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All ages are welcome to experience the benefits of massage therapy. From babies through to our senior citizen population, massage can be beneficial for anyone.
Massage Therapy might especially be positive for our children with the higher demand of virtual learning and the use of more frequent electronic devices. This can lead to issues such as Tech Neck, an overuse syndrome involving the head, neck, and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain on the spine from looking in a forward and downward position at any handheld mobile device. This can lead to pain and discomfort such as:
This can cause damage to the structures in the neck and spine.
Something I’ve heard from many of our clients whom have children is that their weeks are very hectic. Many children have the stress of school, whether it be in the class room or virtually from home, competitive sports, helping around the house, and so much more. I feel like I’m speaking from personal experience. My daughter and I have a busy schedule. She has been getting massages since she was a baby. Recently she has started requesting them with a list of areas she wants me to work on. Just recently she told me she understood why so many people come to Bodyworks to receive massage is because they feel so good and because I’m really good at what I do…LOL, I think she wanted extra massage time.
Our children have aches and pains just like we do. I think we just feel ours more and are more aware of it. They can receive the same benefits from massage as we do, such as:
Regular massage can also help to reduce and relieve childhood and adolescent growing pains.
Massage is a stress-buster for children. Often we think of stress as just an adult condition, but even children have stress. Starting a new school, family illness, divorce, and even our hectic lifestyles of “BUSY” can cause stress. Massage therapy is a simple way to slow down, stop, and give them a chance to find some peaceful calm.
We do require anyone under 18 to be accompanied by and have the consent of a parent or guardian. The parent must be in the treatment room the entire time. We create a supportive relationship with both parent and child and give them a safe space away from the worries of a big world.
Owner/Founder/Licensed Massage Therapist
You grow and learn new things every time something changes. Change is inevitable in both your personal life and business life. Change and growth...that's where the funs at! Sometimes it just takes a moment to see it.
Our cozy yoga space Pre-Covid once held 6 students for yoga. Post-Covid with distancing and many other factors I felt our yoga space was no longer a usable space for classes. I've learned from personal experience when change hits you hard, look at the bright side. Turn it into an opportunity to do something different or new and make the most of the opportunity. It took me a moment to move forward with this change because I had put a lot of time and love into the training/yoga space. I started looking at this as a better way to serve our guests with one thing we get calls for everyday...Couples Massage. Even more so recently.
Since March of 2020 we have been encouraged to steer clear of one another, keep our distance, hide our smiles behind a mask, refrain from hugs, and change our way of socializing. I have to be honest, When this all started I really didn't know what would happen to my type of business. Would people come back? And when they did, how long would it take them to come back and feel comfortable? To my surprise, we have been busier than the years past. The power of touch is a powerful thing, and our guests have proved not a luxury. The benefits of physical touch, and the biological stimulation that comes with it, go beyond social bonding and can manifest positively in your mental and physical health. We always talk about the benefits of massage and those benefits are needed more then ever.
Did you know a simple hug, yes a big ole HUG can increase your happiness.
-Inspire positive thinking and expand trust
-Reduce social anxiety and stress
-Boost immune system and lower blood pressure
Multiply these wonderful benefits by 1,000. That's massage...so many benefits mentally, physically, emotionally.
Building this couples room is to bring you, your loved ones, family, and friends back together in a safe space to escape all the chatter and stressors going on outside our walls. This space is for us to bring you more calming vibes that are good for your soul.
We can't wait to share it with you soon!
Owner, Founder, LMT
During the holidays we had extended hours, Monday - Thursday to help accommodate those who needed later appointment times. GREAT NEWS! We decided to permanently keep Wednesday extended hours. Every Wednesday our hours are 9:30 am - 7:00 pm. We hope this makes it possible for more of you after 5’ers to have some time for you! Need a late appointment? We definitely got your back!
I know sometimes it’s hard to do things for ourselves especially when we have so many responsibilities. So when you start talking yourself out of taking care of yourself,
Here’s 25 reasons why you should get a massage this Wednesday or any day of the week.
Now I can’t think of 25 reasons why you shouldn’t practice self care.
Take this time for yourself. With 168 hours in a week, taking only 1 hour dedicated just to you will give you many benefits. Massage will boosts and release endorphins, which increases the levels of both serotonin and dopamine in the body. As Elle Woods of Legally Blonde would say, “Endorphins make you happy”. The sudden boost of hormones promotes healing, feelings of euphoria, helps calm the nerves as well as pain management.
Happy New Year! What wonderful words to finally say and hear. We can FINALLY lay 2020 to rest.
As 2020 becomes a distant memory I would like to take this one last time to reflect on the positives and send thanks.
I learned a lot over the past 9 months. I learned a lot about myself, my business, and I learned how to gracefully pivot when things such as a worldwide pandemic shut your business down.
Even with all the craziness of the past year, Bodyworks grew stronger and continued to grow. Slow and steady has taken myself and my core team to a place that we are truly proud of. It gives me great confidence and hope for our future.
Thank you to my wonderful team for stepping up and working through the ups and downs of extraordinary circumstances. Your willingness to face the challenges of working in our profession could only be described as courageous.
Thank you for the outpouring of support from the Perdido community, and those who love Bodyworks of Perdido Key, for trusting us to care for you in a safe manner and continue to provide our services during a difficult time.
As hard as 2020 was it also had many blessings.
We move forward with visions of success. Bodyworks has a lot of exciting upcoming news which we’ll be announcing very soon. I’ll give you a little hint though…a little construction for the togetherness of the experience.
My hope for us all in 2021 is to focus on the positives this year and focus on taking care of ourselves, through de-stressing and focusing more on our well-being.
Let's all make the decision to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with ourselves this New Year.