Meet Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith has been working for Under Pressure Therapeutics for a couple of weeks now, and she is fantastic! Her schedule is already filling up, so be sure to check her out.

 

Amanda will make all of your troubles melt away with her soothing massages that will also help you move better. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, so she really knows what’s going on in your body as she’s working with you. She has the most experience as a professional, Licensed Massage Therapist at Under Pressure Therapeutics, so you are in (pun intended) good hands!

 

It’s not too late to try Amanda’s massages for 15% off–any service with her is discounted through October 31st! Call or text (970) 286-0033 or book online.

National Stress Awareness Month

Written by Eleanor Le Fevre

National Stress Awareness Month, sounds silly right? Really if you think about stress and its effect on your body, mind, and spirit, EVERY month should be stress awareness month! Chronic stress is linked to the 6 leading causes of death including heart disease and cancer. Stress! Can you believe it?

We are a society who thrives on stress; deadlines, the constant need to be going and doing, staying connected to society at all times. Our blanket response to “How are you” is either “Busy” or “Stressed” at least I know that is my response. According to the American Institute of Stress,  44% of Americans feel more stressed than they did 5 years ago and 3 of 4 doctor’s visits are due to stress related illnesses. Not surprising when stress is linked to 60% of all illness and disease.

So what does stress look like for you? Are you overtired or not sleeping well? Secretly noshing on chocolate in the middle of your day? Are you feeling extra tension in your neck and shoulders, or sometimes find it difficult to take a deep breath? Or do you have chronic stomach issues that will just not go away? These are signs and symptoms of being over stressed, so what can we do about that?

Here are a list of 8 things I want you to work on right now to help you combat stress:

  • Turn off your phone! (That’s right people turn it off!) When you get home tonight just completely unplug and do not switch back on until the morning.
  • Sit outside and breathe. Tress are blooming and birds are singing right now! Go outside for just 5 mins and sit in silence, listen, and breathe!
  • Notice your breathing patterns. Is it shallow? Are you hunched over? Try this; stand up and place your hands over your belly button. Now inhale and fill your belly to 80% capacity, then allow the next 20% to inflate and lift your chest. Reverse the motion on the exhale letting breath out of chest then belly. Repeat 10 times and be mindful of how you feel afterwards.
  • Say no to things you do not want to do. (Within reason) I’m talking about the extraneous stuff that we don’t HAVE to do but feel like we SHOULD. Just don’t do them today, and don’t worry about doing them either.
  • Book a massage! Now I wouldn’t be a good massage therapist if I wasn’t trying to promo the office at least a little bit. Seriously though! We are specialists in the field of stress reduction, this is what we do!
  • Take a bubble bath! Lock the kids (or furry children in my case) out of the bathroom. Light some candles and put on some soft music and just lay there for 20 mins.
  • Lay off the coffee. I know I have no room to talk on this matter, since coffee is essentially my life force. Try some herbal tea, water or seltzer water after the clock strikes noon. It will reduce your anxiety levels and help you wind down throughout the day instead of keeping you amped up. You’ll be ready for your bed as soon as you hit the pillow and have less tossing and turning at night.
  • Lavender oil – super beneficial for relaxation and stress reduction. Try adding a couple of drops to some lotion and give yourself a little leg and foot massage before bed, or put some in a diffuser overnight. As a bonus we’re running a special 20% off Lavender oil this month so it’s a good time to stock up! Or if Lavender isn’t your jam I recommend YL’s Stress Away. It’s a light scent and amazing in a diffuser.

Give some of these a try over the next week and take note of how you feel. Less stressed? Excellent.

20% off Lavender in April 2017

We love Lavender Essential Oil, and we think that it needs to be a staple in everyone’s medicine cabinet! From cuts to bruises to stress management, Lavender oil helps with so many things! If you have to choose only one oil to have, Lavender would be it!

 

To learn more about lavender oil, check out our previous article in our newsroom!

 

Retail Price: $30.92

Sale Price: $24.75

 

To order yours, call or text (970) 286-0033 or email marissa@uptmassage.com.

 

Young Living with Progessence Plus Serum

Young Living prides itself on many things, the biggest being natural health products. They have lines for skincare and for pets that are natural without harsh chemicals.

