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By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

Can we actually make camping more fun! Yes, we can! For those of us that enjoy outdoor adventures, but like our comforts as well, I like to share a video with you about 9 Products You Need for The Ultimate Camping Trip. 

I found out more details about the products shown in the video and am sharing the info with my loyal readers below! Let me know if you have tried any of these products by posting your comment in the comment section of this blog post.

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Hammocraft

 

Hammocraft-an easy to transport and set up hammock for your stand up paddle boards! Can also be used on snow. Over the last 10 years Hammocraft staff has worked hard to improve their design to make the Hammocraft easy to transport and assemble to enable you to set sail in a matter of minutes and float the day away!

Inflatable Car Mattress–an easy to inflate car mattress that allows you to use your car as a camper! Many options to chose from here.

Sealander, is my personal favorite, (and the most expensive, natch). The Sealander is a trailer that is also a boat! More info from the Sealander Facebook page: “The Sealander is a worldwide unique amphibious vehicle. It is a combination of trailer, caravan and yacht in one. High quality and aesthetics of boat-building are combined with the flexibility of a mobile home that results in dynamic and modern product. The Sealander is an innovative lightweight vehicle that is a custom-made caravan in the first place, but with the help of a few handles and an outboard engine it turns into your miniature private island: a floating place for relaxation.” The Sealander company is German and the website is in German. For more info on Sealander in English, go to their Facebook page here.

 

Zombait–is a small device that fits inside fish bait and moves the bait to make it look like a live fish. “Brings Dead Bait Back to Life!”

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How Zombait works

GoSun Grill is a solar powered grill. Comes in a travel size as well for camping.

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GoSun Grill

 

Chillbo Baggins–is a sack that you easily fill with air and it inflates to become a couch/lounger. No need for a pump or to even blow up the bag. you simply wave it back and forth in the air and it inflates!

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Grubstick-is a set of tools that lets you quickly and easily grill burgers, s’mores and other food over a fire.

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Grubstick tools

Hammocka Trailer Hitch Stand is a trailer hitch that lets you hand hammocks and swings from the back of your car!

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Hammocka Trailer Hitch Stand, chair sold separately

LifeStraw--this is  product that would make Les Stroud envious! Lifestraw lets you filter stream water or any potentially contaminated water and make it safe for drinking. A must have if you camp or backpack.

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LifeStraw

 

 

By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

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We wish all our clients, Whole Foods Market team members, Working Well Massage therapists and our friends and family a healthy and happy July 4th!

The Working Well Massage chair massage booth will be open inside Whole Foods Lincoln Park today, July 4, 2018, during our normal hours, from 12Noon to 8pm.

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Feel free to stop by and get out of the heat and great a great massage from Najat. She will be in the booth all day, ready to relax you with her expert massage skills.

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By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

Today I had the chance to chat with a former Working Well Massage therapist, Anne-marie Provost, about her new skin care products, Safer Beauty. Anne-marie once worked as a massage therapist in the WWM Gold Coast location and she gave relaxing massages to our corporate clients as well.

Anne-marie massaging clients at a WWM event years ago

She left WWM to move back to her friend and family in Florida years ago. Now she lives in Florida and sells her products online, as she raises her 3 beautiful children and her 15-year-old stepdaughter, Alana.

Anne-marie’s three youngest children

Anne-marie notes that Alana, “was really my first child honestly.
She is amazing with her younger siblings!”

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Alana and Lulu

According to Anne-marie, she started thinking about ingredients in skin care when she was first doing massage therapy.  Having massage lotion on her skin so much, she thought , “I wonder if this is bad for me?” Since we absorb so much of what goes on our skin, she was concerned. Then she had her first child and her awareness grew more intense…and she started making her own skincare products!

After having her first biological child,  Lulu, Anne-marie created and sold her products through Lulu’s Conscious Skincare, named after her daughter.

Now after 6 years in business with Lulu’s Conscious Skincare, and, after having 2 more children, Anne-marie does not have time to make her own products. So this last year, she began working with Beauty Counter, which allows her to sell products she believes in, without making them at home from scratch herself!

Anne-marie modeling beauty counter tinted spf moisturizer and the cheek/ lip stick in “hibiscus” from Beauty Counter

When she is not raising her beautiful children and selling skin care products, Anne-marie is also a Distributor of organic CBD products at Golden Light Botanicals.  According to Anne-marie, the CBD products she distributes include tinctures, topical, capsules, caramel and also fine chocolates (all organic). She feels confident in recommending the products because she believes in them. Despite her busy life, Anne-marie continues to stay up to date with the latest research on CBD’s and pain and stress relief.

From massage therapist to skin care entrepreneur, Anne-marie has been helping people feel better and look better, without harsh chemicals or preservatives, for many years! And, we hope, she continues to offer healthy, useful products for our skin and bodies, for many years to come!

By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

 

Our Working Well Massage team appreciates all the service people who have fought to defend our freedoms. We appreciate your service!

This Memorial Day, we will be open during our regular hours for both veterans and civilians to enjoy a relaxing chair massage…in the air-conditioned Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park! Stop by and see our new booth.

New WWM Booth in WFM Lincoln Park

By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

Our WWM chair massage booth renovations are complete! We are so happy with how the new booth turned out. The new look nicely compliments the rest of the remodeling done in Lincoln Park’s Whole Foods Market.

We thank Whole Foods for being such wonderful partners and for all their help with the remodel.

Stop by and see us and our new booth!

Jake Gives a Relaxing Massage in the New WWM Booth in WFM Lincoln Park

The new booth has privacy screens above and is much more insulated for sound and temperature than the old booth.

New sound and privacy barriers above the new WWM booth

The new booth is painted in shades of green and black to match WFM Lincoln Park’s new decor.

Inside new WWM chair massage booth

We updated all our equipment inside the booth to match the new look! WWM chair massage booth now has a sound absorbing wall and a new black coat rack.

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WWM chair massage booth’s new sound absorbing wall

Looking down at the booth from the stairs in a new experience with the sound barrier privacy shields above the booth.

WWM chair massage booth has a new look!

By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

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Today is April 1st, 2018. April Fools is the day when some people make practical jokes and send silly messages to others in the hopes it brings a smile or laughter. For other people, practical jokes can be stressful. In cases when the person being pranked feels sadness or great anxiety at the idea the joke set up is real, April Fools jokes can actually be dangerous. For this reason, it is best to use discretion and thoughtfulness when playing an April Fools joke and try to only play practical jokes on someone that you know is open to them.

Those of us at Working Well Massage want to say Happy April to all our readers and clients. We care about our readers and clients and our wonderful massage therapists. And that is no joke!! (Bad pun intended.)

Here are some “safe” April Fools’ jokes from lovetoknow.com. My favorite is the Elvis siting prank because it is silly and relatively harmless.

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And these are “cute” April Fools Day jokes for parents to play on kids.

How did Aprils Fools Day begin? Click here for a nice review of possible explanations from Wonderopolis.org.

 

By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

 

Our new WWM Chair Massage station inside Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park is almost done with the remodel!  And now our inner walls are green–just in time for St. Patrick’s day today!
Check out our latest photos of the remodel!

20180316_183634Inner Booth color is now relaxing green. We still need to install our new furniture and flooring!

 

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Once the remodel is complete, we will install our signs on the walls again.

 

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Outer walls still need to be painted. But we are open during the remodel as the work is done at night after we close. The panels above the booth really absorb excess sound and also give our clients some privacy for massage.

Thank you Whole Foods Market for the fantastic remodeling job you are doing!

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