Wow! I can't believe we are already well in to Spring. It's a beautiful day as I write this, and I intend to spend some of it outside this afternoon. One thing about Spring and massage (at least in my experience) is that business slows down for a few weeks. While I would love to be busy every single day, it is a nice chance to slow down and take a look around. It's the time of year I try to assess how things are going and where I would like to take the business.
Last spring, I incorporated Warm Bamboo massage into my menu. People have loved it, and I am very pleased. It's fun and different for me as well. If you haven't tried it, maybe it's time! It is a great way to receive a little deeper work without discomfort. It's also a great treatment for anyone with tight connective tissue (like IT bands, for you runners)
This year, it was time for me to renew my license and take some Continuing Education classes. I chose a class called Direct-Indirect Technique. It basically incorporates several different types of deep work into a smooth technique for giving effective deep work. I have used it every day since class. The instructor, John Joseph Ray, is a great teacher with a very relaxed style of teaching and very hands-on. I will be back for more instruction from him.
During the class, I was introduced to an awesome product, the Biomat. This mat utilizes far infrared heat and negative ions to help the body to heal and balance. I had several opportunities to sit or lie on a mat and experience the penetrating warmth. I felt so good after the experience that I have decided not only to purchase one for the studio, but also to become a distributor. I really feel that many of you could benefit from using a Biomat. I will have information available on the website soon, as well as at the studio. In the meantime, if you want to check it out, the website is biomat.com.
I have also been researching different ways I can keep Nature's Elements moving in the direction of wellness. We already offer great therapeutic massage, spa treatments that use elements from nature that are healing and balancing (like stones, bamboo, clay, salt), a relaxing atmosphere, and quality products. Now I have found some awesome essential oils that are therapeutic and healing. We already had awesome oils, but these new blends are developed by a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. The company is called Vibrant Blue Oils. I have just received my first shipment of practitioner grade oils and I have got to say, they are terrific! My hope is to be able to help your body find balance with these oils in sessions, and if you like them, to be able to provide them to you for purchase for home use.
With Spring comes a desire for change, a newness in nature. It's the time to clean out the cobwebs and air things out. I think it is the most appropriate time to try new things here as well. I never want to tire of the wonder of life and nature. Finding these new treasures reminds me of being a kid in Fairfield Bay. I would go exploring through the woods or by the lake and always bring home a neat rock, fossil or flower. I feel like I've been exploring. I hope you enjoy what I've found.