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1 Benefits of Massage Therapy

2 What is Massage Therapy? Massage is a system of movement of the body’s soft tissue. It may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as… Stroking Kneading Percussion Friction Vibration Compression Passive or Active Stretching These techniques can be applied with or without lubricants

3 Purpose of Massage To enhance the general health and well-being of the recipient. Types of Massage There are as many as 250 types of Massage & Bodywork. Top 2 modalities are Deep-Tissue and Swedish Massage

4 Benefits Many look at massage as a luxury, but it is becoming more of a necessity to maintain well-being. There is little knowledge in relation to that of mainstream medicine, but people seem to perceive the risk associated with trying massage as very low and the prospective rewards immediate and tangible.

5 A study by Touch Research Institute in 1996, showed that preterm babies who received massage therapy had 47% greater weight gain & 6 day shorter hospital stay then infants not receiving massage Reduced chronic back pain in relation to other complementary techniques. (2000 report in the Canadian Med Assoc Journal) Safe and Effective way to reduce pain and improve function in the adults with osteoarthritis of the knees (2006 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine) Reduces symptoms from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 2004)

6 Less stress and improved performance for small sample of employees (against a control group) who had twice weekly, 15 minute massages in the office Alzheimer’s patients showed reduced pacing, irritability and restlessness after neck and shoulder massage (Journal of Gerontological Nursing 1996) Fibromyalgia patients receiving 30 minute massages had less pain, depression, anxiety, stiffness, fatigue and sleep problems. (Journal of Clinical Rheumatology Report) Has been shown to strengthen the immune system (Journal of Neuroscience 1996) Reduces the frequency of headaches (American Journal of Public Health 2000)

7 The Mayo Clinic website also suggests some massage therapy benefits are… Anxiety Immune System Labor Pains Self Esteem Sports Related Soreness Stress

8 Massage does not include the diagnosis of a Specific Pathology, the prescription of drugs or controlled substances, spinal manipulation or those acts of physical therapy that are outside the scope of massage therapy. Melody Lane, LMT MT (817)

9 Comparisons & Freezer Meal Workshops

10 Wildtree Products are: Organic All Natural No fillers MSG High Fructose Corn Syrup Dyes Any other additives We believe that food should taste great, be good for you, and be simple to prepare. We realize that everyone is busy, so we make adopting a healthier lifestyle simple by providing great resources.

11 Grocery Store Brands vs Wildtree Comparison Taco Seasoning Chili pepper, salt, maltodextrin, spice, onion powder, corn starch, yellow corn flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, yeast extract, silicon dioxide, sunflower, and/or cottonseed oil, ethoxyquin $0.99 serves 4..$0.25 per serving ORGANIC! Masa corn flour, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper $ servings.. $0.22 per serving $ servings.. $0.14 per serving Alfredo Mix Dehydrated parmesan, cheddar, blue cheese blend (milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes, whey), partially hydrogenated soybean oil, maltodextrin, nonfat dry milk, natural flavors, disodium phosphate, sodium caseinate (milk), lactic acid, mono and diglycerides, citric acid, corn starch, wheat flour, maltodextrin, whey protein concentrate, hydrolyzed corn protein, salt, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, spice $1.69 serves 2, $0.85 per serving Cheddar cheese, whey cream, sweet cream, buttermilk, salt, garlic powder, spices, parmesan cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, and enzymes) dehydrated parsley, citric acid $17.00 serves 20..$0.85 per serving Fajita Seasoning Corn Starch, MSG, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide $0.99 serves 4, $0.25 per serving Chili powder, cumin, sea salt, lime juice powder, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, vegetable fiber $9.50 serves 36…$0.26 per serving

12 Do you know what is in your TACO SEASONING? SILICON DIOXIDE You know, the stuff that comes in those “Do Not Eat” packets you get with new shoes and purses

