Massage with Aloe Vera
Although many of us think of luxurious spas, pampering, and down time when we hear the word massage, some other associations that might be more fitting are treatment of illness and injury, prevention of stress-related diseases, and wellness plans. More and more, individuals are viewing massage as a permanent addition to their healthy lives rather than seeing it as a splurge or a treat; and for good reason. Massage is one of the oldest techniques classified as a healing art. These days, massage is becoming one of the most popular proactive treatments in managing overall health and wellness.
How can massage benefit you?
Research continues to show what massage enthusiasts have known all along. Massage can have various benefits on your physical health and well-being. Massage has the added benefit of reducing stress, which can help you enhance the quality of your sleep, decrease anxiety, improve energy levels, increase circulation, reduce fatigue, and improve concentration. When you are able to integrate massage into your regular health and wellness routine, you will see vast improvements in your stress levels. Beyond helping to control stress-related diseases, massage has also been shown to have profound effects on other illnesses and injuries. An obvious benefit is to increase muscle tone and flexibility, which can relieve muscular pain, increase joint flexibility, reduce spasms and cramping, relieve migraine pain, and relax injuries due to overuse. But the benefits of massage extend far beyond muscular work. Studies show that massage can reduce medication dependence, enhance immunity, lessen depression and anxiety, decrease the pain of arthritis, increase peak air flow in asthmatics, and decrease symptoms in PMS sufferers. Because of these profound positive effects, the medical community has embraced the use of massage therapy as part of a well-rounded treatment plan.
What should you expect during your first massage?
A one hour massage usually costs about $60, although many massage franchises have been popping up all over the country that offer $40 massages if you sign a contract to have a massage each month. Before the massage, tell the therapist if you have any areas of pain that need attention. Also inform the therapist of any injuries or health problems that could affect your treatment. Some people get a little nervous or feel awkward during their first massage, but try to relax and be sure to ask any questions you might have. There will be soft music, a dimly lit room, and a padded massage table with a special cushion for your face. The therapist will ask you to undress to your level of comfort. Therapists are well-trained in the art of draping, which means they will keep a towel or sheet over your body at all times, only exposing the area to be massaged. You have two jobs during the massage. The first is to relax and breathe. The second is to communicate any needs to the therapist. If you need more pressure or less, make sure to speak up. Always let the therapist know if the room is too cold or too warm, or any other detail that you would like to change. After the massage, drink lots of Forever Natural Spring Water (#265.)
How can you achieve some of these effects at home?
Many insurance companies have started to cover massage therapy as part of comprehensive treatment plans for some conditions. With a doctor’s prescription, massage treatments are tax-deductible as medical expenses and can be paid for through Medical Savings Accounts. Even so, it’s hard to afford cash for massages every month. You can get some of the restorative benefits of massage by performing your own relaxing “rub-down” in your home using some of Forever Living’s products. Set a half hour or so aside each week for a deep-tissue lotion application. You can use some of the same techniques massage therapists do, with long, fluid, light pressure on your major muscles. By using Aloe Body Conditioning Creme, Aloe MSM Gel, or Aloe Heat Lotion, you will also get the benefit of powerful ingredients to make your skin radiant and healthy. You might even be able to convince your spouse to trade treatments!
Aloe Body Conditioning Creme
Aloe Body Conditioning Crème (#057): Maintain the supple, smooth feel of your skin with this thick emulsion cream, rich in European herbal extracts and conditioners. Used after the toning process or as a massage cream, it gives your skin a warm glow for an all-over, great feeling.
Aloe Msm Gel
MSM stands for Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, an organic sulfur found in almost all living organisms. The third most abundant substance in our body, it is expertly combined with pure, stabilized aloe vera. Aloe MSM Gel (#205) combines these two powerful ingredients with herbal extracts and other select ingredients for soothing relief.
Aloe Heat Lotion
Stretch no further than to grab a tube of Aloe Heat Lotion (#064). An emollient, oil-in-water lotion containing warming agents and aloe, it’s ideal for soothing stress and strain.
Although many adults still see massage as a luxury, more and more people are recognizing the physical and emotional benefits of regular massage therapy. Massage releases the lactic acid that can build in the muscles during times of stress, and thus contributes to a sense of well-being. The power of touch has been recognized by ancient cultures, and is finally being reclaimed by modern health practitioners. So give your body a wonderful gift by integrating massage into your wellness routine!
Please note that these Forever Living Products for massage are not sold in stores, you can only buy it online. Please enter my retail store above to purchase today. If you would like to receive 15% discount on orders of 50$ or more please visit: Forever Living Discounts.
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