Relief vs. Repair
By Matthew Nolan of P2K
Most of the people I treat come to me in some sort of distress or pain. Usually the first visit we end up talking about relief versus repair. It is important to discuss this because I think that most people equate the two. The “normal” scenario is:
1. I experience pain.
2. Pain causes me great distress
3. I take a pain killer
4. pain stops.
5. distress stops, problem solved.
The main issue for me, as a therapist, is that you may have temporarily turned off the alarm system, but you may not have solved the underlying issue that was causing the alarm in the first place.
Seems like a simple thing to understand right? Unfortunately it isn’t that simple for people. In today’s society of instantaneous everything, no pain equals fixed.
I find using a smoke detector analogy works. Your smoke detector goes off, you scramble around trying to find the source of smoke but don’t find anything. You wave a plate in front of the alarm until the it stops making that damn noise. Sometime later it goes off again, and you attempt to find the source but don’t so this time you take out the battery. Problem solved?
I don’t know about anyone else but I wouldn’t sleep soundly wondering if there were a smoldering fire in the walls or furniture of my house!
So why do we accept the same noise (pain) as “normal” in our body? Oh, I’m getting old, I have arthritis, I have an old injury….the list goes on. We are never really encouraged to fully repair and correct our movements.
We are told to stand up straight but it is the how we stand up, sit up and walk that make the difference. That is what I want my patients to take away from our time together.
I want to make your 2016 a year of self care so I decided to put this offer together.
Many people are scheduling and prepping this week for the new year ahead. This sale will make it so easy for you to enjoy a monthly massage. The discount is a special way to thank you for putting yourself first this year.
A series of twelve 60 min massages- $660 - just $55 each (normally $75 each)
A series of twelve 90 Min. massages -$1,020 - just $85 each (normally $110 each)
What you need to do now
For this to work, You'll need to purchase the package of your choice and then visit my booking system to schedule all 12 (preferably) at once. You'll find buttons to both links at the bottom of this post.
When you do this, you can add all your prescheduled sessions to your calendar and then book your other engagements around your massage sessions all year.
This prioritizes your commitment to wellness in 2016.
If you need to reschedule a massage, no problem! Just send me an email or give me a call.
What you need to know
This offer expires January 31,2016
You must buy all 12 sessions at once.
No extensions on this sale.
You must book all massages in advance (preferably at purchase time).
Please book online.
This offer is good Tuesday-Friday from 10-7 (my normal operating hours).
You can only use the duration you buy. For example, you can not break up a 60 min. package in to 90 min. sessions or vice versa.
All Massages in the package must be completed by January 31, 2017
Excludes the Shirodhara treatment.
90 min. package excludes Reiki.
Barefoot Bar Therapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone, Reiki (60 min.). Mix and match.
All regular policies apply. Find them listed under the "policy" tab at gaiabodywork.com
Buying gifts can be a stressful experience but we've got you covered!
Here are a few gift options that you can pick up from at Gaia Bodywork next time you're in for your weekly or monthly massage. Of course, if you need them sooner, you can find them here on my online store.
1. Lavender tranquility eye pillows also double as hot/cold packs so you could get this for the spa diva or the athlete in your life and it would be a perfect fit. These are high quality pillows made with lavender buds so they smell AHHHmazing!
2. Funny candles are a great gift for your secret santa!
We've got one for your favorite crazy cat lady, unicorn lover, hippie, or king of all the farts! I love these candles because they are highly scented and semi-locally made in Austin, TX.
3. Biofreeze. It's a crowd favorite!
One thing about BioFreeze is that it WORKS and it doesn't have ibuprofen or aspirin in the ingredient list like so many over the counter products you'll find at the drug store. BioFreeze is only available through licensed practitioners. I've used it for muscular pain + nerve pain (including shingles) and it is a god send!
4. Luxury Bedding.
Who couldn't benefit from a good nights sleep?...a GREAT nights sleep?
These sheets will get you off to dream land faster than you can count three sheep. I love using them on my massage table and my clients rave about them regularly.
5. Aromatherapy oils.
Did you know that Hillary is a certified aromatherapist?
Aromatherapy oils can be used to scent your favorite homemade bath or body products, or blended to be inhaled therapeutically. Check out my recipe for an easy pillow spray.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! I will be taking off between December 24-January 5 to recharge and enjoy time with family, friends, and of course tons of end of the year paperwork :))
I'm looking forward to spending another great year with you all!
Hi! I’m Hillary Arrieta and I help people improve their lives by offering holistic solutions to ease stress, eliminate pain, and inspire self care practices.
I own Gaia Bodywork in Richardson, TX. and specialize in unique and effective massage and meditation techniques such as Barefoot Bar Therapy and iRest® Yoga Nidra.
Gaia Bodywork PLLC offers the Best Massage in Richardson, Texas for pain and stress management.
Dallas Massage Blog is a written journal about Massage Therapy, Wellness, and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage in the Dallas, Texas area.