Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Natural Immune-Boosters for Fall

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System, Naturally:

1) Give your skin a light, gentle scrub. A loofah in the shower is a good way to invigorate. Include body-brushing (garshana) or exfoliating scrubs from a day spa visit.

2) Bounce: get on a mini-trampoline for 5-10 minutes. Rhythmic, total-body movement gives the lymph system a flush.

3) Get Cupped! Cupping therapy is the most effective manual therapy for lymphatic drainage.

4) Exercise. Aerobic or strength-training activities get muscles to stimulate lymph flow. Also, exercise reduces stress and fights disease!

5) Get a massage. Massage therapy boosts immunity by moving lymph, and by reducing stress.

This week Only, at Balanced Boulder Massage & Cupping:
* Immune-Booster Cupping for ONLY $29! (reg. $49)
Mention this article and ALSO get:
An Autumn-Spice Aromatherapy Steamer & a light, relaxing Dry-Brushing...both FREE!
CALL Nina Dropcho TODAY to book your Immune-Booster! 970-948-0179

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

National Therapeutic Massage Certification- Colorado massage clients benefit from Nina's NCTMB

Nina Dropcho is Nationally-Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. What does that mean? What are the regulations in Colorado for becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)?

Nina took the National Certification Exam (NCE) after finishing her 500-hour Massage program in Colorado, in 2002. At the time, there were no regulations for Massage Therapists in Colorado.

Nina took the exam to demonstrate a higher level of massage knowledge, to exceed standards in the massage therapy profession, and to jump ahead as Colorado considered regulation.

nationally certified therapeutic massage Nina Dropcho
Colorado's first step in regulation was to require a background check for those calling themselves "Massage Therapists", or anyone claiming to perform "massage" or "massage therapy".

Every few years, Colorado added increasing qualifications. Currently, a new Massage Therapist, becoming licensed in Colorado must 1) go through the criminal background check; 2) graduate from an accredited massage school with a minimum of 500 hours; 3) take a certifying exam; 4) maintain Continuing Education, to keep the certification current; and in some cities in CO, 5) obtain a Massage Therapist license.

By having taken the NCE years before the state required it, Nina agreed to uphold a higher standard for herself, and for her clients, as a Massage Therapist. To maintain National Certification, she takes Continuing Education courses that directly benefit her massage clients.

Since completing her massage therapy school and taking the NCE, Nina has taken Continuing Education classes in sports medicine, orthopedic evaluations, postural assessment, post-rehab conditioning, ethics and business practice, and certifications in Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Thai Massage, and Cupping Therapy.
Nina returned to college to earn a 2nd Bachelor of Science, in Biology, in 2012, from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Obviously, holding the NCTMB is a reflection of Nina's dedication to skill and education.

But in the end, Nina strives to offer each client the most relaxing, therapeutic treatment possible!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week: Boulder Celebration!

Yay, it's "National Massage Therapy Awareness Week"!

Here are some of the benefits YOU FEEL when you receive massage therapy:

  • Relieve pain naturally
  • Reduce stress & tension
  • Heal repetitive stress disorders
  • Aid sleep
  • Loosen stiff joints
  • Minimize headaches
  • Recover from injury faster
  • Increase athletic activity
  • Improve body awareness (mind-body connection)
  • Relax your mind
  • Increase metabolism & digestion

Hear about exclusive email-only specials by signing up for my email list. Send me your email: nina@balancedboulder.com or post your email here (comments, below).

This week, I'm running a few MASSAGE THERAPY specials, including:
     Tell a Friend! and Receive-
60-minute Massage Therapy for Only $59 (reg. $79),
90-minute Massage Therapy for Only $79 (reg. $109)

> Receive a free Facial Cupping sample when you book a 60- or 90-minute Massage

Call Me, Nina Dropcho, 970-948-0179, to book your Massage in my Balanced Boulder Massage & Cupping office, in beautiful Boulder, CO, and...

...Spread the word: it's "National Massage Therapy Awareness Week"!