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USA Women's Rowing Team - Massage Extraordinaire

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It has been an AWESOME experience working at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Massaging the United States' women's rowing team has been a GREAT honor!  The team is comprised of intelligent, healthy women who are putting their careers on hold to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London.
- Marsha Selzer HHP/Owner Massage Extraordinaire

(The inscribed calendar reads:
Marsha -
Thank you for your healing hands and great sense of humor!  We owe you so much!

Thanks!!!
The USA Women's Rowing Team)

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE - National Wellness Week

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It is now National Wellness Week.  Treat yourself or a friend or family member to the benefits of a MASSAGE this week!
THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE:
RELAXES: Mind and bodyInjured or overused musclesREDUCES: StressAthletic injury and recovery timeSpasms and crampingINCREASES: CirculationJoint flexibility and range of motionRELIEVES: Neck and back painPain from headachesPregnancy discomfortSTIMULATES: Flow of lymph (the body's natural defense system)Flow of endorphinsWe would be happy to arrange your massage so you can experience the benefits of massage.
Techniques Include: Sportsmassage, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Pregnancy, Hot Stone, and more!
CALL TODAY: 619-275-3270
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REPOST - Don't Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to be Medicine

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Read the following article from The Wall Street Journal on the medical benefits of massage:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304537904577277303049173934.html
By ANDREA PETERSEN
While massage may have developed a reputation as a decadent treat for people who love pampering, new studies are showing it has a wide variety of tangible health benefits.

Research over the past couple of years has found that massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast cancer, improves symptoms in children with asthma, and increases grip strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Giving massages to the littlest patients, premature babies, helped in the crucial task of gaining weight.

Is massage just for pampering or does it have true biological effects? A recent study showed muscles rebounded better if massaged after exercising to exhaustion. Andrea Petersen on Lunch Break has details on Lunch Break.
The benefits go beyond feelings of relaxation and wellness that peop…

DID YOU KNOW?...

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FACTS ABOUT DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE -
Greeks, Egyptians and the people of the Far Eastern region were the first to use this massage techniqueTherese Pfrimmer (a physiotherapist from Canada) founded the principles of deep tissue massage in 1940She devised this treatment to treat her own leg paralysisAfter three months she was able to reverse the paralysis
The goal is to release tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressureMovement is slower and pressure is more intense than in a more superficial massageThe focus is to realign deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue
Benefits include increasing blood flow, oxygen circulation, and mobilityDecreases stress, chronic pain, high blood pressure, tight muscles, toxins from muscles, osteoarthritis pain, and postural problemsRecovery time from injuries will be decreased
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