Monthly Archives: June 2014

Massage and Wellness

flower_and_stonesThe tremendous benefits of regular massage are irreplaceable to the human body. Massage is a variety of sometimes ancient techniques that manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It can definitely relax you, but there are some benefits of massage that go far beyond relaxation.

Pain and anxiety are two common problems associated with receiving massage therapy. By soothing muscles and nerves a greater state of well being is achieved for the recipient. When you take this concept further you find that massage can also benefit chronic pain and even self esteem. Massage allows for person to person contact that promotes feelings of comfort and soothing.

Medically massage is used for sports related injuries and to promote optimum performance of muscles. Through a pattern of exercise and massage, injuries can be avoided and greater athletic achievements can be accomplished. The regular massage prevents small injuries from becoming bigger ones and the athlete avoids the pain cycle all together. Massage is also an immune system enhancer that benefits patients with chronic immune system diseases like HIV. Increasing the circulation of healthy blood cells in the body helps these patients fight off disease better and keep a more positive mental attitude that is crucial for their survival.

Infants and babies have shown positive responses to massage through toddlerhood. The birthing process is often made easier and less complicated by regular massage during pregnancy and throughout the labor process. Massage for premature babies promotes better weight gain, and massage for babies with diabetes correlates with better lifelong compliance with regimens and healthier lifestyle choices.

The effects of massage on patients with high blood pressure should also not be overlooked. Massage can play a key part in the regulation and control of chronic high blood pressure by not only relaxing the patient, but also by helping the central nervous system to balance as it regulates blood flow throughout the body more efficiently. Regular massage combined with isometric exercise has been shown to improve both the blood pressure and blood regulation in patients.

Massage Therapy is a technique that can benefit a great number of people with a wide variety of complaints both physical and mental. This form of therapy can be incorporated into a balanced and healthy lifestyle to promote continuous well being as well as to be used as treatment therapy for those with chronic mental and physical conditions.

Surfing Yogis and Yoginis

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Surfers can benefit greatly by welcoming a yoga practice into their daily life style.

A yoga practice can minimize the risk of injury and improve recovery after a surf session. Yoga before surfing warms up major muscle groups for an energized surf session and yoga brings awareness to the present moment and focus needed to attain surfing goals in the water.

Yoga also creates a calm energy which helps with overcoming fear and creates a very fast physical response that is needed when ridding big waves.

Yoga gives surfers strength, flexibility, balance and improves breathing. Giving the power needed to have the maximum fun in the water and prevent that nagging back pain very common in surfers.

Both surfing and yoga can be done in a group or in solitude and silence. Both attract nature lovers; and keep their devotees looking and feeling unusually young, strong and vibrant.

Surfing provides a blissful and mystical experience that yogis have been talking about for thousands of years.

In yoga, we move the unseen waves of life force energy through out our bodies. In surfing, we feel the external wave energy that we tap into when doing yoga.

In surfing, you learn that even the less than perfect waves are composed of the same substance, the same salt water, as the perfect waves.

Surfing , like yoga, is a challenge worth meeting day after day after day no matter what the conditions are.

Here at Baja Wellness we provide you with private group or single yoga classes to meet your individual needs. Call us today and we will be happy to schedule a yoga session for you, on the beach before or after surfing or in the comfort of your own home or villa.

 

Yoga with Robin Clements from Baja Wellness

As I awake to the fresh morning sunrise, ocean breeze, and the birds singing here in Los Cabos.
I gather a few mangos that had just dropped from the mango tree and looking forward to a morning yoga class with Robin Clements from Baja Wellness.
On my way to yoga I am thinking about what I need from a yoga class physically and spiritually.
To my surprise I am pleased to find that Robin intuitively meeting these needs from beginning to end as he guides his class with such grace.
I feel a soothing warmth flowing through my body-mind as Robin guides us through breath and yoga postures that feel “just right”.
A flow that is strengthening and yet releasing muscle tension and pain. Bringing flexibility, balance and vitality to my entire being.
Knowing that Robin Clements is a Professional Massage Therapist and skilled Body Worker I trust that his asanas will not cause injury or pain. Hearing Robin take precaution about how we utilize the yoga postures I am able to open up with peace of mind.
Robin guides us into relaxation at the end of the class using a serene voice and breath techniques that brings a deep sense of calming within my meditation experience.
Thank you Robin for such a beautiful yoga class.
Namaste
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