Massage Therapy by Sharon Lewis, LMT, RCST
PH: 505-216-6247 In practice since 1992 with 2500 hours of training, Sharon Lewis provides a variety of massage therapies to sooth your aches and maintain good health, including, Aromatherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy,Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Raindrop Technique.
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The Underrated Therapy for Anxiety and Stress: Water It gives our brain a break from the intense, focused attention that much of daily life requires and that is cognitively depleting.
The Best Pool Exercises for a Full-Body Workout Go ahead, make a splash.
The Best Pool Exercises for a Full-Body Workout Go ahead, make a splash.
Did you know that science has established that low cardiorespiratory fitness is an independent predictor for cardiovascular disease and all causes of death (Haynes et al. 2020)? The good news is that even a small improvement in aerobic capacity has been shown to decrease mortality from cardiovascular disease. But not all land-based exercises that improve aerobic capacity work for all people! For some older people and those at risk for falls, water-based exercise programs and water walking are a good option. That’s because of the lower gravitational forces and reduced impact on the skeletal system.
What does the research say? Len Kravitz, PhD, professor and program coordinator of exercise science at the University of New Mexico, shares two studies that add power to the decision to add water walking to your fitness routine.
Land Versus Water Walking
There’s very little long-term data on how cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition are affected by water walking versus land walking, but Australian research teams Haynes et al. and Naylor et al. (2020) investigated this topic. Their study findings are published in two publications: the Journal of Sport and Health Science and the Journal of Science and Medicine and Sport. Diving into the details adds to our understanding of the benefits of water workouts.
A Deeper Look
The researchers recruited 72 older men and women volunteers (average age 62). All participants were relatively inactive (
Aquatic exercise better than physical therapy for chronic low back pain, study finds A regular regimen of therapeutic aquatic exercise provides more relief for chronic low back sufferers than traditional physical therapy approaches, including electrical nerve stimulation, a JAMA study found.
Recently there was an article about how someone died from a Lavender spray purchased over the counter at a national chain. We should all be careful when purchasing essential oils. We are paying a lot of money for something that could be harmful to us and the pets in our home. Even when the product is safe ,knowing the risks of an essential oil along with its benefits is important. Do your research, ask questions before you buy. My 2 favorite companies are doTerra and Young Living. In many cases essential oils can be helpful for many things. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Lavender Oil Might Help You Sleep, but Be Careful Which Essential Oils You Buy You’ll find plenty of oil mixes and sprays marketed as sleep aids, but not all of them are created equal. Here’s what you need to know.
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Working on keeping things clean AND disinfected around the house/car/workspace?
There’s a difference between cleaning and disinfecting.
• Cleaning removes dirt, food, liquids, and other impurities from the surface.
• Disinfecting kills microbes on surfaces and objects.
Hello to all my clients 💓 and future clients,
I hope all of you have weathered Covid-19 without much excitement and you have stayed well along with your families. I look forward to hearing about the creative things you did or are doing to keep busy. I'll share a few of mine with you when I see you.
Gov. Grisham has allowed me to reopen my massage practice as of yesterday, June 1st. I want to let you know what I have done to prepare a safe environment for when you are ready to return for your massage.
I have cleaned my office from top to bottom and have purchased many items that will help keep both of us safe while we are together. As many of you already know I schedule each of you with a half hour in between. I will be increasing that to 45 mins just so we have plenty of time to talk about what may be going on with you since we haven't worked together for so long and it gives me time to clean in between clients. I will also be wearing a surgical mask the entire time we are together and I will have plenty of masks to give you one if you would like one. I love all the homemade masks I am seeing around and have a couple myself but they can get very hot as I'm trying to give massage and they are also hard to wear face down in the face cradle for you. When it is time for you to be face down in the cradle if you find your mask is uncomfortable you may take yours off and take my offer for a surgical mask.
I have also purchased disposable face shields I can wear upon request. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible about your safety during your treatment. I will be asking you a few questions before we get started and taking your temperature. I'm sure many of you have already experienced this somewhere along your outings here in SF. I have hand sanitizer in the office for you to use before and after your treatment and as you know there is a bathroom in the building. It is a public bathroom but it is being cleaned every evening now by the cleaning crew and I am wiping it down as best I can before and after each treatment. I have purchased a desk top air purifier (although its on the floor) to constantly clean the air while I'm in the office. I have ordered plastic aprons to wear upon request to provide an extra barrier between you and I if you'd like in case there is some concern that I may be carrying something on my clothing between clients. I also have gloves I can wear upon request.
