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HEALTHY HAPPENINGS JUNE 2012

Spa Moab: Relax and Recover After Playing Hard!

Spa Moab buildingSpa Moab is a soothing oasis located on Main Street in downtown Moab. Whether it's relaxation or recovery you're looking for, Spa Moab is the place for you. Treatments offered such as the Deep Tissue Arnica massage, a Muscle Recovery wrap and the Sole Survivor foot treatments are all designed to help get you back on the trails. If your skin needs to recover from the drying effects of our high desert air then the Hydration Infusion Facial, Shea Butter wrap or the Renewal scrub will help heal and nourish your face and body.

The Spa Moab team combines a huge array of experience and education with 14 massage therapists, estheticians, receptionists, a natural therapeutic specialist and an acupuncturist. Welcoming everyone that walks through their door and providing guests with exceptional service, bodywork, esthetics and products is their mission. When booking a service please be sure to communicate your expectations and the receptionists will guide you to the treatment that is right for you.

Image of a back massageAs you step inside the door there is an immediate sense of a calm, chic and welcoming atmosphere. The reception is friendly and the facility is stunning with turn-of-the-century tin ceilings, dark hardwood floors and soft neutral colors offset by a surprise splash of bright color. The walls are adorned by a gallery of gorgeous local paintings. This is where the healing arts meets the visual arts. Guests are encouraged to walk around and enjoy the art work; while sipping on lemon water or the cold tea of the day.
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Spa Moab takes being “green” serous. They were recently granted a Green Spa certification by complying with Eminence's green spa business practise’s and passing a green spa inspection. Spa Moab prefers products and retail vendors that are organic, natural, small business oriented and community minded. The retail area has a surprising mix of great products, baby gift items, locally made jewelry, candles and clothing. The newest addition to the retail area is a company named Simply Spoken that makes jewelry from old bike parts.

June Specials
The Body Quencher Massage
Our signature Spa Moab massage with hydrating shea butter and aromatherapy oils. This skin quenching massage ends with a rejuvenating salt scrub on the back.
50 minutes $85
80 minutes $120


Coconut Age Corrective Facial
Repair and hydrate your skin with collagen boosting coconut, bamboo and Swiss Green Apple stem cell technology. This is a perfect facial to nourish your skin from the drying effects of our hot desert air. Includes a shea butter foot massage.
50 minutes $85

What to get the Person Who Has Everything

Hand holding a jar of Sore No More topical pain relief gelThere are countless sprays, lotions, gels, rub-ons and the like available to the public and all are new “formulas” and most are all natural.  These topical analgesics are being used for not only the usual muscle, joint and back pain, but more complex problems such as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, including the extreme cluster headaches.

So what is one to do in order to find the right product for you and your family? And in addition, know that it works!

We recommend three important steps: 1) See if you can get samples.  This important because not all body chemistry is the same for all individuals; further the smell, or heat/cold may be uncomfortable as well.  This is a personal input; the side effects could be as uncomfortable as the pain! 2) Get testimonials from your friends or the company website, being alert that information from the company website maybe selective. But word of mouth recommendations are very, very powerful. 3) The Company website should offer a total list of the ingredients and why they are part of the formulation of the product. The website should offer an excellent insight into the quality of the product; such as manufactured in a FDA certified facility, money back guarantee, sold to a range of clients from medical professionals to the consumer.

Because of all the above, we are pleased to be able to introduce and recommend Sore No More.  It is also an all natural formula which successfully provides topical pain relief for joint, muscles, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain; and migraine headaches.  We currently have patents with the US Patent Office pending for the fibromyalgia and headache applications and more! And guess what, it was our customers who discovered these applications and were telling all their friends!

Sore No More Natural Pain Relieving Gel is fast acting and begins to work quickly once it is massaged onto the affected areas.  For years Sore No More has provided temporary relief of pain associated with simple backaches, arthritis, bursitis, strains, bruises, and sprains with its unique heating ingredients.

Contrary to other analgesics sold on the market today, which are formulated with waxes, oils, artificial colors, paraben and other chemicals, we carefully selected these active ingredients for the safest results in this product,  Sore No More is completely alcohol free, non-greasy, non-staining, and has a light refreshing scent that comes from orange peel extract and witch hazel.

