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Best Way To Enjoy Your Treatment

What's OnPosted by Mayka Wed, May 31, 2017 09:23:50

So we have a new month, a new beginning, beautiful new therapy room, and finally, the whole new level of relaxation! The move has been hectic and at times outright stressful, but it was definitely worth it. I can't wait to welcome you to the new era of Maya's Healing Hands and offer you your favourite treatment in a new massage heaven.

Now let me help you make the most out of your treatment. Here is a list of 10 best pieces of advice to enjoy your treatment to the fullest potential.

1. Prepare and research

Make sure you know where you're going, where is the nearest car park and have some change ready, think about time of the day and traffic patterns. It is going to save you being all stressed out and sweaty coming to your clinic

2. Wear comfortable clothes

There is nothing worse than feeling constricted for an hour, or worrying about creasing your best work skirt.

3. Be 10 minutes early

The best piece of advice I guess. Aiming to be a few minutes early gives you a great advantage, you have a bit of spare time to get lost, stuck in traffic or deal with unexpected circumstances. This way you can stay calm and collected even before your treatment, and it is much easier for you to relax and enjoy yourself.

4. Silence your phone

Even the awareness of your phone not being switched to the silent mode can nag in the back of your mind, and you spend more time than necessary thinking about what if someone rings you, or who are you expecting an email from. Get rid of it and clear your mind!

5. Drop your jewellery

You don't want to feel like you are being strangled by your necklace or get your wrist watch soaked in oil. Plus if too much of your body is covered up by jewellery and accessories, you are really missing out, because your therapist might be avoiding the areas to protect your bling from getting dirty.

6. Use the bathroom

Just make sure you are totally comfortable before your treatment starts. You don't want to get up and go halfway through the treatment or tense up and hold on till the end. You are doing this to relax, so don't ruin it for yourself.

7. Don't help your therapist

We are all used to being in control, and having a treatment, you might be tempted to lift your arms or legs and actively take part in the stretches and bends, but that is not necessarily helping. your muscles and joins get the most benefit if they relax completely and let the treatment do it's best.

8. Share your feelings

We are all different and perceive the same event in slightly different ways. If the towel is pressing into your forehead, or your left shoulder is too sensitive, it can all be adjusted. There is always a ton of towels and blankets to keep you warm, so there is no need for you to freeze to death. Some of this invisible stuff is so easy to correct, so don't waste your treatment by not being 100% comfortable.

9. Book your next one

You are more likely to stick to your goals if you plan ahead. It doesn't matter if it is next week, next month or in 6 weeks time, just go with what works best for you. With the next treatment booked in, you will have something to look forward to and even more unpleasant chores will seem easier, as you have a great reward coming up soon.

10. Ease into the rest of the day

Try to plan ahead and do all the unpleasant tasks before your treat. You don't want to rush into the stress and madness straight after you have had a lovely relaxing treatment. Fill the rest of the day with all the pleasant and fun things to keep you in the positive mood, and you will be more likely to bring the good feeling into the next day, or maybe even week.

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Hello From The Other Side

What's OnPosted by Mayka Thu, December 08, 2016 03:00:40
Hello there!
You might be wondering, where have I been for the past half a year. Well, I am really sorry to have neglected my sharing and caring duties, I have kind of gone into a total overload mode. When you want things to work, you tend to do anything and everything, and sometimes way too much of it. That was more or less working all right, until I got a first proper wave of work (the real kind, that I was meant for). Suddenly I ended up in a headless chicken mode, with too many projects started, too many to do lists and too little time to keep the piles shrinking.
So I have dealt with it in my very typical way, just ''set it on fire'' and walked away. Don't panic, not literally. I have just dropped all the non-essential activities, and cracked on with the basics, until I have created comfortable space to stand up, stretch out and look around. It did help, of course, to de-clutter and re-organise my space, as much personal as professional. When you get fed up and act on this impulse, sometimes you lose great stuff that used to work, and that is what happened to my blogging posting and sharing.
The massive de-clutter is over, and we have been through a little bit of a re-branding to keep it fresh for you. You might notice things will be changing in next few weeks, so that we can start the New Year 2017 with a total face-lift from the inside out.
We are back to a lovely system where everything has it's time and place, so you will hear from me a lot more regularly, probably every month. I am kind of scared to promise after these six months of silence, but I will do my best :)
Well, bear with me, hope I keep entertaining and educating you throughout the year, and please, if you do spot something that can be improved, do let me know, I will really appreciate all kinds of creative ideas and gratefully accept any kind of inspiration.
So welcome back to my world, the hard work has paid off, and we can see the blossoms of that effort already :-) and see you soon.

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How do you feel?

What's OnPosted by Mayka Tue, June 02, 2015 12:51:56

Hello there beautiful people!

I got an interesting question recently. ''Haven’t you put on a bit of weight since I’ve seen you last time (almost 5 years ago)?'' Obviously at the time I went into automatic self-defence mode, and it made me look into the mirror once or twice. And then it hit me!

Is this what we need young girls to feel like? I am a grown up woman, and I have done a whole lot of personal re-development in last few years. I would say I am pretty happy with who I am now, and where I am heading. I do work that I absolutely love, I get at least 7 hours of good sleep every night, I eat regularly, and I choose the best of what my body needs. I do have a walk every day, I play squash or tennis 4 times a week, with people who like me for who I am.

My BMI and weight are still in the lower bit of HEALTHY levels, but most of the days I do manage to hit the amount of calories to keep my body happy and fully functional. I get on with loads of work, and I take on any new challenge I find interesting and fun.

Would I swap with my 24 year old me? Let me tell you that I would NEVER! This poor kid had just started exploring her own qualities and values, after years of being trapped in soul destroying job, constantly punishing her body for not measuring up to other people’s expectations, not even realizing, how many dreams and desires she still had.

No, I would never want to be seriously underweight again. And I wouldn’t want to be 18, and I wouldn’t want to be getting up in the middle of the night again, to go to work I don’t enjoy anymore. And no, I wouldn’t want to have my friends that left me when I needed them.

And I honestly don’t think I should want any of those things. There is no way to send a grown-up back to nursery, just because they were a lot cuter back then, and when we outgrow our former self, we should feel free to enjoy who we became, without having to find excuse.

So what I would say to the young, the old, the pregnant, the retired and all the other girls don’t let anyone destroy your self-love. Most people’s reality is constantly being distorted by ads, magazines, Barbie dolls and half naked music videos, so we can’t blame them for not recognizing a real human body when they see one.

I will be re-launching my old good Facebook group '''', and I would love you all to join in and have lots of fun. We will just get together and support each other in what we like to do. We will play loads of games, do sports together, organize days out, and explore stuff we haven’t tried yet. So join in and let’s keep all our changes positive ;)

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