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New Year/New Goals

January 6th, 2013 by

As we begin a new year, many people begin to implement their New Years’ Resolutions. These are often focused around changing behaviors that may be an impediment to one’s long term goals. Sometimes we try to initiate new actions or activities, such as new diets or exercise routines, in an effort to get our body into a better state of health. Whether we are trying to stop doing things that not good for us, or trying to start doing things that are beneficial to us, we can improve our chances of success by getting help. One way we can do this is to partner up with a friend who has similar goals. For example, it is much easier to stick to a new exercise routine if you have someone who is willing to sweat along side of you, or perhaps more importantly, someone who is willing to drag you off of the couch and to the gym, when your willpower starts to wane.

For those of us who have chosen the healing professions such as nursing or massage therapy, we can make use of certain modalities that we often use to help our patients or clients, to assist us in our new(?) health goals. There are upcoming seminars in flexibility training, Reiki, and Shiatsu that I will be offering this year, that can not only offer assistance to enhance the health of our body, mind, and spirit, but also will fulfill our continuing education requirements for license renewal. The fact that we can write off the cost of these courses on our taxes, just gives us extra incentive. Any form of physical exercise can be more safely and comfortably performed if we effectively stretch before and after our exercise to help minimize soreness and injuries while enhancing performance. If we wish to help the body to run more efficiently so that we maintain our optimal weight, or that we get a better nights’ sleep, or so we lower our anxiety or stress levels to name a few examples, we may wish to employ Shiatsu, a form of acupressure based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Perhaps one of our resolutions is to find a way to provide our patients and clients with a powerful, yet gentle form of therapy that is much less difficult and stressful on the therapists’ body than traditional bodywork. If that’s the case, then Reiki is a great option. Reiki is a form of energy healing that focuses on balancing and opening up of the major centers of energy known as Chakras. These are vortexes of energy that are located near and strongly affect the endocrine glands of the body. The effects can be felt in the body and mind, and it can help to resolve deep seated emotional issues.

If you wish to find out more about these modalities, please go to:
http://handsforhealing.com/course-descriptions-2/
The next upcoming seminar is Reiki I, scheduled for Jan. 12/13,.   Attending seminars early in the year, gives one the advantage of a smaller class size.
For the most up to date listing of seminars offered, please go to:
http://handsforhealing.com/course-schedule/

All seminars can be attended by nurses and massage therapists for continuing education, and by the general public to assist themselves in their own health goals. If you are interested, please give me a call at 727 823-9000 so we can arrange for you and possibly your friend to attend an upcoming seminar.
Florida Board of Nursing – CE Broker Number: 50-10126
Florida Board of Massage – CE Broker Number: 50-10126
NCBTMB – Continuing Education Provider Number:  312997

Couples Massage Classes

September 17th, 2012 by

In addition to continuing education for the professional, we are now offering community education. The first offering will start in October. It is a 3 hour Couples Massage Class.

Come learn the art and science of massage therapy! This fun, 3 hour class will teach you how you can give your significant other a great massage. With what you’ll learn, you will be able to provide therapy to help them out if they’re stressed or in pain and you are unable to get an appointment with your professional therapist in time. Also in these hard financial times, if you are on a very tight budget, you could massage each other and save $100 to $150 that you might normally spend at the therapy clinic you frequent.

Some of what you’ll learn is:

  • Determining what the treatment goal is and assessing the clients’ needs.
  • Pain scale 1-10
  • Safety first – what to avoid, and direction of pressure on the limbs
  • Adequate pressure – not too much or too little
  • Types of massage strokes
    a)    gliding strokes or effluerage
    b)    kneading or petrissage
    c)    percussion or tapotement
    d)    range of motion
  • Post massage protocol – hydration, getting off table safely

Location:

Singing Stone-Casa de Art
1903 N 19th St
Tampa, FL  33605
Phone: 813-728-4325
singingstoneart@gmail.com  
www.singingstoneonline.com

Dates offered:

October 5, 2012
October 12, 2012
October 19, 2012

Time of Class: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fee:

$90/couple, $50/individual

To Register:

Email: jeff@handsforhealing.com
Phone: 727-823-9000

Students must bring a bathing suit, a towel and some massage oil or lotion.

Contact Us Today!

Clinic Phone: 727 823-9000
Email: jeff@handsforhealing.com

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