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Andrea Townsend May 2014

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on May 14, 2014

Sunny Summer Skin

We all know how wonderful a massage can feel. I’ve touted it’s benefits from the mental to physiological aspects probably enough for everyone by now but there is one we rarely discuss. Massage therapy is good for your skin. With the summer sun so quickly though gratefully upon us I wanted to take a moment to discuss skin care.

It’s sort of a no-brainer that massage is good for our skin, especially here at CIH where we use only pure coconut oil. As your muscles are being gently (and sometimes not so gently) coaxed to release and relax, your skin is being thoroughly moisturized. And it’s not just applied and left there to leave you slinking around like a greased eel. Just the right amount of this healing oil is worked into the skin to keep it soft and healthy.

So now that you’ve had your massage and you walk out with your skin feeling and looking fabulous… don’t forget the sunscreen! Not only does a bad burn hurt, but it’s also the beginnings of all kinds of nasty things, some say even pre-cancer. Besides you can’t get your massage with extra crispy skin. I love this article from the Mayo Clinic on sunscreen. It answers some questions I didn’t even know I had.

Have fun out there! The course is calling, the pool beckons and the grand kids are begging for a beach day. Stay healthy and prevent those burns, that way you can get out there and enjoy even more.

Take good care,
Andrea Townsend, LMBT

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