Savanna’s Testimonial: Pregnancy Massage on PlanetJoy

Savanna has been coming to me for a couple of years now and she’s due July 31st. Before she got crazy busy with her new baby, I wanted to ask her some questions about her experience with pregnancy massage.

As soon as Savanna told me she’d found out that she was pregnant, back in February, I decided to take a prenatal and postpartum massage course. The class was a wonderful experience (I got to work on a woman the day before she was induced!)

Together, Savanna and I have had a lot of fun practicing and perfecting the most amazing pregnancy massage experience.

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Name: Savanna

Age: 27

Did you have any objections or skepticism about pregnancy massage?

I actually was a little bit skeptical.

While I am a big fan of massage, I was skeptical about whether or not I could still enjoy it if I couldn’t lay on my back or stomach.

I wasn’t sure exactly how it would work or if I would just have to lay on my side the whole time.

Mainly I think I just didn’t know exactly what to expect so I was skeptical about whether or not it would be as comfortable or relaxing as a regular massage.

What were some of your concerns or worries?

I was mainly worried or concerned at the beginning about whether or not it was completely safe for the baby.

I had read some mixed reviews online about the safety especially for the first trimester.

I had also read that sometimes massage made morning sickness worse.

(*Special note: the reason massage can have a bad rep for first trimester is that the first trimester is a very sensitive time and many women do not end up carrying to term. When something happens and the pregnancy is terminated, the massage is not a direct cause, but all the pain from losing the baby can often lead women to search for a cause. Because of this it’s important to work lightly and check in a LOT with the woman to make sure she feels comfortable, healthy, and safe.

Also, in the case of losing a baby, massage is excellent for mental health and emotional healing.)

What were you hoping would happen?

I was hoping that my skepticism and/or worries would be for no reason and that I would enjoy pregnancy massage as much if not more than regular massage.

Why did you choose to come to me (instead of someone else)? What made you trust me?

I had already had good experiences with your massages so that helped.

Also I know that you are always reading and researching so I knew that you would be well versed in what was safe and unsafe for both me and the baby.

Plus knowing that you went to the effort to take the pre-natal class was reassuring as well.

But even without the prenatal class I was confident that you would do your homework and look into what was and wasn’t safe for pregnancy so that was reassuring.

What can other people expect? Juicy details, please! What were some highlights of the experience?

Pregnancy massage is obviously somewhat different than a regular massage, but it is also the same in many ways.

With the physical changes that pregnancy brings come a lot of aches and pains, and you need a relaxing massage more than ever.

Despite what I originally had thought, the massages can be just as relaxing as a regular massage, they are just a little different.

The “cloud” was also very nice. (*A special combination concoction of pillows to prop you up so you can have your head, neck, arms, and feet worked on. Feels like floating on a cloud….) 

Because I was propped up on pillows I rarely felt nauseous or lightheaded.

When I did I always was able to be adjusted in a way that alleviated that feeling.

It was also helpful that you were very open minded and always willing to make little adjustments as we went to make sure that I was always comfortable.

What concerns or worries were taken care of?

I was reassured after talking to one of our midwives who actually said not only is it safe but that they recommend massage and/or chiropractic care.

I was also reassured that you took the prenatal massage class so I was very confident that you would know what was and was not recommended during pregnancy.

I also appreciated that you were open to trying different things and I always felt comfortable letting you know if we needed to adjust my position, if I needed another pillow, etc.

What was different about this experience compared to regular massages?

The most obvious is that you can’t lay on your stomach or your back.  Other than that the experience as surprisingly similar.

The added stretches and the tummy massage is an extra perk.

What pleasantly surprised you?

I was surprised that despite having a different position for the massage it was really just as relaxing as a regular massage.

What was most satisfying about the experience?

Massages were great in helping relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy, as well as relieving the tension from stress and anxiety that comes with pregnancy.

It was nice to take an hour a month (or sometimes a couple of hours a month) to relax.

