This Wednesday we had two speakers – our first was Dottie Johnson, our certified massage therapist. She began her talk today about feedback, your massage therapist needs to know your preferences and even suggesting changes to items you want focused on. You, as the client, need to let her/him know if there are changes in your health, physical concerns or any other changes in your life that may affect your health. With medical concerns there may be some issues that preclude you from receiving a massage or might just change the way your massage therapist approaches your massage therapy. Sometimes it may not be a major change in you medical condition but just a sprained ankle that will change the how your massage therapist  treats you. All of your issues, whether a major medical issue or a small complaint of headaches or muscle strain should be discussed with your massage therapist prior to your massage and your therapist can then modify your massage for your specific needs that day. Other things to keep in mind when looking for a massage therapist is that now days massage therapists are regulated by the state that  require certification and continuing education to ensure that all therapists are up to date on emerging modalities and current information pertinent to massage therapy. Massage Therapy has come out of being “just the basic back rub” to a well-respected health care modality. Massage Therapists today go through extensive training to get their certification, these classes involve anatomy, physiology and many other science based classes through their training for certification. Some of the concerns that Dottie Johnson can help you with (other than just plain stress)  are fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, premenstrual symptoms, carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain. So “Trust your body to Dottie” and get a massage today!

Dottie Johnson, M.S., C.M.T.  *  Massage Haven  *  303.229.7220

Our second speaker today was Ruthie Williams of Mary Kay Cosmetics. She gave us a hands on demonstration today. The first item we tested was the lip mask – we each took a small dollop, put it on our lips and then wiped it off – then put on the Mary Kay Lip Balm. It left our lips very soft – the Mary Kay Lip Mask is a treatment you should only do 2 or 3 times a week and the coat with the Mary Kay Lip Balm for ultimate softening and reducing of lip creases. Our second test combination was the Mary Kay Time Wise Cleansing Lotion – which we each rubbed into the back of one hand and the cleaned off, we then applied the Time Wise Lotion. Wow, what a difference between the cleaned and lotioned hand and the untreated hand. We all noticed a real difference! We, then, tested the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara – which went on over my current mascara and actually separated my lashes – from the current clumps that I had from my grocery store brand. Ruthie also mentioned that the Ultimate Mascara is water resistant and although if you get it wet right after application it will come off,  but once it dries you can cry or use eye drops without it running, it even will last through a swim. Ruthie also let us try one of the new eye creams which is a cream eye shadow – I really like it and am planning on using the Mary Kay Eye Cream in Bronze in the future- easy to apply and lasts! Ruthie ended her talk today with a couple of reminders – number 1 – oily skin can be caused by dehydration so remember to drink water, number 2 – zits and blemishes are not just caused by chocolate but food allergies and bad diet! Just keep in mind our bodies work from the inside out!!

Ruthie Williams  *  Mary Kay Cosmetics  *