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June Massage Offer

I’m suffering with swollen ankles and restless legs with the sudden increase in temperatures here in Bordeaux (over 30°C  from 18-19°C), so whilst I’m waiting to do a massage exchange with a good friend (and great masseuse), I thought, well, maybe there are other ladies out there with the same problem as me.

Enjoy the benefits of a leg massage

So this month’s massage offer aims to get the circulation going in your legs so that you’ll feel that you’re Walking on Air (that’s the name of the massage).

This stimulating massage works on the feet, legs and stomach (optional), promotes the circulation of blood and energy in the legs and aids digestive problems.

Walking on Air begins with a thorough foot massage which aims to create space by stretching out the foot, relaxing it so that the energy of the Earth (yin) can penetrate the foot and nourish the whole leg right up to the trunk.

A foot and leg massage relaxes the mind and body

For those with “heavy” legs, the leg massage begins by “opening” the pressure points in the legs so that energy can circulate along the meridians. This is followed by a complete massage of the legs using various techniques specific to Traditional Chinese massage.

Throughout the month of June, Just Massage is offering a 20% discount on a 60 minute Walking on Air massage

40€ instead of 50€ for a 60 minute massage

Offer valid up to and including 30 June 2017.

Offer does not include gift vouchers.

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment.

 

January Massage Offer

Let your New Year Resolution be : more ME time!

Book yourself more pamper time in 2017

Book yourself more pamper time in 2017

And to kick start you into 2017 we’ve got another special offer for you.

Whether you’re worn out by all that pre-Christmas shopping, or getting ready to run around in the up-and-coming January sales here in France, we’ll get your legs fit for walking and your arms ready to carry all those shopping bags!

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Throughout the month of January, Just Massage is offering a 20% discount on its Members only massage, dedicated to your lovely legs and arms.

The massage will ease away tensions in your feet, legs, chest and arms whilst energizing them and  toning the muscles.

Enjoy the benefits of a leg massage

Enjoy the benefits of a leg massage

Discover our Members only massage at the special price of 40€ instead of 50€ for a one-hour massage.

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment

Offer does not apply to Gift Vouchers. Valid up to and including 31 January 2017.

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

Aroma foot massage relieves stress

Recent research from Okauyama University reveals that a self-massage on your feet using aromatherapy oils relieves stress.

Read the full article here.

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

If you want to give it a try, check out our article on self-massage techniques.

And if you’d rather a qualified therapist gave you a thorough foot massage, book now for our heavenly revitalising foot massage.

Just Massage offers a wide range of traditional massages, well-known for their beneficial effects, in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux (33), France).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Tel: 06.47.14.06.03

Traditional Chinese massage explained

Traditional Chinese massage, also known as TuiNa, is actually a very complicated and complete form of massage which is centuries old. To try and describe it succinctly is somewhat doing it an injustice but here goes.

TuiNa is part of traditional Chinese medicine (just as massage is an integral part of India’s Ayurvedic medecine) and one of the oldest treatments alongside acupuncture and phytotherapy.

The aim of TuiNa is to promote the circulation of qi – vital energy – in the body by unblocking the meridians (energy channels), balancing left and right sides of the body, top and bottom, and back and front.

Just take a quick look at this chart of the body’s meridians and you’ll understand the complexity of it all.

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Alongside this is the notion of the elements which rule us and balance our yin and yang (two complementary principles of Chinese philosphy, one dark, one bright).

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Traditional Chinese massage incorporates all these notions and treats all parts of the body from the head to the feet. It doesn’t just use massage, though – there may also be pressure to specific points to remove blockages, as well as some passive manipulation.

What to expect

A minimum amount of massage oil is used, just enough for comfort and treatment starts with a hands-on pause to allow the therapist to make first contact. The massage begins with long, slow strokes (effleurage) to warm up muscle tissue prior to working on releasing any knots or areas of tension. Different techniques exist in Chinese massage, notably the « gunfa » which uses the pressure of the knuckles in a rhythmic rolling movement to alleviate tension.

Gunfa

Gunfa

There is also a kneading technique called roufa which uses the base of the hand in a static rotative movement as well as mofa, a circular sliding pressure. Vibrations (zhenfa) are often used, particularly to relieve tension areas that have been worked on.The forearms and even elbows can be used as well as the hands. Different acupuncture points can be stimulated to alleviate varying problems according to Chinese medicine.

Applying pressure either side of the spine

Applying pressure either side of the spine

Generally speaking TuiNa tries to find your aches and pains and act upon them.

TuiNa is a very complete form of massage, working from the tips of the toes to the top of the head. As such you can benefit from it on just part of your body e.g. feet or head and still come away feeling invigorated.

Just Massage offers Traditional Chinese massage as a full body massage (60 or 90 minutes) or Part Body massages.

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

For less stress, add magnesium

There are plenty of spas around here in France which are based around the healing powers of their local mineral-rich thermal spa waters – there’s a long history of “taking the waters” in Europe generally.

Budapest's Szechenyi thermal baths

Budapest’s Szechenyi thermal baths

It can be hard to bathe every day at home in mineral water but you can add mineral salts to a bath once a week to mimic the spa experience at home.

Research shows that two-thirds of us are deficient in magnesium, which has been proven to help ease stress, headaches, muscle tension and help regulate bowel movements to ease constipation.

You can add magnesium flakes to your bath (available from health food stores) or try old-fashioned Epsom Salts, which are high in magnesium (by the way, check out these 13 uses of Epsom salts whilst you’re at it or Hello Natural’s Healing Epsom Salt bath soak).

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I myself swear by a daily 300mg magnesium supplement to radically ease my PMS symptoms (notably the raging beast I helplessly become just before my period – but strangely only since the birth of my third child…).

Having just bought some Epsom salts, I’m going to try them out too in a bath…as soon as I have a bath.Well I do have a bath but it has a sort of seat in it and basically you can’t have a decent bath in it, believe me, I’ve tried. Very good for bathing kids though (it works kind of like half a bath). Confused? Don’t be.

I’ll maybe try a foot soak in the meantime.

Not my feet by the way!

Not my feet by the way!

Of course I’ve told you here that magnesium can help your muscle tension, headaches and stress, but so too can massage.

Check out our complete range of traditional massages, their benefits and history, then call Just Massage on 06.47.14.06.03.

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

Traditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Make Mother's Day a Pamper Day

Make every day a Pamper Day

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

Thought for the day

Here’s one ‘cos I just love rainbows…

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Put a rainbow in your day with Just Massage.

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

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

 

Traditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

To book your massage, or if you need more information, just call:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com

 

Sleep better

Restful sleep is essential for renewed energy.

Restful sleep is essential for renewed energy.

Just came across this in the latest Essentials (UK) magazine.

If you can’t get to sleep because you’re worrying over something, try jasmine as a pillow scent.

Try jasmine to help you sleep better

Try jasmine to help you sleep better

We all know lavender is a popular essential oil for getting you to relax, but according to this article, research show that jasmine “is as good as valium for restful sleep and easing anxiety”.

Just sprinkle a little jasmine essential oil on a hankie and tuck inside your pillow case – easy!

In France (where I live) you can get jasmine absolute (similar to essential oil) online from aroma-zone.com. It’s expensive (15€ for 2ml) but highly concentrated so it will last for ages as you only need a drop or two.

In the UK, try Neal’s Yard remedies (nealsyardremedies.com)

 

 

And don’t neglect the healing power of massage either to help you relax at the end of the day.

Choose from a selection at Just Massage and our fully-trained therapist will come to your door to pamper you in the comfort of your own home.

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

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

 

Traditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

To book your massage, or if you need more information, just call:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com