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(*Savanna, it’s been an honor working on you throughout your pregnancy. Because I’ve worked on you every month it’s been so cool to watch your baby grow.
Thank you for being patient while I figured everything out. I know you said it felt good even the first few times when I was a little unsteady with all the techniques.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you better. AND it was SO COOL to be one of the very FIRST people to hear about your pregnancy!! (Even before your parents, wow.)
I can’t wait to meet your little baby and get to know her :) 

Staunton Virginia PlanetJoy Massage Clients! Vote for your favorite Staunton businesses

I’ve created a poll for my PlanetJoy massage
clients to figure out where they will most like to spend a $10 gift certificate in downtown Staunton.

I just designed a Frequent Space Travel loyalty program to reward my clients for coming to me.

Every 6th visit they will receive a $10 gift certificate to use on a future massage or at a Staunton location of their choice.

This way I can reward my clients and support downtown Staunton all at the same time!

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Use the poll to tell me what your favorite Staunton businesses are!

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vote HERE for your favorite Staunton places!

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10 Secrets About Massage Therapists

Stuff you might not know about massage therapists:

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1*We really don’t care whether you shave or not (please do wear deodorant, though!)

2*Even if the fact that you smoke is your best kept secret, we can still tell that you do it. (We can smell it on your skin) We won’t tell anyone, don’t worry.

3*We can tell you why you have knots where you do based on what you do for a living.

4*We can help you find the perfect stretch for your tightest spots. (Think of the action of that muscle and then do the exact opposite.)

5*We can tell if you are drinking enough water or eating too much sugar.

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6*We can sometimes feel emotions you’ve been dealing with that you’ve been storing in your muscles.

7*We can help clear your sinuses.

8*We know more about your intestinal issues than you might guess. (I know when you’re constipated!)

9*We can help you sleep better at night.

10*We can help your muscles look even better than they would if you just exercised and didn’t get a massage. (Always remember to stretch after you workout!) 

11*We are your cheerleaders, we truly care about your health and well-being.

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If you want to schedule a massage, please contact me! You can find me on facebook at http://facebook.com/planetjoyeaux.

Wonder Woman Wednesday: LeeAnn Monroe

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Let me introduce you to my VERY favorite Wonder Woman: LeeAnn.

It always takes a lot of courage for me to say someone is my best friend because it means I have to make myself vulnerable….but I would happily be honored to call LeeAnn my best friend.

LeeAnn is the funniest story-teller, she’s so completely AMAZING and I miss her every day since she moved to Vermont.
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Name: Lee Ann Monroe

Birthday: Halloween!

Describe yourself as you are or as you want to be remembered
Hmm…I’d like to be remembered as fun, honest, smart, and tolerant. Mostly though as someone who always helped other people remember why they are special and that they can do anything.

Favorite book? (Or blog or podcast)
Favorite book…this is hard. I only finish books I fall in love with. They are all my favorite at the time. I guess if I have to pick, Hope for the Flowers. It’s one of those books with a message I want to spread around.

That or The Other Boleyn Girl. Its full of scandal, adventure, and intrigue!

Favorite quote

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear”

What motivates you?
Other people motivate me.

How do you best take care of yourself? What is your favorite way to be healthy?
MASSAGE is my favorite way to be healthy – you can imagine how I’m faring now…

What is your greatest strength? 
I’m pretty good at communicating. Talking so people will want to listen.

Who inspires you? What have they taught you? 
My dad inspires me. He’s taught me that most things are not worth fighting about.

My kids inspire me. They teach me everyday that EVERYTHING has the potential to be wicked fun.

My husband inspires me. He’s taught me that his love really is unconditional.

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What’s the best advice or wisdom you’ve ever received? 
There’s a difference between NEED and REALLY REALLY WANT.

What cheers you up or encourages you when you’re down? 
Fresh air cheers me up. I always feel better after being outside. And wine (but I kind of think that’s cheating.) Being creative and making something new from something old encourages me.

What are you proudest of? 
I am proudest of my friends. I have some really great ones. They’re so diverse and talented and continually push me to be a totally different me.

What is your biggest goal for 2015? 
My biggest goal is to be more giving of myself. I get caught up in books/social media/tv and spend too little time focusing on the people in my life. Close by and far away

{Please share a photo or two of yourself at your happiest! And tell a little bit about the photo(s)}
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I love this first one because it’s at the top of Mt. Snow, right after we moved here.