The 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils of copaiba, sacred frankincense, cedarwood, bergamot, peppermint, and clove with wild yam extract suspended in coconut oil makes this serum a must-have in every woman’s nightly routine.
Wild yam has been known to help balance hormones, reduce bloating, reduce menstrual and menopause issues, helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Now, my mom has struggled with hypothyroidism for my entire life. I gave her a bottle of this and told her to just try it. A month later, she went to her endocrinologist to test her thyroid, and they had to reduce the level of her medicine because it was getting too high. This does not mean that this serum fixed my mother’s hypothyroidism–she still has it and struggles with it. But if this can help balance out her hormones enough so her dose of medication was lessened, I don’t see why every woman wouldn’t want to have this in her cupboard. There are so many stories of Progessence Plus helping with migraines, painful periods, even TMJ pain!
For best results, use 2-4 drops of Progessence Plus morning or night on your neck. Do not ingest! And do not use if you use a contraceptive that contains progesterone.
Try Progessence Plus Serum for 20% off now through January 31, 2017
Regular Price $49.34 (plus tax)
Discounted to $39.47 (plus tax)
Order anytime directly online or send an email to marissa@uptmassage.com.

Holiday Deals 2016

For the last 3 weeks of the year, take advantage of our holiday deals.

Thieves, Massage Blocks, and a special on Gift Certificates!

 

Thieves

We are continuing to take 20% off of the entire Thieves line. That includes the amazing Thieves essential oil, hand sanitizer, mouth wash, household cleaner, and more! Don’t know the story of Thieves oil? Check it out!

Thieves Essential Oil: $44.41 $35.23
Thieves Vitality Oil: $19.08 $15.27
Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste: $13.49 $10.79
Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste: $8.88 $7.10
Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste: $11.51 $9.21
Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash: $14.47 $11.58
Thieves Dental Floss (1 pack): $4.28 $3.42
Thieves Dental Floss (3 pack): $11.51 $9.21
Thieves Mints (1 pack): $16.78 $13.24
Thieves Mints (3 pack): $45.39 $36.31
Thieves Hard Lozenges: $24.34 $19.47
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (1 oz): $6.58 $5.26
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (3 pack): $18.09 $14.47
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (7.6 fl. oz): $35.20 $28.16
Thieves Cleansing Soap: $13.49 $10.79
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (1 pack): $17.11 $13.69
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (3 pack): $46.71 $37.37
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (refill 32 fl oz): $50.66 $40.53
Thieves Dish Soap: $18.09 $14.47
Thieves Laundry Soap: $37.83 $30.26
Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray: $10.86 $8.69
Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak: $25.33 $20.26
Thieves Household Cleaner (14.4 oz): $28.95 $23.16
Thieves Household Cleaner (64 oz): $112.17 $89.74
Thieves Spray (1 pack): $11.84 $9.47
Thieves Spray (3 pack): $31.25 $25.00
Thieves Wipes: $17.43 $13.94

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Massage Blocks

Massage Blocks are 15% off. Buy the whole set or just get what you think you need. These are great for at home massage relief.

TwinBlockPro: $44.95 $38.21

BackKitPro: $52.95 $45.01

BlockSetPro: $41.95 $35.66

CompleteSetPro: $124.95 $106.21

 

Gift Certificates

Buy 2 Gift Certificates, get one 1/2 off!

In store only. Please contact your massage therapist to claim your certificates.

 

 

All of these deals are valid in-store only and through December 31, 2016. Call / Text (970) 286-0033 to email marissa@uptmassage.com to ensure you get to take advantage of these deals and for any questions.

