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BTM Newsletter 3/3/2023

Week of March 5, 2023


What’s Happening: Spring is next week and I know I’m excited. How about you? If you are gearing up for spring cleaning, build in an incentive. A massage is a great way to reward yourself for getting your house in order.”


Fun Holidays this Week:

March 8: International Women's Day – A day to celebrate all the strong, wonderful women in our lives.


Hydration Recipe

Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better, and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:


Cantaloupe, Honey, and Mint Water

Ingredients:

½ c water

½ c honey

4 c (about 2 lbs) cantaloupe cut into 1-inch pieces

¼ c fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)

2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves

¼ tsp salt

sparkling water or club soda

mint sprigs for garnish


Instructions:

· Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until water and honey are combined and just beginning to boil about 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

· Combine honey syrup, cantaloupe, lime juice, mint leaves, and salt in a blender and puree until smooth.

· Using a fine-meshed sieve or a piece of cheesecloth, strain the cantaloupe mixture into another container. Discard solids. You should end up with about 2 cups of liquid.

· In each glass, pour ½ c of the cantaloupe juice over ice. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda and stir to mix. Alternatively, you can mix equal parts cantaloupe juice and sparkling water in a pitcher with ice and pour it into glasses as needed. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!


Reflexology

Reflexology, while not technically a massage, uses pressure on the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. It’s based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect different parts of the body. Benefits include increased energy, better circulation, and deep relaxation.


Special Offers: Make your appointment this week and get $10 off. Call/Text 410-570-0242

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This is great research!

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7601376_Cortisol_decreases_and_serotonin_increases_following_massage_therapy

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