April 27, 2010 > Women's Center Offers Mother's Day Massage Special
Women's Center Offers Mother's Day Massage Special
Women's Center Offers Massage and Great Classes for Mom
Chocolates, flowers - they've been done before. It's time for moms and families to get creative this Mother's Day, says Kathy Hesser, R.N., coordinator of the Washington Women's Center.
"As moms, we tend to do everything for everybody else," Hesser says. "Mother's Day is a great reminder to take some time out this month to do something for you and also spend some quality time with loved ones."
Give the mom in your life the gift of relaxation
During the month of May, in recognition of Mother's Day, the Washington Women's Center is offering a Mom's Massage as part of healthy ways to celebrate mothers.
"The Mom's Massage is a 50-minute massage that incorporates aromatherapy, hand massage, foot reflexology, scalp massage and an upper or lower back massage for a discounted price of $45," Hesser explains. "It's a terrific sample of a variety of different massage modalities."
The Women's Center will be selling gift certificates for the Mom's Massage, which may be purchased by mom herself or family members who want to treat her to a healthy and relaxing Mother's Day gift. Certificates may be purchased through the first week of May, but moms can schedule their massage at a date that is convenient for them.
Additionally, each week in May the center will be holding a raffle drawing for moms to win a free Mom's Massage. Women who come to the center for a class, diagnostic exam - or to purchase a Mom's Massage for their own mother - can fill out a ticket for a chance to win. For more information or to make a massage appointment, call (510) 608-1301.
Give the gift of time, family togetherness
Mother's Day is about going back to basics, Hesser says. Innovative ideas to help mom relax on her special day can help bring together the entire family.
Here are Hesser's top five sustainable gift ideas for mom this Mother's Day:
* A shared meal: Hesser recommends a healthy brunch using whole foods prepared at home by the entire family.
* Potted herb: An herb such as basil can be planted in a pot decorated by your child for an extra special touch and will provide fresh seasoning for months to come.
* A family walk: Spring is here! Take mom for a family walk around Lake Elizabeth and make her feel special.
* Massage: Give mom the pampering she deserves with a shoulder massage or a gift certificate for a 50-minute massage at the Women's Center.
* Education: Calling all moms! Treat yourself and your family well by safeguarding your health. Take a class that focusing on your health and wellbeing.
"By focusing on mom's health, relaxation and family togetherness, you can make this the best Mother's Day yet," Hesser says.
Hold the salt, sprinkle on the classes
May is also a great time for all the moms out there to stay on top of their health.
On Tuesday, May 11, the Washington Women's Center will hold an evening lecture on the latest research on breast and ovarian cancer treatment. Dr. Vandana Sharma, Ph.D, a Washington Hospital staff oncologist will present this lecture from 7 to 8 p.m.
On Thursday, May 20, the Women's Center will hold an Arthritis Awareness Month lunch and learn lecture on new medications for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is one of the five common types of arthritis that is common to women. Dr. Barry Shibuya, a Washington Hospital staff rheumatologist will discuss some of the newest medications and treatments used for fibromyalgia from Noon to 1 p.m.
Both classes will be held at the Washington Women's Center Conference Room, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont. To register online, please visit www.whhs.com and to learn more about these upcoming classes, call (866) 608-1301 or (510) 608-1301.
Learn More About the Right Weigh Program
Losing weight is not just about dieting and looking good, it's about making permanent lifestyle and behavioral changes that result in healthy and long lasting weight loss. If you or someone you know would like to join a weight management program that can improve your long term health, then a nutrition program offered through the Washington Women's Center may be just for you.
"The Right Weigh" nutrition program is taught by a Washington Hospital registered dietitian and promotes activity, nutrition and behavioral lifestyle changes for long term weight loss and improved health. The program provides an initial one-on-one session supplying you with a personalized meal plan along with individualized activity and behavioral goals. Group classes begin on Tuesday, May 11. Call Kathy Hesser, R.N., Washington Women's Center Coordinator at (510) 608-1356 to learn more about this fee based program.
Women's Center services for all women
To learn more about the educational, diagnostic and wellness services at the Washington Women's Center, visit www.whhs.com, click on "Services & Programs" and select "Women's Health" from the drop-down menu.
To schedule an appointment for a mammogram screenings, call (510) 791-3410. You will need a physician order prior to your appointment date. Be sure to bring you physician order with you to avoid appointment delays.