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VOL.1, ISSUE 9 | AUGUST 2013


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Pebble Creek

HOA Board Meeting

e L e t t e r f r o m t h President of Pebble Creek HOA

Creek. pleted many large projects within Pebble Over the last several months, we have com include: Some of the projects we have completed y of our neighborhood entrances • Landscape lighting at the majorit main entrances • Redesign and landscape our 3 Park nts Rege • Tree trimming along er administrative office • Remodel of our community cent at our community center pool • Installation of rinse off stations h School to offer swimming lessons • Partnering with Wharton Hig er pool back to a chlorine system • Converting the community cent the Simmons law suit • Completing final settlement of get. As t through June, we are unfavorable to bud If you look at our financial statemen e will projects at the beginning of the year. W a board, we decided to tackle these large repair and ance year. We will only do mainten not be starting any more new projects this budget. work so that we end the year favorable to e also the projects we tackled this year. We hav We have had many compliments on meetings rd boa that we discuss all projects at our had a few complaints. Please remember nd a atte se plea f you have an idea or a concern, before we authorize the work to begin. I board meeting.

Ask the Board

I from a homeowner. The good news is that Each month we try to answer a question e bad news is that I don’t have a question s. Th finally caught up with all of your question a ask the board a question, please submit to like to answer this month. If you would er. question to Tina at the community cent By Dan Logan

C A L E N D A R August PCHOA HOA Meeting September 9th 6:30pm @ Community Center PCVillage HOA Meeting September 16th 7pm @ Community Center

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Summer Music Series at Mulligans Irish Pub Friday, August 2nd On our Beautiful Veranda Live Band from 6pm to 10pm Beer Garden with Great Specials Outdoor Grill Family Friendly Bounce House for the Kids Movie Night Friday, August 2nd @ 7pm Community Center

"Escape from Planet Earth" Popcorn & drinks will be served

September 9th 6:30 3pm @ Community Center Pebble Creek Homeowners Association Managed by University Properties, Inc (UPI) For appointments and correspondence contact: Anglea Hester 7001 Temple Terrace Highway Temple Terrace, FL 33637 Office phone: 813.980.1000 Fax: 813.980.2233 Email: ahester@univprop.com PCHOA website www.pebblecreekhoa-tampa.com Approved meeting minutes posted Pebble Creek Community Center & Pool

18715 Bent Tree Lane Phone: 813973.8064 Fax: 813.973.1966 Summer Pool Hours will begin April 6th 10am to 8pm Tuesday - Sunday Pool is closed every Monday for maintenance If you need to report a violation to the Pebble Creek Homeowners Association, call University Properties (your management company) at 813-980-1000. They are available Monday thru Thursday.

Emergency Fire/Sheriff/Ambulance 911 Sheriff Non-Emergency 247.8200 Hillsborough County Sheriff Website www.hcso.tampa.fl.us Pebble Creek Animal Control Water Aerobics 744.5660 Every Thursday Code Enforcement from 6:30-7:30pm 274.6600 and Monday & Friday 9-10am Pluris Utilities $5 per person per classPEBBLE CREEK NEWS888.758.7471 / AUGUST 2013 Yoga Classes Every Wednesday 7pm @ Community Center $5 resident / $8 non-resident Bring your mat


[ News ] Welcoming Committee News

Dottie Paredes, Chairperson

The Welcoming Committee tries to visit every new resident in our community. If you are a new resident and you have not received our welcome packet, you may call the Community Center at 973-8064 to request that a greeter visit you. Please support these businesses that have contributed to the Welcome Basket and tell them that you read about them in the Pebble Creek News. AAA Travel & Insurance Agency 20315 Bruce B. Downs 813-929-3430 AAP Fitness 10335 Cross Creek Blvd. Suite A www.aapfitness.com 813-907-6227

Dr. Michael Green General Dentistry 2244 Green Hedges Way Suite 102, Wesley Chapel 813-973-1440

Mary Kay Christine Sykes 813-991-5123 pcsykes@msn.com www.marykay.com/christinesykes

Bob Heires, Century 21 Shaw Realty Group 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-767-4049

Oakley’s Grille 17631 Bruce B. Downs 813-523-5075

Avon Lee Ann Plungis 813-732-2778

la Pink Boutique 18035 Highlands Preserve 813-972-2862

Baker’s Gallery 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-973-9966

Las Palmas Café Pebble Creek Collection 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-907-1333

Benefit Wellness Concepts, LLC Terri Khalil 19046 Bruce B. Downs #157 813-765-7703 BJ’s Wholesale Club 6290 Commerce Palms 813-313-1404 Bruster’s Ice Cream 20303 Bruce B. Downs 813-907-7458 Chase Bank 19001 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 813.973.7675 Full Circle Pizza 19651 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 813-994-3700 Great Florida Insurance 10353 Cross Creek Blvd. Ste. C 813-994-1143 Sallie Turko –agent/owner

