaves.

To harvest, cut the whole stems within a few inches of the base of the plant, gather into groups of 5-6 stems, tie and hang in a warm, airy location. When dry, strip off the leaves, store in a covered container and use as needed.

A handful of fresh lemon balm and mint make an excellent hot or iced tea when honey is added. It can be used in place of lemon peel in recipes. Add it to your favorite sugar cookie dough. Add to herbal vinegars that can be used for marinades or salad dressings.

 

 

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Newsletters | 0 comments

Fall Special

New or Returning Clients

$75.00 first session

 

Take a Mini Vacation

Take a mini-vacation away from the daily grind. Weekly shiatsu sessions are not only good for stress reduction but play an important role in a good health care regimen, helping to help the mind, body and soul in tip-top shape.

The connection between living a healthy life and managing stress has been established. In a busy world, both our physical and mental well-being can suffer as a result of chronic stress. A study by the University of South Carolina found that individuals who received regular bodywork sessions experienced significantly positive changes in anxiety, depression, positive well-being, vitality, general health and perceived stress.

Continuing sessions puts you more in tune with your body. The consistency of bodywork sessions creates a cumulative stress reduction effect. The more sessions you receive, the more benefits you reap.

 

Combat Stress with Shiatsu

Think of bodywork as a way to rebalance your body. Shiatsu Bodywork causes positive biological changes when it comes to stress, decreases cortisol (a stress derived hormone that negatively affects the immune function and kills immune cells), increases dopamine and serotonin (neurotransmitters most associated with emotional well-being).

Bodywork can also lower your heart rate, decrease your blood pressure and you have an awesome natural stress-fighting tool.
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Difference Between Shiatsu & Swedish

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Through the many years of my practice, I have been asked countless times, “What is the difference between shiatsu and traditional massage?” First of all, there are a lot of similarities between the two. Both systems are wonderful ways of relieving stress and promoting health. Both systems focus on the individual body of the person being treated.

Western massage is based on the idea that muscle tension and improper alignment may cause or worsen physical, mental or internal imbalances. Massage techniques attempt to reduce tension within the body to facilitate the free flow of blood and energy. This in turn makes the major systems of the body (immune, circulatory, nervous, etc.) naturally heal disease and promote well-being.

In Shiatsu, there are 838 basic shiatsu pressure points, located on the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, lymph vessels, bones and endocrine glands. Depending on the condition of the body, the therapist applies appropriate amounts of pressure. The tighter the muscles are, the lighter the pressure. As the muscles relax, the pressure becomes deeper but is always firm and steady.

The magic of shiatsu lies in the control of the pressure points. Shiatsu regulates the nervous system and promotes natural healing by stimulating chemical responses in the body. Despite their differences, the aim of both systems is the same: a balanced, healthy and happy individual.

Book Online

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The ability to book your appointments online is here: http://www.bookfresh.com/service/alamo/shiatsu-magic/482002008

Or you can always just call us to setup an appt 925-899-5345

Sound

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Sound

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Starting with a single sound vibration to center the space for healing that awakens a beautiful & powerful mystery, quiets the “inner critic”, synchronizes brain waves and enhances awareness of the mind/body connection.

Singing bowls produce rich blend of harmonic overtones & these overtones have a direct effect on the Chakra’s. Singing bowls for healing is based on the idea that all illness, disease or stress causes a hindrance to the flow of energy within the body.  When energy flow is hindered, the organ or soul stops vibrating at a healthy frequency, and thus it results in some kind of weakness or illness. The sound frequencies created by Singing Bowls restore and optimise the flow of energy in the parts of the body where this is required.

The vibrations wakes up our ability to hear with more than our ears, we feel the sound throughout our bodies. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation and creative thinking.

 

 

 

Energy

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Energy

Like a network of rivers nourishing a landscape, the meridians are the channels through which ki flows, to nourish and energize the human body. Ki means ” life force” or “life essence”. This life essence or life force is the key of our energetic system, our internal network of  balance  and flow.

 

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Flow

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Flow

Increasing the flow of energy through the body, encouraging it to flow more smoothly along the meridians, opening the communications of our internal network of  balance  and flow. These meridian channels exist within the subtle body, collectively, they form the matrix within which the physical body functions. They also act as a network of communication between the physical and the more subtle energetic bodies.

 

 

 

 

Balance

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Balance

By opening the meridian channels, Shiatsu stimulates the body’s own healing systems and brings the body into balance, energetically and physically.

Healing

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Healing

Healing begins through balance, by opening the channels of the meridian is like releasing a dam, the energy essence of life starts to flow, increasing blood and oxygen supply to the body.