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Tech Healing and Learning Center
XIII, NO. 1
#20 - Winter 2006
[Below are select
articles from Newsletter #20]
Bailey Therapeutic Massage is pleased to
be a part of the first annual downtown Maynard Valentine Gift Giveaway. Nearly
30 merchants and service providers in Maynard will each give away a raffle gift
for Valentines Day with a value of at least $50! Look for the Valentine Gift
Giveaway banner in the window.
Current and potential clients and customers can register with each
participating business between Tuesday, February 7th and Saturday the
11th. You can register at as many businesses as you wish throughout
the week - one registration per person, per business.
A drawing will be held at each participating business
location at 2 pm Saturday February 11th. You do not have to be
present to win. Bailey Therapeutic Massage will give away a One Hour Massage
Gift Certificate worth $70.
For a list of participating businesses, check your copy of Action
Unlimited this weekend when it arrives in the mail.
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Second Internet Newsletter
is our 20th Bailey Therapeutic Massage Newsletter! Our first-ever
newsletter was mailed out through the U. S. Postal Service for Valentines Day
This is our second internet newsletter from Bailey
Therapeutic Massage, and the STAR Tech Healing and
What a difference twelve years makes in putting together such a work. Back in
the “old days” Barry did everything cut and paste, literally. It took him
weeks to put two, then four pages together. Today the process is much faster and
more attractive, with the addition of color and contemporary graphics. Even more
thrilling is how changes can be made instantly. No more running to the copy shop
to make size and copy changes every few hours.
If you have friends or neighbors who you know are our
clients, please let them know that our newsletters will only be sent via the
internet in the future. We must have e-mail addresses to do this, and request
that anyone who has not given us their e-mail address, do so by mailing to Barry
We hope you enjoy receiving the news and information
that we offer here. Our aim is to help you to have a healthier and happier life
by bringing you information and ideas to make your life better.
Nancy and Barry Bailey
~~~Spice Rack Pain Relief~~~
Inflammation is often the cause of the pain that people feel in their muscles
and joints. Massage is regularly what sufferers turn to for relief, and more
often than not is quite helpful in relieving the pain caused by inflammation.
Supplementary methods can also be used by clients to complement the marvelous
effects of their massage.
Additional pain relief help can be found in the kitchen, on the
spice rack. The spices curcumin or turmeric and ginger are only two natural
plant-derived seasonings that have been used over the years for controlling
inflammation and pain.
Curcumin is a member of the ginger family. It, like ginger, is a
root, growing underground. Turmeric is the seasoning that gives curry powder its
yellow color. It is also an important ingredient of prepared mustard. And
remember the old mustard plasters that our grandparents and parents used? In
this case cumin was used topically. Used either topically or ingested orally,
turmeric and ginger suppress inflammation.
Ginger is referred to in the Ayurvedic medical system as the
universal medicine. Ginger also reduces inflammation, and has been used
throughout the world to treat joint pain and arthritis as well as to relieve
Using curcumin/turmeric and ginger in the food we prepare can help
knock down inflammation in a more natural way than turning to over the counter
One note of importance about ginger. Ginger is a blood thinner, and
should not be eaten while taking blood-thinner medication. Also, if you are
scheduled for surgery, you should tell your doctor you have been eating ginger.
You should stop eating ginger three to four weeks before a scheduled surgery.
It’s that time of year again. Community Newspapers has sent out ballots for the
2006 Readers Choice voting. If you are a reader of a Community Newspaper
publication, please consider casting your votes for Bailey Therapeutic Massage
and the STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center.
In the past, Bailey Therapeutic Massage was voted the
#1 Choice for Massage in Maynard in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
you are one of our Massage clients and like our work, please write in our name
on the Day Spa or Massage line. Be sure to designate Maynard as the city.
If you are not already casting a ballot for a Health
Club, please consider voting for the STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center on
the Health Club line. Be sure to add Maynard as the city. Your vote will
help to keep the Learning Center going by giving us more recognition. In both
instances, if you do not already have a therapist or gym you plan to vote for,
please consider casting your votes for us.
You can get a ballot from any one of the many local
papers that are owned by the Community Newspaper Company, or vote online at
Thank you for voting for us in the past and helping us
What other things your
therapists are doing
Barry has been
teaching classes at night in the Acton-Boxborough Community Education program.
He has already given classes that teach self-relief from pain for the lower arm
and hand, lower legs, and neck and shoulders. In the fall, he taught an eight
week Friday morning block of Active Stretching for EveryBODY classes.
February 7 Barry teaches a new class, Anywhere
Massage for Everybody. Advertisements for this class invite
partners and couples to learn how to do simple massage techniques that can be
done anywhere. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and teenagers and
learn to do the through-clothing massage techniques on each other.
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Barry has a new
weekly offering at the Learning Center.
Upper Body Self-Recovery Clinic / Class
addresses upper body soft tissue tightness and pain. Personal attention is given
to the participants who are in each class, and they are taught how to relieve
their own pain by using Active Isolated Stretching, STAR Stretching, and various
Each hour-long class is $15.
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Nancy and Barry
regularly attend the Hand in Hand Networking meetings for Massage Therapists and
other Body Workers. These meetings offer health care practitioners a chance to
compare and share concerns, problems and successes. At each meeting a speaker
offers information and ideas, and may share techniques for working better with
meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 17 in Northborough, MA. Meetings run
from 12:15 until 2 pm.
If you are a
therapist or Body Worker, or know one who might be interested in attending, you
can contact Marilyn Taylor, the Leader and Organizer. Her e-mail address is
New evidence is supporting the belief that accumulating exercise over the
day is just as effective as exercising all at once. What could be more logical?
This is how man has moved and evolved since his beginning. Only in today’s
culture do we feel we have to squeeze all of the movement that our body wants
and needs, into an hour or two, several times a week.
So, climb those stairs instead of taking the elevator, and park your car in the
far corner of the parking lot and walk for a few minutes. Garden, walk the dog,
play with your children and pets knowing that it is a completely natural and
healthy thing to do.
Continue to exercise on a regular schedule, but don’t beat yourself up, when you
miss a workout.
Nancy Bailey & Barry Bailey
Bailey Therapeutic Massage
STAR Tech® Healing and Learning Center
14 Nason Street, Suites 201-2
Maynard, MA 01754
© 2006 Barry L. Bailey
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"When someone shares something of value
with you and you benefit from it,
a moral obligation to share it with others." Chinese Proverb
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