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YBN News Flash!

11 Apr

information symbolDISCOUNTED MASSAGES

Here’s the scoop:

Don’t miss out on our aroma massage package series, this offer only comes around a couple of times in the year.  For a limited time you can purchase your massage series and keep up with those regular sessions.  Remember, massage is good for you!

Buy five or more (50 minute with aroma) $100 massages for $90 each.


Buy five or more (75 minute with aroma) $125 massages for $115 each.

When to purchase: 

Begins Wednesday April 10th – ends Thursday April 18th at 5 pm.

Ways to purchase:

1.  Come into the studio during office hours Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

2.  On line at YourBodyNeeds.com

3.  Call (443-292-4395) during office hours to order over the phone.

1) Must be purchased during the offered dates.
2) No refunds or exchanges.
3) You will receive one card per package – not multiples


Aroma Yoga- Enhance Your Experience, our latest class, was introduced early this spring.  Each week features a different theme where the poses and essential oil blends work hand in hand with the other.  This yoga class truly does enhance your experience and is for all levels; come see for yourself.  Classes are held every Monday at 5:30 pm with talented yoga instructor Kim Murphy.

 Classes include:

“Breathe Deep”, “Happiness in a Pose”, “Still the Mind”, “Stretch, Flow, Focus”, “From Energy to Ahh…” and “Wring it Out”.

If you haven’t attended yet what are you waiting for?

Please call the office to register for Aroma Yoga at 443-292-4395  (space is limited).


Cost: $28 each OR $150 for a package of six classes

*Please bring your own yoga mat to class.


Spotlight on Couples Massage…

5 Feb

February is here, the month of love!100_1419  Make this Valentine’s day special (and calorie free!) with a couples massage!  Massage is very therapeutic and so is spending quality time together.

Your Body Needs… stands out when it comes to massage and couples massage is no different.  We really take the time to listen to what each of you want to achieve from your session.  If one partner is seeking a massage to de-stress while the other wants deep tissue focus, no problem!  If one partner wishes to receive aromatherapy and the other does not or if the other partner wants a different aromatherapy blend, again, no problem.  Whether it’s your first time here or your five hundredth time, be assured that the two of you will experience a wonderful massage made for two but with your individual needs in mind!

We Care…

At Your Body Needs… we care about our clients; we not only care about taking care of your muscles but we also care about your skin!  We know that everything that is applied to your skin has an effect on your body, this is why we only use all natural ingredients.  We use cold pressed grapeseed oil in all of our massage sessions.  Grapeseed oil provides nutrients to your skin, does not contain parabens, mineral oil and there are no synthetics.  This goes not only for our massage blends (scroll to bottom of page for a list of blends), but for all of our products.

Be Their Valentine…

If you need a quick gift, you can’t go wrong with a massage gift certificate!  Gift certificates can be purchased on-line or in our studio.  We also have an array of gift packages available for purchase in our studio and plenty of other products to choose from in store or on-line!

Wishing everyone a month filled with love, happiness and massages !  Call our studio (443-292-4395) or send us an email to set up your couples massage today!

Gifts of Comfort & Joy

17 Dec

If you are still looking for the perfect gift or for a little something Your Body Needs… has what you need to fill those stockings with cheer!  We have an array of beautiful gift packages that have been created and assembled here at the studio. We are pleased to bring you bath fizzies and fizzy bath salts this year as well as beautiful dried flower buds of lavender, rose and chamomile. Everything smells so good and looks amazing. Come on in and find something for everyone on your list and give beautiful gifts that will bring comfort and joy to all!

Stocking Stuffers

We have a selection of products perfect for little gifts or for stuffing those stockings!


Little Somethings:  Packaged with a waffle weave face cloth, natural wooden soap dish, face brush and lavender soap.  These are a favorite every year!


Bath Fizzies: Come in a variety of shapes from stars, snowmen, angels, doves and more.  These are fun and whimsical and make the perfect gift for anyone.  They smell great and leave your skin feeling soft and nourished after taking a bath!

There are two varieties to choose from “All is Calm” featuring  a blend of Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage and “Peace on Earth” is a blend of Patchouli, Frankincense and Clove Bud.

We also have Bath Salt Fizzies too!


The Gift Packages…

Body Beautiful Gift Package

Body Beautiful Gift Package

Body Beautiful is packed with everything for your skin.  Classic Blend Body Oil, Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream, Bath Fizzie Ball (made with essential oils of rose, ginger and mandarin) and finished off with beautiful chamomile buds.  This is such a delightful gift to give!

Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums is the ultimate gift for de-stressing.  This wonderful package contains beautiful loose chamomile flowers, a nebulizer, essential oils of Lavender, Mandarin and Roman Chamomile and an herbal eye pillow.  Perfect for getting that great night sleep; you  will have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head in no time!

A Rosy Holiday (center)

A Rosy Holiday is a beautiful gift to give.  The dried rose petals smell amazing and catch the eye.  This package contains Classic Blend Body Oil, a facial brush and a heart-shaped bath fizzie made with essential oils of Rose, Ginger and Mandarin.

Staff Picks…

Rose and Janet C:

Visions of Sugar Plums.  What Rose says,  “This would be an awesome give to receive even if the person doesn’t know anything about aromatherapy.  It is packaged beautifully, anyone would be happy to get this as a gift!”

What Janet C says, “I like that the nebulizers are easy to use and clean.  Also, it is nice to be able to mix oils and create blends to diffuse around the house, especially during the holidays.  I would love to receive this package!”

Chris & Janet D:

The Blending Package.  What Chris says, “I like the base of almond carrier oil, it does wonders for my skin.  I like the that the package has everything in it to make blends and I really like the combination of of Ginger, Rose and Mandarin essential oils .”

What Janet D says, “These have everything in them you need to blend.  They make a great introduction for those starting out on the path of blending.  Everything is kept tidy in the zip bags.  The zip bags makes them very portable, take them with you when you travel!”


Body Beautiful.  “I would love to receive this package.  It has the necessities for skin care especially during the winter months.  Classic Blend Body Oil, Hydrating Hand and Foot Cream (I never leave home without it) plus a bath fizzie!  The chamomile buds make the package extra special.  I would use the buds for tea and along with the fizzie to soak in the bath.  This package is beautiful!”


Home for the Holidays.  “I enjoy using my tealight diffuser so I picked this package.  It comes with essential oils of Ginger, Cinnamon and Orange which smell good together.”

Corey is also a fan of our Muscle Therapy Cream.  The blend of six essential oils (Peppermint, Rosemary, Ginger, Black Pepper, Clove Bud and Thyme) really helps to take the ache out of overworked muscles.  Muscle Therapy Cream makes a great stocking stuffer!

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

If you still don’t know what to give massage gift certificates always make the perfect gift!

Happy Holidays Everyone!  See you in the new year with the essential oil of the month!

Take care and be merry!

October Essential Oil of the Month…Ginger!

1 Oct

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale

Source: Root


The aroma of ginger essential oil is one that is pungent, warm and spicy.  The warm and spicy qualities this essential oil has makes it perfect for autumn!  Ditch your synthetically fragranced candles and have fun creating diffuser blends this fall for your home. Ginger essential oil blends well with citrus oils and spice oils such as clove bud and cinnamon.

Ginger essential oil is perfect for use in massage because one of it’s therapeutic properties is analgesic (pain reliving).  At Your Body Needs ginger essential oil is an ingredient found in our Muscle Therapy Cream and Muscle Rub (which is one of the aromatherapy blends you can choose for your massage session).  Ginger essential oil also helps increase circulation making it ideal to use for muscle pain, arthritis pain and for treating cold hands and feet.  Another benefit of ginger essential oil is it can help to boost energy levels, combat nervous exhaustion and mental fatigue because it is stimulating.  For those out there that suffer from travel sickness this essential oil is for you since ginger helps to relive nausea!

Ginger essential oil is handy to have in your essential oil stash.  Use it for circulation, muscle pain, arthritis pain, to relieve nausea and to help reduce coughs and colds.   Add ginger essential oil to your life this month and reap the benefits it has to offer!  And don’t forget to schedule your massage appointment to experience ginger essential oil in our Blend of the Month: “Fall into Autumn” or in our Muscle Rub blend.

Uses & Facts:


Warm My Cold Hands and Feet Blend

Use this blend as a massage oil for your hands and feet to get the circulation going!

2 drops Ginger essential oil

3 drops Black Pepper essential oil

5 drops Lavender essential oil

Add one ounce of grapeseed oil and mix both essential oils and grapeseed together and massage into hands and feet.  Better yet, after you make the blend find a willing participant to massage your hands and feet for you!

Cold and Flu Blend

2 drops Ginger essential oil

3 drops Thyme essential oil

7 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

This can be used as a diffuser blend in your home to dispel germs.  You can also use this as a massage blend and rub on the chest to ease cold and flu congestion.  To use as a massage blend add the above drops to one ounce of grapeseed oil and blend together.

