February 8, 2013

Newsletter – February 2012

Posted in NEWSLETTERS, Thai Yoga Massage at 4:06 pm by SuzanneMAndrew

Happy February!   The month that features groundhogs, presidents and cupid; the month that brings with it hints of spring, blooming azaleas in Florida and oak pollen allergies is a great time of the year to give the loving gift of good health to yourself!  In this newsletter:
  • Update on Clean Start 2013
  • Plan Ahead for Clean Start 2014
  • Thai Herbal Compress Massage – back by popular demand
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Certificates
  • Injury of the Month – Elbow tendinitis

Clean Program Update

We completed the 21 day Clean Start 2013 cleanse program at the end of January.  Congratulations to all who made it through and picked up some new habits, learned some new information or got to know their own bodies better!
My personal results from 21 days on the Clean Program include:
  • Dramatic reduction in seasonal allergy symptoms – I’ve found when I don’t eat wheat, dairy or processed foods, I have very few allergy symptoms.
  • Improved and increased sleep – when I eat ‘clean’, sleeping a solid 7-8 hours most nights is easy
  • Increased energy throughout the day – as long as I eat enough protein, I’m able to easily work 10-12 hours without getting tired
  • Lost some weight – I don’t weigh myself, but I’ve lost about 1 clothing size since Christmas
  • After going through the intense days of physical purging, now when I eat ‘clean’ I feel better than I’ve ever felt in my life; no exaggeration.
  • Elimination Challenge – I’ve now moved into the phase of testing all the potential ‘problem’ food groups in my body to finally learn exactly which foods irritate my body
Here’s a blog post about the end of the program:
Even if you didn’t start with us at the beginning of the year, I’d highly recommend the program to anyone at anytime.  Simply buy the book, Clean and start on the program.  If you’d like some motivation and support, we still have our facebook group going, it looks like there’s a new Sugar Detox Challenge starting in February.
Our blog will continue to be available at:
I’m planning on doing the 21 Day Clean Program again around mid-year, and….

Save the dates – Clean Start 2014 retreat next year

Jump start 2014 with a 4 day Clean Retreat.  Save the dates 1/2 thru 1/6; this 4 day retreat will get you New Year’s New Eating program started right. We’ll feature morning juice & smoothies, shopping for and cooking Clean meals, yoga, massage, meditation and exercise.  More details unfolding, but mark your calendars now!
Oh, yeah; I should mention something about massage in here…..
Thai Herbal Compress Massage
If you’ve never had an Herbal Compress Massage, now is the time to try one!  I’m again featuring this service in February because so many clients had such terrific experiences trying the Herbal Compress session last month.   Here’s a bit more info:
Offered as either a 90 minute or 120 minute session, the Herbal Compress Massage is the perfect type of session if you’ve been sick, you’ve been stressed or you just need some TLC.  Schedule yours now before the outside temperatures heat up!
Makes a great Valentine’s Gift – buy a Gift Certificate for someone you love!
Valentine’s Day 
There’s still time to give your love the sweetest gift of all – massage!  Buy a 75, 90 or 120 minute session on a gift certificate.  Hit reply to this email and I’ll drop it in the mail today!
(and if you don’t have a special someone this year – you definitely should buy yourself an extra massage or two!)
Blog – Elbow Tendinitis?
I don’t know what it is about January; maybe more people working out because of New Year’s Resolutions, maybe the cooler weather; but regardless of the reason, the most common injury clients have been complaining about this last month is elbow tendinitis.  Here’s a quick exercise anyone can do nearly anywhere to find immediate relief from the symptoms of elbow tenditis:
Isolated eccentric stretching is the perfect solution for so many joint and muscle pains.
In Closing
What I most enjoy about the work I do is being able to witness so many incredible transformations happening in all of you.  I have clients who are healing themselves from long-term chronic disease, successfully rehabbing from new and old injuries, managing chronic illnesses with massage, regaining good health after suffering undetected illnesses for years; and it is so incredibly inspiring to watch people heal.  It is a profound honor to witness all of your transformations; that’s the humbling part of this work and what keeps me committed.   Thank you all for sharing your journeys with me!

Suzanne Andrew is a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor and General Health Zealot.  Contact her directly to schedule a session:  727-641-6941 or www.TryThaiYogaMassage.com


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