In looking for pictures of being happy, I realized that when I’m happy, I take pictures of what’s making me happy.

So the first picture Brian took, of me, taking a picture of Amelia and Arie, who were making me happy.
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The middle picture is at Bonnaroo – what more could you ask for, a free donut, an iced coffee in 100 degree weather, a vacation with just my husband, and waiting to see Vance Joy.
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The last picture is an obvious one – legit JOY is both captured on my face and sitting next to me. Despite it being a little blurry, it’s a rare picture.
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Ahhhhhhhh! I’m so honored to be one of LeeAnn’s happy moments!!!! :)

Thank you so much, LeeAnn, for taking the time to answer my questions. You ARE a Wonderful Wonder Woman. I miss you.

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Staunton VA, PlanetJoy Massage: Business Update

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By now I’m sure you’ve heard my spiel about my business model:

Making massage affordable for busy women who want to make a commitment to their health (both mental and physical well-being)

If someone wants to sign up for one massage, they pay full price. But, the more massages you sign up for, the more you save. So, I have some clients who come every month, multiple times per month and only pay $45/ hour session.

Because I run my business this way, I get to know my clients really well. I also get to know their bodies well and how I can best serve them.

I also research things that can specifically help my clients (nutrition, yoga stretches, and essential oils).

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And, starting in July, I will have an incentive program! For every 6 visits, my clients will receive a gift certificate for a local shop! This will not only encourage clients to sign up for more massages, but will also support downtown businesses! Hooray :)

If you live in the Staunton, VA area and want to spread the word, please feel free to tell your friends and anyone you know would appreciate taking time to heal their minds and bodies every month.

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Wonder Woman Wednesday: Lynne Boardman

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Todays Wonder Woman is my mom, Lynne Boardman. Her birthday is on Friday, so I thought it would be perfect to feature her on this month’s Wonder Woman Wednesday.
**************************************** Name: Lynne Boardman

Birthday: 2-20-59

Describe yourself as you are or as you want to be remembered
Welcoming + Encouraging= how I want to be remembered

Favorite book?: 
The Hiding Place
The Velveteen Rabbit

Favorite quote

“He will guide you with His love.”

-Zeph 3:17

Or:

“He who refreshes will himself be refreshed.”
-Proverbs 11:25

What motivates you?
*Opportunities to bless others
*Helping
*Keeping vows to stay in touch
*Keeping short accounts

How do you best take care of yourself?
Taking supplements and diffusing essential oils

What is your favorite way to be healthy?
Swimming a mile and then using the steam room

What is your greatest strength?
My memory for the word of God.

Who inspires you? What have they taught you?
My pastor, Todd Brown, inspires me.
He has taught me how to be refreshing.

What’s the best advice or wisdom you’ve ever received? 

“The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy, and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity.”

What are you proudest of? 
My daughter

What is your biggest goal for 2015? 
I want to be serene.

{Please send a photo or two of yourself at your happiest! And tell me a little bit about the photo(s)}

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First trimester pregnant, visiting Beverly in Richmond. It is one of my happiest family memories.
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A happy reunion.
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In Hilton Head with my dad at Christmas.

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Thank you momma! You are a Wonderful Wonder Woman :)

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2014: Best of the blog [my absolute favorite posts]

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My favorite business moments of the year:
*Collage parties turned into art therapy

“I know I said it a bunch of times, but I still want to say ‘thank you’ once again for the collage party and for your insightful prompts on the making of the collages. As I said, I’ve not done anything that was free-flowingingly (I make up words sometimes) creative in many years. It was a great experience for me on so many levels.”

*My clients fell in love with 90-min massages

“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!”

*I designed PlanetJoy t-shirts

*I started doing 2-hour massages

*2014 YOM client testimonials
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My favorite health articles of the year:
*Yoga and nutrition for SAD

*What is the pineal gland and why is it making me SAD?

*Holistic help for KP (keratosis pilaris)

*Mucus in your colon?! Gross!!

