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Did you know, according to recent research from Sweden, couples where one partner commutes are 40% more likely to divorce?
Other research has shown commuters have increased risk of obesity, insomnia, stress and muscle aches.
What exactly does this research tell you then? Well no more that we already suspected and that is –
COMMUTING REALLY IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU AND IT CERTAINLY ISNT ANY FUN
So what can you do to improve your lot as a commuter?
The first and most obvious thing is to move house or change your job but if that were possible you would have done it already right? So could there be answers elsewhere?
Well, as a therapist I would say “Yes”
The immediate issue to address is the stress. Long term stress has an impact on the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. In fact, it is argued that the obesity, insomnia and muscle discomfort and even the divorce rate, are all the effects of the stress.
How do we relieve this stress?
This is down to personal choice – it may be joing the gym, jogging, taking up a new hobby. As long as it is healthy it will help – The key word here is healthy. Many a stressed individual has sought relaxation in the form of drugs or alcohol but the answer is not found here, only more problems.
I would certainly recommend regular relaxation treats such as massage to improve your wellbeing. However, by far, the single most significant and achievable change you can make for the benefit of your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing is LEARN TO MEDITATE
It is simple, easy to learn and may well change your life – it will certainly change your health
Crawley Happy Times recently visited Ananda Healing to see what it is we do. Amanda gave them the guided tour and while they were there they shot a video of Amanda giving a Hot Lava Shell massage to one of our regular clients, Diane. Have a watch of the video, and in doing so please show your support for both Ananda Healing and Crawley Happy Times.
We would like to extend our thanks to Diane, our wonderful co-star of the video for agreeing to be filmed and giving such a lovely testimonial, and of course to Shelly Fagence-Traynor of Crawley Happy Times for the visit.
If you want to know more about the Hot Lava Shell massage, please contact us by email or 01342 842 098 / 07917 730 944.
We all know that diet, probiotics, fibre and drinking plent of water all have a positive effect on our digestion. Whether it is the occasional bout of heatburn, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating that bother you, or more severe symptons of say IBS, there is much you can do to improve the situation. But did you know that massage can help? Massage is often overlooked but can be a very effective way of improving your digestion for several reasons. General massage will reduce relax the muscles of the body and reduce your stress levels. Stress is a great inhibitor of an effective digestive system. However, a correctly performed tummy massage will not only relax the muscles and reduce stress but will also encourage peristalsis (the involuntary contractions that move food through our system). It also increases the production of natural digestive ensymes which breakdown the food. Massage to the colon can improve the symptons of constipation and bloating but speeding up the elimination of toxins and waste.
If you woke up this morning feeling uncomfortable and bloated why not give it a try?
It is important to remember that massage is not a cure for digestive conditions and professional medical opinion should be sort for severe and/or recurrent symptons
What is a hot lava shell massage?
Experience the heat and soothing relief of the tropics as the therapist glides the smooth Lava Shells around your body. As the therapist works the shells around the deep tissue pressure points to ease away the tension in your muscles, feel the energy flow and allow the sense of balance to be restored to your mind and body.
When used around the tummy area the hot lava shells act as a natural colonic on the digestive system, stimulating circulation and providing relief from bloating, discomfort and IBS. The heat from the lava shells also stimulates blood supply resulting in healthier looking skin as the sense of balance to the entire body and mind is restored.
How will it benefit me?
The lava shells provide the relaxing heat, soothing and relaxing the body while the massage techniques that can be applied with the shells provide a deep tissue massage as and where needed. So if you, as a client, want a relaxing massage the long strokes of the massage and the heat from the shells will allow you to obtain that deep relaxation. If you are more in need of a deep tissue massage to smooth away the knots of a stressful life or are suffering from a particular problem, the shells can be used in many different massage techniques to provide the deep tissue work required, with the added benefit of the heat and relaxation. Various parts of the shells can be used to mimic different massage techniques, but can be used with more pressure than the hands alone. It’s been said that because of the heat, shape and technique that the massage can work up to 4 times deeper than a normal massage. So whichever way you look at it you will get a great massage and just what you need from your treatment.
Where do the lava shells come from and how are they heated?
The shells are crafted from real tiger clam shells, which are a part of the traditional Philippine diet. By using an eco-friendly, mixture of minerals and algae with salt water and essential oils which, when combined inside the shell, creates a chemical reaction that produces reliable, consistent and powerful heat for over one hour. These simple, all natural ingredients create no harmful by-products and are environmentally friendly.
How does it differ from a hot stone massage?
For a start the lava shells are self-heating, and can stay hot for 10-12 times longer than the hot stones. When the shells are being used on the body they transfer the heat to the client’s skin and naturally cool over time. When they are set aside to “rest” they regenerate their heat. So for a massage 2 lava shells would probably be used, one to sit and regenerate while the other is used for the massage itself.
Who’s recommending the massages?
Apart from all the clients that have tried it, this massage has become the choice of the celebrities over the past 2 years. At T4 on the beach last year JLS called them “amazing”, the Saturdays loved the pressure and the heat, and Jonas Altberg aka Basshunter, who has around three massages per week, rated it above his normal treatments saying “I must say this was really something special”. The feedback we have had from all our clients has been amazing with these wonderful shells and they wholeheartedly recommend it to their family and friends. Added to all of that the hot lava shell massages have been featured in several magazines and papers such as OK Magazine (Aug 2010), Mail On Sunday (Aug 2010), Daily Telegraph (June 2010) and Cosmopolitan (April 2010).
What’s stopping you?
The only reason more people haven’t benefited from this wonderful treatment is either that they don’t know it exists, or don’t know anywhere local they can get a treatment. If you’ve read this far then you certainly know it exists and know about the benefits it can give you. So where can you get a treatment. Contact Ananda Healing to find out when we can book you in to experience the treatment of the stars today.