Preventative Massages for The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2017

amelia massage associates event preparationPrepare Your Body For The Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance 2017.

If you are one of the thousands of vintage car enthusiasts planning to attend the March 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’ Elégance, get your motor-and your body-revved and ready for a day trip to Amelia Island, Florida, aka Paradise. A barrier island! The beach! Fresh local seafood! and a preventative MASSAGE! 

This year’s event, the 22nd annual, honors The Cars of Brumos Racing and is hosted by the Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. As in every year of the last two decades or so, it once again promises to be an exciting and memorable event. Dedicated organizers and volunteers make this huge charitable event come together, after months and months of preparation. And we locals enjoy our bragging rights: Amelia Island is one of only two Concours d’ Elégance locations in the country and it is among the top automotive events in the world. 

Walking, walking, walking, March breezes, blue skies, green grass, yellow sun, salt air, walking, cars, cars, period fashion shows, more walking, more cars. What’s not to love? Your strained, aching, dehydrated, sunburned body. It doesn’t have to be this way. Preparation is the key. 

After scheduling your pre and post event MASSAGES, consider these additional recommendations to keep you healthy, mobile and happy at the event.

  • Apply the highest SPF possible before you leave. 

Since we tend to not reapply as much as we should, applying a high SPF, according to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D., will offer the longest, highest quality protection possible. 

  • Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes. 

Now is not the time to be fashion conscious at the expense of injury or inadequate support for your feet. Blisters and aching feet will be kept at bay.

  • Opt for a broad brim hat and wear layers. A fanny pack will be your best friend. 
  • Don’t forget a refillable water bottle. The importance of staying hydrated, by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, can’t be overstated. And even small amounts of alcohol throughout the day can lead to serious dehydration in the Florida heat. 
  • Don’t go hungry. Have a plan for eating and/or take snacks with you to replenish electrolytes. 
  • Take breaks in the shade.
  • Don’t push yourself. Pace. 

Preparation of your body for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2017 with good planning and MASSAGE will keep you day-tripping to Amelia Island again and again. See you there! 

Nancy Shores, LMT, Facial Specialist

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With a Valentine’s Day Gift Massage U Will Be My Valentine 4 Ever

amelia massage associates valentine gift cardsWill U Be My Valentine 4 Ever? Consider a valentine’s day gift massage!

Saint Valentine’s Day, celebrated in our country on February 14th every year, is liturgical in origin, like other holidays that we commemorate and enjoy. History books tell us that Saint Valentine’s Day was fixed by the Western Christian Church to be recognized on February 14th, while the Eastern Orthodox Church fixed the date to July 6th. Today it is observed as a Day of Love and Romance in many countries and celebrated by many people of all faiths, indoctrinations, and beliefs.

Even though the Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni, both ironically martyrs of the Roman Empire, the original significance of Valentine’s Day is cited as ‘Feast Day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection.’ And so we continue the tradition to observe “Will U B My Valentine 4 Ever?” by celebrating our love and affection for our sweethearts, whether as grammar school children in ‘puppy love,’ or as adults in life-long partnership love.

Most of us think of Valentine’s Day as a special day to treat one another with candy, flowers, Michelin star restaurants, and that one special card that undeniably proclaims the perfect message of ‘I love you!’
But there is another wonderful and meaningful experience that will further proclaim your appreciation, affection, and love for your sweetheart.

The gift of an Escape Spa Package says it all. Better yet, you can accrue extra ‘pamper points’ with a Couples Massage, the perfect wintery bridge to Springtime Romance for both of you. Awaiting is a soothing haven of quiet solitude that fosters oneness, prepared for just the two of you, with two therapists in one coupling environment. Ahhhhh…..

Remember. With a Valentine’s Day Gift Massage for couples you can double your pleasure: U Will B Valentines 4 Ever!

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It’s the Season for Giving

Albert Einstein's Frontal LobeWhat comes to mind when you see or hear the phrase “It’s the season for giving”? For many it brings the mindless but not heartless pre-occupation of gift-giving, as it presents itself to our Anatomy & Physiology. This time of year it starts surfing within the brainwaves and flowing through the heart, sometimes as early as September and continues through December 24 and and for certain people even beyond, year after year.

Our life’s work -our purpose and passion at Amelia Massage Associates – encompasses anatomy and physiology every day, so it’s reasonable to think that the tradition of gift-giving during the holiday season, or throughout the year, is actually all about two of our most vital anatomical organs: the brain and the heart.

The Frontal Lobe of the brain is associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving. The Occipital Lobe is associated with visual processing.

The heart represents love, affection, and the central or innermost parts of us, our character, feelings, or inclinations. Whether you are the giver or the receiver, your gift will be processed through your brain and your heart, and your entire body will feel the positive effects. 

So is it better to give or to receive? Giving yourself a Relaxing Couple Massage negates that dilemma completely.

My personal anatomy and physiology tells me that both options are positive resolutions to “It’s The Season For Giving.”