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
Expecting Moms Embrace Massage
Pregnancy Massage Contributes to Nine Healthy Months
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Being Balanced Tip of the Day
Spend time outdoors every day
Clear the mind, nurture yourself, experience the beauty.
Quote of the Day
"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."