I have been researching a few spa-like services I can offer at Jordan Road. These will be both health and beauty based and at prices far below the local day spas. Here are some ideas.
It’s springtime, which is when many of us in Sedona do a semi-annual cleanse and when the milder weather coaxes us out onto the trails again. Get ready for summer with an exfoliating scrub or a relaxing clay wrap.
I will have simple, clean products and a complimentary tester kit for clients interested in trying the new services. By using the tester kit, you can be sure you are not allergic and can thoroughly enjoy the spa service(s) you choose.
Women and some men have long understood the benefits of regular exfoliation and rehydration for all over skin health and suppleness. Taking a warm wrap in tandem with the salt scrub deepens the cleansing process while providing significant health advantages.
A clay wrap is good for any acne, psoriasis or eczema condition while reducing inflammation throughout the body. This type of wrap makes it equally attractive for those with arthritis or those who just feel ‘creaky’ and sore.
Watch for more details in Mays’ blog when I will have my ‘recipes’ finalized and my equipment ready!
10 Reasons to Get a Massage if You Have Cancer
- When you are diagnosed with cancer, you might feel afraid, alone, angry or overwhelmed. The caring touch of another individual, along with other coping strategies, can really make a difference to your quality of life.
- Search for a massage therapist who has worked with cancer patients before, maybe even with your type of cancer. We are out there, well read, up to date and experienced, just waiting for you to ask for help.
- Massage decreases anxiety through relaxation, improves sleep and reduces muscle tension and pain. The massage session can also provide a space for you to be just who you are without judgment.
- The right massage therapist understands that they are not trying to ‘make you better’. Instead they are providing palliative care – comfort measures.
- As you may know, massage acts as a cleansing so it often works very well to help clear your body of residual toxins after cancer treatments.
- Your massage therapist will be willing to work under the direction of your oncologist or family doctor to understand any restrictions or limitations you may have with regard to massage. He/she will keep accurate notes on the work performed and changes noted; these will be open to a supervising physician.
- You probably have not even asked your oncologist if massage is a good idea with your particular type of cancer. Open your mind and let down your guard. If you’re apprehensive about getting a massage, know that we have your overall health and well-being in mind.
- Your therapist will do a detailed intake with you before touching you, so you can rest assured that they understand your symptoms, medications and side effects.
- Your therapist will be flexible with the length of your massage as well as the position in which you can receive massage. Massage sessions can be scheduled appropriately to fit around chemo or other tiring treatments so your body benefits from the massage.
- Why not?! When so many appointments will be for uncomfortable poking and prodding, it’s lovely to have a pleasurable time set aside just for you.