I will be handling the laundry as recommended by the guidelines. After your treatment your sheets will be put in a canvas bag. I will be bringing those sheets to a local service here in Santa Fe who will do them for me. I felt this was much better since the water at those places is warmer than what I have at home and there is less chance of exposure for myself and for my husband. The canvas bag will be included in the wash with the sheets. I have changed to cotton sheets instead of the flannels I used in the past since the laundry service charges by the pound. I have left the heating pad on the bed so if you get cold there is still the option of a blanket or the heating pad to keep you warm during your massage.
I want to also let you know I have left the Integrative Medicine Clinic I was working at due to the lack of control I have regarding the clients I see there. I am able to control what happens in my private practice so much more. I know all of you and feel I can keep myself safer and therefore you are safer if I just work out of my office. Although there are many changes that needed to occur to keep us all safe, the one thing that hasn't changed for those of you I see in my office is the price of the massage treatment. I will not be raising my rate to accommodate the extra time,effort and supplies. I will continue to take cash and checks but I would prefer to forgo credit cards for awhile. If that is a problem then I will take a credit card or you can also now pay me ahead of time for your massage via PayPal ([email protected]), Venmo (-Lewis-63) and Zelle ([email protected] or 5052166247). I also want you to be aware that I have now signed up with Massagebook for online booking. I still prefer you call me to schedule your appointments but if for some reason you would rather do it online then please go to my website at healinghandsofsantafe.com and on the top center you will see "Book Appointment" that will take you to my booking page on Massagebook. If you haven't done this before it will require you to fill out some information and if you would like you can pay me ahead of time for the massage right there.
I care about all of you very much. I know some of you will be anxious to get back in while others may want to take a bit more time. Regardless, I want to welcome you back in a manner you can be sure is safe for both of us. I have included a copy of the Gov's guidelines for reopening all businesses in NM and if you go to page 40 you will see the guidelines I am following. https://indd.adobe.com/view/3f732e94-0164-424d-9ac6-a0ace27e70c8 Thank you for being my clients and I look forward to seeing you when you are ready for your next massage.
Sharon Lewis LMT, RCST
1600 Lena St. Bldg C-6
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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As much as I would love to provide healing stress relief of massage during this time when it is needed most, I must follow the required mandates to keep you and yours as well as myself and my loved ones safe. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you again when we are all allowed to be together. Love to you all. ❤️
Buy one $85 session then get second one to gift or spoil yourself more for only $55. Yay! 💞🎀😃 Send me a PM for payment options.
5 Ways Massage Can Improve Your Health Massage therapy can help reduce stress, manage pain and more.
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Buy one $85 session then get second one to gift or spoil yourself more for only $55. Yay! 💞🎀😃
Consider using doterra this summer to protect you from bug bits! Some great info. If you need to know how to get yours just PM me!
More powerful bug repellant info!!
Today only... buy Turmeric and Get Purify FREE!!!
And Terrashield is 10% off!
Thank you to my research friend Tamarah Bartmess for this info!!
I did a little digging today and found something significant that I think you too will appreciate when it comes to keeping nasty critters OFF your skin while outdoors.
Pay close attention because this information could save you $$$$ AND unnecessary bug bites.
When I was a kid, my cousins and I would come up with funny commercial tag lines for the OFF bug spray - pretty much because it was a joke and NEVER seemed to do the job it said it should do. Somehow we always felt like we got MORE bug bites because we used it! So an effective bug repellent has always been appreciated since I was a kid.
I've known for a while now that doTERRA's Purify blend is good for itchy bug bites. It has a combination of 6 essential oils:
Siberian Fir Needle,
Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Leaf,
So those Mosquito Candles people buy? Yeah, those cost anywhere from $6 - $40! Usually they last between 10-80 hours. The Citronella is what you smell in them that makes you often think of bug repellant.
Citronella is perfect for repelling those darn mosquitos by masking scents that are attractive to insects. What attracts mosquitos to you? Your breath - carbon dioxide, and lactic acid. So if you want to prevent bug bites - just stop breathing and stop moving.... LOL, I kid!
When thinking about what you BREATH or APPLY to your SKIN - you'll want something that does a good job but doesn't cause more problems to your lungs or your skin (aka - the external lung). Quality essential oils makes a difference here for your own wellness and non-toxic lifestyle.
TerraShield is a proprietary blend from doTERRA that includes the following oils:
Fractionated Coconut Oil,
Ylang Ylang Flower,
Lemon Eucalyptus Leaf,
Vanilla Bean Absolute,
I love this blend particularly because of the Lemon Eucalyptus Leaf which has been shown to be JUST AS EFFECTIVE as DEET (but not synthetic) and also the Arborvitae - which is a MUST for any outdoor adventure. The Cedarwood oil is one of my favorites because I grew up climbing the Cedarwood trees surrounding my childhood home and LOVE those memories.
So why Turmeric as a bug repellent? Well, I too was surprised to read this study that mentioned that it, in combination with other oils that are in TerraShield and Purify had a 8 hour protection length from bugs!