Let’s Talk Coffee Organo Gold – Organic Celia Wadley 813-831-1064 cwadley@verizon.net Jennifer Lindner Century 21 Shaw Realty Group 19651 Bruce B. Downs 813-758-7463 Longaberger Baskets Leora Wilson 813-907-5990 www.longaberger.com/ leorawilson Marco’s Pizza 20305 Bruce. B. Downs 813-907-6400 Mary Kay Dounia Benkabbou 813-340-3337 www.marykay.com/dounia

Shamrock Painting Michael Reynolds 813-505-7839 shamrocksinc@bellsouth.net Shapes for Women 28240 Golden Maple Loop 813-973-7354

Party Scene Pebble Creek Collection 813-994-6868

Sign Art Group Chrys Hanes – owner 813-237-0202 www.signartgroup.com

Pebble Creek Golf Club and Mulligans Irish Pub 10550 Regents Park Dr. 813-973-3870

Regions Bank 1333 Bruce B. Downs Wesley Chapel 813-991-6487

Pilot Bank 17635 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 813.349.4553

Kristina Licata Business Development Sam’s Club 27727 State Rd. 56 813-929-7057

Premier Jewelry Annette Aldamuy aaldamuytpa@verizon.net 813-426-4077 Promotional Solutions Trena Reynolds 813-948-2997 www.promo-solutions.info Dianne Prosser Independent Broker United Healthcare 163222 Heathrow Dr. 813-632-9399 Quest Enterprises, Inc. Remodeling and Repairs Rex Albritton 813-454-2275

Thirty-One Gifts Jessica White 813-412-3887 www.mythirtyone.com/ jwhitetampa Tupperware Terri Khalil 813-765-7703 my2.tupperware.com Wells Fargo Bank 8902 Regents Park Dr. 813-272-1389 White Dove Jewelry Patricia Cihinci 813-431-5708

Quest Marital Arts John Giancarlo Chief Instructor 150490 Bruce B. Downs 813-971-5545

2013 Pebble Creek HOA Board of Directors: Dan Logan - President (overseeing Deed Restrictions) John Moors - 1st Vice President (overseeing Architectural Committee, Safety & Security) Joe Dudly - 2nd Vice President PEBBLE CREEK NEWS / AUGUST 2013

Bob Gilmore - Treasurer (Community Center) Leora Wilson - Secretary (Welcoming Committee, Website & Newsletter) 5


Coal

My name is Coal. I am a 2 year old collie mix. I was found on the streets of St. Pete as a puppy and was taken to the SPCA. I was fostered by a nice family in St. Pete until my family in Pebble Creek adopted me a few weeks ago. I love to play with my sister Lizzy ( a lab/shepherd mix my family adopted as well). If you see me walking on Regents Park, stop me and say Hi!

Street Lights

If you live near a street light & it is out, please get the # off the pole or the closest address to the pole. Report to Teco or call Tina @ the Community Center 813-973-8064.

Pluris Hearing Rate Increase Extended Pluris hearing rate increase was extended, due to the county's consultants requesting additional time. Per county requirements, an announcement will be sent out by Pluris to every Pebble Creek homeowner.

Treasurer Report For the month of May we were unfavorable to budget by ($37K) and through five months of FY13 we are unfavorable to budget by ($47K). This is due to the work at the front entrances and we will be getting back

on track over the next couple of months. Reserve News – In May, we increased our reserves by $2K. If you have any questions then please contact Angela Hester (813) 980-1000.

ARCHITECTURAL NEWS Homeowners PLEASE remember to submit request form when making any changes/upgrades to your home. ARC forms can be downloaded off PC website pebblecreekhoa-tampa.com or you can pick one up from the Community Center. Turn around time is very quick, 2-3 days.

Trash days in Pebble Creek are Wednesday & Saturday, PLEASE remember to bring your trash cans in that same day

www.pebblecreekhoa-tampa.com Visit the Pebble Creek Homeowners Association Website for...

• Meeting Dates • News • Documents • Register Onilne FREE! Complete access to all homeowner information!

Calling All Volunteers! Are you interested in volunteering in our community? Maybe you’ve thought about it but weren’t sure where you could help out or what was involved. Our Community needs you! Call the community center for more details at 813.973.8064 6

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August House of the Month 18502 Chadwyck Ct.

ATTENTION COUNTRY CROSSING RESIDENTS We have had several complaints from residents regarding speeding & damaging of mailboxes on Cypress Shadow Ave. in Country Crossing. The HOA has advised residents to get tag #'s & report them to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 247-8200, or the Comm. Ctr. office @ 973-8064. Please help by doing your part, to make our community a safe one.

