eNewsletter         Issue 3              May 13th, 2009 

 

 

In this Issue:

 

  • Expecting Mothers Embrace Massage
  • May Special 10% off...
  • The Wonders of Water
  • Being Balanced Tip of the Day
  • Quote of the Day

 

 


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Expecting Moms Embrace Massage
Pregnancy Massage Contributes to Nine Healthy Months
Hope Bentley
During pregnancy physical and emotional changes cascade throughout the body. Nausea, fatigue, swelling, heartburn, headache, and emotional turbulence are just some of the symptoms that come with the territory. Fortunately, massage can help ease these issues, so that the mom-to-be can focus on what's most important: her baby. 


The First Trimester  "In the first trimester I see a lot of cases of nerves," says Megan O'Connor, a New York-based certified prenatal massage therapist. "Massage can give reassurance." This is largely because newly pregnant women may experience a range of emotions--elation, anxiety, contentment, and even fear--made more poignant by the hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy. Fortunately, massage therapy can help ground an expecting mother and ease the emotional roller coaster that comes with pregnancy.

But is massage safe in the first trimester? According to Susanrachel Condon, founder of Niara Healing Arts Massage Therapy and Perinatal Support Systems, "It is absolutely safe and can be very beneficial for an expecting mother."
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May Special      prenatal massage

When you refer an expecting mom to The Balanced Being with a gift certificate or by having them schedule an appointment during the month of May, you will receive 10% off your next session scheduled during the month of May.  

Expecting moms receive 10% off their next session scheduled during the month of May.



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  The Wonders of Water     
   For Skin Health and More
   Shelley Burns, N.D.
   Creams, nutritional supplements, treatments, lotions, and potions. We are always looking for the     next miracle product to keep skin looking healthy and young. However, there is one essential, inexpensive, and often overlooked nutrient right at your fingertips: water. 

Just as a car cannot function without oil, our bodies cannot function without water. After oxygen, H2O is the most important component of the body, responsible for 65-70 percent of its composition. And of this, 80 percent is dedicated to the skin. 

Water is the medium for various enzymatic and chemical reactions in the body. It moves nutrients, hormones, antibodies, and oxygen through the blood and lymphatic systems, and it also helps form the matrix of the skin. Devoid of water, the skin becomes dehydrated, resulting in a dry, dull tone.

It's likely that the moment a person feels thirsty, mild dehydration has already set in. To keep the complexion looking smooth and blemish-free, drink water upon waking and continue drinking it throughout the day at one- to two-hour intervals. At least six 8-oz. glasses of water should be consumed daily and more if you are exercising, perspiring, and/or in hot weather. Ideally, intake should be between ten and twelve 8-oz. glasses of water a day. One note: Don't increase water intake all at once, as the kidneys and digestive system need time to adjust. Add one 8-oz. glass every day or every second day. 

What counts toward your daily water intake? Just the basics: water and herbal tea. Caffeinated beverages and alcoholic drinks are diuretics that can contribute to dehydration, requiring even more hydration after drinking. 

Not only is water important for skin health, it can also play a key role in the prevention of disease. Drinking eight glasses of water a day can decrease the risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer, and potentially even breast cancer. 


Being Balanced Tip of the Day

  walking in nature

Spend time outdoors every day 

Clear the mind, nurture yourself, experience the beauty.

 

Quote of the Day

smile"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."

Benjamin Franklin


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Namaste, 

Kelly Moore

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