Just a little reminder, along with some well wishing for those who are fighting cold or flu (or other communicable illness). Please remember to:
• Call and cancel your massage as soon as you're able if you are sick, or think you might be getting sick, and have any symptoms of illness (sore throat, sinus drainage or infection, fever, body aches, chills, severe fatigue, cough, etc).
• Call and reschedule your massage after you have been fully symptom free for at least 72 hours post illness.
If you arrive for your massage and have symptoms of cold, flu, or other contagious condition, you will be turned away and required to reschedule. Why? Active communicable illnesses are contraindicated for massage therapy because:
• Receiving a massage while ill can counteract the work your body is doing to isolate and fight the infection, and can thereby make you worse, or possibly cause a secondary infection.
• Your therapist likely works with immune compromised clients (infants, seniors, post-surgery patients, cancer patients, etc) and receiving massage on site while there is any risk you might be contagious may be a threat to the health and even life of these individuals.
• You may put your therapist at risk for coming down with whatever you have too. Many therapists are self employed and therefore do not enjoy the benefit of having paid time off or sick leave should they have to miss work due to illness.
We appreciate your understanding, and your willingness to ensure everyone's health and safety throughout the year. And we hope that if you do fall ill, you get well very soon!
THINGS TO TRY FOR QUICKER RECOVERY:
• Get plenty of rest.
• Keep well hydrated (water specifically).
• Support your immune system by drinking herbal teas or eating herb rich foods, and especially fresh, raw fruits and vegetables.
• Do a contrast shower, daily. Rest 30 minutes afterwards.
• Go for a walk in the fresh air (bundle up well).
• Avoid sugar and other highly processed foods.
• Laugh... "a merry heart does good like a medicine".
Want to know more ways to boost the immune system? Give us a call today:
The Great Escape
Massage & Wellness Center LLC
NOTE: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Please consult with your primary care provider if you need treatment for illness or disease.
'Tis the season for giving thanks, and our heartfelt thanks goes out to all of our wonderful clients and friends... we are incredibly blessed!
LOYALTY REWARDS, to all of our Recurring Appointment Holders, mention our "Facebook post 365 THANKS" and save:
• $10.00 when you purchase two 30 minute Warrior's Refuge (deep tissue) gift certificates, up to ten ($50 possible savings).
• $10.00 off each 60 Minute Swedish or Warrior's Refuge Massage gift certificates when you buy two or more, up to ten ($100 possible savings).
(Offer good through December 14, 2018.)
PLEASE NOTE: All gift certificates are issued with a four (4) month "use by" date. Please ensure recipients will be able to schedule during regular business hours M-Th 8:30am-5:30pm prior to this date. Certificates are non-refundable, but are transferrable. All purchases must be made with cash or by check with local ID.
Everybody is worried about their protein. How much is enough? Though there are exceptions to this rule, here are the recommended standards. Do you get enough? Odds are, if you eat a typical Western diet you may be getting more than you actually need. What about vegetarian or vegan diets? Not to worry, at least in North America, if you're consuming a healthful daily calorie intake, odds are you're getting enough protein too.
No matter what your protein source is, it's always best to ensure you eat as clean as possible (locally sourced is often best), and be sure to compliment your MACRO-nutrient intake with lots of MICRO-nutrient rich fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes, in order have the healthiest muscles possible. Supplements? Perhaps, but fresh food sources are usually best due to the complex interaction of phytonutrients during digestion and assimilation.
Remember, hydration, nutrition, stress reduction, exercise, rest, sunlight, fresh air and trust in God all play their role in health and longevity. As far as protein is concerned... you probably don't need to be concerned that you're not getting enough. So happy dining to you this holiday and the whole year through!
More questions? Give us a call 308.432.4558 or contact your nearest R.D. or P.C.R.M. representative.
Not sure what your lean body weight is? Find a calculator online, visit your doctor for a real measurement, or locate a BMI (body mass index) chart and find the middle of your "optimal" weight zone for your height and figure your protein needs based on that number as a ballpark figure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Figures included in the infographic do not account for protein needs of competitive bodybuilders which may be up to 1 gram per pound of lean body weight (or LBM). IT IS CRITICAL TO RECOGNIZE that without the intensive energy output that goes along with professional bodybuilding, intake of too much protein can actually have adverse health effects including: dehydration (due to excess nitrogen intake), elevated blood sugar, weight gain (from fat), increased inflammation, gastrointestinal dysfunction (chronic nausea, chronic constipation, diverticulitis/-osis, etc), leaching of bone minerals, kidney dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, liver stress, increased risk for certain cancers, and even seizures. It is important to balance calories from protein with your current lifestyle to ensure you are meeting, but not exceeding recommended guidelines (this goes for fat and carbohydrate intake too).
You've probably heard of the various biological rhythms such as the circadian rhythm (the wake/sleep/repair cycle which repeats every 24 hours), and the circaseptan rhythm (various processes such as recovery and healing which occurs cyclically on the 7th day), but what about the infradian rhythm (which is a biological rhythm that cycles about every 28 days)? Did you know that massage therapy can have special benefits when it is experienced in harmony with one of these biological body rhythms too? It's true!
Experienced clients typically find that a regular massage received on an infradian cycle (every 4 weeks or 28 days) can greatly enhance health and wellness as well as boost the effects of the massage they receive. Depending upon your particular lifestyle you may find an infradian rhythm an excellent choice, or perhaps if your schedule is intensive or your job is high stress, a circaseptan schedule would work best for you.
We have regular appointment times available including weekly (circaseptan) and monthly (infradian), among other options. And remember, morning appointments can provide for better concentration and productivity as well as elevate your mood and outlook throughout your day!
Introducing our "Hot Pack" Add-On. Enjoy this deep-penetrating, muscle-soothing, heat treatment with any regular massage for only $10 (free with most aromatherapy massages)! Proven 80% more effective than your standard heating pad application, this treatment will help relieve deep seated muscle tension, relax your nerves, aid circulation and lymph flow, induce a state of calm leading to a more restful night's sleep, and simply soothe and warm your soul. (Most effective when scheduled with 60 or 90 minute massages, also great as a stand-alone service for warming chilled souls $20 / 15 min.) Call now to upgrade your next massage session 308.432.4558. By appointment only. Please call at least 2 hours in advance for scheduling this service.
Jerri W., LMT, CWC
Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 25+ years of experience in pain management, relaxation techniques and lifestyle education.
Heather R., LMT, CWC
Certified Wellness Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness through healthier living.
NOTICE: The information provided herein is meant for educational purposes only. We accept no liability for your use of the information provided. As always, use your best judgment and if in doubt, please consult your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.