Traditional Thai yoga Massage now available at Harmonie Rock Therapy (clients are loving this journey)

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Traditional Thai yoga Massage

Thai Massage is an ancient form of massage thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems.

The therapist uses the weight of their body to move your body into various positions to achieve passive stretching.

What Happens During a Thai Massage
Thai massage typically works with compression — rhythmic pressing movements directed into muscle tissues by either the hand or fingers. A combination of acupressure and yoga-like stretching techniques that employs the use of the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, elbows, arms and feet on the body’s muscles, pressure points and energy lines to clear energy blockages and balance the body’s energy. Thai massage takes place on a futon mat on the floor, with the client wearing loose or stretchy clothing like yoga gear.

 

 

Who needs a DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?

Are you suffering from chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, lower back pain, muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back, Sciatica, tennis elbow ? DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE works by physically breaking down these adhesions ( bands of painful, rigid tissue in muscles, tendons and ligaments ) to relieve pain and restore normal movement. 90 mins to 120 mins of DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE REGULARY are highly recommend

Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.

Reduces Chronic Pain
The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that deep-tissue massage is more effective and affordable for relieving chronic pain than conventional medical remedies. Because deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through

the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. Deep-tissue massage can also help alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.
Improves Blood Pressure
Deep-tissue massage helps ease stress and tension, which can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. People who had a deep-tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and their diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg, according to a study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center. Deep-tissue massage can help increase the body’s production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings.

Breaks Up Scar Tissue
Over time, deep-tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep-tissue massage can improve these symptoms. Massage therapy is often recommended for people who are recovering from surgery.
Rehabilitates Injured Muscles
Deep-tissue massage can be an effective treatment for injured muscles. Because it facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, deep-tissue massage can help promote healing. Because massage also helps relax muscles, it can reduce the pain caused by injuries, too. Deep-tissue massage is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injuries.
Stress Relief
For those people who suffer from chronic stress, and all of its various, possible side-effects like tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles; deep tissue massage can be a relief. During a session you can let it all go and give in to the healing. Once renewed and revitalized you’ll be able to face your challenges more equitably.

 

12 Ways To Eliminate Crew Stress At Work

Is there a way to maintain steady focus throughout the day? Is it possible to do everything that needs to get done and still have energy left over after work? How do you keep cool under so many demands?


Act Rather Than React
“We experience stress when we feel that situations are out of our control,” It activates the stress hormone and, if chronic, wears down confidence, concentration and well-being. You identify the aspects of the situation you can control and aspects you can’t. Typically, you’re in control of your actions and responses, but not in control of macro forces or someone else’s tone, so try to let go of the rest.

Take A Deep Breath
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or are coming out of a tense meeting and need to clear your head, a few minutes of deep breathing will restore balance. Simply inhale for five seconds, hold and exhale in equal counts through the nose. “It’s like getting the calm and focus of a 90-minute yoga class in three minutes or less at your desk.
Eliminate Interruptions
“Most of us are bombarded during the day,”  Emails, phone calls, pop ins, instant messages and sudden, urgent deadlines conspire to make today’s workers more distracted than ever. While you may not have control over the interrupters, you can control your response. Responding in one of three ways: Accept the interruption, cut it off, or diagnosis its importance and make a plan. Many interruptions are recurring and can be anticipated. “You want to have pre set criteria for which response you want to make,” You can also train those around you by answering emails during certain windows.

Schedule Your Day For Energy And Focus
Most of us go through the day using a “push, push, push” approach, thinking if we work the full eight to 10 hours, we’ll get more done. Instead, productivity goes down, stress levels go up and you have very little energy left over for yourself. Scheduling breaks throughout the day to walk, stretch at your desk or do a breathing exercise.
Eat Right And Sleep Well
“Eating badly will stress your system,” eat a low-sugar, high-protein diet. “And when you’re not sleeping well, you’re not getting the rejuvenating effects.” If racing thoughts keep you from falling asleep or you wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep, A simple breathing trick that will knock you out fast: Cover your right nostril and breathe through your left for three to five minutes.

TAKE TIME TO HAVE REGULAR MASSAGES                                                                         Why it’s important to have regular massage ?
In today’s modern day people are busier and more stressed than ever. We take little time off to relax and clear our mind from lives pressure’s, i think we can all agree most people do not take enough ‘ me time’. However it’s been proven an hour’s massage a month has multiple health benefits as well as being relaxing and enjoyable.                                Massage improves your circulation, so your organs and skin receive more oxygen, it moves fluids through your lymphatic system. A relaxation massage encourages your body to digest its food and release unwanted toxins. It will help you sleep better, soothe aches ans sprains and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions.

