I asked my adorable, wonderful clients why THEY love their 90-minute massage sessions with me. Here’s what they had to say.
“The extra 30 minutes makes a huge difference.
It seems that it takes my body and mind 60 minutes to completely let go.
The extra 30 allows my body to experience that much more relaxation and healing while all stress is gone.”
“I tried it because: if 60 was so great, 90 must be even better!
Makes a big difference – since starting them I haven’t experienced the pinched nerve in my neck that usually occurs every couple of months!
I would DEFINITELY recommend trying a 90 minute massage – it allows extra time to be spent on areas that need extra attention, plus it’s 30 extra minutes of JOY!”
“There’s nothing like a 90-minute refreshing. Joy is especially suited for thorough massage. I like how she gives a total experience.
I schedule one every month with her year of massage.
Time to really relax and renew.”
“I’d never had a 90 minute massage before and thought I’d treat myself to one.
What I loved about it was that I got to enjoy a full body massage, & actually have time to also work on problem areas a little more.
If you’re having pain in a particular area and need some attention given to it, a 90 minute massage is the best way to do that.
It also allows for a longer relaxation period.
I LOVE them!”
If you would like to schedule a 90-min massage, feel free to contact me at email@example.com!
KP (keratosis pilaris)
Aka chicken skin or goose flesh
Affects 50% of adolescents–more women than men
(usually clears up by age of 30)
Also affects 40% of adults
Affects people who have Celtic backgrounds
Similar to eczema only not itchy
Caused by hyperkeratinization (over production of keratin: it multiplies faster than it sheds) around hair follicles on skin
Keratin is the hard protein that strengthens hair and nails.
KP is acne-like and accumulates on upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.
It’s a vata, dry skin condition
Moisturizing skin is key to treating KP
Massage with sesame oil
Coconut oil (especially combined with ACV)
MSM lotion (REALLY GOOD!)
Exfoliating improves circulation, prevents clogging of dead skin cells, and removes build up of keratin
*Do not rub hard and cause irritation (or body will protect itself by producing MORE keratin!!)
Use coconut oil and sugar to scrub body
Also make sure to dry brush before every shower!
Do a liver detox (liver blood is not nourishing your skin)
Use a humidifier in the winter
Dairy (KP is often caused by an intolerance to casein “dairy proteins”)
Try to eliminate dairy first for 6 weeks
And then meat for 6 weeks before reintroducing
See if you notice a difference
In body care avoid sodium lauryl sulfate
ACV (apple cider vinegar)
*Vitamin C (reduces inflamation and ingrown hairs)
**Cod liver oil
The most widely recognized nutritional deficiency of recent times
Take MORE Vitamin A in cold weather
Eat cows liver & egg yolks (which also contain Vitamin D)
Plenty of water (3 liters)
1 pint of carrot juice every day
Raw milk instead of regular milk
Ghee (clarified butter)
Omega-3s (Fish oil, chia seeds, and flax seeds)
More greens (your body needs more chlorophyll)
I have personally struggled with KP ever since I can remember so I’ve been wanting to do this research for a looooooong time.
Let me know which things help you!
Remember it’s important to heal your body from the inside out!
It stars Gerard Depardieu which on it’s own would be enough to win me over.
It’s about a sweet, illiterate man who befriends an old woman who lovingly teaches him how to read and what it’s like to be appreciated.
It’s a love story. Not a romance. More like soulmates.
“It’s not a typical love affair, but love and tenderness, both are there. Named after a daisy, she lived amongst words, surrounded by adjectives in green fields of verbs. Some force you yield to. But she, with soft art, passed through my hard shield and into my heart. Not always are love stories just made of love. Sometimes love is not named but it’s love just the same. This is not a typical love affair I met her on a bench in my local square. She made a little stir, tiny like a bird with her gentle feathers. She was surrounded by words, some as common as myself. She gave me books, two or three Their pages have come alive for me. Don’t die now, you’ve still got time, just wait It’s not the hour, my little flower Give me some more of you. More of the life in you Wait Not always are stories just made of love Sometimes love is not named. But it’s love just the same”
Why Tom Hanks is awesome. (Just a few reasons of MANY) The gif at the end!!
How to stop feeling like an imposter at work. (This is great for those of us who own our own businesses.)
Create a year-round salad garden. Don’t forget separate containers for tomatoes! (Tomatoes are vital for yummy salads….)
Speaking of yummy: how DELICIOUS do these Spring samosas look? I can’t wait to try them!! Samosas are magical….
Also: hash brown waffles. (yet another use for my Cinderella waffle maker!)
Mint-infused honey….so lovely!!
It’s actually a form of neuropathy caused by impaired circulation and weakened nerves.
You need to improve any kidney deficiency and the best way to do that is to up your intake of water.
Make sure to take:
•EFAs (essential fatty acids)
•****B vitamins, especially B-3 (niacin) which will strengthen weakened nerves and prevent them from breaking. B-6 and B-12 will eliminate any pins and needle sensations.
Do a foot soak or oil massage with ginger:
Improves circulation and also actually contains B vitamins including B-3!
You can also take:
Dandelion (look for it in tea form)
Avoid alcohol as it messes with your circulation.
🌸Did you know?! Taking too many pictures affects our ability to form detailed memories! So, maybe it’s a good thing that I didn’t take any pictures at my 2-year anniversary spaghetti dinner party….
