Saturday, June 27, 2015

Attention Tennis Friends: Receive 15% Off Clothing!

Hi, Tennis friends:

As most of you know, I sell tennis apparel at Sportabout in Napa.  For your convenience, I will post new catalogs on my website for Nike, Adidas and Bolle. I won’t be using a shopping cart here, but you can email me with any questions or orders. You will receive a 15% discount on clothing! I can ship to you, or you can pick up items at the Retreat here in Vacaville.

Happy Shopping!

Linda Tipton
The Tennis Tree 

LINK to View Nike Catalog

LINK to View Adidas Catalog
LINK to View Bolle Catalog

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Music On The Lawn is This Saturday - Make Your Reservations Today!

 

"Picture This" Covered with picnic baskets, blankets, your special friends, 
under the stars…ahh...live music softly playing and you can talk and giggle without screaming over the band. No crowds…what a serene evening out.

Music On The Lawn 2015
4th Saturday of June, July, August and September
June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26
Picnic time from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Music from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Easy listening classic rock from the SilverBack Duo. Ron will take you back to the days of unforgettable songs from a generation of young artists who weren't afraid to bare their souls and sing from the heart. Revisit the memories from artists such as:

The Beatles
Cat Stevens
Jim Croce
Neil Diamond
Simon & Garfunkel
Eric Clapton and more!!

$10.00 covers music, ice tea and picnic time

Pamper yourself for only $50.00
A half hour massage, cool beverage and music pass!

For those coming from out of town, we have a hospitality room available.

BY RESERVATION ONLY
EMAIL: linda@36oaks.com or PHONE: 707-447-8037
(limited parking so carpooling is encouraged)

Monday, June 15, 2015

What is a Swedish Massage?


One of the common misconceptions of the massage industry by the public is what constitutes a massage. One of the comments heard by massage therapists from clients when a Swedish massage is through is, "You didn't work on my knots". To which the reply is, you asked for a relaxing Swedish Massage. In order to alleviate this common problem good communication is needed both on the part of the client and the on the part of the receptionist and the massage therapist.

At the intake process, I always tell the client what will take place during the massage. And what modalities I use during their massage. When the client is booking the massage it may be necessary to explain the difference between the modalities of massage. And for the client to decide what type of massage is best for them at the time.

The client must take into consideration what their health and mental status is. If they're stressed to the max, they might want to consider a nice relaxing massage. If they have a lot of knots (adhesions), tightness in their muscles or a limited range of motion, they might wish to receive a therapeutic massage. Or they may wish a combination of the two. That being said, the client must consider what's best for them.

The first thing is to consider is what do you want the massage to accomplish? Are you looking for a nice relaxing massage or do you need the massage therapist to focus on certain sore, strained, tight or injured muscles? Why don't we take a look at the first choice of a nice relaxing massage.

The Moves of Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage consists of five types of strokes. The first is effleurage which are nice long flowing strokes with light pressure which warms up the muscles. This move is probably the most common when a massage is thought about.

The next is petrissage. Petrissage is a kind of a scooping motion that effects the surface muscles and the fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that covers the entire body. Sometimes it becomes bound or stuck and needs to be loosened.

Another move is vibration. Vibration is the rhythmic shaking of the body to it's own rhythm. It feels very good and can actually put one to sleep.

An additional move is called friction. Friction is done to the muscle fibers in either a circular pattern or perpendicular to the way the muscle fiber runs.

The final move is called tapotement and can be one of several moves such as cupping, chopping, quacking or hacking and is probably the second most thought of move when one thinks about massage. It can be quite noisy so it's not done for very long and usually at the end of the session as this helps to awaken the sleeping client.

All of these moves are part of the basic Swedish massage and can be used by the massage therapist in any order at any time.

Flow

The flow of a Swedish massage is at a nice relaxing pace. No rushing or quick movements in this type of massage, except for the tapotement component. The recipients of a good Swedish massage usually fall fast asleep. And snoring is a compliment to the therapist.

