Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Portage Library Wellness Series to feature self-help massage techniques July 12

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host its monthly program in the Natural Health and Wellness series from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12.

Professional Massage Therapist Angel Janssen will present "Self Help Massage Class or Fun with Pool Noodles." Participants will learn simple techniques to reduce pain, speed healing, and increase flexibility. These techniques can be done on the floor or on a bed. For this class participants will be working on the floor. Those who are unable to do this can watch and learn what to do at home.

Everyone is asked to bring a pool noodle and a yoga mat or blanket to lie on and wear comfortable clothes. The pool noodle will be cut and two people can use it.

Janssen is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist in practice for over 20 years in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan. She is a master level LaStone Therapist, a Reflexologist, and a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner. The focus of her massage practice is health maintenance, stress reduction, and pain relief with advanced training in aromatherapy, massage for people living with cancer, as well as massage for the medically frail. Janssen is the proprietor of Synergy Massage and Wellness.

The Natural Health and Wellness series is held on the second Thursday of each month. All library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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