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Thankful

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  Though 2020 has been incredibly tough on everyone, November is the month to stop, breath, and find something in your life to be grateful for. Our team at Jupiter Massage and Pilates are incredibly grateful for our tight-knit community and our fantastic clients that have stuck with us through the thick and thin this year. We will be having our Black Friday sale this year, and we look forward to celebrating this holiday season with our regular and returning clients. Please call or text our studio at 561-529-2093 or email us at  jupitermassage@gmail.com  for more information

Hot Stone Massage

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  What is Hot Stone Massage? Hot stone massage incorporates heated stones as part of the therapy.  The therapist will uses the smooth stones as either an extension of their hands or by placing them on the body.  The stones are typically very smooth-surfaced basalt stones, in which the high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help to warm up tight muscles that will allow the therapist to work more deeply, more quickly and with less pressure. What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage? Muscle Relaxation The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.   Pain Relief While all types of massage can

5 tips for a healthier life

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This is a fantastic article written and published by Monique Tello. All credit and research goes to her.  Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). This means that they had data on a huge number of people over a very long period of time. The NHS included over 78,000 women and followed them from 1980 to 2014. The HPFS included over 40,000 men and followed them from 1986 to 2014. This is over 120,000 participants, 34 years of data for women, and 28 years of data for men. The researchers looked at NHS and HPFS data on diet, physical activity, body weight, smoking, and alcohol consumption that had been collected from regularly administered, validated questionnaires. What is a healthy lifestyle, exactly? These five areas were chosen because prior studies have shown them to have a

Benefits and Uses of Marigold

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You’ve likely seen brightly orange-colored marigolds in flower or vegetable gardens many times before, but did you know that certain species of marigold flowers actually have many impressive health benefits as well? A particular species of marigold flower, Calendula officinalis (commonly just called calendula  or “pot marigold”), is used to make healing herbal ointments, teas, tinctures and topical treatments that have been in existence for almost 1,000 years. Botanical research shows that calendula marigolds contain many active constituents, including various antioxidants and volatile oils. These are responsible for the flowers’ bright color and strong smell; ability to repel certain fungi, pests and insects; and also its capability of improving blood flow and controlling inflammation. ( 3 ) Due to their antioxidant properties, uses for marigolds include: 1. Homemade Skin Treatment Ointment can be used to soothe sunburns , warts, bites, acne and ulcerations, in addition to healing wou

Healthy Feet = Healthy Life

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Our feet, which bear the weight of the whole body, allow locomotion and do a lot of work. Still, they are the least pampered part of the body. To pamper your feet and keep them strong and flexible, a daily foot massage for a few minutes is good option. Reflexology is an ancient healing practice based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different organs and glands. Remember that human foot is an evolutionary marvel, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force and your weight in motion. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons—plus almost 15,000 nerve endings! In reflexology pressure is applied to these reflexes on the feet, which promotes good health. Here are some health benefits of foot massage and reflexology: Improves blood circulation: Due to a sedentary lifestyle, many people don’t use their feet muscles properly, thus impeding good blood flow. Also, tight, poi

Massage therapy for pain

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What are the benefits of therapeutic massage? Most massage techniques are designed to promote pain relief, stress reduction, and improved movement in daily living.  Therapeutic massage has been shown to improve joint flexibility, relieve  lower-back pain , and stimulate the release of endorphins. It can also be used to treat and prevent the following conditions:  Arthritis Sports injuries, work-related injuries and repetitive strain injuries (carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, bursitis) Anxiety, depression, tension and stress Walking or running-related pain Poor posture and suboptimal use of the body in movement  What are the various massage techniques? Reiki : Involves light touch, and is designed to work with the body’s energy. Craniosacral therapy : Involves only five grams of pressure, and influences the central nervous system. Deep tissue massage : Uses intense pressure and targets the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. 

Healthy Eating = A Longer, Happier, Life

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1. Increase productivity Like a car, your brain needs quality fuel to run efficiently. When it comes to your job, working more efficiently can help you earn more, since high achievers are usually first in line for promotions and raises. Nessel says her clients frequently experience increased focus shortly after improving their diets. How much can eating healthy help? One 2012 study published by Population Health Management found that eating an unhealthy diet puts you at a 66% increased risk of productivity loss. Another study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that an unhealthy diet represented the highest risk for low productivity out of 19 possible risk factors, including lack of exercise, chronic pain and financial instability. 2. Save money on life insurance Health insurance premiums cannot be based on health factors, since everyone is required to have health coverage. However, life insurance rates are largely based on age and health.  If yo