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.

Meet Jackie – Our Extern

The Institute of Business and Medical Careers offers a great opportunity for their students and for local businesses, and starting the 17th, we will be hosting an extern. Her name is Jackie, and we are offering massages with her for 40% off!
Discounted services available ONLY with Jackie:
30 min – $24
60 min – $39
90 min – $57
Jackie will be available Monday the 17th through Friday the 21st, and you cannot schedule with her online – you MUST call or text (970) 286-0033 or email marissa@uptmassage.com.
Jackie is a student who is excited to be entering the professional massage world and is eager to learn. She’s quite talented and we are excited to see how Jackie progresses.

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.

 

Refer a Friend in February

You know we offer a referral discount, right? Well if you don’t, every person who comes in to Under Pressure Therapeutics and says YOU referred them grants you $10 off your next session with us as a small token of appreciation for that referral.

 

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This February, be sure to tell all of your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and even people you don’t like about us! If they come in for a session in the month of February, your referral credit gets doubled! That’s right–YOU get $20 per person toward your next session with us! And the referral discount is the ONLY discount at Under Pressure Therapeutics you can stack with other discounts! If you refer 3 friends and they all come in before your next session with us, you get an hour massage for $5! No joke!

 

So share away! Tell everyone about our New Client Special! Share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, or Pinterest! Send people emails about how awesome we are! And no, your discount does NOT have to be used in February.

Valentine’s Special 2017

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Love is in the air! To celebrate Valentine’s Day, give the gift of Massage Therapy by buying 2 gift certificates for 15% off (total $110.50) or invest in some self care with 10% off one gift certificate (total 58.50)!

 

Valid in store only. Valid February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017.  Call / text (970) 286-0033 to reserve your certificate(s) 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.