Massage for a good cause

September 8, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A full body massage for only $35? Find out where! It's a massage that will make you feel good physically and emotionally, as some of the proceeds benefit breast cancer research.

THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE.

  • Reduces stress
  • Increases mental clarity
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improves circulation
  • Promotes muscle relaxation
  • Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
  • Helps with Range of Motion and joint function
  • If you've had surgery it can help break up scar tissue
  • Gives you an overall sense of well being

HOW TO GIVE A GOOD MASSAGE

When giving a massage, you want to make sure you have a good oil, lotion or cream, which you can find at most health food stores.

Your body position or posture is important. Make sure your back is straight and you are comfortable. You will be using your legs for strength.

The first thing you'll want to do is to warm up the area you are working. In this case it is Sarah's back. I'll gently rub over the surface area before going deeper into her muscles. It's just light strokes to facilitate circulation.

Once you've spent a few minutes warming her up, you can go deeper, depending on your friend's tolerance for pressure. Be sure to check in with them making sure you are not going too deep.

Use Swedish massage strokes of sliding or gliding, stripping. kneading, compression, maybe some light stretches To finish up, make sure to gently brush over the area you've work. This lets the person know you are finished and/or moving on to another part.

Even taking as few as 10 min to give someone a back rub or massage their hands and feet after a long day, does wonders for that person. It doesn't take much to relax or rejuvenate the body. You will be happier and healthier in the end. Remember to drink plenty of water after a massage. This will help eliminate any toxins in your body.

SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
In one day, Massage Envy hopes to raise $500,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Help beat breast cancer on September 15th with a $35 massage. $10 from every massage during the one-day event will go to the local affiliates for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Limited appointments available, so go to massageenvy.com for more information. This event is happening at all 580+ Massage Envy locations

www.massageenvy.com
www.komensf.org
www.komen.org

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, September 27th
Along The Embarcadero, starting at the Ferry Building
Register online or call 415-397-8812

About Massage Envy
Massage Envy has a Great Massage for Every Body Massage therapy relaxes muscles, easing and soothing your aches and pains. Massage Envy believes every body deserves a great customized massage, so we've made relaxation convenient.

Massage Envy - Campbell
The Pruneyard Shopping Center
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 650
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 679-ENVY (3689)
www.massageenvy.com


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