Cool Down Quickly
“When you feel frustrated or angry, it’s a heated feeling in your body that can cause you to react,” . Instead of immediately reacting—and likely overreacting- try a “cooling breath” technique: Breathe in through your mouth as if you are sipping through a straw, and then breathe out normally through your nose. Done right, you’ll feel a cooling, drying sensation over the top of your tongue. It’s like hitting the “pause” button, giving you time to think about your response. “It’s so powerful it will even calm the other person down.”
Identify Self-Imposed Stress
“Learn to stop self imposing stress by building your own self-confidence rather than seeking other’s approval,”. If you’re too caught up in others’ perceptions of you, which you can’t control, you become stressed out. Ironically, once you shift your focus from others’ perception of your work to the work itself, you’re more likely to impress them.

Prioritize Your Priorities
With competing deadlines and fast-changing priorities, it’s critical to define what’s truly important and why. That requires clarity, It’s important to understand your role with the crew, the yachts strategic priorities, and your personal goals and strengths. Cull your to-do list by focusing on those projects that will have the most impact and are best aligned with your goals.
Reset The Panic Button
For those who become panic-y and short of breath before a presentation,  you can quickly reduce your anxiety with the right acupressure point. Positioning your thumb on the side of your middle finger and applying pressure instantly helps regulate your blood pressure.

Influence Others
Even if you’re responsible for your behaviour and outlook, you’re still left dealing with other people’s stressful behaviour, . Confronting a problem co worker or employee by stating the bad behaviour in a respectful tone, describing the impact on the team and the individual, and requesting a change. For example, constant negativity might be addressed  by transferring the ownership of the problem, you’re more likely to resolve it.
Be Your Own Best Critic
Some 60,000 thoughts stream through your mind each day, and internal negativity is just as likely to stress you out as an external event. The fix? Instead of being harsh and critical of yourself, try pumping yourself up. Encouraging thoughts will help motivate you to achieve and ultimately train you to inspire others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREW before GUEST

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CREW before GUESTS
Prioritize what really matters to YOU before the BURN OUT period ,take out time during your break or day off to truly indulge in luxurious and effective treatments at HARMONIE ROCK THERAPY
You will then be well prepared for your GUESTS & OWNERS ONBOARD.
Harmonie also provides superior MASSAGE, BEAUTY & FITNESS treatments onboard tailored to guests needs.
Understanding the importance of QUALITY along with EXCEPTIONAL client service & EXPERTISE……….

The Beauty Corner at the bluewater Chef Competition

 

Welcome to the Beauty Corner at bluewater’s annual chef competition on Friday 31st March at Secrets de Cuisine.

Bluewater is excited to welcome our favourite local beauty experts to the annual chef competition hosted at Secrets de Cuisine in Antibes.

Our beauty experts will be on hand to offer massages, manicures and guy grooming services. Those who RSVP to the event via the Club page will be given priority access at the beauty corner. So please don’t delay, RSVP today!

Natalie Boddy – Harmonie Rock Therapy Beauty Massage Treatments and Training Centre

Natalie Boddy has over 10 years’ experience in massage therapy and, here at bluewater, we can attest to her fabulous deep tissue massages as well as the heated rock massage – total heaven! She created the Harmonie Rock Therapy Beauty Massage Treatments & Training Centre in Antibes in 2015, and she is ready to meet crew in her salon to share her talents, by teaching the art of massage.

The Introductory Relaxing Massage Course is tailored for superyacht crew; having a crew member onboard with a massage certificate is an advantage for owners and charter guests. Massage courses in the yachting industry are extremely helpful and are a great added skill that can help give an edge to your CV.

Natalie’s own CV is very prestigious, having managed the 5-star Hotel du Cap Eden Roc Spa in Antibes; she has a diploma in massage and has also completed her teacher training, making her more than qualified to offer advice and guidance to those wanting to pursue a masseuse career. Please speak to Natalie on the day about her training courses and to discuss what treatments she can offer your guests onboard.

 

JP – Antibes’ Best Barber

JP has been working as a barber for more than 17 years in Antibes and knows the yachting industry well including what is required for grooming on board. You will often see his store 21 Rue du Général d’Andreossy, rammed with crew needing to be spruced up to yacht-ready perfection! He is there to advise and enlighten you on what the owners want, what the owners definitely don’t want, and how to help keep your individual style whilst pertaining to the strict grooming requirements of working on a luxury yacht.

JP is welcoming, chatty and clearly popular amongst the crew. When bluewater sat down with him recently to discuss our 7th annual Chef Competition we were approached by a young yachtie, fresh from his STCW training who wanted to thank JP for his advice, clearly happy with his new groomed style and on his way to his dream superyacht job. Once again JP had worked his magic and made another happy customer.

JP tells us he is excited to come and be part of our Chef Competition once again, as it’s a crazy day but a lot of fun!
The girls of bluewater may not have any need for your beard trimming services! but we are excited to have you join us again and trim our crew to perfection.

