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Holiday closures – July

Just Massage will be closed from 8 July to 30 July 2017 inclusive.

That leaves you a whole week to book a last minute massage.

Choose from:

Tradtional Chinese Massage or Tui Na

Swedish massage

Stimulating pressure points

Indian Head massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

Rejuvenating Facial massage

Revitalizing Foot massage

A foot and leg massage relaxes the mind and body

Back massage

Head to feet massage

Walking on air (feet and legs)

Members only (legs and arms)

Made-to-measure

Available for 40, 60 or 90 minutes.

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).

 

Reminder May massage offer

With the prospect of warmer weather to come (the end of April was a little chilly!), I thought I’d get you thinking exotic, with a trip to Hawaii for one of our most relaxing massages – Lomi Lomi or Hawaiian massage.

Imagine yourself being massaged under a tropical sun

Picture yourself lying on a warm table with soothing, sweeping massage strokes washing like waves over you, and gentle arms rocking you gently from side to side.

Like the sound of that? Then this is the massage for you.

This particular massage uses long gliding strokes up and down the body.  The forearms and hands make rhythmical flowing movements like gentle waves washing over the body. This technique differentiates Lomi Lomi from other massages.

Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

It can be gentle one moment, powerful the next. It is also unusual in that different parts of the body are massaged simultaneously, notably the back and the stomach. The massage also incorporates some passive manipulation and gentle stretching of arms and legs. Lomi Lomi is also known as “loving hands” because it demands a high level of concentration from the masseur and a great respect for the person being massaged with a real intention to do good.

The massage stimulates the circulation of blood, creates a sense of deep relaxation and intense well-being, promotes the circulation of energy and the expulsion of negative emotions and tensions and encourages a better self-connectivity.

Throughout the month of May, Just Massage is offering a 20% discount on 60 and 90 minute Hawaiian massages (Lomi Lomi).

40€ instead of 50€ for a 60 minute massage

52€ instead of 65€ for a 90 minute massage

Offer valid up to and including 31 May 2017.

Offer does not include 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).

May massage offer

With the prospect of warmer weather to come (the end of April was a little chilly!), I thought I’d get you thinking exotic, with a trip to Hawaii for one of our most relaxing massages – Lomi Lomi or Hawaiian massage.

Imagine yourself being massaged under a tropical sun

Picture yourself lying on a warm table with soothing, sweeping massage strokes washing like waves over you, and gentle arms rocking you gently from side to side.

Like the sound of that? Then this is the massage for you.

This particular massage uses long gliding strokes up and down the body.  The forearms and hands make rhythmical flowing movements like gentle waves washing over the body. This technique differentiates Lomi Lomi from other massages.

Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

It can be gentle one moment, powerful the next. It is also unusual in that different parts of the body are massaged simultaneously, notably the back and the stomach. The massage also incorporates some passive manipulation and gentle stretching of arms and legs. Lomi Lomi is also known as “loving hands” because it demands a high level of concentration from the masseur and a great respect for the person being massaged with a real intention to do good.

The massage stimulates the circulation of blood, creates a sense of deep relaxation and intense well-being, promotes the circulation of energy and the expulsion of negative emotions and tensions and encourages a better self-connectivity.

Throughout the month of May, Just Massage is offering a 20% discount on 60 and 90 minute Hawaiian massages (Lomi Lomi).

40€ instead of 50€ for a 60 minute massage

52€ instead of 65€ for a 90 minute massage

Offer valid up to and including 31 May 2017.

Offer does not include 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).

Why you need a consultation before your massage

Why do I insist on a consultation before your massage?

A massage consultation

A massage consultation

  • it helps me to get to know you and develop a good professional relationship
  • it enables me to check medical details to establish if there are any contra-indications to a massage treatment.  A couple of examples of contra-indications are severe bruising, cuts or abrasions in the treatment area (these could cause pain to the client); recent operations; a fever. Massaging someone in spite of contra-indications may mean they are badly affected by the massage, or the massage could be ineffective. However, in many cases, an adapted or shortened treatment might be possible.
  • it allows me to see lifestyle factors which may be causing stress, low energy levels, tension etc.
    How stress can take over

    How stress can take over

    Remember, the different massages I practice take a holistic approach which means taking into account the mind, body and spirit of each person treated. Emotional factors may be causing persistent headaches, working in front of a computer all day may be causing neck and shoulder tension, heavy lifting may be affecting the back.

