Introducing the BioMat…

Now offering the BioMat!

For your healing and relaxation Now offering the BioMat!

Sacandaga Therapeutic Massage is proud to use the BioMat to its customers and friends. The BioMat uses far infrared technology and thermotherapy which offers many benefits to the muscles, as well as all cells within 6 inches of the mat. This in turn provides minor muscle pain relief, reduces joint stiffness, reduces muscle spasm, and  offers temporary increase of local circulation.

The use of the BioMat is available with each massage session at no additional fee.  The mat works at various heat settings for your comfort.

If you’re curious about how the BioMat works, here’s a quick summary:

Thermotherapy (the use of heat) increases blood flow to the body, which in turn facilitates tissue healing by supplying fresh protein, nutrients, and oxygen at the site of pain or injury.  A study done by Scott F. Nadler, The physiologic basis and clinical applications of cryotherapy and thermotherapy for the pain practitioner, has shown that a 1 degree increase in tissue temperature is associated with a 10-15% increase in local tissue metabolism. This assists the healing process by removing the metabolic by-products of tissue damage and provides an environment for tissue repair.

Far infrared technology also produces negative ions, which are abundant in natural environments such as forests, mountains waterfalls and oceans. Negative ions have a positive effect on the body as well. They neutralize the positive ions that are a result of EMF’s and other environmental assaults that are around us.

The most common result is a feeling of increased well being and deep relaxation. Some of my clients have also reported feelings of heightened body awareness. As a result they have made lifestyle changes and are more “in tune” with their body’s needs.



Who am I without my pain?

“Healing is accomplished the instant the sufferer no longer sees any value in pain.”
~ A Course in Miracles, M-5.I.1:1

Yes, this quote is relevant to most of us and definitely to those who seek healing from pain.
You see, you become attached to the stories that you tell people about yourself.
Your subconscious thoughts serve your conscious thoughts and words.
What words are you saying in your head? Are they empowering words? Are they words of a victim?
What part of you
are you serving the most?

The healthy, happy “you” or the sick, discouraged “you”?

In the past, maybe in your childhood, you may have gotten extra attention
for being sick or tired.
Maybe a certain illness, injury or ailment created a “habit” of focusing on the problem.
Whatever the cause, you start to carry this story with you into the next day, and the next, and the next.
I challenge you to stop talking to yourself and others about your pain or suffering.
See who you are when you do this simple step.
Breathe into that space that just opened up.
Be conscious of this opportunity for healing your thoughts, and then, your body.
What will you do with the space that you create when your focus is not on your pain?

I am not suggesting you ignore your pain. You need to acknowledge it and treat it
as needed.

Then leave it alone. For as long as you can.
When it comes back, acknowledge it and treat it again.
Then leave it alone.
It is amazing.
The amount of energy and time that we spend thinking about our discomfort, our exhaustion, our insomnia.
It leads us to the VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION: Who Am I Without My Pain?
I would love for you to find out who you truly are.

Healing Space

Such beautiful art

Recently I was doing a healing session at the home of a friend of a friend, let’s call her Mary.  Mary had her own healing space set up in her house. A beautiful room with windows looking out over her yard in the Adirondacks. On the wall next to her healing chair, was this gorgeous painting by Jane DeRosier.

We all need a place to feel love and healing from our Creator, or the Universe, in our homes.  My space has healing stones, artwork made from wool, and beautiful images on paper, cards and in frames. Oh, and prayer flags which I adore.

Have you found your healing space yet?