🌸A painting tells us how to be less selfish. The website has other topics that art can help with as well.
🌸Ever wanted to disappear? Here are step-by-step instructions for deleting yourself from the entire INTERNET.
🌷People painted as flags eating the food of their country. Bizarre and beautiful.
🌷A birds-eye view of different countries. Stunning.
Tranquility, gentleness, emotional balance, spirit, love, integrity, optimism, emotional and spiritual growth, zest for life, control of thoughts and senses, conscience and wisdom.
Peak Hours: 11 am – 1 pm
shortness of breath, cold feeling in the chest and limbs, palpitations, cold sweat, inability to speak, memory failure and restless sleep.
The heart is the ruler of all emotions. Signs of imbalance include sadness, absence of laughter, depression, fear, anxiety, hysteria, erratic behavior, alternating joy and melancholy, dullness, yearning for love, jealousy and sorrow.
Don’t drink any more coffee; green tea is much easier on your heart.
Also add Ginseng, currents, & corn into your diet.
Tension headaches, fatigue, discouragement
What if I don’t have my gallbladder?
You still have your gallbladder meridian.
Having the Gallbladder removed effects the ability to make decisions, this type of person can get overly concerned about small details and lose the big picture of things.
Quick dietary tips for strengthening your gall bladder meridian:
To release stagnation eat more:
•apple, lemon, and ginger juice
fat consumption (and reduce oil)
My favorites list would be:
21) Adelle (badass)
20) Kaylee (adorable)
19) Victor (so much fun to watch)
18) Oz (terse and deep)
17) Echo (and all of her roles in Dollhouse) (I loved watching her change--really made me respect Eliza Dushku)
16) Fred (because she's Fred!)
15) Lilah (badass)
14) Harmony (clueless)
13) Alpha (insane)
12) Druscilla (insane)
11) Buffy (adorable)
10) Willow (funny and sweet)
9) Topher (geeky and lovable)
8) Glory (insane)
7) Xander (sweet and goofy)
6) Giles (awesome & British)
5) Cordelia (speaking her mind--and winning my heart)
4) Angel (sexiness)
3) Wesley (for becoming a badass)
2) Anya (always speaking her mind)
1) Spike (cheekbones, sexiness, EVERYTHING)
**that was my geek-out moment of the day**
•I’m so in love with Random Acts of Kindness (like these ones). Maybe when I pay off my loans that’s what I’ll do the next month: just leave money around for people to find and pay for the person behind me :)
•Along those same lines here are 100 ways to tell your child (or anyone, really) how much you love them. Because love is important!
•How to know you’re in a really good (even sacred) relationship.
•Have you ever taken the Meyers Briggs personality test? I’ve actually recently become more of an ESFP but for a long time I was an ENTP so I love this article on the care and feeding of your ENTP. (some of it still really resonates with me)
•Also I still can relate to this one about ENTPs and their awkwardness when it comes to love.
•I love this super cute gift tag DIY.
•I’m kind of obsessed with easy-to-make food that looks totally complicated like braided Nutella bread and eggs with heart-shaped yolks.
•If someone makes me these lasagna cups I will know they love me!!
I’m less than $1000 away from the halfway point!
At this point I’m starting to wonder what I’ll do to celebrate and how much it will change my life to be debt free.
My ultimate goal is to be debt free by my birthday in July. But I know that it’s more realistic to expect to make it happen by November.
If you’d like to help there are two ways to do so and there will be more ways coming soon!
1) If you live in Staunton, schedule a massage!
My current specials are:
contact me at JoyBoardman@gmail.com to schedule.
I’ll be posting my March bath crystals soon! (Aromatherapy Epsom salts which are awesome for sore muscles and detoxifying your body!) I have new ones every month and specially crafted for every zodiac sign.
“The solution to pollution is dilution”
The more you drink, the more waste your kidneys will be able to remove from your body!
**Make sure to drink warm or room warm temperature drinks instead of ice-cold drinks. **
Try to drink at least 2 litres of water/ day.
Drink water in large quantities (instead of little sips here and there) throughout the day– this flushes your kidneys more effectively.
(Your bodies’ absorption of water can be further improved by taking a pinch of high quality Sea Salt at the same time as drinking.)
#2) Fruit juices:
•Drink cranberry concentrate with water each morning.
•Drink plenty of fresh sweet or sour fruit juices (pineapple, orange, apple, lime, grape etc.)
•Apple juice will energize you
#3) Vegetable juices: (Have a vegetable juice each day to encourage liver detoxification and kidney filtration.)
•Carrot juice+wheat grass+celery+parsley
•celery+parsley+cucumber+half a lemon+water
•carrot juice+spirulina (energy boost and the cleansing power of chlorophyll)
•carrots+beets+cucumbers (refreshing and cleansing)
#4) Herbal teas: (gentle diuretics)
•Parsley tea:boil 2 cups of parsley and let it steep
(**parsley detoxifies the kidneys and is beneficial in treating an preventing kidney stones**)
•Watermelon seed tea made with 2 tsp. of watermelon seeds in a cup of hot water
(For information on preventing kidney stones click here)
March is Kidney health awareness month (which is actually kind of awesome because I've been TRYING to get these kidney posts finished and it just wasn't happening and now- hey! It's the perfect month for them, yay.
If you are interested in kidney health I have LOTS of information I’ll be posting all month long so keep coming back!