Think pink this October and support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Statistics show that 1 out of 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Since two of the biggest risk factors are being female and getting older, no woman can ignore this disease.
The facts: 1.) It is estimated that in 2013, there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States.
2.) Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, worldwide.
3.) Risk factors include beginning to menstruate before age 12; starting menopause after age 55; never being pregnant; having a full-term pregnancy after age 30; obesity after menopause; physical inactivity and alcohol use.
4.) Early detection of breast cancer greatly increases the chances of survival.
5.) Regular mammogram screenings, specifically for 50 to 69-year-olds, lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer by 10 to 23 percent.
Throughout October, many local and national non-profit organizations will be running breast cancer awareness campaigns and raising funds for research into prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures. Many of these organizations also provide support for peopled affected by the disease.
Find out what events are being planned in your area or perhaps sign up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k run or walk. This event not only raises funds for breast cancer, but is also a wonderful celebration of the survivors of this disease and a remembrance of those that have been lost.
Take a Breather This Fall and Re-Energize Yourself
Taking a break from your stressful daily routine to stop and take in the beauty of the fall colors is an excellent method for combating stress and ensuring you are re-energized for the holiday season. As you head towards the end of the year, regularly scheduled time-outs are an excellent coping mechanism to ensure you stay ahead of your game over the holidays.
Breathe in and enjoy the rich smells of fall. Next, schedule a massage-breather and reserve some wellness time just for you.
Zen Massage A classic massage focusing on your specific needs.
Herbal Body Wrap Revitalize with a brisk skin brush exfoliation prior to a full body organic herbal body wrap. Your body is then cocooned in warm blankets while an aromatherapy scalp treatment and foot massage complete this hydrating and comforting experience. Includes your take home brush.
Couples Herbal Body Wraps – You and you partner can both enjoy this nurturing therapy that starts with a dry skin exfoliation prior to a full body organic herbal body wrap. While you are both cocooned in warm blankets, you will enjoy an aromatherapy scalp treatment and foot massage. This treatment includes your take home skin brushes.
Shoji Shiatsu A bodywork therapy originating in Asia, Shiatsu incorporates the theory of acupuncture which proposes that energy, known as “Chi”, moves through the body along passageways called meridians. For stress-reduction and reducing fatigue, the Shoji Shiatsu
Massage and Arthritis
An estimated 50 million Americans deal with some sort of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition, which causes inflammation and pain in joints, is predominately found in older generations but some children experience arthritis as well.
There are a wide variety of treatments, which include medications, physical therapy and surgery. While many people seek traditional treatments, there is growing research that shows the benefits of massage. More and more arthritis sufferers are realizing that a targeted massage can offer lasting relief. Many people combine traditional treatments like medications with massage for maximum benefits.
A recent study conducted at Yale Prevention Research Center showed massage improved flexibility, decreased pain and improved range of motion in the majority of arthritis patients that committed to 16 weeks of regular massages.
You’ll want to talk with our massage therapist about your arthritis, including your pain level and the areas of discomfort. You’ll need to tell them if he or she is applying too much pressure. To get the most out of a massage, you’ll need to be upfront and honest about what you’re feeling. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Our massage therapist will understand your needs and adjust the techniques to fit your body
Shoji Spa & Lodge 98 Avondale Heights Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 • (828) 299-0999