Healing of the future . . . Now!
Holiday Therapy News
XII NO. 1
Greetings to our clients, students and friends!
This is our first on-line Newsletter, the purpose of which is to share some ideas with you in an effort to make the Holidays more pleasant and enjoyable for you and your loved ones. We also want to take this opportunity to let you know what we are doing. Events, classes and workshop are coming up soon. Learn about the many Gift Certificates we have available.
This being our first effort to do an on-line newsletter, we hope everyone will
be able to read what has been sent out. If not, please contact me so I know that
there are problems with some receivers.
annual WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon will take place Friday through Sunday,
December 9 – 11 at the Maynard High School Communications Center.
morning at 8 am on Comcast Cable TV, Channels 8 and 10, several of the Telethon
Volunteer Massage Therapists will offer demonstrations of some of the usual as
well as more unusual treatments they offer back at their offices. Volunteer Paul
Whittier, for one, is scheduled to demonstrate Thai Massage.
Gift Certificates donated by the Volunteer Massage Therapists will be auctioned off during the 40 hour Telethon. Gift Certificates donated by Bailey Therapeutic Massage include two one hour Gift Certificates. STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center has donated Gift Certificates for a Private Stretching Session with Barry, and a Workshop with Barry.
Stress is often a big element of the holiday season. Stress can ruin what should be a happy, joyful time. Here are some thoughts on how to manage stress and make the holidays more manageable.
Make a list of the things you must accomplish.
Arrange the list by priorities. What is most urgent, or most important? What must be done in order that other things can be done? Do that first.
Arrange the list by due dates, if there are numerous deadlines to meet.
Break down large tasks into smaller tasks. Tackle one small task at a time.
Cross off each done task as it is finished. This gives a visual and psychological sense of accomplishment.
Breathe. Remember the 4-4-8
breathing method from class? Four counts to bring the breath in. Four counts to
hold the breath. Eight counts to let the breath out.
After over three months of
dread and anticipation, our building at 14 Nason Street has been sold. The sale
went through December first.
As you are thinking of gift buying for
the Holiday Season, please consider purchasing a Gift Certificate from Bailey
Therapeutic Massage or the STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center.
Once again, as she has for the last 12 years,
Nancy is touring with Dance
Prism's Nutcracker Ballet. She serves as Company Massage Therapist, taking care
of any injuries that crop up in the course of the rehearsals or performance.
Pain is often caused by inflammation and stress. Muscle inflammation can result
from tired muscles that have not recovered from work, from overuse and as a
result of an injury. Many Holiday foods
will exacerbate pain.
Foods to Avoid
Sugar – stimulates the production of stress hormones
Caffeine – stimulates the production of stress hormones
Saturated Fats (the bad fats) – slow the healing process.
Dairy – can increase inflammation
Wheat – can increase inflammation
Chocolate – can increase inflammation
Foods to Enjoy
Fresh fruits - especially fresh pineapple.
Fresh vegetables, the brighter the color, the better they are for you.
Green tea – knocks down inflammation
Foods containing oregano and tumeric
Active Stretching for EveryBODY Classes will continue on their regular schedule through the holidays except for the Monday, January 2nd class. No class Monday January 2. I understand that some businesses celebrate that Monday as a regular holiday.
Monday, 7:30 am – Full
Body Active Stretching For EveryBODY
Your first class is free.
Nancy Bailey & Barry Bailey
2005 Barry Bailey
"When someone shares something of value
with you and you benefit from it,
STAR Tech is all
Bailey Therapeutic Massage
14 Nason Street, Suites 201-2
Maynard, Massachusetts 01754
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