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Valentine’s Couples Massage Special 2016

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The holidays are over and everyone is scrambling to get back to normal this January, as well as fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. But let’s not forget that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and the best way to show your Love is through the gift of massage! This year, in Salt Lake City, Utah, I want to offer a few fabulous V-Day specials that will definitely make your honey swoon!

Until February 14th, I will be offering Couples Massage, for those lovebirds who want to share a relaxing, therapeutic bodywork session together. My colleague, Jenna Baker LMT, will be assisting me in the Couples treatments. We have been working together and offering Couples Massage for over 7 years now, so we guarantee our services will be a delight for you and your loved one.

We are now taking bookings for Valentine’s Day weekend, so please call soon as spots will fill up fast! Our Couples massage prices are as follows:

  • $150/ 60 minutes
  • $200/ 90 minute
  • $250/ 2 hours

This wonderful special includes complimentary Aromatherapy and  you can enjoy Hot Stone therapy in your session for an additional $20.

If you are interested in something slightly different, you and your partner can use this therapeutic session to learn how to massage each other! We can teach the 2 of you the basic strokes of massage as well as how to ease your sweetie’s specific aches and pains.

To accompany these 2 fun options for couples, I also have gift certificates available if you want your honey to enjoy their treatment solo. And if you purchase a gift certificate by February 14th, I’m offering a 2 hour massage treatment for just $100! Book your therapeutic Valentine’s Day massage in Salt Lake City today by calling 801-349-3934.  Make your loved one feel special this year with the gift of touch. Hoping your Valentine’s Day is a lovely one! ❤️

Holiday Massage Special 2015: 2 For $99

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner, and the time for gift giving is here! Massage is a wonderful gift for anyone in the family or a close loved one. There is nothing like the gift of touch and this year, in Salt Lake City, Utah, I am offering a great deal for massage therapy services.

Until December 31st, new clients can purchase 2 one-hour sessions for just $99. You can buy the sessions for yourself or purchase them as a gift certificate for a loved one. These 2 one-hour sessions can be redeemed anytime within the next year, as long as you buy them by the 31st of December. And you can use them whenever you please as well. If you want to use them both at once, you can enjoy a wonderful 2 hour session or break them up into 2 sessions.

Also, these can be redeemed for any type of massage therapy that suits you best. We can accommodate Swedish massage, Deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Triggerpoint Therapy, Reflexology, Craionsacral Therapy, and Sports Massage. Please call today in Salt Lake City, Utah, to purchase your 2 hour session or gift certificates for loved ones this holiday season. Call 801-349-3934 soon as appointment times will fill up fast. Happy Holidays!

Intermittent Fasting: Start Skipping Breakfast and Lose Fat

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

5 years ago, I started this website which kick-started my business and has since cultivated a growing clientele for me in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m very proud of this creation, which has helped me grow as a bodyworker, massage therapist and business owner.

But this website has also helped me grow as a blog writer. I have written about many topics concerning massage therapy and exercise. But today I’m excited to write about another aspect of human health- diet.

And when I say diet, I’m not referring to the act of dieting or restricting caloric intake.  Dieting makes me think of what one does when they want to lose weight quickly, or jump onto the latest fad that promises extraordinary results in 30 days. I’m referring to YOUR diet, the steps that you take each day to put healthy things into your body.  Dieting is a short-lived fad, but YOUR diet should be about always working towards a healthy lifestyle.

Intermittent fasting is a simple system, which is easy to follow, but can produce great health results. I’m not sure of where or how it originated, but countless studies prove that it just works. Contrary to popular belief that fasting is counterproductive or that it quickly puts your body into starvation mode, intermittent fasting can actually help you lose unwanted fat and increase the body’s ability to process the nutrients you consume. It also can make you less vulnerable to chronic illnesses.

Intermittent fasting (or IF as many people call it) revolves around restricting your eating for specific periods of time, and then eating your day’s worth of food during pre-determined “feeding windows.” It requires you to fast for 12-16 hours at a time, and eat within an 8 hour “window.” During this window, people will eat 2 meals. It is typical that these 2 meals will be eaten around noon and then at 8pm. But if your schedule does not permit this eating schedule, you can choose what works best for your life. If you prefer to eat earlier, try eating your meals at 10am and 6pm, or 2pm and 10pm. Essentially, this style of fasting requires you to skip breakfast and then not snack in-between meals. Easy enough!

When I try to explain this fasting concept, people often get hung up on certain ideas like, “But don’t I need to eat six small meals a day?” or “I will starve if I go 12 or more hours without eating.” But try to go into this with an open mind. If you think about it, people who eat 6 small meals a day don’t eat very much at once. Of course this does prevent your blood sugar from spiking, and helps control hunger. But the small portions help reduce high caloric intake as well. I believe this is one major reason that small portions work so well. If you eat 6 meals consisting of 200 calories, that’s 1200 calories in one day. But if you eat 2 meals a day, as you would with intermittent fasting, you might eat 500 calories in one sitting, amounting to 1000 calories. There is no requirement for caloric intake for either small meals or intermittent fasting. This is just an example of how many calories would be eaten, hypothetically.

