What we're about
The purpose of this group is to promote and encourage others in the community to practice more self-love and self-care. The Self Care Magic group will be doing activities that improve physical health, mental health and emotional health, as well as social-events to get us more connected.
I have been a Certified Massage Therapist in Modesto for over 10 years and have my B.S. in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. I am going to have regularly scheduled meet ups at local parks where we can do some therapeutic stretching together for pain-relief and improve mobility. Those interested can also pair up and learn how to do some shiatsu massage techniques on a partner in the group too. I will talk about mindfulness exercises and techniques that can be used to relieve tension and reduce stress.
I am on a fitness and health journey myself-- and would like to have some healthy cooking/meal prep type of get togethers and/or videos available to those in the group. I would like to host some hiking trips and will let you know ahead of time whether they are recommended for those with low fitness level or moderately fit. It could be fun to take more relaxing day trips to the beach/bay area together or Pinecrest too.
I will be making some suggestions on great mental health care topic books, we could get together to discuss them, but because I am not a psychotherapist, I am going to be recommending you guys seek out trauma-support groups, addiction-support groups, grief-support groups, etc.. that are lead by legit psychologists and counselors. There are some great free support groups online and free (or low cost) support groups here in person.
I am open to activity suggestions from group members. The only rules are just to treat others with respect, please no preaching your politics or religious opinions to others. Let's lift eachother up and not tear one another down!
If there are any great free or low-cost events happening in the area that are related to health and self-care, but I know I won't be able to attend/host, then I will post these events down in the discussion area which is below where events are listed on the Self Care Magic page. There might be some great events that interest you--- you could go on your own or with a friend/family to these.