Sage Advice

LIVE BETTER


Take those big, deep breaths of fresh air!

In yogi Philosophy each individual is assigned a certain amount of breathes per life. That’s why breathing deeply and fully is such a focus in Yoga. So too in Massage Therapy does the body have the conditions that support the respiratory system with lengthening and relaxing upper body muscles to improve breathing capacity and function. It is nearly impossible for an individual to reach a relaxed state when the body is taking short breaths instead of breathing at a natural pace or even more deeply than normal.


Yes, what your grandma said about posture is true!

Massage naturally brings the body back to a better posture by lengthening muscle fibers. Ever notice how when you stretch then relax you feel so much more aligned and have that moment of relief in your body? In a culture where all we do is look down, at our devices, when chatting on the phone, even driving and eating, how often do you look up and open up your ribcage to create space and good posture? When our neck and backs hurt Poor Posture is the #1 Culprit! Also when we hunch forward our internal organs are compromised, as blood flow is restricted.  Massage to the rescue, by loosening constricted muscles due to poor posture our bodies are given a chance to reposition themselves to a pain free and natural posture.


Decrease that nasty little sucker called stress!

Adrenaline, its not always a bad thing, except when it is. Remember that lesson way back in High School about Flight or Fight? Yep it’s true, Adrenaline is great when you need it, giving you that extra push to react to a highly charged situation. However if you find yourself living in that space everyday, that’s not such a good thing. Adrenaline boosts your heart rate and Cortisol boosts your blood sugar levels, but at the cost of supplying your Organs and Immune system with a good blood supply. That’s when Stress becomes Distress! Causing all types of physical ailments such as Higher Blood Pressure, Headaches, Upset stomach and trouble Sleeping. Because you are only given one body in this one lifetime, it’s time to make it a priority. Just one session of Massage can lower your heart rate, along with increase the bodies secretion of Serotonin and Dopamine, making massage therapy and stress relief partners in good self care.


 

 

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[toggle title_open=”Appointments” title_closed=”Appointments” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]We recommend that appointments be made in advance so that we are able to
accommodate your specific scheduling requests. A major credit card is required to hold
appointments. Please arrive 10-15 early to ensure your appointment can be started on time. [/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Cancellation Policy” title_closed=”Cancellation Policy” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Due to high demand for appointments, we require a 24 hour notice when canceling an appointment. There is a 50% charge of services booked for cancellations made less than 24 hours and “no-shows”.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Late Arrivals” title_closed=”Late Arrivals” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]As always, please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment. In the event that you are a late arrival your massage may still end at the scheduled time in order not to interfere with following appointments.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Payments ” title_closed=”Payments ” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Payment is due at the conclusion of your session. Alpenglow Massage accepts cash, or credit card.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Gratuities” title_closed=”Gratuities” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Gratuities are not included in the price of the service. Gratuities may be given at your discretion: 15% to 25% is customary and appreciated.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Professional Boundaries” title_closed=”Professional Boundaries” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Alpenglow Massage adheres to a strict Code of Ethics. The type of massage that is offered at Alpenglow Massage is non-sexual. Any attempt to make the session sexual or inappropriate will result in immediate termination of the session and the client/therapist relationship. We reserve the right to deny or terminate service to individuals who are altered by alcohol or recreational drugs. Full payment will be due for the session.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Minors” title_closed=”Minors” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”] Minors between the age of 10-17 are required to have a Parent/Guardian on Premises. Minors under 10 not accepted.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Prenatal Massages” title_closed=”Prenatal Massages” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”] Be sure to let us know how far along you will be at time of appointment when you book, and it is never a bad idea to clear massages with your Doctor during this special time.[/toggle]