The Story Behind Thieves

The story of Thieves oil has always been an example of the evolution of medicine and and example of how many old medicinals have fallen into obscurity. Historically, doctors would use herbs and plant compounds to heal and protect from ailments.
During the terror of the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore an old type of hazmat suit, a protective suit created by the 17th-century physician Charles de l’Orme, someone multiple French kings had trusted. Doctor’s Review described it well:
“Made of a canvas outer garment coated in wax, as well as waxed leather pants, gloves, boots and hat, the costume became downright scary from the neck up. A dark leather hood and mask were held onto the face with leather bands and gathered tightly at the neck so as to not let in any noxious, plague-causing miasmas that might poison the wearer. Eyeholes were cut into the leather and fitted with glass domes.”
The masks they wore had long, curved snouts, and the doctors would fill the snouts with herbs to combat the smell of those infected by the plague. Not only was this used to protect them from the awful stench, but they also used it to prevent contracting the horrible disease. Most people believed that the plague was being spread by poisonous vapors in the air. Thus, the Medico della Peste was created.
Doctors aren’t thieves, I know you’re thinking this! I’m supposed to be telling the story of thieves, not doctors!
Well, the doctors kind of got the idea from a group of French thieves, who were spice traders. These spice traders understood the medical properties of natural herbs and spices better than anyone. It’s been said that they would soak bandanas in a combination of specific spices to wrap around their faces while they loot the houses infected by the plague. No one else would go in there for fear of succumbing to the terrifying disease.
The French thieves used Four Thieves Vinegar, or Marseille Vinegar. There have been various recipes floating around, but one particular recipe stated that it is a combination of rosemary, sage, lavender, rue, camphor, garlic, cloves, and distilled wine vinegar. By combining the different ideas of the various recipes and using current research on plant compounds, Gary D. Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils, has fine tuned it to what he believes is the most powerful combination of plant compounds to combat most viruses, fungi, and bacteria.
Essential oils are the blood of the plant–they’re volatile oils that have compounded medicinal properties of the plant. “Research conducted at Weber State University, as well as other documented research, indicates that most viruses, fungi, and bacteria cannot live in the presence of many essential oils, especially those high in phenols, carcacrol, thymol, and terpenes. This, perhaps, offers a modern explanation why the Old Testament prophet Moses used aromatic substances to protect theIsraelites from the plagues that decimated ancient Egypt. It may also help us understand why a notorious group of thieves, reputed to be spice traders and perfumers, was protected from the Black Plague as they robbed the bodies of the dead during the 15th century.” (Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition, p6)”
The Young Living brand Thieves oil is a combination of rosemary,cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and lemon oils, each having individual, profound healing properties. These oils create a delightful aroma that also aids in preventing sicknesses and helping you heal from a sickness.

Fight with Thieves This Year

Time to stock up on Thieves Oil! 
 
Young Living Essential Oils has a whole, amazing line of different Thieves products, and we have talked about the amazing benefits of Thieves oil, spray, and more before.
 
This month, we are doing an extra special deal–20% off ALL Thieves products!!
 
Here’s a whole list of what we have to offer and their prices:
Thieves Essential Oil: $44.41 $35.23
Thieves Vitality Oil: $19.08 $15.27
Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste: $13.49 $10.79
Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste: $8.88 $7.10
Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste: $11.51 $9.21
Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash: $14.47 $11.58
Thieves Dental Floss (1 pack): $4.28 $3.42
Thieves Dental Floss (3 pack): $11.51 $9.21
Thieves Mints (1 pack): $16.78 $13.24
Thieves Mints (3 pack): $45.39 $36.31
Thieves Hard Lozenges: $24.34 $19.47
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (1 oz): $6.58 $5.26
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (3 pack): $18.09 $14.47
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier (7.6 fl. oz): $35.20 $28.16
Thieves Cleansing Soap: $13.49 $10.79
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (1 pack): $17.11 $13.69
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (3 pack): $46.71 $37.37
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap (refill 32 fl oz): $50.66 $40.53
Thieves Dish Soap: $18.09 $14.47
Thieves Laundry Soap: $37.83 $30.26
Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray: $10.86 $8.69
Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak: $25.33 $20.26
Thieves Household Cleaner (14.4 oz): $28.95 $23.16
Thieves Household Cleaner (64 oz): $112.17 $89.74
Thieves Spray (1 pack): $11.84 $9.47
Thieves Spray (3 pack): $31.25 $25.00
Thieves Wipes: $17.43 $13.94
Usually, we only choose ONE product to have on sale, but until November 30, 2016, get ANY Thieves product at 20% off! Does not include tax or shipping.
Call / Text (970) 286-0033 or email marissa@uptmassage.com to place your order.
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