Benefits

The benefits of a Swedish massage are; hyperemia or a reddening of the skin or a blushing of the skin, increased blood flow which helps the body' s metabolism, the release of endorphins the amino acids that work as the body' s natural pain killer, and finally enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow which is part of the body' s natural defense system.

Music

A Swedish massage session usually has a musical component to it as well. Nice relaxing music is played during the massage. The music varies according to the place of massage. For instance a massage franchise will play all of the same music approved by corporate. In a private or group practice, the therapist picks the music or in some cases lets the client pick their music or bring in their own CD's to play.

Lighting

Lighting is an important factor in a relaxing massage. After all, it's hard to relax when you're under spotlights or those God awful fluorescent lights. Side lighting or lamps are a good source of lighting as long as they have a dimmer control on them. Some therapists may even use candles in their practice, although fire laws may prevent the use of candles in an office building.

Enhancements

There are other things the therapist may add or add for an additional charge, such as aroma therapy, Reiki, scrubs or wraps, hot stones and massage cupping. There you have it, all the components of a nice relaxing Swedish massage. In the next article, I'll cover the topic of a therapeutic massage which uses deep tissue moves as the primary means to accomplish the massage.

Keith Deveau is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in Massachusetts. He currently practices in Hanover, MA. For more details go to: South Shore Wellness Massage [http://www.southshorewellnessmassage.com]
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Keith_M._Deveau

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1073656

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Couple of Fawn Visit 36 Oaks Country Retreat


When relaxing at 36 Oaks you never know who may stop by...

36 Oaks Country Retreat, nestled in a grove of majestic oak trees on Gibson Canyon Road, is an oasis of relaxation and natural beauty in the Vacaville countryside. A lovely country cottage setting on two and a half acres with wild ferns growing in the shade, deer wandering through, and even an occasional fox or raccoon.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Music On The Lawn Starts June 27th - Make Your Reservations Now!

 

"Picture This" Covered with picnic baskets, blankets, your special friends, 
under the stars…ahh...live music softly playing and you can talk and giggle without screaming over the band. No crowds…what a serene evening out.

Music On The Lawn 2015
4th Saturday of June, July, August and September
June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26
Picnic time from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Music from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Easy listening classic rock from the SilverBack Duo. Ron will take you back to the days of unforgettable songs from a generation of young artists who weren't afraid to bare their souls and sing from the heart. Revisit the memories from artists such as:

The Beatles
Cat Stevens
Jim Croce
Neil Diamond
Simon & Garfunkel
Eric Clapton and more!!

$10.00 covers music, ice tea and picnic time

Pamper yourself for only $50.00
A half hour massage, cool beverage and music pass!

For those coming from out of town, we have a hospitality room available.

BY RESERVATION ONLY
EMAIL: linda@36oaks.com or PHONE: 707-447-8037
(limited parking so carpooling is encouraged)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Trouble Sleeping? Try a Massage


So, what are the benefits of a good night's rest? It may seem like a silly question but catching the right amount of sleep every night may be more important than you think. A good night's sleep helps to repair your body, maintains a healthy heart, reduces the effects of stress, improves your memory, controls weight gain and decreases the risk of diabetes.

Think of the things that you do every day which you can't live without. We're talking about daily bodily regulated activities like eating, drinking and breathing. Sleeping falls into this category and is as important. Sleep plays a pivotal role in wellness, physical health, longevity and emotional stability. You know that feeling you have after a great night's sleep? Not only do you feel refreshed but your thoughts are clearer, allowing you to make important decisions that you are faced with throughout your busy day.

For many people, however, sleep is not that easy to come by. Everyday millions of people around the world have trouble closing their eyes and drifting off to sleep. Sleep deprivation and insomnia is not only annoying - everybody has had one of those tossing and turning nights, counting down the hours until sunrise and another full day of stumbling bleary-eyed through work - but chronic insomnia has many other debilitating effects. Not only does a lack of sleep cause calamities like car accidents, industrial disasters, medical and occupational problems but it can also lead to depressive states, anxiety and memory loss.

