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Michigan Massage Therapist Licensing


The Board has approved a package of regulations for massage therapist licensing. A public hearing will be held this spring, after which the regulations may be modified, if needed, and will likely go into effect by the middle of 2011. At this point, it is anticipated that massage therapists will begin receiving licenses by early 2012.

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

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Mary Ericson
Owner & Massage    Therapist
215 E Main St
Suite 201
Northville 48167


Your Connection to News at Tonic | Spring 2011    

New Home is a Big Hit


It's been three months since Tonic has relocated to downtown Northville and the feedback from clients has been nothing but positive! The most frequent comment I've received is that the atmosphere in the new space is a better fit with the nature of my practice. That means that you will feel more at home working with me in this new environment.


So if you haven't had the opportunity to check it out, I hope you'll schedule an appointment soon -- or just stop by to have a look.  I think you will agree that Tonic's new studio is a definite improvement.


Connie's Contact Info


Connie Tindall has started working in Tonic's new space and it's been great to have her here.  If you cannot get in to see me, or are looking for a change of pace, I encourage you to schedule a session with Connie.


You can find information about her practice, her rates and how to schedule an appointment at her website:


Connie's hours (by appointment) are:
Monday 9:30 - 12:30
Tuesday 3 - 6
Wednesday 5:30 - 8:30
Thursday 9:30 - 12:30
Sunday 12 - 6. 


You can reach Connie by sending a text message to 248-345-3773 or by contacting her through her website.


Celebrate Earth Day with Shaklee


One of Shaklee's founding principles is environmental protection.  Shaklee was at the forefront of environmentally-friendly products, introducing the non-toxic, all-natural Basic H cleaner in 1967.  Shaklee corporation was the first to be certified as carbon-neutral, reducing and offsetting its emissions so as to net zero emissions of global warming-causing carbon dioxide.


From Basic H, Shaklee has developed Get Clean – an entire line of natural, non-toxic cleaning products. By using the Get Clean Starter kit instead of conventional cleaners, a household will: 1) save money ($3,400), 2) eliminate 108 pounds of packaging from going to landfills, and  3) reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 248 pounds (equal to planting 10 trees). The Get Clean Starter Kit includes:

  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning, Concentrate16 oz.

  • Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes

  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz.,
    with dispenser

  • Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 oz.

  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate, 32 oz., with dispenser

  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent
    32 oz. (Liquid)

  • Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets

All this for $99 (member price). In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), Shaklee is offering a free membership ($19.95 value) to anyone making a purchase of $30 or more. You can purchase the comprehensive Get Clean Starter Kit and your membership is free. Or, starting April 22nd, you can choose a special package that includes Basic H2 (16 oz), Two Spray Bottles, Get Clean Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, Get Clean Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate, Get Clean Fresh Laundry Concentrate (32 oz), and Shaklee Energy™ for the low price of $30 and also get your membership for free.


So, you can save money, help the environment and also become a Shaklee member, which entitles you to 15% off all Shaklee products. The free membership offer is good until May 20th, so contact me or visit my Shaklee website to do your part for the environment!


Spring Cleaning


As the weather turns warmer and plants begin to emerge from the thawing ground, we get the urge to open the windows, let in the fresh air, and clean out the stale accumulations of the winter months. We change out our cold-weather clothing for spring and summer wear. We freshen up our interior and exterior surroundings in anticipation of the activities of a new season. We welcome the awakening of the earth.


For many of us, just as we renew our physical surroundings, we feel the time is right to make positive changes to our internal physical environment. Spring is a time for body detoxification, a change in diet to more fresh fruits and vegetables and lighter meals, and, for some, a time for mental, emotional and spiritual "cleansing" (e.g., via meditation, religious practices such as lent).


Massage and bodywork are very helpful cleansing practices for both the physical (via tissue detoxification, lymph drainage) and non-physical (via stress reduction). Used alone or in combination with other practices, they help us clean out the build-up of the prior months and get ready for the season ahead. If you would like a session to focus on cleansing, let me know.


Wishing you a glorious spring!