5 quick tips for your health

29839791_MNo one knows your body better than you. We know you want to do your part to keep it healthy, but sometimes we get so busy that we take our bodies for granted. You can’t afford not to take care of your body, though. Because when it comes to your health, it’s all about you!

These 5 tips can help.

  1. Eat a balanced diet. You don’t have to follow a super strict, super boring meal plan. Just make sure that you are getting a well-balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and lean meats.
  2. Exercise daily. Guess what? You don’t have to follow a super strict workout plan, either. Take some time every day to get up and move. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park farther away from the door. Invite friends to play a game of disc golf after work. Join a yoga class. Do something that is fun for you!
  3. Get enough sleep. Now this one can sometimes be tricky. You really do have to discipline yourself to get in bed at a reasonable hour each night. Start powering down a little while before you want to go to sleep. Turn off the electronics. Don’t exercise right before you go to bed. And avoid drinking alcohol late at night.
  4. Take care of the pain. While we all have to deal with minor aches and pains now and then, only you know when something more is going on in your body. Just don’t ignore a message your body is sending because your to-do list is a mile long. Don’t wait until minor symptoms turn into major pain before addressing those messages, either. When aches and pains do persist, take the time to seek relief. Our massage therapists will begin each session with a short consult, which gives you the chance to share any issues or concerns you have. Maybe you need to schedule a chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Barry. He will also first assess your situation to see if yours is a chiropractic case. If not, you’ll be referred to another healthcare professional better suited for your needs.
  5. Pamper yourself. You don’t have to have aches and pains to have a massage. It’s a great way to relax! What about treating yourself to a fabulous new color for fall? Did you know we are offering a free cut with any color service right now? Maybe you could use some extra care for your skin. This month, take $15 off any facial service (excludes mini-facial). Pampering yourself is the perfect way to relax and relieve some stress. And relieving stress is an important part of taking care of you!

3 reasons to love a massage

24371288_SThere’s lots to love about a massage. But we’ve narrowed it down to our top 3. We’re sure they’ll soon be on your list, too!

  1. Relieve aches, pains, and stress. Research supports massage as a viable way to help relieve aches and pains. Do you sit at a desk all day? Are you on your feet for long periods? Do you work out? Are you involved in sports? Any one of these can contribute to joint pain, backaches, or neck pain. Maybe (and we don’t always like to admit this one) it’s just general pain associated with (sigh) aging. And what about the stress? Being stressed doesn’t mean you aren’t happy with your life. It just means that, like pretty much all of us, you have a lot going on! Again, research shows that massage can help relieve stress. Did you know that stress can actually contribute to aches and pains? So getting a massage is truly a win/win!
  2. Save money. Sure, a massage has an out-of-pocket cost. But so does going to the doctor. Don’t look at a massage as a splurge. Look at it as a way to avoid more substantial costs down the road. If you ignore those aches and pains, they will only get worse. Eventually, the cost of addressing those can build up. Keep in mind that with a membership, you can get a monthly massage and 20% off additional services
  3. Relax your mind and body. Finally, you need to relax. Taking the time to let both your mind and your body slow down is important. Everyone needs time to stop and just be. You will feel refreshed and restored.

We’re planning a blood drive

Jon Ric International Massage and Wellness Spa is in the initial planning phase with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at our spa. Part of the process is building enough interest for the Red Cross to come out. The Red Cross has provided us with a survey and the results will determine whether or not we can bring another blood drive to our community. There are also community blood drives already scheduled to be hosted in town. So that we add value to the cause we don’t want to detract from the already scheduled drives.

With that said we are looking at a Sunday February 11, 2018. Please let us know your interest by completing the following survey.