*I learned how to spell eczema image image image image

My favorite artist of the year:
Ashley Percival
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My favorite personal moments of year:
*Learning to tell it like it is

*My financial freedom plan

*I wrote my bio

*What if I were a novel character

*My year: 2014 in review
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Favorite bonus helpful articles:
*My favorite free apps

*My 12 favorite blogs

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PlanetJoy’s Policies for 2016

PlanetJoy’s Policies for 2016

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Cancellations:

Please let me know as soon as possible (no later than 1hour before appointment) if you need to cancel or reschedule.

If you are more than 15min late, I will ask you to please reschedule your appointment.

If you cancel more than 2 times in a row, your YOM subscription is cancelled and you will have to pay full price ($69) before signing up again at most recent rate (for 2016 $60/month)

Cell phone usage:

Please turn your phone completely on silent or off during an appointment. (Not on vibrate)

Communication

2016: I have still not mastered mind reading….still working on that!

Please let me know if you need anything adjusted: temperature, music, massage pressure, face cradle height….I will not be offended! 

It’s my pleasure to make you as comfortable as possible :)

Payments:

Please pay as much up front as you can. This makes it less stressful for us both in the long run.

If you need to make multiple payments, please pay at least 2 months at a time.

*Pay 6months+ at a time and save $25!

Pricing

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YOM 2016 menu (for YOM clients only!!)

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2016 general menu

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120-min for only $99!

I accept cash and check. I also have Square so I can accept cards. There is a $1.50 convenience fee.

Tipping is always appreciated :)

Refunds

I’m sorry, there are no refunds. (Another reason why clear communication is important.)

Scheduling

I will send out an email with my schedule for the month during the first week of the month. I will send one reminder. 

*Please schedule by the end of the 3rd week of the month. 

If you don’t schedule an appointment, you will forfeit the month. 

If you know you’ll be unable to come during a particular month, let me know and we can add on to the end of your YOM or double up a month. 

Rescheduling appointments

I am happy to help you reschedule. If you are sick* or unable to come for any reason, just let me know and we can definitely work together to figure out another date.

If you need to reschedule that will not count against you at all.

*Special Note About Sickness: 

If you are even the teensiest bit sick, please reschedule. 

This way I do not get sick or get other clients sick (germs, ew) 

More importantly, massage will make you SICKER. Lymph. We can discuss it if you want. I LOVE talking about it.

Testimonials

Please let me know what I’m doing that you really enjoy and also tell me how I can improve! 

I can’t get better without your feedback so if you ever don’t like something, don’t hesitate to let me know!! I wanna be the BEST I can be and the only way I can do that is by YOU speaking your mind (with love, of course!)

Social media

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You can find me online here: 

[Blog]

[Facebook]

[Pinterest]

Contact me:

Email:

JoyBoardman@gmail.com

Text: 

448.1833

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PlanetJoy: Year of Massage {client feedback}

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ALLISON

What do you personally get out of the Year of Massage?

I have something to look forward to each month. It’s a time set aside just for me. 

Why do you recommend YOM?

Awesome stress relief and relaxation. If you book in advance, you’re giving an amazing gift to yourself each month.

What would make YOM even better?

I’m thrilled with it as it is. The price is affordable and I love the friendship I’ve developed with you!

Absolute favorite part of YOM:

Flexible scheduling and willing to work around zany events in my life without batting an eye.

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CINDY

I like committing to a year& the payment plan.

I love coming for my monthly massage because I know I’m gonna get healing in many ways.

I would pay full price but grateful I don’t have to.

I love reading your articles& learning from you.

I love your pink hair!!

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ROS

What do you personally get out of the Year of Massage? ((What is/are the main impact(s) it has on your life?))

Scheduling regular massages gives me a time each month devoted exclusively to making me feel AWESOME.

It reminds me that it’s important every once in a while to do things that aren’t goal-oriented, but are really just me-oriented.

I find that if I just schedule massages when I feel like I need one, I don’t have as many as I should, and it’s too easy to talk myself out of them.

Signing up for a whole year of massage bakes this important self-focused activity into my routine. 

Why do you recommend YOM? 

