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Meet N' Greet!

This Thursday, May 30th from 6pm-8pm, Shine On will be hosting a Meet N’ Greet! Come out and meet our new team, eat some great food, enjoy some beverages, and check out the new makeover! We will have incredible package deals starting at $180! We will also be doing a raffle for a free, 90 Minute Massage Giveaway!

This is a night you are not going to want to miss! We can’t wait to see everyone there! Shine On!

We Were Nominated!

Shine On would just like to thank everyone who voted for us this year for Encore Magazine’s Best Of 2019!! Being nominated alone is a win for us! We can not express how much this means to us! Thank you Wilmington!

We Moved!!!

Shine On is extremely excited to announce that we have moved locations! We now have a beautiful Suite located on the 9th floor of the Historic Murchison Building at 201 N Front St. Suite 904. Shine On is also happy to announce that we will now have a tranquil area to sit and relax with a warm neck wrap and a cold beverage before and after your massage as you overlook Downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear River. 

We will be having a new location warming party in the near future so stay tuned for special offers, Photos and the announcement of the time and date! Words can not express how excited we are to share our new Massage Studio with all of you! Shine On! 

Benefits of CBD oil!

There are so many benefits of CBD oil and now for only $20 added to any of our services, you can get a massage with CBD oil!! Some of the best benefits of CBS oil massage are antipsychotic effect, nausea relief, treats seizures, lowers incidence of diabetes, promotes cardiovascular health, and it even FIGHTS CANCER!!!! Book your CBD massage today! Shine On!!

Shred off that extra turkey weight with massage!

Did you know that massage is great for helping with weight loss?? Break down some of those fat cells with a massage this turkey season! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Massage - The Hangover Cure!

Here’s why massage is the hangover remedy you’ve always wanted.

It’s completely natural. No need to take drugs like aspirin, which can thin the blood and tax your already overloaded liver.

Massage boosts your immune system. During a hangover, your body is full of toxins, and your liver, the organ responsible for breaking them down, just can’t keep up. Massage will help your lymphatic system clear your blood of all the poisons you put into it during the Holidays.

Hangovers mean headaches. A massage is a great way to increase circulation, which also pushes blood to the brain, easing pesky headaches caused by your hangover.

The only real cure for a hangover is time and rest. A massage helps your body relax and heal itself.

Remembering to hydrate before, during and after a night of drinking is always helpful.

So have fun but be careful & remember to book a massage with Shine On!

 

Is Massage Safe for People with Cancer?

Light, relaxing massage can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer. Tumor or treatment sites should not be massaged to avoid discomfort or pressure on the affected area and underlying organs.

Some people worry that massage can spread cancer cells throughout the body via the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels, organs and nodes through which lymphatic fluid (lymph) flows. It is part of the body’s immune system. Lymphatic circulation occurs naturally as we move.

Cancer may spread (metastasize) into the lymphatic system via the lymph nodes, or it may start in the lymphatic system itself. However, the circulation of lymph – from massage or other movement – does not cause cancer to spread. Researchers have shown that cancer develops and spreads because of changes to a cell’s DNA (genetic mutations) and other processes in the body.


Read more at https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/17958/b1000/massage-and-cancer-42/massage-and-cancer-benefits-of-touch/#X1Eg1x8JpPheXOkk.99

A GREAT repost from Zeel.com about the affects of drinking alcohol before or after massage!

We all deserve the chance to relax after a long week, and a beer (or three) followed by a soothing massage might sound like a perfect recipe for relaxation.

But if your daydreams of unwinding at home involve both a few stiff drinks and a massage therapy session, you should understand that massage therapists don’t approve of combining booze and massage.

While there are varying opinions on how long you should wait after drinking to get a massage, massage therapy experts agree that it’s not safe to massage a client when they’ve recently been under the influence.

 

Why can’t I get a massage right after drinking?

Why is it so problematic to get a massage after drinking? Alcohol, like massage, has a powerful effect on your body, and the two don’t mix together in a healthy manner.

Let’s dive in to the simple facts about the effects of both alcohol and massage on your body.

