Thursday, July 26, 2012

You Expect What From Massage?

Sometimes I am surprised when I come across someone that is a bit afraid of massage therapy. They don’t know what it is that the therapist does exactly.  So, if you are a novice to massage therapy, I’ve got a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and perhaps give you a better understanding of the role you and your massage therapist play in your treatment.

Firstly, massage is more than the manipulation of muscle. It is an experience that should reach the senses of security, trust and relaxation. Massage technique; the touch, pressure and use of friction are only a part of the session.

In order to get what you truly need from the experience, you deserved to be treated well. Your concerns should be listened to and respected.

No matter which massage therapist you see, you deserve that therapist to:

  1. Provide a safe and secure environment and carry liability insurance for you protection as well as the therapists.
  2. The therapist should have competency in human anatomy & physiology.
  3. Maintain records including continuing education, certifications and session notes.
  4. Do his or her best to secure your comfort on the massage table.
  5. Should you be too warm or cold, a therapist should adjust room temperature and/or provide you with coverings.
  6. You should be regularly asked about the comfort of the pressure and technique she or he uses during your session.
  7. You should have privacy to dress and undress, and unless you both agree otherwise, the areas of your body that are not receiving massage should be covered.
  8. You are unique and deserve an individualized approach to your session. Not some stereotypical “rub down.”
Now, you must remember that massage therapy works best as a partnership between you and your massage therapist. Don’t be afraid to speak up! Remember to:

  • Tell your therapist if the pressure is too light, deep, painful or otherwise uncomfortable.
  • Update your medical information frequently with your therapist.
  • Honor your therapists’ time and call 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel.
  • Definitely cancel if you believe you might be ill or contagious.
  • Don’t forget to let your physician know that you are receiving massage therapy.
  • If you are confused or need more information you should be able to freely share your concerns with your therapist as they arise.

As Always - Enjoy Your Life!

John Aaron Villarreal


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Monday, July 23, 2012

My 20-Minute Guarantee (or it's free) Offer

Change can be tough sometimes. Trying a new Massage Therapist or trying massage therapy for the first time can be stressful. Will the therapist be any good? Will I even like it? These are important questions, especially when your hard-earned money is involved.

That’s why I’ve created “My 20-Minute Guarantee (or it’s free) Offer.”

Book a session. Try me out. Give me twenty minutes of hands on proof that I’m the therapist for you.

If you are not happy with my body work, or are uncomfortable with my style of therapeutic touch, just let me know and we can end the session with no hurt feelings, and NO charge. A twenty minute massage for free.

Other therapists and massage companies don’t make this commitment. I’m the first here in Houston. Instead, those “other therapists” would require you to pay for their time and leave or you would be forced to pay and endure a massage you rather disliked.

Not with me. I am so confident in my experience and ability to ease pain, relieve stress, and improve your flexibility & overall health, that I’m willing to put money on it.

So, if you’ve been hesitant to try my massage services because of costs, put that fear to rest with “My 20-Minute Guarantee (or it’s free) Offer.”

Book your session now. I look forward to winning your trust, soon! : )

As Always - Enjoy Your Life!

John Aaron Villarreal


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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Well Fed Mind

Through grade school and on into college I learned the importance of nutrition to a healthy body. Back then it was the Four Food Groups and not the Nutritional Pyramid it is today. Muscle, bone and brain development would all rely on the foods that were available to us and that we chose to consume. However, the mind and spirit may have been neglected by these schematics.

So many times I’ve caught myself feeding my mind the equivalent of “junk food.” The thoughts and images that provoke weakness, fear and decay rather than strength, perseverance and growth are what I am talking about. Every morning I would watch the news, and living in a metropolis like Houston, I would be guaranteed my fill of rapes, robbing, murders and suicides. It was no wonder why the rest of the day was such a struggle to stay positive minded.

So, several years ago I made the decision to go on a brain diet. I was going to feed my mind better. I cut out the junk and relied on a diet of motivation, inspiration and education. And, although I know I’m not the smartest guy on the planet, I can now honestly say I am much smarter (and happier) than I was back then.

Instead of watching the news, I now get it online (at least the parts that are important to me like; weather, politics and special interests). I generally read more, too. I prefer books and articles filled with biographies, true stories, self-help and lots and lots of humor. I look for friends that inspire me to become a better person and I try to understand the simple beauty found in nature.

The mind is an amazing gift. I believe that the mind is capable of unbelievable things; feats of glory and beauty, and even feats of horror and pain. The difference being the resources you provide it with. Nurture the mind as carefully as you nourish your body. Fill it with good, quality ingredients and it will reward you with joyful, abundant living. I promise.

As Always - Enjoy Your Life!

John Aaron Villarreal


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