It’s important to have ME-time, and to intentionally show yourself some self-love. It’s a terrific self-present :). 

Absolute favorite part:

I love the heated table, the scented oils on the headrest, and the great company! 

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SUZANNE
I benefit from massage in the following ways: 

A. I am generally touch- deprived, so this gives me a chance to experience touch. 

B.  My muscles smile when I have massage– and for several days afterward.

C. It’s a time of complete disconnection from the frenzy of life.

D. I love Joy– her spirit lifts me up!!

I’d recommend it to anyone (and I have!) who likes to relax.

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LINDA

What do you personally get out of the Year of Massage? ((What is/are the main impact(s) it has on your life?))

My body is so much more relaxed and I’m more aware of my body tensing up throughout my days, especially during stressful moments.  It very well knows when it’s time to visit Planet Joy each month to rediscover, and once again release, my inner fluidity. 

The chronic pain I deal with from arthritis, fibro, etc. is lessened now, also. 

More purposeful relaxation and less pain.  Along with some of the best discussions ever. 

Priceless!

WHY do you recommend YOM?

I’ve not tried a wide variety of massage therapists, but from the few I have visited, Joy’s has been the most gentle, yet wholly effective for my body’s specific needs. 

There’s also a kindred spirit connection that makes it feel like I’ve known her forever, and peeps like that are definitely amongst of the cream of the crop, in my opinion.  :o)

What’s your favorite part of YOM?

You go above and beyond to accommodate, you are understanding when appts. need changed or cancelled, you send reminders, and then often remind us to check the reminders (lol), you nurture our bodies and spirits, you keep us laughing and creative, you provide such a warm and inviting space within your home that is so incredibly comfortable, AND you remind us to drink plenty of water.  :o) 

You take such good care of your space kittens and we appreciate you, big time!!!!

Thanks for all you do to help us maintain wellness and blissipline in our lives.  We love life on Planet Joy!!!

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SAVANNA

It is so nice to just take an hour a month for myself. I also just feel a lot better. I tend to have less upper back/neck/shoulder pain and fewer headaches.

I would definitely recommend this to friends. It is very affordable, much more so than many of our local spas, etc. While it is a bit of a financial investment I have found that it is so worth it.

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Want to sign up to be a Year of Massage client, too? Find me on Facebook at facebook.com/planetjoyeaux and send me a message for more details!

Bio for Joy Boardman, PlanetJoy:Otherworldly Massages

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Joy Boardman 

Massage therapist:

*provides mind-blowing mini-massages in shops downtown: 

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Cranberry’s every Friday from 1-5

Made; every Sunday (Nov/Dec) from 12:30-5

*performs myofascial release (gentle, deep-tissue massage) for Year of Massage clients in her home office on Sears Hill

*helps out at Alls Well Massage on Beverly Street 

Art therapist:

*hosts collage art parties around town and in home

*helps women set goals and craft treasure maps to their hearts’ desires

*hosts powerful women’s retreats which teach how to be EXCITED about your life 

It all began with lefty-scissors and a trip to Spain. 

Not only do Collage and Massage rhyme, they BOTH provide spiritual healing for mind and body.

When I’m not actively working with women to improve their lives, you can find me hosting full moon parties, doing nutrition research, making eye masks & aromatherapy bath fizzies. Also, drinking wine, eating food, and dancing….

*I know how to tango

*I’ve been to England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain (twice! &first time all by myself!!), France, & Italy 

*My hair has been at least 10 different colors

*I went to Governors School for Art when I was in high school 

*I started working for myself when I was 24 years old. 

*I studied at The Steiner Institute of Massage in Charlottesville, VA 

*I’m an only child of a single parent with mental illness 

*I work mostly with busy women (entrepreneurs, teachers, mothers) 

*I’m a liberal Christian, tree hugger, wild child, & pixie kitten 

*I want more than anything for women to take time to take care of themselves and live lives that make them excited to get up in the morning. 

