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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy. What is Massage Therapy?. Massage is a system of movement of the body ’ s soft tissue. It may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as… Stroking Kneading Percussion Friction Vibration Compression Passive or Active Stretching

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

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  1. Benefits of Massage Therapy

  2. What is Massage Therapy? • Massage is a system of movement of the body’s soft tissue. It may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as… • Stroking • Kneading • Percussion • Friction • Vibration • Compression • Passive or Active Stretching • These techniques can be applied with or without lubricants

  3. Purpose of Massage Types of Massage • There are as many as 250 types of Massage & Bodywork. • Top 2 modalities are Deep-Tissue and Swedish Massage To enhance the general health and well-being of the recipient.

  4. Benefits • Many look at massage as a luxury, but it is becoming more of a necessity to maintain well-being. • There is little knowledge in relation to that of mainstream medicine, but people seem to perceive the risk associated with trying massage as very low and the prospective rewards immediate and tangible.

  5. A study by Touch Research Institute in 1996, showed that preterm babies who received massage therapy had 47% greater weight gain & 6 day shorter hospital stay then infants not receiving massage • Reduced chronic back pain in relation to other complementary techniques. (2000 report in the Canadian Med Assoc Journal) • Safe and Effective way to reduce pain and improve function in the adults with osteoarthritis of the knees (2006 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine) • Reduces symptoms from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 2004)

  6. Has been shown to strengthen the immune system (Journal of Neuroscience 1996) • Reduces the frequency of headaches (American Journal of Public Health 2000) Less stress and improved performance for small sample of employees (against a control group) who had twice weekly, 15 minute massages in the office Alzheimer’s patients showed reduced pacing, irritability and restlessness after neck and shoulder massage (Journal of Gerontological Nursing 1996) Fibromyalgia patients receiving 30 minute massages had less pain, depression, anxiety, stiffness, fatigue and sleep problems. (Journal of Clinical Rheumatology Report)

  7. The Mayo Clinic website also suggests some massage therapy benefits are… • Anxiety • Immune System • Labor Pains • Self Esteem • Sports Related Soreness • Stress

  8. Massage does not include the diagnosis of a Specific Pathology, the prescription of drugs or controlled substances, spinal manipulation or those acts of physical therapy that are outside the scope of massage therapy. Melody Lane, LMT MT045791 http://lmtlane.abmp.com (817) 915-0736

  9. Comparisons & Freezer Meal Workshops

  10. Wildtree Products are: • Organic • All Natural • No fillers • MSG • High Fructose Corn Syrup • Dyes • Any other additives We believe that food should taste great, be good for you, and be simple to prepare. We realize that everyone is busy, so we make adopting a healthier lifestyle simple by providing great resources.

  11. Grocery Store Brands vsWildtree Comparison

  12. Do you know what is in your TACO SEASONING? • SILICON DIOXIDE • You know, the stuff that comes in those “Do Not Eat” packets you get with new shoes and purses

  13. Sodium & Sugar Comparisons

  14. Grapeseed Oil Fact Sheet • Wildtree’sGrapeseed Oil is EXPELLER PRESSED – not solvent extracted like the vast majority of grapeseed oils in the marketplace. • It is made from grape seeds after wine production. • Its delicate flavor and body make it puerect for sauteing, baking or frying. • Miracle Frying Oil • Grapeseed Oil is ideal for frying at high temperature • May be heated up to 419 degrees (F) w/out burning

  15. Grapeseed Oil Health Benefits • There are NO preservatives such as TBHQ or BHT • It is NOT hydrogenated • There is NO sodium • NO trans fatty acids • NO cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction) • It is easily digestible • A good source of Vitamin E Alpha (an important anti-oxidant) (4.3 mg per serving) • Highest concentration of poly (76%) unsaturated acid of any oil • Helps the body produec High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) • High in Linoleic acid – and its health benefits: • Is a fatty acid which acts as a transporter for saturated fats – helps prevent accumulation in the arteries • Also known as Omega-6 and in near identical proportions to mother’s milk • Vital to life and cannot be produced by the body alone

  16. It has one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all oils

  17. Why should you menu plan? • Save Time! • Your list makes grocery shopping quick and easy • No running to the store for last-minute forgotten items • No need to waste time and mental energy deciding what is for dinner each night • Save Money! • Meal planning means less take-out and fast food for dinner • Shopping with a list means less impulse buys and wasted food • A simple plan allows you to buy in bulk, shop when items are on sale, and clip coupons • The saved money WILL add up. Use it for vacation, a special night out, or “extras” • Value Your Family’s Health! • Skip the fast food and restaurant options which are typically high in fat and sodium • Skip the boxed or frozen “heat up and serve” options full of preservatives and additives • YOU can make the choice to bake instead of fry, add veggies, or season to YOUR liking

  18. Prevent Obesity! • Prevent your children from becoming overweight by modeling healthy, balanced eating • Have a better handle on the nutritional content of your meals • Tailor your meals to your family member’s specific dietary needs. • Spend More Time with Your Family • By taking the time to plan ahead, you save time during the day and later in the kitchen • Use that time to spend on the things that matter to you…not running around • Finally have the time you want to bond as a family over a nice dinner • Reduce Stress! • In a fast-paced world and pulled in a million directions, dinner should not be an added stressor • No more worrying about if you have everything you need to put dinner together • Visit the store weekly or twice a month, with list in hand, and leave the worry behind • Meal planning is easy! • We have done the work for you • We’ve got a grocery list and recipes for weeks of meals • Once you get the hang of it, meal planning becomes second nature and you’ll never go back!

  19. Freezer Meal Workshops • Host a Workshop • Get 4 to 10 friends to commit (purchase the Wildtree product bundle) • The Wildtree Rep (me) will send a grocery list and directions on how to prepare the freezer bags • Day of the Workshop we all meet at the host’s house and add the Wildtree seasonings to the prepared freezer bags. • Lasts about 2 hours..go home with 10 homemade meals, put them in your freezer. Dinner is ready, just thaw out and cook…ready to eat in about 20 minutes. • View the products on my website listed below Melody Lane (817) 917-0736 Mywildtree.com/MelodyL

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