Autumn Home Diffuser Blend

3 drops Ginger essential oil

4 drops Cinnamon essential oil

5 drops Orange essential oil

Place oils in a diffuser or nebulizer, add water and enjoy the scent of autumn in your home naturally!

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line! For the month of October receive 10% off your Ginger Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!

Spotlight on the “Staycation” Massage for August!

8 Aug

If you have not booked your appointment for our massage special this month call today!  With summer coming to a close you can experience that vacation feeling again with our “Staycation” massage!  Perhaps you have stayed local this summer or you just want to reminisce your recent getaway whatever the case, use this as your opportunity to experience that get away that you need!

What is the “Staycation” Massage?

Feel your stress and muscle tension just melt away!  This massage will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.  Take time out of your day for a mini vacation with our “Staycation” Massage!

August will be gone before you know it and so will our “Staycation” Massage special, don’t miss out!  Call us today to book your appointment 443-292-4395.  You can experience this massage as an individual session or book with your special someone in our couples room!

15 Things You May Not Know About Massage

21 Jan

Massage: the kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands to relieve tension or pain. This is one of the many definitions of massage.

We know that massage feels good but did you know that it is good for you and should be done regularly as part of healthy lifestyle?  Unfortunately the idea still exists that massage is a “treat” and is something for special occasions only.  In fact when massage is received on a regular basis all aspects of your body perform at more optimal levels.  There’s a reason why we feel good after a massage session, and also a reason why it should be adapted as part of a healthy lifestyle.  Generally maintenance massage is recommended once a month.  However, if you have muscle tissues that are really restricted or other specific work needed your massage therapist can discuss this with you to determine what frequency is right for you.  Massage is good for you, read on to see some other benefits that you may not know massage provides.

1. Drink water!  Water is beneficial for the entire body, and pre massage hydration is very important.  By keeping your body hydrated your muscle tissue will move better during a massage.

2.  That “tightness” we often feel in our muscles is from our daily postural habits which causes the muscles to shorten neurologically.  Massage helps to reset the muscle length.

3.  Massage can help lower blood pressure.

4.  Regular massage therapy can improve performance in exercise and sports as less tissue is restricted.

5.  Massage improves blood flow to tissues and enhances recovery via nutrient rich blood.

6.  Massage can help to decrease long-term chronic pain over time.

7.  Massage can assist in improving posture.

8.  Massage therapy can decrease dependency on N.S.A.I.D.( non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs, e.g. Advil).

9. Tight hamstrings contribute to low back pain, which massage can relieve through lengthening.

10. May help with nerve impingement like carpal tunnel.

11. May help relieve rotator cuff impingement.

12. May help relieve sciatica.

13.  Regular massage helps to strengthen the immune system.

14.  Massage helps to relieve anxiety and depression through the release of endorphins (those “feel good” chemicals in our brains).  In fact, clients who receive massage regularly have reported they feel happier and are better able to deal with stress.

15. Helps relive headaches and migraines.

If scheduling a massage is on your “to-do” list, call today and make that appointment happen!  You can also call us any time if you have any additional questions.  At Your Body Needs… we are here for you!  You can contact us at 443-292-4395.

Massage Therapy and Sciatica Relief

21 Oct

Sciatica causes many people undue pain on a daily basis. One of the causes for Sciatica is when the Sciatic nerve gets pinched by a muscle called the Piriformis( a deep muscle that rotates the femur). When this occurs it is called entrapment, as the muscle entraps the nerve, causing pain that can radiate down the leg.

One of the many benefits of Therapeutic Massage is that it can loosen this muscle, relieving its vice like grip on the Sciatic nerve and ease the pain this condition causes.

Massage Therapy vs Pampering Massage

4 May

Your Body Needs is a massage therapy studio – but we are not a spa. We don’t use terms such as “indulging” or “pampering” to refer to our massages. There are still many people who think of spa locations when they need a massage. A spa is often the choice should you be looking to take a few hours to be spoiled with royalties such as a robe and perhaps a light refreshment. Some of the choices at spas will be a massage of sorts. Most of the time, their massages tend to be light touch and have an assembly line feel to them. This is fine if it works for you and you don’t mind paying premium prices when all you need is a good massage.  A good massage is one that is unique and directed to your body’s needs. It should start with a conversation about the treatment you will be receiving that day between you and your therapist and you should feel a part of the treatment process. So, if your body is feeling tired and sore – it isn’t pampering that you need- your body needs therapy. Massage therapy is highly effective in the promotion of your health and preventive maintainance. Take the time to find the right massage for you and your body’s needs. To learn more about the benefits of a massage therapy go to http://www.yourbodyneeds.com/mt_benefits.html