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Reminder massage offer

Do you have tension in your back?

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 – and 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.

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 31st August 2017.

Offer does not apply to gift vouchers.

 

 

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment.

August massage offer

Do you have tension in your back?

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 – and 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.

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 31st August 2017.

Offer does not apply to gift vouchers.

 

 

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment.

Reminder April massage offer

Spring is officially here now, so Summer can’t be far off.

Ready to put your feet back into sandals? (Well we did have temperatures of 26°C in Bordeaux 2 days ago!)

Let us help you by giving them a lovely massage, dedicated exclusively to your tired tootsies.

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

Using traditional Chinese massage which believes the meridian network connects all tissues, organs and cells in our body, the aim of our foot massage 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.

We are on our feet a lot – even in a sitting position they are under pressure.

We cramp our feet into shoes and socks which sometimes rub and give blisters, hard skin and calluses.

It’s high time you pampered them!

A foot massage stimulates the reflex zones in the foot and as such can have a positive effect on the whole body. So give your feet a treat, you’ll feel the benefits straight away.

For scientific evidence of the benefits, read this article about how an aromatherapy foot massage can ease stress.

Throughout the month of April we are offering a 20% discount :

28€ instead of 35€ for a 40 minute Revitalising foot massage.

Valid up to and including April 30th 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).

April massage offer

Spring is officially here now, so Summer can’t be far off.

Ready to put your feet back into sandals? (Well we did have temperatures of 26°C in Bordeaux 2 days ago!)

Let us help you by giving them a lovely massage, dedicated exclusively to your tired tootsies.

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

Using traditional Chinese massage which believes the meridian network connects all tissues, organs and cells in our body, the aim of our foot massage 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.

We are on our feet a lot – even in a sitting position they are under pressure.

We cramp our feet into shoes and socks which sometimes rub and give blisters, hard skin and calluses.

It’s high time you pampered them!

A foot massage stimulates the reflex zones in the foot and as such can have a positive effect on the whole body. So give your feet a treat, you’ll feel the benefits straight away.

For scientific evidence of the benefits, read this article about how an aromatherapy foot massage can ease stress.

Throughout the month of April we are offering a 20% discount :

28€ instead of 35€ for a 40 minute Revitalising foot massage.

Valid up to and including April 30th 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).

December 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

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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 December 2016

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

 

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

 

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.

Chinese_meridians

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).