SO MUCH new stuff is happening with Beth Cruz, LMT. Over the next few months stay updated and involved with all the new changes that are happening with us. Below is a quick overview:
After much deliberation I have decided to leave Cafe of Life Grant Park. My last day with my Cafe family there will be April 10, the last day for Wellness Wednesdays. Please continue to stay involved with us even as we close this chapter in our life. Also, if you need chiropractic care, Dr. April is happy to help you out. Find her info on the Wellness Partners page.
Pricing for massage therapy with me will be updated on the new page “Services” this week! If you would like to schedule with me please refer to this page for pricing. If you are scheduling for the Cafe of Life please see their website for their pricing. And as always, new clients with me receive $10 off their first session!
The website is getting a facelift! (just no knives or Botox thank God!) Over the next couple months the website will be undergoing some new and exciting changes to make navigating simpler and more streamlined. So stay updated by subscribing to the mailing list on the right side of the website so you don’t miss any crucial changes.
Wedding bells are ringing! David and I are having our wedding April 26th, so that means the last week of April will be a bit hectic for us. If you need to schedule a massage around that time please try to do so ASAP so I can accommodate you with no problems.
The following weekend (May 2-5) we will be taking a mini-honeymoon to go celebrate another friend’s wedding in Florida, so I will not be here for appointments. I am happy to take appointments anytime before and after those dates.
Have you ever felt like you just can’t make it through your 2 o’clock slump? Do you get headaches and shoulder tension from sitting and looking at the computer all day? Are you feeling burnt out but can’t afford to take a vacation? What can you do about it?
Why not ask your boss or HR director to bring in a massage therapist to do chair massages?? Why?
A break in your workday can give you time to refresh and be more productive after lunch.
Chair massage raises employee morale
Chair massage relieves head, neck and shoulder tension
Below is the information for chair massage services. Services are available for office settings, health fairs, trade shows, conventions and more. Chair massage prices are based upon one therapist for the allotted time. For additional therapists, add $50 per hour, per therapist. Please inquire by email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Such an amazing article about the powerful and plentiful uses of Lavender. This is something EVERYONE should keep in their homes at all times, even those who aren’t holistic-minded. Cleansing, Calming, and Cooling….ahhhh
Lavender has long been used in many Western herbal traditions. Originally a European herb, it has spread throughout the globe and is cultivated in many countries, including the United States, India, and New Zealand. One of the countries best known for the cultivation of lavender is France.
There is a wide range of lavender species possessing a variety of unique qualities and scents. It is by far one of the most versatile and safe essential oils available, that can even be applied directly to the skin in an undiluted form, as well as in diluted oil blends.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, lavender mainly pacifies pitta and vata with its cooling energy and immediate calming and soothing effects.However, any constitutional type can benefit from its use. Simply smelling lavender relaxes the mind and fills the senses with its tranquil and feminine qualities. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, hormonal balancing, carminative, sedative, analgesic…
Our bodies are amazing and wonderful organisms that use our five senses to communicate different sensations that can evoke many different emotions. Of all of our senses, smell can be the strongest in evoking emotions and memories. Your sense of smell also directly deposits a scent, by way of the cribriform plate, into the brain by way of the limbic system. Our limbic systems is part of the brain which functions to process emotions and memory.
That being said, what better way to evoke confidence, closeness and love than aromatherapy? Blended oil body products and linen sprays are simple and effective ways to infuse loving scents into everyday life. Below are some oils used in various ways that evoke these emotions.
Massage Oil or Body Lotion Blend
4oz of oil or unscented good quality lotion (I prefer sweet almond oil. It hydrates and soaks in quickly leaving a non-greasy feeling)
32 drops of orange essential oil (fruit not leaf or peel. i.e. – neroli)
6 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
8-10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Place oil in a dark glass container (can be found at natural food stores or even drugstores). Add essential oils drop by drop into the oil in the container. Roll container gently between hands for about 30 seconds to blend the oils together. Try out your blend and make adjustments as necessary so it meets your preference. The formula above is a guideline not a requirement. Use your nose as your guide! ps – sandalwood also smells great!
4 oz of distilled water
15 drops of sandalwood essential oil
5 drops of vetiver essential oil
4 drops of jasmine absolute oil
Pour distilled water in a dark glass spray bottle. Add each essential oil one at a time to the water. Roll bottle in between your hands for about 30 seconds. Check your blend and adjust to your preference as necessary. Lavender is also a nice touch. Once finished, spray on sheets, pillows, couch, curtains, etc. and then fluff.
Are there any other essential oil blends you like? Feel free to share them in the comment section below!
Over the past six months I have had the pleasure to get to know Angela and about her love and joy for yoga and inspiring people to be their healthiest. Her passion started early and has grown into a well-rounded philosophy on health, including yoga, a clean, balanced diet and a calm mind. Read more about Angela and how she can inspire you to be your healthiest!
How did you become introduced to yoga? “My mother is the first person who brought up yoga to me. I have had a yoga book I got from her for at least 15 years. I believe I took my very first yoga class in 2005 at a tiny little studio about two blocks from me called Nirvana Yoga. It has been a journey ever since.”
What drew you to become a yoga instructor? “To me yoga is life and life is yoga. What happens on the mat always trickles over into my life. So many lessons in life can be learned from the art of yoga. There is so, so much more to yoga then just postures. I find bliss in teaching this to my students! I had toyed with the idea of teaching for a couple years and finally decided 2012 was the year! I feel teaching yoga is one of my purposes on this earth. I truly enjoy bringing the beauty and grace of yoga to others lives. “
What is your philosophy on health and well-being? “I look at my body as a temple and treat it so. I feel moderation is the key in life even finding moderation in moderation. “Well-being” to me is having a healthy balance that includes: physical, emotional & spiritual health as well as having healthy relationships around you.”
How do you stay motivated to keep your practice and healthy habits all year long? “Well on the physical side of it, if I don’t take care of my body for periods of time I feel like crap! So that is a great motivator! Like I said, I see my body as a temple and I know I only get one so… I better take care of it. This goes along with my emotional/mental health if I am feeling down I do my best to pin point why and work on that. Life is to short to not feel AMAZING!”
Any words of advice for people who are making changes in their health for the new year? “It is a process, don’t expect to be at the finish line so quickly. It takes time and effort to make your goals (just like anything in life). Just stick with it! Make weekly/monthly/yearly goals. Also, it is ok to “treat yourself” every once and awhile,remember balance!!”
For those of you local to Atlanta, and especially Grant Park, you may know our favorite pet store and neighbors recently had a break in and lost THOUSANDS of dollars of product. Please come and support them this weekend by getting a massage at the Cafe of Life Grant Park.
It is BY DONATION this Saturday and all proceeds will go directly to In Town Healthy Hound. So, if you’ve been putting off getting a massage then Saturday is your day!
10am, 11am, and 12pm available now.
Call/text 678-472-6417 OR email email@example.com
Here’s a new article from TIME on different methods to overcome the “winter blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Many of us can have seasonal depression or just an overall sense of fatigue and lack of motivation once the time changes and the temperature drops. This article highlights 8 ways that we can effectively deal with the winter blues.
AND…..Massage is on the list! Not only is massage comforting and uplifting, but adding aromatherapy to your session can lift your mood and give you a sense of warmth. Ask your therapist which types of massage and essential oils are best for you.
So get out there and be active and happy during our most festive season of the year!