Pebble Creek Summer Bash was a big hit Saturday, July 13th @ the Community Center. This was by far out best turn out yet. Our very own PC resident Adrian Collins (DJ Britt), entertained us with great entertainment & music all afternoon. A big thanks to Publix, Full Circle Pizza, New York Hot Dogs & Rouxs for keeping everyone fed with their very delicious food. The PC staff entertained PC kids with a pinyata, scheduled pool games & prizes. The dolphin slide, cotton candy, clown & face painting were also a big hit, even among many of the adults. Hope you stopped by to join in the fun, it PEBBLE AUGUST 2013 is alwaysCREEK great toNEWS see the/community come together.

Back-to-School Tax-Free Shopping Holiday August 2-4 2013 Sales Tax Holiday TIP (Tax Information Publication) List of taxable and tax-exempt items Sales Tax Holiday Q & A's For more information on the 2013 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, visit the Florida Department of Revenue website at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor. 7


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Choosing the Correct Tennis Racket For Your Child There is such a range of physical sizes when we talk about children and tennis rackets. The racket you would buy a 3 year old is very different to the racket you would buy an 11 year old. Whenever I coach kids to play tennis, and I always recommend you purchase a racquet based on physical size, not age. Is the child just starting to play tennis, or has he or she been playing for a couple of years already? If they are relatively advanced tennis players they may need a light weight adult racket. When you need a tennis racquet for a child, the first thing to do is have that child hold the racket to make sure

it is neither too long or short for the little person. When the child’s arm is straight, the tip of the racket should dangle just above the ground or barely touch it. Little hands are constantly growing, so grip size will be a constantly changing factor. There is only one grip size when it comes to junior tennis rackets. A child of 9+ years old may find the grip too small and need an adult racket. The grip is correct if you should can slide a finger up the middle of his finger tips as their hand wraps around the grip. Racquet sizes range from 21 inches for a 3 or 4 years old to 26 inches for a 10 year old. Since junior rackets are usually

made of inferior materials, getting a lightweight adult racket is a good option for older kids with more tennis experience. Once a child hits about 5 feet tall they should move on to the 27 inch adult racket. Make sure the racket isn’t too heavy, or else your child won’t want to hold it or swing it around for long. If you want your child to grow to love tennis, it is most important that he or she not feel burdened or weighed down by the racket. It’s got to be easy enough to swing that the child is not intimidated by it and does not become tired from the weight of it. *Article contributed by Lori Miles, director of the

Pebble Creek tennis program for kids. The Pebble Creek tennis program is open to all residents. All lessons are instructed by a USPTA certified professional. Contact Lori at 813-727-2240 or PCTennis4Kids@msn.com for more information. The Summer Tennis Lesson Schedule is: Monday 5:45 - 8:30pm Tuesday 6 - 8:30pm Wednesday 7 - 8pm Thursday 6 - 8:30pm Saturday 8:30 – 9:30am

PRACTICES: • 4:00pm to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, open to swimmers ages 5 to 15. Swim Team begins April 29th COSTS: • $50 per month for residents, $75 for non-residents. The water is too cold to begin practice on the first, so • A one-time registration fee of $20 per swimmer. This includes a TBAY the first practice is postponed until Monday April 29th swim cap and T-shirt. In order to participate, children must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping and be able to float on their back. Practices: ❖ 4:00pm to 5:00 Monday through Thursday; open to swimmers ages 5 to 15. Private lessons offered as well. For more information please contact Coach Julia Lamb; Costs: ❖ $50 per month for residents, $75 for non-residents 813-240-9428 or julialamb@gmail.com ❖ A one-time registration fee of $20 per swimmer. This includes a TBAY swim cap and T-shirt Three registration opportunities at the Pool: ❖ Friday March 29th from 3:30 to 4:30 or ❖ Saturday March 30th from 10:00 to Noon ❖ Saturday April 27th from 11:30 to 1pm ! In order to participate, children must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping and be able to float on their back.

Summer Music Series at Mulligans Irish Pub Friday, August 2nd

Private swim lessons offered as well.

For more information, or if you can not make one of the registration sessions, please contact Coach Julia Lamb; 813-240-9428 or juliamlamb@gmail.com

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2013 Pebble Creek

Village

Board Meetings 9/15, and 11/18 at 7:00pm Any community member may attend any monthly meeting. If you would like to speak at a meeting please contact the Board at least 7 days in advance.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? The following streets are in the Pebble Creek Village Homeowners Association: • Aintree Court Cypresswood Circle • Hogans Bend • Masters Court Pebble Creek Drive • Putters Place • Regents Park Drive Saint James • Court Sturbridge Court • Tournament Trail • Woodcutter Court If you need to report a violation in Pebble Creek Village, call one of the board members listed in the Pebble Creek Village section of the newsletter. All other streets belong to the Pebble Creek Homeowners Association.

