A few changes

As you may have seen Nancy is taking a few shifts off to help the family at the passing of a loved one.

This week Tuesday, Stefanie will be taking an appointment for Nancy, and the shift will be shortened.

Nancy will  be back in the office two Saturdays per month and Tuesday evenings beginning May 3.

Spring!

Good Morning Bay View!

 

It is such a lovely day, I can hardly blame you for not coming in for a massage.  I wish you all a lovely weekend.

If you need a fun activity, you or your kids like Batman I suggest you check out Mister Mellow’s Creative Group.  You can make “Bat Mobiles” (the type you hand from the ceiling) this weekend for only $5!

Here is a link to his facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/MisterMellowsArt

Drop-in for our Infant Massage Workshop

All materials are provided for your first workshop (towels, oil, workbook) at $15.  Introduction, information and demonstration of the strokes for two body areas (legs and abdomen, for example) and baby exercises.

Additional workshops (week 2 and 3) are offered for $10 each.

You can drop-in for any class without pre-registration.  The fee is per family, parents, partners, caregivers and siblings welcome!

 

UPCOMING DATES:

Thursday, March 20, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 27, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

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Yes, Infant Massage is that relaxing.  This little guy fell right to sleep after a little foot massage.

It is helpful to note that not all babies love infant massage class, but most do enjoy massage.  I like to let people know not to stress about learning everything perfectly in class.  Sometimes we take breaks, babies cry, diapers need to be changed, etc.  Class is like life with a baby, a little chaotic, a lot of fun and quite rewarding.

 

Housekeeping notes

Hello Friends,

We have had a few difficulties with our online schedule system.  As we strive to work these out, please do not hesitate to call and see if an appointment is available for you.

414-979-9770 is our business line, but as I (Stefanie) have a full time job taking care of a toddler and an infant I can not always answer my line at home.  You are always free to call our reception desk which is open Mondays 12-8, Tuesdays – Wednesdays 9-8, Fridays 9-6 and Saturdays 10-4.  That number is 414-943-2915

Infant Massage is offered in March on Thursday the 13th, 20th and 27th.  Please drop in!  If you have questions call us, you can pre-register, but it is not required.

Thank you

Stefanie

 

 

The Best Valentine Ever…Massage

Tomato

Hello,

Number 1 Questions I get regarding Val-Day and massage is,

“do you do couples massage?”

Tragically, for those inquiring, the answer is “no.”  Although we have two practitioners, we only have one room and one massage table.

However, we are across the hall from another fantastic MT (Anne at Voodoo Massage) so SOMETIMES it works out that a couple can both get massage at the same time in <almost> the same place.

Number 2 Question:

“do you have gift certificates”

a big, resounding YES!

And we are OPEN tomorrow from 9 am – 6 pm for your gift certificate needs! Although appointments for Friday and Saturday seem to have already filled up, we can still connect you with a great gift for that special someone.

Pricing:

$65 for a 60 minute massage

$70 for a 60 minute HOT STONE massage

$80 for a 75 minute massage

$85 for a 75 minue HOT STONE massage

$95 for a 90 minute massage and

$100 for a 90 minute HOT STONE massage

Massage makes a great gift because massage promotes the flow of blood, and where does blood flow towards and from?  THE HEART

Have a great weekend.

Infant Massage Workshops

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Stefanie & Zoe (2012)

Infant Massage Workshops have NEW format

Workshops are now offered on a DROP-IN basis.

All materials are provided for your first workshop (towels, oil, workbook) at $15.  Introduction, information and demonstration of the strokes for two body areas (legs and abdomen, for example) and baby exercises.

Additional workshops (week 2 and 3) are offered for $10 each.

You can drop-in for any class without pre-registration.  The fee is per family, parents, partners, caregivers and siblings welcome!

 

UPCOMING DATES:

Thursday, February 13 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 20, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 27, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

News & Notes

Website updates coming!

Here is the basic information:

  • Stefanie will have new hours starting January 6th

*Mondays 12:00 pm, 6:30pm
*Tuesdays 9:00 am and 1pm
*Wednesdays 6:30 pm
*Thursdays 9:00 am
*Fridays 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

  • Nancy will have new hours starting January 6th

*Tuesdays 5:00 -8:00 pm
*Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Stefanie will be taking 60, 75 and 90 minute sessions only
  • Nancy will continue to offer 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 minute sessions.
  • New format for Infant Massage Class comes in January

Maternity Leave Begins Friday!

Greetings,

Stefanie will be finishing up her last day for the year on Friday, September 27th. Stefanie will return from Maternity Leave on January 6th 2014.

Nancy will be available evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will continue to alternate Saturdays as well.

We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you this fall and winter.

My favorite muscle

the muscle I am geeking out on today.

the muscle I am geeking out on today.

The psoas (sew-as) muscle is the strongest hip flexor.  Textbooks vary on origin and insertion points of most muscles, but it is pretty safe to say that the Psoas originates (begins) on the anterior (front aspect) of the lumbar (lower five) vertebrae, and inserts (ends) on the lesser trochanter of the femur (thigh bone).

It is deep to the abdominal muscles and usually a little tricky to treat.  In fact, the first time I “met” my psoas muscle in massage school, I almost cried when my classmate did the treatment.  Four years prior to that I had been in a car accident that rotates my hips quite uncomfortably.  In fact, for several months by the end of the day, I had an orcish limp to  my walk.  I received many different treatments: massage, chiropractic, craniosacral work, and physical therapy.  Pain usually crept back pretty quickly, until I started having thorough psoas treatments.  I rarely have hip pain these days, and I am so thankful that I have learned how to take care of that deep muscle.

Most people benefit from a little psoas work now and again.  Although we don’t think of “sitting” as an action that can cause muscle tightness or fatigue, the psoas is flexed EVERY time you are seated: desk, car, couch.

The psoas (and it’s nearby pal Illiacus) can refer pain to the low back and buttocks.  If you consistently have pain in those areas, regardless of stretching or other treatments, you should consider having the psoas worked on.

There are several different ways to treat the psoas (so you don’t have to cry like I did).  Feel free to discuss with your massage therapist which would be the best treatment for you.

 

 

Website In Progress

Hello,

Thank you for visiting Lagom Therapeutic Massage’s website.  I (Stefanie) apologize for the LONG delay in getting this website up and running.

In this lovely wintry time filled with tax preparation, accounting and regular massage business, it has been hard to manage this new website.

Soon, I trust we will have a lovely website with everything you want to know about our services, staff and prices.

with sincere gratitude,

Stefanie