If you haven’t already registered for bluewater’s annual chef competition please do so as soon as possible to ensure your lunch voucher is reserved. Crew who pre-register will be given priority for the beauty corner.

RSVP via your Club page.

 

Natalie Williams – Beauty Specialist

We are excited to be working with Natalie Williams, a local beauty specialist, who will be on hand to polish up your nails. As a qualified, independent beautician based in Juan Les Pins/Antibes, she provides beauty treatments all across the French Riviera.

Natalie is fully qualified to provide many beauty treatments and has gained a wealth of experience having worked across Europe and the UK, perfecting her skills working with thousands of clients over the last 10 years. She is happy to travel to your yacht or home to provide you with the latest beautifying treatments.

Natalie is very passionate about her work and loves interacting with people. She offers professional services in a warm, friendly setting and maintains that all important confidential client/therapist relationship at all times.

Please check out her website for the extensive list of treatments offered; in addition to nails, she is an eyelash extension specialist and offers 3D lashes, as well as tinting, waxing, pedicures and spray tans. Speak to Natalie during the chef competition about booking your next pampering session.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s chef competition, and if you enjoy the beauty services in between the culinary action, please don’t forget to thank our hard-working specialists with a small tip.

Is stress, neck & shoulder pain making you frustrated & irritable? Feeling unbearably tense? Worn out or burned out? Then the HARMONIE stress RELIEF Pack is your quick way to release all. Containing: SOOTHING heated & chilled lavender CUSHION: Microwave for a comforting warmth or chill for a cooling compress Soothing aching muscles & joints, helps relieve pain caused by sports Injuries, arthritis, stress & migraine. MASSAGE SPIKEY BALL: The Massage Ball is an excellent and inexpensive self massage tool with numerous benefits. *Improved soft tissue flexibility *Increase local blood flow *Enhanced muscle relaxation and reduction of muscle tightness ‘knots’ *Prolonged treatment effectiveness in clients who receive regular massage or physiotherapy treatment. *Ability to perform self massage in hard to reach places. *The Massage Ball can be used to treat a variety of stiff or sore body parts including: *Lower Back ,Upper Back ,Erector Spinae, Gluteal Trigger Points, Hamstrings, ITB ,Calf, Rotator Cuff LAVENDER EYE PILLOW: The Lavender Eye Pillow blocks out light to induce sleep and treats headaches, migraines, sinusitis, stress and insomnia. You can use fresh from the fridge to rest tired eyes and reduce puffiness Great for yoga and meditating exercises A refreshing tonic for your eyes Releases tension, Brings comfort to those hot flushes, Relieves temperatures, Soothes headaches PEPPERMINT OIL: The medicinal value of peppermint is due to the presence of menthol, menthone and menthyl esters. Peppermint is also found to contain a great number of minerals and vitamins such as magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, copper, vitamin A and vitamin C that are essential for maintaining perfect health. Some of the most common peppermint oil uses include: *Reduces stomach aches *Soothe digestive issues *Freshens bad breath *Relieves headaches *Antimicrobial properties *Improves mental focus *Clears respiratory tract *Boosts energy *Releases tight muscles *Cost-effective natural solution to replace pharmaceutical drugs

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up & coming dates for the Relaxing Massage Course

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up and coming dates

OCTOBER 3rd and 4th two places available

OCTOBER 17th and 18th

OCT/NOVEMBER 31st and 1st

NOVEMBER 14th and 15th

DECEMBER 5th and 6th

WHY CHOOSE THE INTRODUCTORY RELAXING MASSAGE COURSE ?

Massage therapy is one of the few professions that allow you to truly make a difference in your own life and the lives of others every day. It is also a very flexible career that you can feel passionate about while making a good income, whether it be on YACHTS or

By enrolling in our Professional Course you could be part of this exciting allied health career; providing massage to help others overcome chronic pain, recover from injuries and illness, reduce stress, and participate in proactive healthcare and wellness.c64a0498

TAKE ACTION TO TACKLE STRESS

TAKE ACTION TO TACKLE STRESS
 
There’s no quick-fix cure for stress, and no single method will work for everyone. However, there are simple things you can do to change the common life problems that can cause stress or make stress a problem. These include RELAXATION TECHNIQUES, EXERCISE and MASSAGE…..

ON BOARD Beauty & Massage treatments

HARMONIE rock therapy provides superior ON BOARD BEAUTY & MASSAGE treatments in line with the guest’s expectations. Understanding the importance of quality along with exceptional client service and expertise.

MONDAY to SUNDAY  :7am to 12am

Treatments before 9am and after 10pm, will experience an increase of 100%

Travel cost are supplementary :70€ per 1hr driving distance.

Any cancellation or postponement made less than 24hrs before the appointment will be charged 50%

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