13 Sodium & Sugar Comparisons Nationally Known BrandWildtree Marinara Sauce from a jarWildtree’s Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend Sodium 460 mg Sugar 8 grams Sodium (canned tomatoes) 275 mg Sugar (from tomatoes) 4 grams Teriyaki SauceWildtree’s Teriyaki Sauce Sodium 810 mg Sugar 9 grams Sodium 270 mg Sugar 6 grams A Stir-Fry SauceWildtree’s Pacific Fusion Sauce Sodium 520 mg Sugar 3 grams Sodium 330 mg Sugar 6 grams BBQ SauceWildtree’s Cactus Pete’s Agave BBQ Sauce Sodium 510 mg Sugar 9 grams Sodium 200 mg Sugar 4 grams Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning MixWT’s Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix Sodium 135 mg Sugar 0 grams Sodium 35 mg Sugar 0 grams Red Enchilada SauceWildtree’s Tia Rosa’s Red Enchilada Sauce Sodium 360 mg Sugar 1 gram Sodium 110 mg Sugar 1 gram

14 Grapeseed Oil Fact Sheet Wildtree’s Grapeseed Oil is EXPELLER PRESSED – not solvent extracted like the vast majority of grapeseed oils in the marketplace. It is made from grape seeds after wine production. Its delicate flavor and body make it puerect for sauteing, baking or frying. Miracle Frying Oil Grapeseed Oil is ideal for frying at high temperature May be heated up to 419 degrees (F) w/out burning

15 Grapeseed Oil Health Benefits There are NO preservatives such as TBHQ or BHT It is NOT hydrogenated There is NO sodium NO trans fatty acids NO cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction) It is easily digestible A good source of Vitamin E Alpha (an important anti-oxidant) (4.3 mg per serving) Highest concentration of poly (76%) unsaturated acid of any oil Helps the body produec High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) High in Linoleic acid – and its health benefits: Is a fatty acid which acts as a transporter for saturated fats – helps prevent accumulation in the arteries Also known as Omega-6 and in near identical proportions to mother’s milk Vital to life and cannot be produced by the body alone

16 It has one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all oils OilSaturatedMono Unsaturated Poly Unsaturated Trans Fatty Acid Grapseed8%16%76%0% Canola7%59%30%0% Safflower7%76%14%0% Sunflower10%20%66%0% Corn13%25%61%1.5% Olive14%77%9%0% Soybean15%59%25%1.5% Peanut18%49%33%0% Cottonseed25%18%52%1.5% Butter63%26%4%3% Coconut87%6%2%0%

17 Why should you menu plan? Save Time! Your list makes grocery shopping quick and easy No running to the store for last-minute forgotten items No need to waste time and mental energy deciding what is for dinner each night Save Money! Meal planning means less take-out and fast food for dinner Shopping with a list means less impulse buys and wasted food A simple plan allows you to buy in bulk, shop when items are on sale, and clip coupons The saved money WILL add up. Use it for vacation, a special night out, or “extras” Value Your Family’s Health! Skip the fast food and restaurant options which are typically high in fat and sodium Skip the boxed or frozen “heat up and serve” options full of preservatives and additives YOU can make the choice to bake instead of fry, add veggies, or season to YOUR liking

18 Prevent Obesity! Prevent your children from becoming overweight by modeling healthy, balanced eating Have a better handle on the nutritional content of your meals Tailor your meals to your family member’s specific dietary needs. Spend More Time with Your Family By taking the time to plan ahead, you save time during the day and later in the kitchen Use that time to spend on the things that matter to you…not running around Finally have the time you want to bond as a family over a nice dinner Reduce Stress! In a fast-paced world and pulled in a million directions, dinner should not be an added stressor No more worrying about if you have everything you need to put dinner together Visit the store weekly or twice a month, with list in hand, and leave the worry behind Meal planning is easy! We have done the work for you We’ve got a grocery list and recipes for weeks of meals Once you get the hang of it, meal planning becomes second nature and you’ll never go back!

19 Freezer Meal Workshops Host a Workshop Get 4 to 10 friends to commit (purchase the Wildtree product bundle) The Wildtree Rep (me) will send a grocery list and directions on how to prepare the freezer bags Day of the Workshop we all meet at the host’s house and add the Wildtree seasonings to the prepared freezer bags. Lasts about 2 hours..go home with 10 homemade meals, put them in your freezer. Dinner is ready, just thaw out and cook…ready to eat in about 20 minutes. View the products on my website listed below Melody Lane (817) Mywildtree.com/MelodyL


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