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Angel Dolfyn Digest – Vol.2019.05.19

What's Happening?

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up. We will be open on Memorial Day Monday from 11am to 5pm.  

Treat yourself to a 15-minute chair massage for $15 on this day.  Call us to reserve your spot.

Fun Holidays this Week:

May 20: Pick Strawberries Day: What could be more fun on a Sunday afternoon than picking some tasty strawberries!
May 23: Lucky Penny Day : If you find a penny on the ground on this day (some say it should be heads up), it might be extra lucky!
May 25: National Brown Bag It Day : If you plan on brown bagging it on this day, follow the link to find 27 recipes to help make it fun here.
May 26: Sally Ride Day: This day honors the first American woman to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle “Challenger”. STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 18, 1983.

Hydration Recipe

Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. 

Here is this week’s hydration recipe:

Blueberry Orange Water

Ingredients:
  • 2 small oranges
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Water
Instructions:
  1. Add ingredients to a pitcher of water
  2. Refrigerate until chilled

National Bike Month

With more and more bike trails and lanes popping up in cities around the country, cycling has been regaining popularity as a healthy and environmentally-conscious activity that any skill level can partake in. May is “National Bike Month” and there are some great reasons to add this exercise to your repertoire.

Cycling is an easy sport to get into. It’s low impact and uses all of the major muscles groups to pedal. As more trails and pathways pop up, the amount of bike commuters has grown. Starting your day outdoors in the fresh air over sitting in traffic is a great endorphin boost. And riding around town on a bike puts gas money back in your pocket, not to mention the cost of downtown parking.

All the pedaling improves your heart, lungs and circulation reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. Cycling actually strengthens your heart muscles and commuters have two to three time less exposure to pollution improving their lung function.

As you build your cycling skills, take your bike off-road and try mountain biking. Mountain biking has the same heart healthy and decreased disease benefits of regular cycling, but taking your bike into the woods has some magical mental benefits too. Mastering techniques like going over your first log or taking on your first rock garden will boost your self-confidence, and the scenery is other worldly which decreases anxiety and stress.

Bicycling is a great exercise for the body and the brain. It’s easy to pick up and it’s great for all ages and levels. Celebrate national bike month and go for a ride.

You may feel some soreness if you aren’t used to riding. If you do, give us a call and we’ll help soothe those sore muscles.

It's also National Salad Month!!

That’s right! May is National Salad Month. The days are getting warmer and sometimes a salad is the perfect way to end the day. 

Salads are so easy to prepare and have a basic structure you can mix to your taste preference. Start with a base of greens, add vegetables for crunch and taste, a fruit for sweetness, and a protein. Nuts and seeds also make great additions. 

Make sure you include a salad with your meals every day this month. The possibilities really are endless.

Special Offers

Remember that we will be open from 11am to 5pm on Memorial Day Monday and we are offering 15-minute chair massage for $15.

About Massage

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic Massage is a form of healing and relaxation that has been around for centuries. Everyone can benefit from a professional massage. Whether massage is on a table or a chair, Swedish, deep tissue or sports, the benefits are always the same.

Among other things, massage is relaxing and therapeutic, calms the nervous system, increases blood supply to tissues and helps prevent injuries. Massage reduces tension, headaches, repetitive stress symptoms, muscle soreness, anxiety, stress, and tissue inflammation. Massage also improves productivity, concentration, blood circulation, health and wellness, energy and alertness, posture, and helps with the removal of metabolic waste

Therapeutic Massage combines techniques from various modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage to provide the client with the therapeutic work needed to relax and regenerate their muscles.

How will a massage feel?

Massage on normal tissue is almost always pleasant. Always tell your therapist if you feel discomfort so that adjustments can be  made.

After a massage, most people feel very relaxed. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience an increase in energy that can last for several days.

Sometimes the immediate effect of your massage may seem mild. Watch for further change over the following days; such as pain relief, reduced stress, or mobility increased.

What massage can do for you?

Massage Therapy:

  • helps to provide soothing relaxation or specific deeper therapy for physical problems.
  • helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
  • helps to relax painful or tight muscles.
  • helps relieve aches and pains that have built up from months of tension or repetitive activity in daily life.
  • helps to improve posture.
  • helps to calm the nervous system.
  • helps to increase nourishing blood supply to your tissues.
  • improves energy and alertness.
  • aids recovery of pulled muscles or sprained ligaments and prevention of new injuries.
  • enhances removal of metabolic waste.
  • helps reduce tissue inflammation.
  • helps prevent injuries caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a painful, restricted area.

Your first appointment

Your massage therapist will begin by asking some general health questions since there are some conditions that massage is not appropriate. Your therapist, then, will show you to the therapy room, where you will undress and relax onto the massage table covering yourself with a fresh clean sheet.

Your therapist will offer cushions to make you more comfortable on the table. The room will be warm and quiet, often with soft relaxing music.

For a full body massage, most people undress completely though you may choose to wear underwear. You will be warmly draped at all times except for the area being worked on.