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Dirty Skin?

Top on everyone’s skin needs list is our desire for clear, smooth, wrinkle and blemish free, healthy skin! The road to the healthiest, most luminous skin possible starts with a super clean, uncongested, debris free skin.

But the fact is we are all pretty dirty. Why? It’s down to a few causes: for example ingredients found in makeup and sunscreen that we use daily and are designed to protect, adhere, last 24 hrs and need to be swim, tear, kiss and sweat proof! Add to that environmental pollution in the form of dust and chemicals. To complicate matters, the skin itself is a major contributor: churning out about 1 million skin cells every 40 minutes, while depositing waxy sebum onto the surface via the hair follicle and lets not forget the 100 ml of sweat we secrete per day – all the makings for some very dirty skin.

Now consider this interesting fact: International Dermal Institute study found out that the average woman spends just 20 seconds washing her face! Men are even quicker and both generally cleanse once a day. Healthy skin starts with a clean skin so double cleansing skin needs to be top on our agenda.

 Switching to an oil-based pre-cleanser is also a smart move. Why oil? Oil removes oil, dissolves waxes and fats on contact and is also therefore ideal for oily skin. Maybe it’s time to revisit: it is spring after all and a perfect time to come clean!

 
FLU Prevention Tips
 
1. Wash hands.
2. Do not touch face and nose.
3. Take your Fish Oil. 
4. Vitamin D, C and Zinc. Olive leaf extract. Oregano oil. Propolis.
5.  Stress Reduction helps to lower our stress hormones and balance our immune function to help properly deal with any virus. Schedule your massage appointments on the regular basis.
6. Get plenty of Sleep.
7. AVOID SUGAR - which can lower your immunity and allow easier catching of any virus.
8. Consider regular Nasal Washes.
9. Avoid Inflammatory FOODS - foods like milk and dairy, wheat for some people, and any food you know you are sensitive to. 
10. EAT ANTI VIRAL FOODS: garlic, onions, berries, green tea,Turmeric, Oregano, Cinnamon, Cloves. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fresh, pure water.
11. A tea made from a combination of elderflower, yarrow, boneset, linden, peppermint and ginger; drink it hot and often for combating a cold or flu. It causes you to sweat, which is helpful for eradicating a virus from your system.
12. Chicken soup can help reduce your symptoms. Chicken contains a natural amino acid called cysteine, which can thin the mucus in your lungs and make it less sticky so you can expel it more easily. Processed, canned soups won't work as well as the homemade version, however.
13. Exercise. Walk.
14. Get regular Massage treatments. Clinical trials show that massage therapy boosts immune system. 
Stay Healthy this Holiday Season!
 
Attended Seminars:
November 18-19, 2006
Giovanni Maciocia, Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University, China
"Extraordinary Vessels & Advanced Diagnosis"
 
November 14-15, 2009
Giovanni Maciocia, Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University, China
"Head and Neck problems &
Thyroid Problems & Prostate Disorders"
 
March 29, 2009
Dr. Steven Lindner
"Trigger Point theory and Clinical Application"
 
December 13, 2009
Giorgio Repeti, Lac.
"Harmonizing the Pulse with Acupressure"
 
January 24, 2010
Acupuncture Society NY
"TCM Influence on Pregnancy and Miscarriage"
"Food as Medicine"
 
January 28 - 29, 2010
The International Dermal Institute, NYC
"Advanced Face Massage"
 
March 20-21, 2010
Alex Tiberi, Lac. 
"Aches and pains: Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Pain"
 
June 28, 2010
The International Dermal Institute, NYC
"Stress Relief Touch Therapy and Reflex Points"
 
August 30-31, 2010
The International Dermal Institute, NYC
"Thermal Body Therapies"
 
October 9, 2012
Cross Country Education
"Orthopedic massage thechniques for cervical pain"
 
December 5, 2012
Cross Country Education
"CranioSacral Approach to dissipating trauma, Reducing stress and Rebalancing the body"
 
May 16, 2013
Cross Country Education
"Integrated Neuromusclular Re-Education muscle energy therapy and Positional Release"
 
 
Articles:
 
 

Massage Benefits are more than skin deep

Relaxation acupressure reduces persistent cancer-related fatigue

Comparative effects of acupressure at local and distal acupuncture points on pain conditions and autonomic function in females with chronic neck pain.

Did you know:
  
When you're stressed, the sympathetic nervous system triggers the body to produce more of some hormones and less of others, an imbalance that negatively affects health.
These imbalances can be marked by fatigue, low blood sugar, abdominal bloating, decreased immune function, irregular periods, poor complexion, mental fog and irritability.
Tension relieving massage will relax the body and allow hormones to naturally adjust.
 

Did you know? No Fault Insurance covers massage therapy

If you or your loved one was injured in the No Fault automobile accident, you can get massage therapy treatments. Massage will help with pain, spasms, anxiety, poor sleep pattern and more. Time sensitive, please call for a consultation as soon as possible after the accident.

 

Be a Smart Customer
 
It is a felony to practice massage therapy without a license in New York State. Licenses and registrations must be displayed in any establishment providing such services. Want to verify that someone treating you is licensed? It is a matter of public record and you can check it at The NYS Office of Professions
 
New York State has one of the highest education requirements for massage therapy in the nation.  First, you attend an accredited school to earn an Associates Degree, with at least 1,000 hours of education. Education includes extensive training in Anatomy & Physiology, Myology, Pathology, Neurology,  and massage techniques such as Oriental, Swedish, Medical Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point Therapy.
This makes you eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Exam in order to obtain your massage license.
 
Protect Our Profession!
 
If you or someone you know has been injured by an unlicensed “massage therapist,” or if you would like to report unlicensed massage, contact the Office of Professional Discipline at:
800-442-8106 or
email: conduct@mail.nysed.gov
 
Protect Your Health!
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