Posts tagged ‘Lomi Lomi massage’

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).

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).

 

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Oat milk dream cream by Humblebee & Me

I’m re-posting here from a great DIY beauty blog called Humblebee & Me.

Here’s a delicious-sounding body cream which claims to imitate Lush’s (handmade cosmetics) best-selling Dream Cream.

oatmilk

http://www.humblebeeandme.com/oat-milk-dream-cream/

 

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 homeTraditional 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

 

Choosing your massage oil

Make your own massage blends

Make your own massage blends

Various massage oil blends exist on the market, combining different oils with varying properties depending on the vitamins, proteins and minerals they contain. It is, however, not complicated to make your own once you understand the properties of individual oils.

Often called base or carrier oils (because they are used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin: they “carry”  the essential oils onto the skin), they are used extensively in massage and aromatherapy as well as to make beauty preparations.

They are highly effective moisturisers and provide many of the nutrients that the skin needs to keep it smooth and supple.

Below is a list of some the more common carrier oils used in massage. Some are fine used on their own, others need to be blended with other oils because too thick otherwise. Adding essential oils is optional.

I’ll give you some simple blends in a later post.

Sunflower oil (helianthus annuus)sunflower

This is one of the most popular carrier oils and easily available. Together with grapeseed oil, it is the one I use most in massage. It doesn’t need to be blended with other oils, it is light and easily absorbed but allows for good “slide” in massage. It contains proteins, minerals and is particularly rich in vitamin E. It has an excellent shelf life. It is a great base for making infused oils (see my earlier blog on infusing oil).  Organic sunflower oil is easy to find in the supermarket, and it is  inexpensive (4.04€/l, organic, around 2€/l non-organic) and odourless.

 

 

Grapeseed oil (vitis vinifera)grapeseed

Very fine and clear, this gives a satin-smooth finish without a greasy touch. Slightly astringent, it tightens and tones the skin. It is good for oily skin. Inexpensive (from 4.66€/l non-organic, 12.90/l organic) and odourless.

 

 

 

Sweet almond oil (prunus dulcis)almond

Extracted from the almond kernel, this has soothing, softening propeties. It contains vitamins A, B1, B3, B6 and E and is rich in protein. It is recommended for body massage even in newborn babies. Excellent for dry and/or sensitive skins; Especially good for eczema. Helps relieve itching, sorenes, dryness and inflammation. Very lubricating but not penetrating (which makes it a good massage oil) and protectant. It is a good deal more expensive than the above two (organic 57.50€/l, non-organic 30.10€/l).

 

 

Apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca)apricot

Extracted from the apricot kernel, this oil is rich in vitamins E and A and is very nourishing and moisturizing. It is helpful for prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed, delicate or dry skin. It can be used at 100% strength but normally used at 10-50%. It is especially good for facial treatments. Priced at around 19.90€/l (non-organic) 50€/l (organic), it is more affordable than almond oil.

 

 

 

Avocado oil (persea gratissima)avocado

Extracted from the flesh of the avocado, this oil is rich in vitamins A, B, C and E as well as proteins and fatty acids. It aids regeneration of scarred skin. Very penetrating, it nourishes dry and dehydrated skin, eczema, mature skin and nappy rash. It is a very thick, heavy oil so best blended with others (normally used at 10% dilution). Priced around 29.50€/l (organic).

 

 

 

 

Sesame oil (sesamum indicum)sesame

Sesame oil is a dark-yellow oil, rich in vitamins A and E and minerals. It is one of the most poplular oils in Ayurveda, especially Indian Head massage, as the high concentration of minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorus helps to strengthen, nourish and protect hair. It is good for eczema and psoriasis. It has a strong nutty flavour and scent which may not appeal to everyone in a massage oil. Relatively inexpensive, at around14.20€/l non-organic, 15.90€/l organic.

 

 

Coconut oil (cocus nucifera)coco

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so needs to be warmed to make it liquid. This is the new “wonder oil”, popping up in beauty recipes everywhere, as well as in cooking (check out HelloNatural). It is a popular oil in Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian) massage as well as Indian Head massage. It is very moisturising and softening on the skin and hair but has a distinctive scent which not everyone may like. It is often infused with Tiare flowers to make monoi oil. It is relatively inexpensive (20€/l organic)

 

Jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis)jojoba

This is not strictly an oil but a wax pressed from the bean of the plant. It has a chemical composition resembling the skin’s serum. It penetrates the skin very rapidly and is very nourishing. Useful in treating acne, eczema, psoriasis and inflamed skin or any sort of dermatitis. It is very thick (and expensive, 59€/l, organic) so use at 10% dilution.

 

Macadamia oil (macadamia temifolia)maca

This contains the highest level of palmitoleic acid of any plant oil. This is found in human sebum among the young but levels drop dramatically in mature skin. It tones and softens aged or dry skin and helps heal wounds. It penetrates quickly. Relatively expensive, though (39.60€/l for organic).

 

 

Prices sourced from online supermarkets in France and Aroma-Zone.

In my next post, I’ll suggest some massage blends and give you some recipes for massage oils. And I’ll tell you how to use essential oils in carrier oils (recommended dosage).

Speak to you soon.

Rest and recuperation with Just Massage

If you need rest and recuperation after the festive season, there’s plenty to be had at Just Massage.

You deserve some pampering.

You deserve some pampering.

Indulge in a selection of home massages designed to relax both body and mind.

Feel the stresses of pre- (and post-) Christmas melt away.

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