Thought for the Day

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Take a massage course “à deux”

If you fancy taking up a new hobby why not consider a massage course – but not alone. Book one for you AND your partner.

According to new research from Northumbria University, couples who took part in a three-week basic course not only reduced stress and improved their well-being, but also felt more satisfied with their relationship.

It backs up previous studies that regular massage from a loved one can reduce symptoms of depression, too.

If you live in the UK, check out massagetraining.co.uk

If you are in and around Bordeaux, contact me for courses with you and your significant other, all in the comfort of your own home (by the way, you can learn the basics in a few hours, you don’t need three weeks, like above!).

The ultimate pamper experience in the comfort of your home

Let Just Massage teach you how to massage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS I tried once to book my hubby on a back massage course with my Tuina teacher here in Bordeaux but he refused to go saying it didn’t interest him! He didn’t seem to realize my (OK, selfish) motive for wanting him to do it was so he could give ME a massage at the end of a busy day for a change!!

Now I have the research results, I may try again…My mistake was to try and send him off on his own, whereas I should have booked us both in!

Source: Good Housekeeping magazine September 2017

Knotty November offer

Are you a knotty girl?

Do you have tension in your back?

Then our Knotty November offer is tailor-made for you!

 

Our backs are one of the tensest areas in the body – all that sitting in front of computers, holding phones between ear and shoulder, carrying heavy bags around, wearing high heels…the list is endless when it comes to the strain we put our backs under on a daily basis.

No wonder then that a back massage is sheer heaven for most of us, as all those muscular tensions are eased away by a professional massage therapist.

Here at Just Massage the most requested massage is by far for your poor backs –  there are a lot of knotty people out there!

So set aside an hour this month to have your muscles soothed in our expert hands, and at a discount too!

40€ instead of 50€ for a one-hour back massage.

50€ instead of 65€ for a 90-minute massage (includes arms and head)

This thorough massage works on the back, neck and scalp and relieves accumulated tension in these areas. It uses techniques from Traditional Chinese massage, or TuiNa.

Valid up to and including 30 November 2017.

Offer does not apply to gift vouchers.

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment.

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Scrubs

All the classic natural beauty scrubs are here in this collection of 10 DIY body scrubs from Beauty and Tips magazine.

It’s coffee scrub time!

You’ll find sugar, salt, coffee grounds and oatmeal, all familiar cupboard store”scrub” ingredients for those of you who regularly make your own beauty products.

Lavender and salt scrub

But there are also a few less well-known combos – have you tried coconut oil and GINGER (helps fight inflammation), for example. Or how about BANANA and brown sugar (good enough to eat!)

Coconut and ginger scrub

Check them out by clicking on the link below

https://www.beautyandtips.com/beauty-2/10-diy-natural-body-scrub-recipes/

And here are some I published earlier on this blog:

Pumpkin and cinnamon body scrub

Honey ginger sugar scrub

Let’s scrub away

Happy scrubbing! For a softer scrub for your face, get out your crochet hooks and crochet one (or several) of these re-usable, washable “scrubbies”:

Pretty little face scrubbies

Beauty uses of coriander

I love the smell (and taste) of fresh coriander leaves and use the ground seeds regularly in cooking.

But I knew nothing of its beauty secrets until I read this article”How to have beautiful skin with coriander leaves and seeds” in The Statesman online.

With various recipes for coriander masks for radiant skin, for cooling the skin and for preventing wrinkles, there are also treatments for sunburn and skin irritations.

So whether you grow this versatile herb in your garden or get it fresh from you local supermarket, give some of these recipes a try.

http://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/beauty/beautiful-skin-coriander-leaves-seeds-1502501731.html

Reminder October massage offer

Discover the benefits of a Swedish massage this month with our October offer.

Swedish massage was developed, not surprisingly, by a Swede, Per Henrik Ling.

It stimulates the body’s circulation and so helps cleanse and nourish soft tissues by bringing more oxygen and nutrients to cells. It relaxes tense muscles and improves muscle tone. It stimulates the body’s system to greater efficiency.

Great for relaxation, improving sleep patterns and the relief of muscular tension.

Treatment begins with effleurage, followed by kneading, friction, vibrations and percussion techniques.

So set aside an hour this month to have your muscles soothed in our expert hands, and at a discount too!

40€ instead of 50€ for a one-hour Swedish massage.

Valid up to and including 31st October 2017.

Offer does not apply to gift vouchers.

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment.

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Perfect pampering with a home massage

 

 

Robots to replace massage therapists?

Oh no!

Apparently even massage therapists can be replaced by robots.

Check out this article which details how a robot has been developed in Singapore for use in a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic.

The robot even has a name – Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation!

Personally I prefer the human contact, but the future will tell…