Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays are upon us! Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. Over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you fantastic gift giving ideas for everyone within the Chinese medicine and Asian Bodywork community (including the little ones!). Here are our suggestions for gifts we know your favorite massage therapist will love this season:
This treatment tool that can complement any massage therapist’s practice. A massage therapist can use this tool for multiple forms of Asian bodywork or massage including Tui Na and circulatory, among others. This ergonomic tool strengthens the function of the therapist’s hands, but doesn’t require any extra exertion on the part of the therapist—meaning he or she can apply more pressure or more specifically directed pressure without the consistent, tiring effort that would normally require.
This self-massager was the winner of the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Massage Device. It’s a simple yet effective self-massager that makes it easy to apply pain-relieving deep compression directly to hard, knotted “trigger points” anywhere they occur, breaking up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscles between your shoulder blades. Massage therapists work hard releasing tension for others. Getting a Thera Cane for your favorite massage therapist will let them take better care of their own muscles. Plus, a massage therapist can use a Thera Cane to teach self-care and preventative tips to patients.
Gem Elixirz $15 each or $49.50 for a 5 pack
These aromatherapy sprays are an excellent contribution to a practice. Combining the power of aromatherapy and semi-precious gemstones, each spray bottle is designed to bring about transformation in specific areas of a massage therapist’s (or patient’s) life. Spraying the “Shift” elixir in an office or treatment room immediately clears negative energy. The “Sleep” elixir is a combination of essential oils and gems known to promote relaxation, such as lavender. “Traumaease” is known to help patients in a recovery process, whether that’s physical or emotional. Each of these sprays has a purpose and can help a massage therapist provide a supportive and nourishing experience for patients—or him or herself.
Massage A one hour massage can be anywhere from $50- $120
Massage therapists work hard to release tension for others. Working as a massage therapist involves prolonged hours of manual labor that can take a toll on the body. It’s important for massage therapists to also take care of themselves—all the better for them to arrive at each session refreshed and ready to heal. Treat your favorite massage therapist to the same relaxation they have dedicated themselves to providing for patients. The gift of massage won’t go unappreciated by someone who not only knows what it entails, but who really needs one.
This all-natural herbal spray is designed to restore balance to the entire body through the hands and feet. Ideal for someone who is on his or her feet all day, this spray can release muscle aches and tension, reduce stress, provide healthier skin and nails, and even relieve headaches. This formula even uses principles of Chinese medicine to heal—it penetrates the acupressure points of the hands and feet to detoxify the mind and body.
This tote bag was created specifically for a massage therapist. With its multiple pockets of different sizes, it makes it easy for a practitioner to pack up everything from essential oils to sheets. Everything will stay separate, safe, and clean.