ALSO Turmeric oil was both able to prevent a climbing response by ticks and had a longer residual activity than other essential oils in domestic dogs who were in the outdoors.
Imagine this combination of oils (Terrashield/Tumeric/Purify) in a homemade non-toxic soy wax candle or a DIY Bug Spray!
So with all your adventures this summer - MAKE SURE TO BE PREPARED!
ONE DAY ONLY!! On July 9th you can BUY the Turmeric 15ml oil and get the Purify for FREE for just $28 wholesale. Add to your order the TerraShield spray and get 10% off that too!
When they arrive, just add a few drops of the Purify and Turmeric to your TerraShield spray bottle and you're good to go!!
Instantly Calms You With Deep Pressure Therapy ThermaComfort™ by Calming Comfort™ is the Weighted, Hot & Cold Neck Wrap that instantly calms you with deep pressure therapy while it soothes away the pain.
View Healing Hands of Santa Fe Give Mom the Gift of Relaxation this Mothers Day! on MassageBook Re-discover your sense of well-being with personalized therapies that nurture both body and mind. Enjoy an experience that will allow you to achieve calm, relaxation and peace inside and out. Our experienced staff of massage therapists are able to offer you everything from the best relaxation massag...
It may finally be spring! No, really. :-) Treat yourself or someone special to a rejuvenating massage to greet the season with joy and energy!
It's easy! Make appointment online.
Hi all! Mention "Spring Special!" Get $10 off through 20 June '19!
I'm giving a discount off my 60 min Neuromuscular Therapy. Its just $75 when you purchase a Gift Certificate. You have until February 28th to purchase!
View Healing Hands of Santa Fe Happy Valentines Day on MassageBook Give a Massage this Valentine's Day It's almost Valentine's Day, the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a massage (hint, hint husband). If that's not a good enough reason, how about this: Not only can massage therapy evoke relaxation and relieve stress, it can lessen chronic pain, redu...
Yes its fun to get or give Flowers and Chocolate from your loved one for Valentines Day but a massage will evoke relaxation and reduce stress. We could all use some of that. Give the gift of Massage this year! You can buy a gift certificate directly from my website under Buy a gift certificate in my drop down "more" tab!
Give a Massage this Valentine's Day | HealthyWomen It's almost Valentine's Day, the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a massage (hint, hint husband). If that's not a good enough reason, how about this: Not only can massage therapy evoke relaxation and relieve stress, it can lessen chronic pain, reduce muscle soreness, increase blood c...
Book a massage with Healing Hands of Santa Fe | Santa Fe NM 87505 Healing Hands of Santa Fe massage services from $85 in Santa Fe, NM. Synergy of mind, body and spirit
I've also found Craniosacral Therapy to be very helpful as well.
In Safe Hands: Massage & PTSD | Massage Therapy Journal Massage therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
5 Ways Massage Can Improve one's Health
August 31, 2018
Massage therapy can play an important role in one's health regimen. See what the research says about massage for health and wellness.
1. Stress reduction - The longterm effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.
2. Restful sleep - Research indicates that massage can help improve sleep in those with lower back pain, fibromaylgia, insomnia, pain and other health conditions.
3. Boost mental health and wellness - Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.
4. Pain management - Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Research shows massage can help low-back pain, headaches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and more.
5. Increased range of motion - Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy. Massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and reduce possibility of injuries.
Hi everybody! I'm taking a vacay break until 12 Dec. Thanks to you all for checking my page and especially to those who have come in for massage. I hope you loved it and that I will see you again soon after my return.
Stay warm and healthy.
Friends and Clients - I am moving my office so I will be closed until Oct 9th and then I'm only doing house calls until Oct 16th. Thanks for all your support and I look forward to seeing all of you again in my new office location.
Hello everyone! Sorry been a bit quiet here. Been hectic but things have slowed a bit. I've got appointment times available! Come see me. You'll feel better. 😃
It seems I'm getting quite a few clients lately that are complaining about Sciatic pain. I thought I'd post this article regarding massage and treatment for Sciatic pain. I've had some good success helping relieve Sciatic pain for these clients. If you suffer from this condition come in and see me!
How Massage Can Ease Sciatic Pain Massage therapy can provide healing and pain relief from sciatic pain because it promotes circulation to the injured area of the spine.
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Ribbon Cutting - Healing Hands of Santa Fe
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Healing Hands of Santa Fe
300 Paseo de Peralta Ste 205
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ribbon Cutting for Healing Hands of Santa Fe. Join us for this photo opportunity!
In practice since 1992 with over 2500 hours of training, Sharon Lewis provides a variety of massage therapies to sooth your aches and maintain good health, including, Aromatherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Raindrop Technique and Aromatouch.
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