Win a Free Massage to Refresh, Rejuvenate, and Re-energize Yourself

Feb 03, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Massage for Healing

I can’t tell you how much my body, at times, aches. After all, being the publisher of an all online lifestyle magazine is fun and exciting; but sitting for hours at the computer slowly takes its toll on my body and mind.

Typically, a knee-jerk reaction for many might be to take a hot shower, go outside for a walk, or even relax for a power nap, but none of these alternatives will feel and treat the body’s symptoms and aches, as rejuvenating or re-energizing as a Swedish massage.

To be sure, having a full body massage from a professional to alleviate the aches and pains that build up over time is heavenly. Also, a full body massage assists to help eliminate the kinks and knots out of my back, neck, and arms.

After doing a little research and my homework, the Massage for Healing Spa, in the stylish community of Silverlake, caught my eye.

For many, a massage is considered a luxury, but you’d be surprised at how affordable and important having the proper massage therapy can be for your health, body, and mind.

What can a massage do for you?

Let me count the ways:

1. Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

2. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

3. Ease medication dependence.

4. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.

Massage for Healing

5. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

6. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

7. Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.

8. Increase joint flexibility.

9. Lessen depression and anxiety.

10. Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

11. Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

12. Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.

13. Reduce spasms and cramping.

14. Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

15. Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

16. Relieve migraine pain. Source: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Now, that’s what I call a lot of ways to make one feel better. If you have any of these symptoms or ailments, and you’re seeking treatment to alleviate them, chances are a massage treatment is something that would be a good idea for you to have.

Oh, that feels so good!

Win a pair of free massages at the Massage for Healing Spa

If you’d like to win a free massage at the Massage for Healing Spa, Cameo, the owner/operator of Massage for Healing, generously gave me a pair of massages to give away for Travelin’ Local’s readers–one for you and one for a friend.

So, if you’re up to winning a wonderful relaxing hour of “therapeutic treatment that releases chronic patterns of tension in the muscles,” just leave a comment below and tell us why you want one or need one. Feel free to share your aches, pains, and other ailments with us. After all, sharing is caring. And if you’re so inclined, the Twitter button is always available. The comments will be open until the end of the month and the prize winner will be announced the first week of March.

Oh, I almost forgot about telling you about my visit to the Massage for Healing Spa, but I thought that would make for a compelling story independent of this one. Therefore, I’ll be sharing my entire experience with you in another story that I’m currently working on.

To keep up to date with the contest, subscribe to Travelin’ Local’s RSS feed, or follow me on Twitter for updates on the Massage for Healing Spa Contest. I’m really looking forward to reading your comments, so what are you waiting for, let’s get started.

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14 Responses to “Win a Free Massage to Refresh, Rejuvenate, and Re-energize Yourself”

  1. Victoria says:

    I would love to win the free pair of massages! My boyfriend who is a road biker was in a car accident (hit head-on by someone making a left across his lane) in Sept. after completing the death ride (129 miles, 5 mountain peaks http://www.deathride.com) this past summer. His femur was shattered, ribs broken, etc. and I took care of him while in the hospital, out, in again and out. His PT is excruciating as you can imagine but he got back on the bike for the first time yesterday (his birthday!) Let’s just say he has a LONG way to go and ouch, it was painful. While my massage skills are not too shabby it would be nice to be treated to a professional massage for him and one for me (the caretaker) as well. Thank you so much and LOVE your articles!

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Victoria, I hope his recovery continues. A little off topic, but coming from the East Coast, and you being close to motorcycles, I had never seen motorcycles create a third lane for themselves before I came to CA.

    It seems like a very dangerous habit to me. :)

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    Victoria Reply:

    @Lisa Newton, Thank you :) Actually he rides road bikes as in bicycles, not motorcycles but yes those guys are crazy! I always wonder what would happen if someone opened their door as those motorcycles zoom through stopped traffic! I don’t know why someone would open their door on the freeway but it could happen. Motorcycle riders are daring here in CA because our traffic is horrible. I drove a whole 2 miles in 60 mins last Friday tring to get from the toll road onto the 91. Sheesh!

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Victoria, Oh, I see. There should really be some way using words to differentiate between bikes, cycles, and motorcycles. For example, “Biker Chicks” could be either.

    I still haven’t gotten used to the traffic here in LA, and thank goodness I don’t have to get on the freeways too often.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Debbie Ringo says:

    I’ve been unemployed for over a year, a massage is just what I need
    to relieve all the tension I’m carrying in my back, neck and shoulders.
    I’d love to take my daughter along as well, she’s a recent college grad
    and it would be a lovely gift to share with her. Thanks!

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Debbie Ringo, Oh, my daughter is a recent college grad as well. What did your daughter major in? Mother daughter events can be so fun.

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    Debbie Ringo Reply:

    @Lisa Newton,
    She was a film major at CSULB. And yours?

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Debbie Ringo, She was a double major, government and criminology. Now, she’s taking a year off to work before she enters law school. Don’t you just love having girls?

    Debbie Ringo Reply:

    @Debbie Ringo,
    Yes I do, I have three of them!

    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Debbie Ringo, hehe, I have four. :)

  3. Melanie Abbott says:

    I was just having a conversation with someone today about the idea of lowering my insurance premiums (i.e. just carrying major medical and a cancer policy) and using the freed capital to get regular massages, something i truly believe gives more bang for the health dollar! gee, that was a long sentence. hope it makes sense. ha.

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Melanie Abbott, Massages can be a wonderful stress reliever, and stress can cause so much damage. You might be on to something here.

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  4. Lisa says:

    My husband and I (still kinda sorta newlyweds, a couple of months shy of 3 years) are both self-employed and live in San Diego. We are trying to scrape together the money — and the chutzpah — to move up to LA to more seriously pursue our REAL dreams (he as a voiceover talent, me as a screenwriter). I’m sure a good massage would help us both feel a lot more “zen” about reinventing ourselves in our 40s! Glad to discover this site, which will give us a lot of fun things to do together along the way.
    Lisa

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Lisa, I don’t know if it takes “chutzpah” to move to LA (I did it 3 years ago and love it), but I’m so happy you found us. If I can help you “move,” just let me know. :)

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