Posts tagged ‘relaxation’

An introduction to hand reflexology

Hand reflexology? What’s that, you say?

It is basically foot reflexology on your hands – the hands, like the feet, can be considered a mirror image, or mini-map if you prefer, of our body. The right hand reflects the right side of the body and the left hand the left side. OK so far?

By applying gentle pressure to the different parts of the hand using your fingers and thumbs, you can stimulate different reflex areas in the body, releasing blockages and awakening the body’s natural healing forces. Or that’s the theory.

What are the benefits? There are several. It can:

– reduce stress and tension

– aid relaxation

– revitalize energy

– stimulate mental function

– detoxify the body

– balance the emotions

Hand versus foot reflexology

Traditionally foot reflexology is used more often by reflexologists but hand reflexology has certain advantages:

It can be carried out almost anywhere at any time (on a bus, train or plane; in a queue or a waiting room, at the hairdresser’s etc.

It is as easy to practise on yourself as it is on others. It is therefore an ideal form of self-treatment.

There are a number of reflexology “maps” or charts available on the internet, which are a precious aid when trying a self-massage. They all have slight differences to them but here is an example of one supposedly of the “Ingham” method (Eunice Ingham (1879-1974) is considered the ‘mother’ of reflexology, having mapped out the entire body on the hands and feet). I say supposedly because I am not a reflexologist and have no way of checking this, but it is similar to my own chart.

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The chart in my book  comes from teach yourself hand reflexology by Denise Whichello Brown pub. Hodder and Stoughton.

Tomorrow, look out for  A 10-minute self-reflexology hand treatment.

 

Help for hands

For rough, dry hands, try this easy recipe:

Mix a little rosewater (from most chemists or even supermarkets) with ground almonds to make a thick paste.

Spread the mixture over your hands and leave for as long as possible – at least 15 minutes.

Rinse off with tepid water, then dry and apply your favourite hand cream.

To soothe chapped hands try this overnight treatment:

Blend 25 drops chamomile or lavender essential oil in 50 ml almond oil.

Massage into your hands at night to soothe and moisturise. Wear cotton gloves for maximum benefit.

November massage offer

Autumn is well on its way and the nights are drawing in.

It’s time to chase away the blues brought on by the lack of sunlight and what better way than a pampering massage in the comfort of your own home.

To give you some well-deserved ME time, Just Massage is offering you a 20% reduction on our Head to Feet massage.

It’s a heavenly combination of our Rejuvenating Facial Massage and Revitalising Foot Massage

We begin with the feet, working on the reflex zones. The main objective is to create space by relaxing the foot so that the energy of the Earth (yin) can penetrate the foot and nourish the legs and trunk.

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

Then we move on to the face, neck and scalp.

This treatment reduces muscle tension in the face and improves blood flow to encourage a fresher and healthier look, improving muscle tone and skin elasticity. And it’s natural. The neck and shoulders are massaged to reduce  tension in these areas. The scalp massage is particularly relaxing.

 

Discover our Head to Feet massage this month 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 30 November 2019.

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

Reminder October 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 2019.

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).

Reminder March massage offer

Get your face fit for Spring with this month’s offer on our much-appreciated Rejuvenating facial massage

Relax into Christmas with a facial massage

Relax into Spring with a facial massage

Using traditional Chinese massage, this is a wonderfully relaxing treatment. We keep a lot of tension in our face and even our scalp, in particular around the jawline and forehead – think of all that frowning and grimacing you might do during the day.

face

A great one-off treatment before a special event or a regular treat to escape the stresses of modern life.

This treatment can:

  • Improve skin suppleness
  • Reduce muscle tension in the face, neck and scalp
  • Help relieve stress-related symptoms
  • Tone the skin
  • Aid the renewal of dead skin cells
  • Enhance relaxation

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So what are you waiting for?

Discover our Rejuvenating facial massage this month 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 March 2019.

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

March massage offer

Get your face fit for Spring with this month’s offer on our much-appreciated Rejuvenating facial massage

Relax into Christmas with a facial massage

Relax into Spring with a facial massage

Using traditional Chinese massage, this is a wonderfully relaxing treatment. We keep a lot of tension in our face and even our scalp, in particular around the jawline and forehead – think of all that frowning and grimacing you might do during the day.

face

A great one-off treatment before a special event or a regular treat to escape the stresses of modern life.

This treatment can:

  • Improve skin suppleness
  • Reduce muscle tension in the face, neck and scalp
  • Help relieve stress-related symptoms
  • Tone the skin
  • Aid the renewal of dead skin cells
  • Enhance relaxation

P1040278_modifié-1

 

So what are you waiting for?

Discover our Rejuvenating facial massage this month 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 March 2019.

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

 

Chocolate kisses for Saint Valentine’s

Give out some chocolatey kisses on Valentine’s Day with this quick lip balm recipe made with cocoa butter.

It comes from my favourite  homemade beauty recipe site,  AromaZone. 

It’s a French site, though part of it is translated into English – unfortunately not the huge collection of free beauty recipes.

Don’t worry, I’ve translated this one for you:

3 g cocoa butter

3 g vanilla-infused oil

1,5 g mimosa floral wax (or use beeswax, it’s easier to get hold of)

Melt all the ingredients together  (in a bowl in hot water), mix, pour into a small pot or jar, set in the freezer.

Apply to lips and get kissing!

 

Valentine’s Day massage offer

Valentine’s Day Special

It’s that hearts and flowers time of year again (well, we need something to brighten up February, don’t we?).

So  here at Just Massage we’re offering a 20% discount on all our one-hour massages so you can offer the perfect pamper gift to your loved one.

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

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

But if you’re not in a relationship, hey, nothing’s stopping you saying I love ME, I’M the greatest thing since sliced bread, massage ME ME ME (Ok, maybe I overdid that a little…!)

And since it’s for St Valentine’s Day, this offer is, exceptionally, valid on gift vouchers (6 month validity) bought up to and including February 14th.

So what are you waiting for?

40€ instead of 50€ for a 60 minute massage of your choice.

Offer valid up to and including Febraury 28th 2019 (up to February 14th for gift vouchers).

Call now to book on 06.47.14.06.03

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

June massage offer

Discover the benefits of a Swedish massage this month with our June 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 30th June 2018.

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

 

Reminder massage offer

Get your face fit for Christmas with this festive month’s offer on our much-appreciated Rejuvenating facial massage

Relax into Christmas with a facial massage

Relax into Christmas with a facial massage

Using traditional Chinese massage, this is a wonderfully relaxing treatment. We keep a lot of tension in our face and even our scalp, in particular around the jawline and forehead – think of all that frowning and grimacing you might do during the day.

face

A great one-off treatment before a special event or a regular treat to escape the stresses of modern life.

This treatment can:

  • Improve skin suppleness
  • Reduce muscle tension in the face, neck and scalp
  • Help relieve stress-related symptoms
  • Tone the skin
  • Aid the renewal of dead skin cells
  • Enhance relaxation

P1040278_modifié-1

 

So what are you waiting for?

Discover our Rejuvenating facial massage this month 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 December 2016

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