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Massage Gift Certificates are on Sale             

Speed your shopping along by purchasing a MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATE from home. You KNOW that someone in your life is on the edge, in constant pain, or trying to bump up their game at the gym. If you buy online you'll save $10 on every 60 minute treatment and $15 on every 90 minute treatment. You'll also minimize your chances of getting maced at Wal-Mart.

Massage in the Home           

Here are two new ways to alleviate pain and stress at home:

Outcalls with your favorite CDF Massage Therapist

The stars in Boston have demanded it...from Salma Hayek to Ryan Reynolds...and now it's available to you, the little people! We can now send massage therapists to your home or hotel room, based upon availability.

Unlike our regular services, these require extra time and travel arrangements, so we can't take reservations on line. Please call us at 617-290-1490 to book your appointment without having to step foot outside.

Learn to Do It Yourself (ie.,make your partner do it)

Ever wanted to give someone a massage yourself without spending two extra years in school? Even better, have you ever wanted to ask your partner for one and not end up regretting it? The answer might be a lesson or two. Generally intended for couples, these lessons will teach you some of the essentials of massage and focus the instruction on where your partner needs work the most.  
Plan on two one-hour sessions or make a 90 minute appointment with each of you getting an abbreviated 45-minute lesson. Call or email to learn more and set up an appointment. THIS HAS PROVEN TO BE A FAVORITE GIFT IDEA!

Sorry to shout at you in print, but THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. If you book an appointment online, please make sure you get a confirmation via email and a reminder 24 hours before your treatment. If the online transaction doesn't finalize because of a browser glitch or missed click, the appointment could be lost and neither of us would know it.

If you do not receive either of these messages, please CONFIRM your appointment with a call or email. It should result in less head scratching and more muscle rubbing.

That is all! Just remember in these colder months that we will add hot stone work free to any massage. Just ask your therapist!

Have a safe and happy holiday...


The Best Cure for a Headache...

Many people are suffering from headaches this time of year and it can be due to allergies, changes in sunlight, and stress in various forms.

The best bodywork approach to treating headaches is a shotgun approach involving neck, forehead, face and jaw work. Thanks to a new headache workshop I attended with Ben Benjamin this fall, we've added a second barrel to the shotgun by focusing on the release of emotional tension, much of which can be done at home.

Here's a good one inspired by Halloween: At the end or middle of each day, scream as loud and long as you can while holding a pillow or towel over your face. Do it three times, lying down, and kick your feet and the same time. Leave the pillow out for added drama.

That's just one trick. If headaches are a problem for you, make an appointment for an assessment and a treatment that includes some of these techniques.

Accepting Nominations

All the screaming and smothering just adds to our anxiety this month because Citysearch is again holding its annual "Best of Citysearch" contest in the massage category. We hit number one last year thanks to our loyal clientele and we aim to do it again in 2009.

Things have changed a little so that this year there are separate nomination and voting periods. From now until Nov 11 we would ask for you to look up "CDF Therapeutic Bodywork" and hit "nominate this business." (or click the link to the left) After Nov 12, if enough nominations are received, you can go back and actually vote (every day even)!

Thank you in advance for helping us achieve these top rankings. We are VERY grateful!

Two Birds, One Stone, and Some Pies

I thought I'd ramp up my philanthropic efforts this month-what with the holidays approaching-and luckily plenty of opportunities have presented themselves. Please help me...

As of this writing there were still tickets available for the "Circle of Friends" party Saturday to benefit CRI's life-saving AIDS research efforts (including cutting edge ones that drug companies won't benefit from and therefore won't fund).

I am also selling pies to benefit Community Servings' efforts to feed the critically ill in Greater Boston. There are five varieties each for $25.

To sweeten the proposal, I will randomly choose a pie buyer to receive a free extra ticket I have to the CRI event, worth $50.

Call or email to help out! Get tickets or donate directly from Erin Molloy at CRI at Click on the link to the left to buy a pie.

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