Rachel Richards

licensed massage therapist

east village, nyc

News: December 2011

Why are massage gift cards the perfect holiday gift?

1) Massage therapy offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Stress reduction
  • Pain relief
  • Mood uplift
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mobility/flexibility
  • Relaxation of tight muscles
  • Enhanced circulation
  • Better postural alignment
  • More restful sleep
  • Learning self-care techniques
  • Improved quality of life

2) It's the perfect start to a healthier new year.

3) You get a special gift in return! (See Special of the month below.)

4) They're easy to carry on the train when you go to visit relatives.

5) You can cross holiday shopping off your list!

6) Your friends and family will thank you!

Don't let the dark get you down!

Many people are affected by the lack of sunlight in winter: longer nights and cloudy days. But you can beat the winter blues by adding some light back into your life! Here are some suggestions:

  • Get outside during the day while it's light. Perhaps take a walk during your lunch break to soak up some vitamin D.
  • Stay warm and energized by adjusting your diet to take in more heat-producing foods, like protein and complex carbohydrates. Hot vegetable soup is also excellent on a cold day.
  • Stay active. Exercise gives you an endorphin boost and reduces stress.
  • Get massage frequently! Research shows that massage therapy improves your mood, boosts your immune function, and promotes relaxation.
  • Spend time with friends and family members who support you and make you feel good.
  • Get creative. Break the daily rut by trying something new. Perhaps join a book club, take a dance class, or get some watercolors and paint. You can even try changing your look - buy some new clothes or change your hairstyle.

If you have any more tips for warding off the winter blues, please share them on my Facebook wall!

What's new with me ...

Jesse and I are off to St. Martin!!! I'll be returning to work on the 19th. See you then, hopefully not too sunburned!

I've been using Proust.com as a fun and meaningful way to share stories and get to know my loved ones better. Everyone has stories to tell and you'll be amazed at how much you don't know about the people closest to you. I was! It's also a great way for you and your family to grow closer in the new year!

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