Intermittent fasting is best understood when the physiological aspect is explained. Your body is in the fed state when it is digesting and absorbing food. Typically, the fed state starts when you begin eating and lasts for three to five hours as your body digests and absorbs the food you just ate. When you are in the fed state, it’s very hard for your body to burn fat because your insulin levels are high.

After that timespan, your body goes into what is known as the post–absorptive state, which is just a fancy way of saying that your body isn’t processing a meal. The post–absorptive state lasts until 8 to 12 hours after your last meal, which is when you enter the fasted state. It is much easier for you body to burn fat in the fasted state because your insulin levels are low. When you’re in the fasted state your body can burn fat that has been inaccessible during the fed state.

And if you think eating every 12 to 16 hours is impossible, think about your sleep schedule. If you sleep 8 hours a night, maybe from midnight until 8am, that is already 8 hours in which you are not ingesting food. If you ate dinner at 10pm, then by time you wake up at 8am, it will have been 10 hours without food. You would only need to wait 2 more hours, at 10am to eat your first meal of the day.  Some people find it very challenging to go the full 16 hours, and you don’t have to, but the longer you wait to eat, the more fat that is turned into fuel. Intermittent fasting is ideal for people who tend to skip breakfast anyways.

If breakfast is the most important meal of your day, this may not be the best plan for you, but if you are looking to shed some serious pounds of fat, this is an incredible plan. It’s all about changing WHEN you eat and not WHAT you eat. Of course this doesn’t mean you can eat dough nuts and cheeseburgers for your 2 meals, but you don’t have to make a massive change to your diet. It’s always good to eat plenty of veggies and a good amount of healthy fats, which keep your body satiated for much longer. This will prevent snacking in between your 2 meals.

And there you go. Intermittent fasting is very straight forward and most importantly to me, it’s easy. You don’t have to prepare a ton of meals ahead of time and you don’t have to diet, which usually means eating the same stuff all the time, and feeling restricted.

I have always believed that if something is not working in your diet, or you really are wanting to lose weight, it never hurts to try different things. If Intermittent fasting sounds like it could work for you, remember to give it 4-6 weeks to begin seeing results. Please don’t hesitate to ask me for more info or call me in Salt Lake City, Utah at 801-349-3934. And of course, good luck!


Valentine’s Couples Massage Special 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

That special time of year has again arrived! Some may feel that Valentine’s Day is overrated or cheesy, but I always get so excited for February 14th, as it celebrates humans’ most cherished emotion- LOVE.

This year, in Salt Lake City UT, I want to honor couples and the LOVE they share with a delightful Couples Massage Special. Nothing says LOVE more than the gift of nurturing, healing touch. Working as a massage therapist for 6 years, I may be a little biased, but I truly believe that the gift of massage, is the best gift of all.

From January 26th – February 14th, my favorite massage therapist, Jenna Baker, and I, are offering couples massage sessions at a wonderful price, so you and your sweetie can share a loving experience together. If you’ve never had a couples massage, I highly recommend you try it this year for Valentine’s Day. Our holiday prices include:

  • $100/60 min.
  • $140/90 min.
  • $200/2 hrs.

On top of this great deal, we are offering complimentary hot stone therapy during your session if you please. Just specify when you book your appointment, that you request hot stone therapy. Make sure to call us at 801-349-3934, before Valentine’s Day, to receive this pampering package. Once you’ve purchased your couples massage, you can book this session anytime this year! So if your loved one has a birthday or other special occasion coming up, you aren’t limited to using this treatment just for Valentine’s Day.

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember, and book your appointment today. Our office is located at 24 South 600 East in downtown, Salt Lake City Utah. We look forward to spoiling you are your sweetie.


End of Summer Massage Special 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Well, that time of year has come. It’s almost time to put your summer shorts and sunglasses away, and time to pull out your hoodies. Summer is sadly coming to a close. And although Autumn is a favorite season of mine, this time of year marks the end of wonderful summer heat and sunshine, while summoning the long, cold winter months we experience in Salt Lake City, Utah.

To cheer you up, I have decided to offer a Summer Massage Special. Beginning on Sept. 15, I will be offering a great discount for new clients. Book a massage between Sept 15 and Halloween, and receive $20 off an hour massage, $25 off a 90 min massage or $40 off a 2 hour session! I have not offered a special on my treatments in quite some time and thought this would be a good time to present this great opportunity to receive some very affordable bodywork. My treatments include Deep Tissue, Triggerpoint, Sports/Injury therapy, Myofascial release, Craniosacral therapy and Reflexology. Here are the discounted prices for new clients, up until Halloween:

60 Min. – $50.00

90 Min. – $75.00

2 hours – $100.00

If you are looking to start a new bodywork treatment plan to prepare for winter sports or just want to give your body a tune up for maintenance, please call me today to take advantage of this great deal in Salt lake City, Utah.  Hope you had a great summer!