Sore No More is made from pure and natural ingredients without unhealthy solvents, diluting agents, preservatives, and is animal by-product and animal testing free. Although, we do have veterinarians buying Sore No More for race horse tendonitis and for arthritis for dogs!   For over 15 years we have proudly manufactured Sore No More in the southwestern USA in a FDA certified facility and is widely accepted as the standard in pain management clinics, physical therapy clinics, massage therapy, and sports therapy … around the world. Money back guaranteed. Available in various sizes and bulk.   We do offer free samples, you pay for the postage.

For centuries the native tribes of northern Mexico have been using plant extracts to relieve pain.  With that knowledge and modern science, we’ve developed a unique formula by blending those plant extracts with safe active ingredients. The result is an elegant gel that provides temporary relief to minor aches and pains. Our formulation is the result of trying various formulas on sports teams for several years. Based on their feedback, the formula was ‘fine-tuned’ resulting in the Sore No More as we know it today.

The ‘Sore No More Natural Pain Relieving Gel’ was first introduced in 1992 to the health care industry under the name, ‘Sombra Natural Pain Relieving Gel’, which is a private label only sold to and through certified health professionals. ‘Sore No More’ is the retail label that we make available to the general public through health food stores, natural markets, pharmacies and drug stores. We mention the professional label as it does have more awareness in the marketplace and we are aware that a lot of individuals visit chiropractors and physical therapists. The Sore No More Company is aggressively seeking more retail outlets and distributors to bring this solution to the consumers.

The Sore No More ‘Warm Therapy’, which is the original gel, is very unique in that it goes on cool and then heats-up as it does have both warming and cooling elements. There is no medicinal scent as we use an orange-peel extract that not only leaves a refreshing orange scent, but it also works as an anti-inflammatory agent. The orange-peel extract is one of five natural extracts used in the formulation and others include: Aloe Vera extract, which helps soothe the skin and is used to treat minor abrasions and burns; grapefruit seed extract, which is an organic anti-microbial and fungicidal agent that is gentle on the skin; green tea extract used as an anti-irritant and is rich in Vitamin C and is also a mild antibacterial agent; queen of prairie extract, which also has antiseptic properties. Menthol and camphor are the active ingredients and we still like to consider the capsaicin an active ingredient, but was listed as inactive after the FDA raised the requirements for active ingredients.

The natural pain relieving gel is now sold in 24 countries and the ‘Sombra’ (the professional line) has become one of the better-known topical analgesics in the market today. We are used by professional sports teams as well as NCAA athletic training rooms and we have been endorsed two Olympians that swear by the product, including some in the American Cup, and national marathons. We receive unsolicited testimonials every week among the thousand emails and letters that could can go on for some time describing the efficacy of the product, but we like for our product to speak for itself. And that is why in a few short years we are the second largest analgesic gel in the United States!

Moab Regional Hospital Promoting Strategies to Maintain Health and Wellness
by Jennifer Sadoff
Moab Farmer's Market logoUntil the late-1980s, Type 2 diabetes was considered a disease of the middle-aged and elderly, developed after years of poor diet and lack of exercise. Unfortunately, a diet heavy in sugar and a decrease in physical activity have led to a dramatic increase in diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in adolescents and children as young as five. Recent sobering research indicates that Type 2 diabetes progresses much faster and is harder to treat in children than in adults. Physicians are calling for communities to get proactive about addressing the problem of obesity, as this is clearly not an issue that can be addressed in the doctor’s office alone.

This summer at the Moab Farmers’ Market, Moab Regional Hospital will begin introducing a new campaign of eight healthy habits that will help address the epidemic of obesity and obesity related diseases. Led by Janel Arbon, certified dietician at MRH, the hospital’s tent will focus on hands-on education and fun Picture of a female vendor at the Moab Farmer's Marketinspiration to get fit. It will be set-up at the first Farmers’ Market each month. Cooking demonstrations that introduce new ways to prepare vegetables, educational displays about the content of sugar in different beverages and cereals, and services such as blood pressure tests, will help community members monitor their health and make healthy changes in their diet and lifestyle. To find out about the different activities that will be offered throughout the summer, visit the Moab Regional Hospital Facebook page, or call Jen Sadoff at 435-719-3514.
The Moab Farmers’ Market is held at Swanny City Park every Saturday from 8am-Noon from May through October. For more information on the Farmers’ Market, visit the Youth Garden Project website at www.youthgardenproject.org.
 
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