The Ranch Review - eNewsletter
March/April 2017


By Rus Adams

Get In Touch with Massage

What is massage therapy? Massage is a term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating muscles, tendons, ligaments and skin. Therapy is defined as the treatment of a disorder by some remedial, rehabilitating curative process. Therefore; massage therapy is a means of manipulating the body’s soft tissue to improve health and wellbeing. Massage techniques vary from light stroking to deep pressure. Some of the most common types of massage are:

  • Swedish Massage – this is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, deep circular movements along with vibration and tapping with the intent of both relaxing and energizing.
  • Deep Tissue Massage – this therapeutic type of massage uses slower, more forceful stokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
  • Sports Massage – this style is similar to Swedish massage with the intent of relieving discomfort and improving mobility and flexibility.
  • Hot Stone Massage – this unique style incorporates Swedish massage techniques with heated stones to deeply penetrate tight muscles, improve circulation and promote relaxation.

The benefits of Massage are numerous and continue to gain attention as a means of improving health and wellbeing. Studies have demonstrated that massage is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massage is also used to help with relief from; headaches, insomnia, sports injuries and anxiety. Megan Kauffman, Licensed Massage Therapist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa notes that “a lot of my regular clients consider massage part of their lifestyle, it helps with their health maintenance.” Megan also reports that the top reasons people seek out massage “is for relief and recovery from stress, they are in need of relaxation.”




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Ranch Members participate in the Blueberry Horseshoe 5K
From left: Eleanora Buba, Chris Riopel, Carol Deahl, Linda Kapelanski, Rhonda Brooks and Robin Onufrock

You're invited to the Party...The Zumba Party!!! Saturday March 11th 9:00am
Exciting rhythms and easy to follow dance moves set the tone for this special party. Our amazing Zumba® Team will lead you in this mega dance fest. Zumba® Party is a low impact workout that blends cardio and strength for total body conditioning.

Power Kick Box Saturday March 18th at 9:00am
Challenge and improve your strength, flexibility and stamina in this fast paced kick box workout. No previous punching and kicking experience necessary. Instruction focuses on technique and routines include strength training, punching and kicking drills as well as striking pads, shields and bags.
Instructor, Han Dong, is a 4th Degree Black Belt and certified Kick Boxing instructor.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Saturday April 29th 9:00am at Sholom ParkWorld Tai Chi and Qigong Day is celebrated in hundreds of communities across the globe to bring people together. The event slogan, ‘One Breath, One World’ provides a unifying vision of health and wellness. Join Art Stalbow on this special day in beautiful Sholom Park to celebrate movement that calms the mind, energizes the body and inspires the soul. First time participants are encouraged to join!  
FREE event and open to the public!

  • Zumba Party – Saturday March 11th 9:00am
  • Power Kick Box – Saturday March 18th 9:00am
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day – Saturday April 29th 9:00am at Sholom Park

Click here for a complete listing of all the classes and descriptions



Lisa Kempesta, Hair Stylist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa.Ashley Olschewske
Ashley is the lead stylist at The Ranch fitness Center and Spa. She has been styling hair at The Ranch for over five years. She loves making people look and feel beautiful with a new hairstyle. Her passion is cutting and dimensional coloring.

Besides graduating top of her class from The Salon Professional Academy, Ashley keeps up with the latest trends, styles and techniques by regularly attending advanced classes.
Ashley will give you expert and personal service and can achieve any look you want while keeping your hair healthy and shiny. Its Spring time! Time for a fresh look. Give yourself something to smile about. Book your appointment today.


Rus Adams, Facility Director
Jim Martin, Memebership & Events Manager
Cammy Dennis, Director of Fitness Programming

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