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Take Time Out for You - Massage Therapy

Yesterday I took time out from all the hustle and bustle of this busy season and gave myself a gift of two hours of quiet time. I had a Pohaku Massage at my favorite day spa, Refresh, with my favorite massage therapist, Paul.

Pohaku massage therapy is essentially hot stone massage. Smooth old river stones are heated and placed on the body, inducing deep relaxation and healing as an adjunct to massage. Massage therapy induces relaxation and reduces stress. Stone massage induces a sense of renewal of peace - who doesn't need that? Stone massage helps both the therapist and the recipient of the massage - the stones relief tension in the therapist's arms and hands and do the heavy work.

Massage therapy has been practiced for over 4,000 years, and is something we in Western cultures do not take advantage of often enough. As both prevention and cure, massage promotes relaxation of tissues and muscles, improves blood flow and decreases inflammation. There are few known side effects. Give yourself and someone you love the precious gift of some quiet, healing time.

Thank you jaylara for use of photo ylang ylang spa.
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