Jennifer Coyne, LMT - Being Balanced for Life

Greetings Friends and Clients,


     The Holidays are upon us and the weather is getting colder outside.  I hope everyone is either all done or close to being done their Holiday Shopping.  If you are take this time to relax with friends, family, or even quietly alone.


     The Holidays should be a time to enjoy time off work, time with friends and family, time to relax, time to reflect on the year that has passed and is a time to be happy for the people and things in our lives that make us happy.


     New Years is also right around the corner so that means making those New Years Resolutions.  I have finally gotten myself pain and injury free and I am looking forward to some races this year that are longer than what I am used to doing.  I have registered for a Marathon and a half Ironman Triathlon.  With these on my schedule I am making it my resolution to include yoga and regular massages into my training in order to minimize injury in order to get to race day.


     I would be very interested in hearing some of your resolutions or just new changes or plans for the upcoming New Year.  I can include some in the next newsletter too.  It may give others some ideas for setting new goals and/or adding a new challenge into their life for the Year 2012.


   Thank you for your time to read this months newsletter and I hope you enjoy what I included for this month.




Massage Reduces Stress

The Holidays should be happy and exciting, not stressful.  Of course a house full of people and the empty shelf at the toy store can be unnerving but you do not have to let it impact this time of year negatively.

Some effects stress can have on the body include headaches, upset stomach, trouble sleeping, anxiety, muscle tension, fatigue, irritability or anger, and sadness or depression.  Negative ongoing stress can put your body and health at risk.

Massage reduces stress physically and mentally.  Stress causes muscles to be tense decreasing oxygen and nutrients to the body.  Massage loosens these tense muscles and increasing circulation allowing nutrients and oxygen to get to all areas leaving the body with a sense of well being.

Massage also increases levels of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin which leave the body to feel calmer, relaxed and content.




Stay Happy and Healthy this Holiday Season!




Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths

~Etty Hillesum









Winter Week of

Freedom and Joy

at Awaken Wellness

January 2-7, 2012

75 minute massage for $75

Free group acupuncture

Discounted yoga classes

and More




Mark your calendars

January 14, 2012

Foam Rolling Workshop


Awaken Wellness


Learn some basic techniques using the foam roller to decrease muscle pain and stiffness





With the Holiday of course comes lots of eating.  Here is a quick workout you can do even at home to burn off some of those extra Holiday calories and reduce stress


10 body weight squats

10 sit ups

10 jumping jacks

10 push ups

10 alternating lunges

10 V ups (laying on back bring arms and legs up to touch each other -to form a V- then back down)

Work through all the exercises and repeat as many times as you can resting 1 minute in between



It is strongly recommended that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself.                                                                         








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