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Prevent the Afternoon Slump

Originally published inMassage & Bodyworkmagazine, August/September 2004.
Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

If you're like two-thirds of the population, you've experienced the afternoon slump. You know the feeling -- it's only 2 p.m., yet you feel drained and want to call it a day.

This drop in energy is not all in your head. It is a physiological response from your body. Fortunately, you can employ methods to reduce the slump's frequency and to shorten its duration.

Giving the Gift of Touch

Originally published inBody Sensemagazine, Autumn/Winter 2004.
Copyright 2004. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

Finding imaginative gifts that express sincere caring for friends and loved ones is always challenging. The gift of touch, offered through massage therapy, can be an unexpected surprise that is affordable and appropriate for so many occasions and types of people.

Half the fun in selecting this gift is fitting the unique massage to the specific event or individual.

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Six Unspoken Questions About Massage Therapy

Originally published inBody Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2008. Copyright 2008. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

You love massage. But you'd love it more if you had the answers to a few questions you've been shy about asking. Good news! This article will address those niggling questions you'd like to ask your massage therapist, but were afraid to ask.

I'm a bit uncomfortable taking everything off when I go for massage. Do I have to be completely naked to receive massage?

6 Tips To Ward Off Parched Winter Skin

Originally published inBody Sense magazine, Autumn/Winter Copyright 2008. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

When the weather outside is frightful, is your skin less than delightful? Unfortunately, dry winter skin is a common problem for most people, due to lower moisture levels outside and the drying effect of heating systems inside. If dryness, flaking, itching, cracking, and redness increase for your skin during the winter months, you're not alone. According to a November 2005 study published in Dermatology, seasonal outbreaks of eczema in the United States are prominent, with most patients presenting symptoms in the winter, especially in climates where indoor heating zaps all the humidity from the air.

Beat the Winter Blues

Originally published inBody Sensemagazine, Autumn/Winter 2004.
Copyright 2004. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

Q.
Winter can be difficult for me. Do you have any ideas about how to ease the seasonal blues?

A.
Just one fresh rose in a room can help ease winter's chill, according to Colorado bodyworker and aromatherapist Mary Kathleen Rose. "In the winter, when there's less light, there's a tendency for people to get a little depressed. One way to alleviate these "blues" is by integrating fresh flowers into your home.

Welcome to the Yu Massage Blog

Welcome to the Yu Massage "blog", I look forward to letting you all know more about Yu Massage & Bodywork, promotions as well as continued information on the benefits of massage. I also encourage client feedback as well as questions from anyone interested in learning more about Yu Massage and therapeutic massage.
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