Fall Charity Project

For the months of September, October, and November, if you donate 20 pounds of pet food to a No-Kill Shelter or Rescue, I will add free 10 minutes on to any 60-minute (or longer) massage. All you will need to do is show me the receipt from the place that you donated to.

*Limit: You may take advantage of this offer no more than twice each month.

In addition, I will add another 5 minutes if you purchase the food from:

Joyce Puchyr

Clay, NY


Just remember to show me that receipt also.


*Please remember to mention this offer when you schedule your appointment so that we will be able to block off enough time.

*This offer cannot be used with other discounts or offers. Thank you for understanding.

New Charity Project

Do you donate blood to the American Red Cross?

Whether you already do or you’re just thinking about donating, here’s a little incentive for you:

During the months of July and August (2014), if you donate blood, you can receive 50% off of a regularly priced 80 minute massage! That is just $45!

You just have to show me proof. (That’s not too much to ask for this great deal, is it?)

*This offer is only good for the 80 minute sessions.

*This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

*You have to call to schedule the appointment by the end of August. 


Neck Pain and Movement

If you’ve been to see me with neck pain, chances are good that I’ve recommended some stretches that I believe will help alleviate that pain. But stretching, as much as it is an extremely helpful tool in pain management, is not the kind of movement I’m referring to in this blog post. What I am talking about is any movement in general.

As a massage therapist I could probably talk until I turn blue in the face about the importance of daily movement, but as a sufferer of arthritis in the neck and a degenerative disc, I’m speaking from the perspective of a patient. I’ve noticed throughout the years that if I don’t move every single day, then I am more likely to lose control of the pain.  By “move” I mean getting up and at least walking.

So I want to encourage all of you to just move. And it’s ok if your ability to move is less than someone else’s. If you can’t walk, how about an exercise bike? If you don’t have an exercise bike, how about just laying on your back and putting your feet in the air and pumping them as if you’re on a bicycle? (That’s the way we did it before exercise bikes came onto the scene!) What if you are bedridden? Move whatever you can! ANY movement is better than nothing! Whatever you can do, just get moving, and stay moving on a daily basis! Remember: “An object in motion, stays in motion.” It’s science, and it applies to your body!

Remember Christopher Reeves? Superman! I remember, a few years ago, seeing a documentary about his life as a quadriplegic. Even he, who could not move any limbs, made it a part of his life to get on an exercise bike. He had to have help with it, but he still did it. So, if a quadriplegic can do it, then it’s pretty safe to say that I don’t have any good excuses. And I always thank myself when I make sure that I’ve moved daily, because that is usually a day with a lot less pain in my neck. The effort is totally worth it!

And by the way, the neck isn’t the only recipient of the benefits of daily movement. I’m willing to bet that daily movement will help to control pain coming from many other parts of the body too! So stop reading this and go move!

And stop suffering with that pain in the neck!

Orthopedic Neck Treatment Special

Trial offer for those who wish to try out the Orthopedic Neck Treatment:

Buy 3 sessions of the Orthopedic Neck Treatment for $180 total. These sessions must be scheduled for 3 consecutive weeks and full payment is due at the first session.

This offer is only good until the end of June, at which point I will evaluate and decide if this offer will be extended.

Why Water?

In massage school we were taught to encourage our clients to drink plenty of water after a massage because “it flushes the toxins out of the body”.  Even though that statement has pretty much been labeled as myth, it is still important to keep the body properly hydrated.  So, I’ll still be offering you water after a massage, but if you choose not to drink it, don’t fret that you are going to be clogged up with toxins.

Did you know that the human body is about 60-70% water?  Just check out the numbers you might find if you do a little googling to see the water percentages in your body:

Blood 83%.

Bones 31%.

Brain 73-85%.

Heart 73%.

Lungs 84%.

Muscles 70%-79%.

Kidneys 79%.

Skin 64%.

Regardless of the EXACT percentages, it’s quite apparent that water is a very important component of our bodies!  After all, a human can only go 5 to 7 days without water!

Water is important:

To keep muscles moving efficiently.

To build muscles.

To balance electrolytes.

To lubricate joints.

To digest food effectively.

To regulate body temperature through sweat.

To keep the blood a proper consistency so that it can transport oxygen, carbon dioxide,  nutrients, and waste products.

To help urine remove waste products from the body.

Do you often feel tired or fatigued? Do you suffer from frequent headaches? How about muscle cramps or spasms? These are just a few of the signs that you may be dehydrated.

How much water do you actually need to drink?  A healthy person should be drinking half of their body weight in ounces.  So, for example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should be drinking  80 ounces (or 10 cups) every day.  (There are 8 ounces in 1 cup). If you are sweating a lot, either from warm weather or from activity, you should increase that amount.

Now, don’t go crazy and drink more than you really need, because it is actually possible to overdose on water.  It’s an interesting subject, but it would make this blog post longer than many of you are willing to read. If you want to learn more, there’s plenty of information out there.  Go crazy with it ;)



Send me the answers to the following questions and you might win a free 80-minute massage! Each correct answer will earn you an entry into the drawing to take place at the end of April!

Based on the blog post above:

  1. If you weigh 160 pounds, how much water should you be drinking every day?
  2. What percentage of muscle is composed of water?
  3. Name one thing that the blood transports.