Remedies for Insomnia

The fact of the matter is that a large of the American population suffers from insomnia. So, where are these millions of Americans turning in order to get a good night's sleep? Approximately 10 million people in the U.S use prescription sleeping aids and although sleeping pills may do the trick for a time they are most certainly not a long term solution.

If you are suffering from insomnia and are searching for insomnia treatments and remedies then it is best look into alternative, natural treatments. Massage can be an extremely soothing and beneficial treatment for those suffering from chronic insomnia. This natural, external, stimulating treatment has had a significant impact on insomniacs and has been proven to be a highly effective insomnia remedy.

How Does Massage Assist in Treating Insomnia?

While massage can relieve pain and tension, a popular complaint amongst insomniacs, it can also promote relaxation which can assist in restoring the sleeping patterns of insomnia suffers. Unwinding, de-stressing and relaxing the body can encourage greater relaxation in the body's muscles and soft tissues, providing a more lucrative, peaceful platform for deeper, undisturbed sleep.

Massage assists in oxygenating the blood, relaxing the muscles and promoting health and wellbeing around the body. This can aid in healthier, deeper breathing and in boosting the immune system. In addition to the stimulating nature of the massage oils can also be used to stimulate relaxation and promote sleeping patterns. Lavender oil has long been noted as a fantastic insomnia remedy. This oil relieves pain, combats depressions and relaxes the nerves. Other beneficial oils include chamomile and rose.

More than half of the American population loses sleep as a result of anxiety and stress.

So next time you're laying awake at 2am in the morning, staring at your digital clock and wondering why you can't get to sleep while everyone else can, take comfort in the fact that you have more company than you think. However, if you'd like to increase your sleeping hours and combat chronic insomnia, consider natural remedies before turning to over-the-counter medication. Try a massage and promote relaxation and wellness around the body, and enjoy a healthy night's sleep.

This article was written and published by Josh Martin from Unwind. Unwind Massage is a revolutionary iPhone App that connects massage therapists with clients actively seeking a massage in their area. http://getunwind.com/
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Josh_Samuel_Martin

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8457694

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Nature - Connect to Its Healing Energy


Spending time in nature is the ultimate method to restore mind, body and spirit. The more you surround yourself with pranic energy (life force), the more aligned your spirit will be with your true self. Being in the presence of trees, grass, water and blue sky, takes you away from a hectic pace, and reunites you with your true connection to the universe. Spending time in a place that allows you to relax and heal yourself, you will be filled with the creative abundance that comes from connecting to the truest and deepest part of your being.

The Prana energy can be characterized as universal energy. Everyone has an energy field, commonly known as aura. We are electrical beings surrounded by our own electromagnetic energy field. Disease (dis-ease) is apparent in the energy field as an energetic disturbance before it is transmitted to the physical body.

When you seek refuge from the pressures of the outer world and retreat into the healing energy of nature, you will find that nature provides you with the restorative energy you need. Being surrounded by living things you will be reminded to remain true to yourself. Thus, you will regain the sense of harmony needed to connect with the deepest and purest part of your being.

There are many ways to connect with nature-hiking in the woods, walking in a park, working in your yard, being near a creek or waterfall. As your feet touch the ground, imagine Mother Earth's energy coming up through your feet, traveling to every cell and tissue in your physical body and spirit. With each inhale and exhale, become more aware of the pranic energy, and the special ways in which this energy impacts your senses, inspires and heals you.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnosis Practitioner, Author, "101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life." Dr. Dorothy has the unique gift of connecting people with a broad range of profound principles that resonate in the deepest part of their being. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one's daily thoughts and feelings. http://www.drdorothy.net
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Dorothy_M._Neddermeyer,_PhD

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2644377