 

How massage affects your body

  • Massage boosts circulation, pushing the body’s lymph fluid around and helping you to shed excess fluids more quickly. (This is why your therapist will encourage you to drink plenty of water after a massage.)
  • Massage creates a state of deep relaxation, lowers your blood pressure, reduces levels of stress hormones like cortisol and increases pleasurable hormones like dopamine and serotonin in the body.
  • Massage releases toxins from the muscles into the bloodstream, which can heighten the negative effects of alcohol.

 

How alcohol affects your body

  • Alcohol, a diuretic, is well-known for its dehydrating effects, as anyone who’s ever had a hangover headache will tell you.
  • Alcohol causes your blood vessels to dilate, moving the alcohol through your bloodstream and increasing your blood alcohol level.
  • Alcohol impairs cognitive reasoning. Alcohol consumption can impair reflexes, limit motor control, and reduce coordination.
  • Drinking too much weakens the body’s immune system, and a single event of binge-drinking can limit your body’s ability to prevent infections for up to 24 hours.

 

How massage interacts with alcohol

  • Numbed senses. Alcohol and massage are both relaxing. But the deep relaxation of massage, combined with the numbing effect of alcohol, means that you may not be in touch with your body during your massage. This makes it difficult for both you and your massage therapist to judge the best level of pressure for your massage. You want to feel the massage, don’t you?
  • Amplified drunkenness. Alcohol travels through your bloodstream. (We know, it doesn’t sound as much fun when we say it that way.) Massage increases circulation and flushes toxins from muscles, which means that alcohol both hits your bloodstream more quickly and remains there longer. Some massage therapists have seen customers become more drunk during a massage because of this amplification effect.
  • Intensified hangovers. Both massage and alcohol can have a dehydrating effect. This doesn’t just make you thirstier – it can intensify hangover symptoms. (That said, a massage can help cure hangovers.)
  • Canceled-out positive effects. Massage strengthens the body’s immune system, but drinking too much weakens the body’s immune system – meaning that you lose this important health benefit of massage, essentially canceling out the positive effect.

 

Best practices for massage and alcohol

Licensed massage therapists will typically refuse to work with a customer who is visibly intoxicated. While they will work with customers who have had a glass of wine but are not drunk, massage experts recommend that you wait at least four hours after drinking alcohol before getting a massage.

Long story short, alcohol and massage don’t mix well. Keep the beers as an after-massage treat for maximum massage and alcohol enjoyment.

Great Things are Coming!

In the next few weeks we will be announcing some amazing winter massage deals! Stay tuned and make sure you do not miss out on what is to come at Shine On Massage Therapy!

Kicking the Flu Without the Shot

Flu season is coming around and if you are anything like us, you are scared of all the weird things that could be in a Flu shot. When we become ill with a cold or the flu, our lymphatic system works overtime to increase the delivery of infection-fighting cells, and to clear away waste and toxins. Manual lymphatic drainage helps to increase the circulation of lymphatic fluid, increase immune cell production, and enhance the removal of toxins.

There are plenty of other home remedies that you could practice before getting a Flu shot. One of the most obvious ones is staying hydrated. We know for most people, remembering to stay hydrated is like remembering that you need to floss. Put up a sticky note on the fridge that simply reads "Chug a glass of water!!!"

One thing that we swear by here at Shine On are diffuser's. Doterra Essential Oils actually makes an amazing oil called "On Guard" and it contains Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. These are all known to be helpful with keeping the common cold and the Flu at bay. A basic diffuser does not cost more than $20 and you can get these essential oils all over the internet for very reasonable prices. Why not naturally medicate the air you breathe!?

Last but not least, take your vitamins! Echinacea root is one of the herbs we swear by. Echinacea encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections, and conditions. Echinacea is a perennial plant, meaning it lasts for many years. And of course, you have your vitamin C that you should always remember to be taking plenty of during Flu season. Elderberry is another incredible Flu fighter. 10mg of Elderberry combined with 1,000mg of Echinacea a day is a great way to kick start keeping the Flu away.

We hope that this has been helpful for everyone and we also hope that everyone stays Flu free this winter and continues to Shine On!