Ever since I started working as a Massage Therapist (and specifically when I came back to it after having the last of my children), I knew that this career had a shelf life. While there are some Massage Therapists that work for decades (still not sure how), it's an industry with a high injury/burnout rate. Over the last year I've been experiencing a loss of grip strength in my hands and numbness in my forearms and hands. This is on top of the regular neck and back pain that I have become "normal" over the past few years. I've also been dropping things more than usual. Then a month ago, I developed a tremor in my left hand.
I was forced to face the fear of giving up a large part of my business and potentially say goodbye to some great clients. I was finally able to put my health above my fear last week when I made the decision not to continue with Massage Therapy.
So, what does this mean for you?
If you are a Facial/Waxing/Body Treatment Client, nothing will change. I will continue to offer these services and am grateful for your business! In fact, you'll likely have more options for appointment times during the short term.
If you are a Massage Client of mine, first I want to say thank you for allowing me to work on you over the past few years. Many of you have been very faithful supporters of mine and I am extremely grateful. Going forward,
If you are looking for full body relaxation massage, there are many practitioners in the West Michigan area that would be suitable. I drive into Grand Rapids every other week to get a massage at Urban Massage and recommend many of the therapists there.
If your needs still align with the services I offer, I am so thrilled and look forward to seeing you again soon. If you are only interested in Massage Therapy, I want to thank you and wish you well in finding another therapist that will suit your needs.
I'm ready to move forward and devote more of my energy on Skin Care and Life Coaching. I am thankful for you and your support.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Stressed out? Frustrated? Are you feeling disconnected in your relationships? Are you struggling to find time for yourself? Is this working for you?
Do you suffer from headaches? A tightness in your neck and shoulders that never seems to get better?
You are not alone. I've been there, treading water every day just trying to stay afloat.
Three years ago, I hit a series of brick walls in my life. My health was in jeopardy. Relationships were strained. My life was stripped back to the studs. If life was going to improve, I was going to have to re-imagine what life looked like.
I embarked on an "inside out" journey that has changed my life in some amazing ways. I pushed through many of the blocks that were keeping me stuck and in the process, embraced who I was created to be!
Cut to this past Spring. I felt like I was being called to stretch myself in new ways in my business. I was looking for a way to help my clients address both the physical and emotional stress that was overwhelming their lives. What a blessing it was to find just the program that would show me how to help.
This brings me back to the real subject of this post. You.
You don't have to walk this path alone. In fact, having the support of a mentor to guide you along the way will help you achieve your goals.
You can be more intentional in your relationships. You can find your voice. You can experience less pain. You can feel more connected to yourself and prioritize self-care.
Body Mind Coaching will help bridge the gap from stress and pain to freedom and peace.
In a few short weeks I will be launching my coaching program. I will only be accepting 3 - 4 people to join me initially. Will you be one of them?
Are you committed to taking action? Register your interest below and you will be first on my list to call when enrollment opens.
Skin Script Sheer Protection SPF 30 has been created for all skin types. This is a light cream, sheer feeling sunblock that provides both UVA/UVB protection. Sheer Protection has been designed to be mixed with your Skin Script moisturizer or applied on top. It is also recommended that you reapply Sheer Protection when you are out in the sun for several hours.
Sheer Protection Sunblock SPF 30 Benefits:
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Stop in to Radiant Skin and Body and pick up your Sheer Protection SPF 30 today!
Also available in Summer Skin Essentials Kit.
Pro Tip: Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen is not just for Summer. Work on getting in the habit of applying facial sunscreen every day, even during the snowy and rainy days.
I'm always on the lookout for treatments and products that will help my skin care clients achieve radiant skin without resorting to invasive procedures that are costly and require a lot of downtime or prescription topical or oral medications that can have serious side effects.
I started hearing a lot about LED Light Therapy as a tool to fight both Acne and Aging. I spoke with other Estheticians who have used this modality on their clients and saw fantastic results. So a little over a year ago, I dipped my toe in to the LED pond by purchasing a small hand held device and tried it on myself, my son and a few clients. I'll be honest, I wasn't terribly impressed with the results from this tiny (and cheap) unit. I put the device in the drawer and kept looking around for an alternative.
Months passed and I was still hearing that my fellow Skin Care Specialists were getting these great results from doing a series of LED treatments on their clients. They posted before and after pictures showing clients with Grade 2 and 3 Acne with skin that was 70 - 80% clear after 4 to 6 weeks. There were pictures of clients in their 50's and 60's who showed a marked reduction in lines and wrinkles as well as an increase in plumpness and firmness in their skin.
What was I missing? I didn't see results like that at all when I conducted my very unscientific trial with my cheap handheld device. Maybe it wasn't that LED light therapy didn't work. Maybe it was my bottom of the range tool that didn't work.
I asked them what brand LED device they were using. The overwhelming majority of Estheticians said Celluma!!
The Celluma LED Panel uses Space Age technology. No, that is not a joke. NASA was looking into technologies to help astronauts with wound healing while on long-term space flights. NASA found that using LED technology could deliver "light deep into tissues of the body to promote wound healing and human tissue growth". (read more about it here)
BioPhotas, the creator of the Celluma LED Panel, has this to say about LED Therapy.
"Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy is used to improve cellular performance. Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields. Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis."
Celluma is FDA cleared to treat: Wrinkles, Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris, Diminished Local Blood Circulation, Muscle & Joint Stiffness, Muscle Tissue Tension, Muscle & Joint Pain, Muscle Spasm, and Arthritis."
You can schedule a single treatment, add the LED Panel on to your next facial or massage or purchase a series of treatments. You'll experience the best results with a series of treatments, scheduled once or twice per week.
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