  • I can suggest different oils to use, which you can smell to see which one you like. If you’d like a specific oil in the future, I’ll do my best to get it for you.

    Choosing the right oils is important

    Choosing the right oils is important

  • I can assess your expectations of the massage and reassure you if you are nervous (especially if it is your first ever massage)
  • we can talk together about the objectives of the treatment e.g. relaxation, reducing tension in specific areas etc.

    Do you have specific problem areas?

    Do you have specific problem areas?

  • I can answer any questions you may have about the different types of massage on offer and  their benefits and choose the best one to suit you on the day (if you haven’t already chosen one)
    Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

    Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

    The first consultation is always the longest, after that I’ll just be asking for “top-up” information.

  • A final point: all the information I take down is and will remain confidential.
  • Check out my previous post on consultations here.

You can contact me at Just Massage for a home massage appointment in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France) on 06.47.14.06.03

Mobile massage therapy - blissful pampering in the comfort of your own home

Mobile massage therapy – blissful pampering in the comfort of your own home

Coconut oil is the bizz (or should I say buzz)

OK, if you love making your own beauty products or are into organic, natural products then you can’t have failed to notice the buzz around cocunut oil these last few years.

coconut

I was obviously ahead of my time in my teens, cos I remember using it as a moisturizer even then (mainly because it was dirt cheap AND 100% pure, so no nasty chemicals added).

And now, many years later, I’m glad of an excuse to fall in love with it again. I’m using it a lot at the mo’ either as a body moisturizer (it absorbs easily and doesn’t actually have too coconuty a smell cos I’m not a big fan even if I do love a Bounty bar from time to time…) which can be a put off, I admit.

Marie over at Humblebee and Me has had the good idea of posting themed recipes form her blog as she has published over 800 posts, so it’s not easy to sort through them all.

Her first theme is…coconut oil. Check out her post on 10 recipes to make with coconut oil.

And here’s my own selection of coconut recipes from this blog:

Tried and tested Natural deodorant

Tried and tested home-made sun cream

Pamper tired eyes

Pumpkin and cinnamon body scrub

Coconut oil-based deodorant

Coconut oil-based deodorant

 

The simplest recipe of all is, of course, just pure coconut oil on your face and body. It makes a great massage oil too (perfect for a Hawaiian – or Lomi Lomi – massage).

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

 

Just Massage - Mobile Massage Therapy

 

UNWIND from being busy 4

one to remember when you're under pressure.

one to remember when you’re under pressure.

So if you’ve got an hour or two (luxury) :

1. BAKE A CAKE

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Unwind with a sweet treat - but no feelin guilty...

Unwind with a sweet treat – but no feeling guilty…

2. CREATE TIME

For a more philosophical approach – with fewer calories! – imagine you only have 48 hours to live.

What would you do?

This exercise helps you see what is important in your life – people rarely say they’d be at work!

Thinking like this can help put things in perspective and limit the time you spend at work.

3. DECLUTTER bis

I spoke last week of decluttering your work space, but you should do the same in your home life. Being organised at home AND at work can free up time to do the things that matter.

4. PAMPER YOURSELF

No self-respecting massage blog could sign off an article about de-stressing without suggesting a massage.

Treat yourself to a well-deserved pamper

Treat yourself to a well-deserved pamper

Whether you’ve got 40, 60 or 90 minutes to spare, Just Massage has the massage for you.

Take your pick from:lomi2

Swedish massage

Hawaiian – or Lomi Lomi – massage

Traditional Chinese massage – also known as Tuina

Indian Head massage

Ease stress with an Indian Head Massage

Ease stress with an Indian Head Massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating facial massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

and others…

Click on our links on the right for more details.

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

 

Just Massage - Mobile Massage Therapy

Just Massage – Mobile Massage Therapy

 

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).

salt

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…