I believe that there’s always time for a great glass of wine, life is too short not to eat as much as you like, & buying organic is important. I believe you should always be yourself and tell the truth: no holding back. I believe people will be just as happy as they allow themselves to be. I believe you can cure what ails you using natural foods, supplements, & essential oils instead of running to the doctor for medication. I believe touch is the universal language and it’s SO important to connect with each other.

Find out how to make time for yourself, take care of your body, and live your most exciting life: http://www.artisticdrama.WordPress.com

Message me to set up an appointment: 

http://www.facebook.com/planetjoyeaux

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PlanetJoy: Otherworldly Massages, Planet-Friendly Collages

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PlanetJoy now offers 2-Hour massages!!

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120-min massages for only $99!! These are AWESOME for people who need intense focus on more than one area of the body: for example your back AND legs are aching.

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Be nosey! Find out what all the cool Space Cats know:

Email the word “subscribe” to joyboardman@gmail.com and never miss another event or massage special!!

Testimonial Time: Why My Clients Love 90-Minute Massages

I asked my adorable, wonderful clients why THEY love their 90-minute massage sessions with me. Here’s what they had to say.

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Anne:
“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.”

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LeeAnn:
“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!”

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Lynne:
“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.”

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Allison:
“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!”

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If you would like to schedule a 90-min massage, feel free to contact me at joyboardman@gmail.com!

Euphoria Friday: March 7, 2014

This week:20140306-202245.jpgI’m dog-sitting the cutest dog in the universe.20140306-202151.jpgMy friend Anne came over to help me give him a bath!20140306-202204.jpg

Random fun:20140306-202254.jpg20140306-202305.jpgI don’t totally agree with this list of favorite Whedon characters: no Angel?! No Giles?

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**

Love:
•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 :)
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•Along those same lines here are 100 ways to tell your child (or anyone, really) how much you love them. Because love is important!
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How to know you’re in a really good (even sacred) relationship. 20140306-202224.jpg20140306-202233.jpg
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•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. 20140306-220933.jpg

Make it!
•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.
20140306-220847.jpg20140306-220903.jpg•If someone makes me these lasagna cups I will know they love me!!

Pure Happiness:
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Debt-free by July 2014: progress report

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: 20140305-122121.jpgcontact me at JoyBoardman@gmail.com to schedule.

It’s not too late to sign up for this either:20140305-122326.jpg

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2) The second thing you can do (especially if you aren’t local) is shop in my etsy shop!

www.ArtisticDrama.etsy.com

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.

Euphoria Friday: Valentines Day Edition

“Make your life a romantic adventure and love will find you.”
-Martha Beck
20140213-123326.jpgBe Kind
💕•I want to try all of these Random Acts of Kindness ideas. (Click)

💕•Many MANY more Kindness ideas. (Click) You could do these all year long!
20140213-123225.jpgThis week we got our hands dirty making seed bombs!

💕•Write love letters. To strangers. (Click)

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Fall in Love
💕•Real Love vows for real life. (Click) (This valentines day renew THESE vows. Good advice for any relationship.)

💕•Know his moon sign? Seduce him. (Click) “You are my sun my moon and all my stars.” -e.e. cummings

Watch a Movie
💕•My favorite Valentine movies. (Click)
💕•Also: Watch this man eat a cupcake like a gentleman.

20140213-123257.jpgEAT
💕•Have a love affair with these raspberry-swirl ice cream sandwiches! (Click)20140213-123240.jpg

LAUGH
💕•Only YOU can prevent the spread of candy hearts. (Click) This makes me laugh every Valentines day. Listen to the audio version if you can.
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Get Offline
💕•In 2014 I’ve been taking every weekend offline. (And in March, I’ll be taking Wednesdays off, too!)
The hardest part is thinking of something to do instead (gotta reprogram my brain!) Here’s a great list of 78 things to do offline.

Take a Bath
💕•Romantic bath salts.
20140213-123304.jpgGet a Massage!
💕•Need a great valentines day gift?
How about as many 30-min massages as she can schedule in February and March: for only $140!
Contact me to sign her up! JoyBoardman@gmail.com

Get Involved
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•💕2nd annual women’s clothing swap, Feb 23rd. Bring as much as you can carry, leave with as much as you can carry.20140213-124655.jpg