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Michigan Massage Therapist Licensing

At our April meeting, the Board continued to review draft rules. There are still many issues to resolve, but good progress was made.

You can always check the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy website for more information.


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For more information:

Mary Ericson
Owner & Massage    Therapist
16801 Newburgh Road
Suite 112
Livonia, MI 48154


Your Connection to News at Tonic | May 2010    
Gift Certificates are Here

Just in time for Mother's Day (May 9th) – and don't forget those Fathers (June 20) – Tonic now has gift certificates available. You can buy that special someone the bodywork they need or a session of relaxation and pampering. Gift certificates are suitable for any occasion, and are often an unexpected special treat.

Any of Tonic's services are available via gift certificates. To order your gift certificate, simply call (248-425-3675) or email with the details of the service you would like. The gift certificate can be mailed to you or you can stop by the studio to pick it up. Of course, the most enjoyable way to buy a gift certificate is to get one after your next massage session!

Rescheduling Reminders

Sometimes our busy lives get in the way of remembering to set aside time for ourselves and our well-being. For those of you who are unable to schedule your next appointment when you are at my studio, I would like to offer to send you a rescheduling reminder. At whatever time interval you choose, I will send a simple note to remind you how long it's been since your last session and ask if you'd like to set up an appointment. I'll also let you know when I have openings that might work for you. 

Reminders have worked well for a number of my clients.  I'd like to expand this option to as many of you as are interested.  If you'd like a Rescheduling Reminder, send an email, call (248-425-3675), or let me know when you're in for your next session.

Expert Advice: Golfing

Now that many of you are hitting the links, here are some basic golf tips from PGA Golf Pro Tami Bealert

What is Your "GPA"?
To improve your golf swing, improve your set up – 80% of your set up has a direct effect on how you swing the club. There are three fundamentals of the set up: Grip, Posture & Aim. 

  • Grip – To allow the club to travel freely yet controlled through the swing, hold the club mainly in your fingers, with a firm grip, while keeping your arms relatively loose.
  • Posture – Bend from your hips rather than the waist or spine.  This posture will allow your body to turn easier, with more power, and stay in balance through the swing.
  • Aim – Finally, when picking your target, first aim your club face to the target. Then align your shoulders, hips and feet just parallel to your target line.

If you take the time to set up properly, you will be on your way to improving your swing and lowering your score.

For more help with your game, you can give Tami a call (734-731-0238) or send an email. Tami is offering free 10-minute lessons during the month of May to all first time students.

A final tip, from your bodywork expert (me): Regular massage will help you attain and maintain the muscle tone and flexibility needed for a proper swing, and can help to prevent/remedy any golf-related injuries you may incur out on the course. During golf season, more frequent massage sessions will help keep you on top of your game.


Gratitude for Others

It's easy for us to take the people in our lives for granted — even those who are closest and dearest to us. How often do we tell our friends, family and colleagues how much they mean to us or how glad we are to have them around?  If you're like me, not very often. 

If it's not in our natures to regularly express affection or gratitude outwardly, we can at least do so inwardly by mentally acknowledging how grateful we are that these people are with us.  In my experience, when I do this, I find myself acting more generously toward others and being an overall nicer person. And then — added bonus — I find others being nicer to me. What goes around, comes around. 

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you all how grateful I am to know you and work with you. Thank you for being a part of my practice and my life.