Summer’s coming…

Morgan Bay BeachIt seems like the wintery weather may finally be coming to a close and beach weather is right around the corner! The forecast in Boston is mostly warm and sunny for the foreseeable future. So if you’ve been working hard all winter to keep that beach body in shape, or you’re taking advantage of the warmer weather to get back into a routine, chances are, you could benefit from a therapeutic massage.

This is because massage therapy increases flexibility, improves circulation, and alleviates muscle pain.  All things which will help individuals pursuing a healthy lifestyle through exercise and strength training prepare for, and recover from a hard work out.

However, routine massage therapy also increases relaxation, which leads to better sleep and a healthy sleep pattern is good for the body in countless physical ways. But what is really the most important aspect of looking and, more importantly, feeling great: The wellness, relaxed happiness, and confidence that comes from taking care of yourself and being well rested!

Let Soul Flower Wellness help you get ready for the beach this year! New customers get 25% off our hourly rate for any type of massage for the month of June.

In the meantime, here’s a little Boston beach tip: If you’ve never checked out Spectacle Island or George’s Island in the harbor, we highly recommend it! Minutes away by a reasonably priced ferry ride, the harbor islands are never crowded and benefit from clean, cool water and fresh sea breezes throughout the summer. Plus there’s cool stuff to explore and learn about, like Ft. Washington on George’s Island.

What’s your favorite Boston beach?

Mother’s Day Special

Mother kissing a babyWhen it comes right down to it, who is more deserving of special care once in a while than our mothers? After everything they do for us, all the attention, unconditional love, and care. A luxurious, therapeutic massage provided by a professional masseuse is exactly what Mom needs!

Fortunately, Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the team at Soul Flower Wellness in Boston loves our mothers dearly. That’s why we’d like to help you make this May the best ever by offering 50% off a massage session for any moms and expecting moms for the entire month!

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Rudyard Kipling

If you’d like to treat a mom in your life* to a half off massage, just contact us or check out our services page to learn more! Or better yet, just send her on down.

*Doesn’t have to be your mom!

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Boston Marathon Massage Special

Runners at University of Michigan's Ford School

It’s just one week until the 2014 Boston Marathon and the whole city is buzzing with excitement and hope for a beautiful spring day in eastern Massachusetts.

We often talk about the benefits of massage for runners at Soul Flower Wellness, mostly because it’s well known: Massage helps! That’s why this year we’d like to offer a special for any runners of the Boston Marathon: 50% off the hourly rate for any of our massage techniques for the rest of April. It doesn’t matter if you finish or what your time is, we want to support your effort!

If you’re not sure what the best type of massage for runners is, check out our post on the subject last month!

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Best massage for runners?

It’s that time of year again in Boston. You can see the runners everywhere, some preparing for the Boston Marathon, others just looking to shake off some winter weight and get ready for the beaches. It got us thinking at Soul Flower Wellness: What’s the best kind of massage for runners?

Well, according to this great article on Competitor, a website for runners, there are 4 (and we agree):

  1. Active release technique
  2. Swedish massage
  3. Trigger point
  4. Deep tissue

The article goes on to share some other great tips like how often you should get a massage to avoid injury. The bottom line here is frequency reduces the risk of injury. This is extremely true with sports related injury since loose muscles get injured less. They also suggest a massage after a hard workout, again, we agree.

Of course, in addition to reducing the risk of injury, a massage after a hard workout is heavenly…And just what you deserve for taking care of your health. If you have any questions about making massage a part of your routine, please let us know!

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Massage etiquette: health edition

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season in Boston. I personally like lots of extra attention and care when I’m not feeling well. But etiquette requires me to think twice before coming in for a massage, if I’m experiencing symptoms of any illness which might be contagious. Obviously, there’s a lot of physical contact with the massage therapist and although we start every session with a clean set of sheets and hands cleaned and sterilized with antibacterial lotion, we all know how germs can get around inside a building when someone really sick is around.

But besides the risk of inadvertently sharing germs with our staff of other members of Soul Flower Wellness, it’s hard to get the most out of any experience when feeling below the weather! Typical cold or flu symptoms can make you tired, dehydrated, and achy…Not a recipe for a relaxing massage.

If you are feeling poorly, be sure to drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. And don’t feel bad about cancelling if you’re not feeling well…We’ll thank you for it!


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