From The Studio

Upcoming 12South Events + Road Closures in our area!

We are so excited that 12South is a travel destination for folks from all over the world. The neighborhood plays host to fabulous events all year long and is growing exponentially in visitors every year (or that’s certainly how it feels to us). Even on regular Saturdays we find ourselves astonished at the foot traffic! We feel very blessed to be in such an amazing neighborhood! Of course with growth comes some growing pains in terms of logistics like parking. Please be sure to plan accordingly so you can arrive on time for your sessions, especially on the following dates, as there are often neighborhood road closures associated with these events. In general we like to suggest parking on our cross street Paris and walking to the studio to avoid the congestion often experienced right on 12th Avenue South!

  • 4/29/17 Rock n’ Roll Nashville Marathon We will be open at 11:00am and our first appointments will start at 11:00am due to road closures! If you are planning to be in the neighborhood before roads open at 10:45, we suggest accessing 12South using Franklin Pike and Douglas Avenue, making your way to 10th Avenue South and parking on either Halcyon or even Paris. If you are participating in the marathon we hope you will read our blog post on preparing for race days and when the best time to book a massage with us would be!
  • 5/2/17 12 South Farmers Market opens in Sevier Park, this means increased traffic and congestion in our neighborhood. The market is every Tuesday 3:30-6:30 until October!
  • 5/5/17-5/6/17 Sevier Park Festival Most of 12th Avenue will be closed all day 5/6 as well as the streets around Sevier Park. We suggest accessing 12th Avenue South via Belmont Blvd and Paris Ave, and parking on Paris Avenue (our cross street). Please note there will be live music, vendors, and bike races all day. We will close the studio at 2:30pm!

Our intention is to provide the best stress-free services possible, we hope you find this information helpful! Call us with any questions!

Preparing For Race Day!

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With the Rock n’ Roll Nashville Marathon quickly approaching, we thought we would highlight a few key points that may help you prepare for the big day! Massage is a great recovery and preventative tool if you schedule sessions at the right time (please see ‘take it easy’ tip below). Massage applies moving pressure to muscles and other tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. That’s especially great news for runners, who rely on limber joints and muscles for pain-free peak performance. Muscle stiffness can actually affect your performance. It can throw off your gait and change your form, which leads to problems over time, possibly even injury.

Our simple tips:

  • Drink plenty of water! Also be sure to also eat protein and nutrient dense foods in the week leading up to and after your big race.
  • Stretch! Take yoga classes or commit to a home stretching routine while you train for the race!
  • Get quality sleep.
  • Tools like foam rollers and tennis balls can be used to target sore areas if you are unable to book a massage appointment.
  • Apply heat or ice, read our blog post on when to use them.
  • Take it easy after. As much as you think digging in to those sore muscles will relieve the pain, rest and recovery are just as important. In fact we consider this our most important piece of advice: the best thing you can actually do is hydrate, take a light walk, and let your muscles recover from the work they’ve done. Our body needs to go through their own healing and rebuilding processes, which are in place for a reason! Deep pressure massage and intense stretching can be hard on the body, and we often have to recover from those treatments before pushing ourselves further. Running a race at your full potential and then experiencing rigorous body work could actually make you feel more worn out and more sore! If you do book a massage on race day please expect that through talking with the athlete and using touch, a therapist will determine the state of the muscle and if it’s best to use light strokes or deep-tissue techniques to treat an athlete in a safe and productive way.
  • Have fun!

These tips aren’t just for runners but for anyone preparing for a competition or race like, rowers, swimmers, cyclists etc. May your race day be enjoyable and soreness free! We hope to see you in the studio in the days leading up to or the days shortly after your race! Good luck!

We will be open late due to road closures! Please call the studio for the most up to date information!

Win a Free 60 minute massage Nashville!

 

SPRING GIVEAWAY

 Buy a package and be entered to win a 

FREE 60 Minute Massage

 

Massage Giveaway Nashville

Purchase before April 1st, Winner drawn on April 1st

EXTENDED!!! Purchase before April 8th, Winner drawn on April 8th!

You can give this certificate to a friend or use it for yourself, expires 12/31/17. Can only be used for a single 60-minute session, pay the difference to upgrade to 90-minutes. Cannot be combined or used towards purchase of gift certificates, packages or products. We ask that you use packages within two years of the purchase date. Sessions can be gifted to friends and family. Sessions lengths can be upgraded. We do not split package sessions.

 

SALE on Packages for Valentine’s Day!

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FROM NOW UNTIL 2/14/17

Call the studio or stop by during business hours to purchase!

We’re happy to write a gift certificate for this offer to give to your special someone!

We ask that you use packages within two years of the purchase date. Session lengths can be increased for a fee. We do not split package sessions!

($552 6X60mins. $696 6X90mins)  

 

Should I get a massage when I’m sick?

Products we carry to help you feel better!

Products we carry to help you feel better!

Although it may seem like a good idea to receive bodywork when you’re sick, it’s not! More often than not you will actually feel worse. A massage can be very stimulating internally and place certain demands on your body during a time when you should be simply resting. Sure, a massage can seem like resting, but it is actually work for your body to respond to the stimulating touch techniques. Bodies can’t heal when they are working. Instead of feeling energized you may end up feeling totally sapped. If you’re already sore, achy, and sensitive, warm fluids like tea and good broth, plus a lot of rest will be more comforting and healing than a massage. 

When in doubt, check with your doctor before scheduling any bodywork appointments. Bodywork is not intended to cure any diseases. If you are contagious you may spread germs to our therapists or to other clients in our studio at the time of your session. Please wait until you are at least 3 days out from the onset of your worst symptoms and do not book if you are running a fever! If you can get dressed by yourself, turn over on the table without assistance, lay flat for the full session length without experiencing any discomfort or symptoms then you should be okay to receive bodywork services.

Banyan Botanicals – Immune Support and Nasya Oil
Young Living – Thieves Spray
Doterra Essential Oils – Breathe Blend
Shepard Moon Concoctions – Cold & Flu bath salts