Hello, I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying the changing season here in the NW. I have fun things to update you on in this newsletter so grab yourself a cuppa and sit with me for just a minute.
Office News: Recently I decided to expand a little and share my office space with a colleague. This is a situation called "independent contracting" as this person does not work for me in any way. Instead, she is her own boss and rents my fully furnished space a couple of days a week while growing her practice. Her name is Kaitlyn Daily and she is actually one of the few people that I am comfortable receiving bodywork from. We are colleagues, friends, and also family in a fun way that has no official title. Kaitlyn delivers excellent therapeutic body work that reflects her 3 years of experience working in a chiropractic office.
I share this with you because if you find yourself or a loved one in a pinch with needing care and my schedule is too far out; you might want to consider supporting Kaitlyn's new independent practice. You can find her FB page here Kaitlyn Daily LMT with easy online scheduling.
Small Business Excellence Award: I had a wonderful thing happen last month that I want to share with you. As many of you know, I am heavily involved with the Gresham Chamber of Commerce. Every year we have an awards ceremony that celebrates local businesses for their hard work in business growth and community care. This year, Healing Treasures Massage was honored to be chosen for the Small Business Award. I don't share this to brag. I share because I owe it all to you. I am here because you and your loved ones trust me in your therapeutic care. So while I was one one on stage receiving the award, I stood there and talked about you - my clients, my family and friends that have made my practice possible. I am so grateful to get to do what I do. Thank you.
Reflexology: As is always my goal, you find personalized care in my office that delivers both comforting relaxation and opportunity for therapeutic benefit. You have the options of light touch to deep tissue therapy and everything in between. You can opt for essential oils, CBD topicals, hot stones, hydrotherapy packs, and silicone glide cupping treatments as part of your session. I will help you understand the possible whys of what your body is 'saying' and offer suggestions on things you can do outside of massage therapy that give you benefit.
New this month; I am excited to announce I will begin offering reflexology sessions to your list of choices.
What is reflexology? The hands and feet are essentially maps to your entire body. By using certain mapping locations, clients can feel improvement with things like stress reduction, sinus clearing, digestive and circulation improvement, hormone support, and so much more. And it just feels so very lovely.
What does a reflexology session look like? A time of reflexology will begin with a detoxifying food soak and hand and forearm massage. This is followed by a focus on the harmonizing foot and low leg points for the remainder of the session. You can come in for a 30 or 60 minute reflexology session or pair it with a regular massage for extra comfort.
Who should not receive reflexology? As with any other treatment, there are times when it is not advisable to receive reflexology. This would include pregnancy, people experiencing active gout, unhealed wounds or acute injury, or circulation disorders that need prior doctor consent. If you have questions or would like help scheduling a session just let me know.
COVID / Flu / Cold Updates: I explained thoroughly in last month's email that clients of Healing Treasures Massage are both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Everyone masks regardless of their shot status and I clean completely in between each session.
That being said, if you are not feeling well (i.e. sniffles, fever, sore throat, stomach discomfort, shortness of breath, or cough to name a few symptoms) please do not come to your appointment. I don't want to send you away but I will. We can easily reschedule your time with no penalty. If you have any questions about this, please know I am here for you.
Also note that if you have received your booster, you need to wait at least 48 hours (preferably a week) before receiving massage. This is a rule that actually holds true for any shot that is coming to my mind at the moment. Even steroid injections have a 'local no massage' rule for 10 days following injection.
Well that is plenty to share for the moment. Thank you for sitting with me. I hope your October is filled with all the things that make your heart smile and your inner self feel the value of your treasured worth.
Always, I am grateful for your trust in having me be part of your wellness journey. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Until then, peace and wellness to you.
Oregon LMT #24125
I have a deep passion for helping others. Really that is the bottom line. Helping people be released from discomfort. Helping people be present in the life they are given. Helping people know that they are each valuable original treasures unlike no one else ever. To humbly be part of seeing a person hold onto whatever peace they need at that present time. Yes that is my passion.