Sperryville column for Nov. 1

Massage therapy in your wellness routine

The benefits of frequent therapeutic massage are powerful and cumulative, affecting one’s overall mind-body health. Immediate physiological changes take place during massages that allow the body to work naturally to combat the negative effects of stress and pain by helping to regulate all body systems and restore balance. Be proactive in your wellness routine and consider committing to a regular schedule of treatment. Remember that consistent massage can be very effective in managing stress and anxiety, reducing pain, relaxing tense and tight muscles, improving joint mobility and posture, increasing circulation, enhancing the immune system, improving sleep cycles and facilitating body awareness.

The Certified Massage Therapists in Sperryville offer a wide range of services and modalities to fit your individual needs. Contact Michelle Daly at Mountain View Massage (540-987-9314 and mihelledaly@massagetherapy.com); Trudi Martell at Journeys Massage (540-987-9148 and cmt_trudi@yahoo.com), Cara Martin at Abracadabra Massage & Bodywork (540-878-7085 and info@caracadabra.com) and Terri Freeborn at Nature’s Way Day Spa (540-987-9777). Thanks to Michelle for helping me pull this information together for you.

Turkeys for you

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and that means Belle Meade has turkeys for sale. The turkeys, which weigh upwards of 19 pounds, are $3.75 per pound and can be pre-ordered by calling 540-987-9748. Turkeys are also available (by paid reservation) at Crowfoot Farm beginning today (Thursday, Nov. 1). These birds are $8 per pound and range from 8 to 15 pounds. Call 540-937-4490 for more.

Both farms sell out quickly, so be sure to call soon to take advantage of these local sources.

RAAC Studio and Gallery Tour

While we clean up from Hurricane Sandy we are grateful there were few serious injuries in our community and happy that a sunny weekend is predicted for the RAAC Studio and Gallery Tour. Visit nine galleries and 17 artist studios to immerse yourself in the creativity and beauty of Rappahannock County.