Letter from the PCVHOA President Dear Neighbors, Our objectives for the remainder of this year will be (1) hiring a homeowner’s management association…..unless we have five new members volunteer for the Board of Directors who will take responsibility for the financials, deed restrictions and all other duties. (2) determine the financial impact of continuing to pay the PCHOA (currently $50,000 per year) for membership to the pool and other areas. (3) continue to monitor traffic violations in our community and ask that if you see any traffic problems please call the Sherriff’s Department at 813-247-0688. We plan on meeting with the potential management association in July or early August. Regarding the pool, we’ll be meeting with the other Homeowner’s Association to discuss better terms for our cost of membership. Just a reminder: It is extremely important to get authorization by a Board member for any external changes to your property (such as repainting your home, fencing, etc.) before making these changes. If you are planning on repainting your house, there is a chart of approved colors at the community center. Please feel free to review the chart. Tina will be glad to help you. The paint is Sherwin Williams and the store also has the chart. All you need to do is ask to see the approved colors for PCVHOA. Thank you for doing your part to make Pebble Creek a great community to live in. Stan Chmura President, PCVHOA

2013 Pebble Creek

Village

Board of Directors Stan Chmura President 18316 Sturbridge Ct. 813.973.0541 schmura1@tampabay.rr.com

Jane Spencer Secretary/Newsletter 9232 Pebble Creek Dr. 813.907.1042 jane_m_spencer@hotmail.com

Tom Micheletti Vice President 9201 Pebble Creek Dr. 813.345.8659 michelettisales@gmail.com

Jeff Thomson / Betty Ann Houghton Architectural / Deed Restrictions 9232 Pebble Creek Dr. 813.527.6318 Scrappyusp@yahoo.com

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Students 1st Day of School is Tuesday, August 20th! Turner Elementary

Turner Elementary School 9190 Imperial Oak Blvd. Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 907-9066 WEB: turner.mysdhc.org

Bartels Middle School 9020 Imperial Oak Blvd. Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 907-6801 WEB: bartels.mysdhc.org

Terrace Community Middle School 11734 Jefferson Road, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592 813.987.6555 WEB.tcmstornadoes.com

Wharton High School 20150 Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 631-4710 WEB: wharton.mysdhc.org

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Classes begin 8:30am and dismiss at 2:15pm. Please take note that ALL Mondays are Early Release Days. School releases at 1:15 pm on Early Release Days. Car Rider Drop Off in AM • Enter the car rider line by using the side entrance by the football field. This gate will be entrance ONLY. All cars will exit through the Bartels gate on Center Oak Drive. Please follow this link for a map of our dropoff/dismissal line. Please pull all the way to the end of the sidewalk in front of Turner's office. This will allow more parents to drop off at once and will speed up the car rider line so that it does not back up. There will be adults and safety patrols out front to assist your child in getting out of the car. If you choose to walk your child to class each morning, you must park in the back of the school, in the parking lot nearest to the baseball fields. Parking in the front and nearest to the cafeteria building is limited to staff members. There will be no crossing guard at the front of the school to ensure you or your child's safety. Students may not be dropped off at the bus ramp, in the handicapped parking spots or in the middle of the parking lot. In order to ensure the safety of our students at all times, everyone should park in a legal parking spot and walk their child to the sidewalk. Please do not park on the grass or in other areas not specifically designated as a legal parking spot. Parking in these areas impairs the vision of drivers leaving the parking lot and contributes to minor automobile accidents at school. Dismissal Procedures -- Main Campus.

Car Rider Line All cars will enter through the side gate on Imperial Oak Boulevard. Proceed down the road in front of the football field and loop around the Turner drive. Cars will then travel back to Bartels and exit from the gate on Center Oak Drive. Please follow this link for a map of our dropoff/dismissal line. Car Rider Rules All cars must have our hanging tags visible in your window. Any car without a hang tag will be asked to park and the driver will have to come into the office to show ID. Car tags will be passed out at the beginning of the year, but if you need one you may pick one up in the office. If you have more than one child, please pick up at the time of your OLDEST child. Please pick up your student according to the times below: • 2:07 p.m. - Kindergarten & 1st plus all bikers/walkers • 2:10 p.m. - 2nd - 4th Parent Pick Up Students will remain in their classrooms until 2:20 p.m. with their teachers. Parking only allowed by the baseball fields. Please do not park in the faculty parking lot (center lot.) Once the buses have departed the bus ramp at 2:20, parents may then walk to the waiting area by the bus ramp at the rear of the school. Parents are welcome to wait in the shade at the concession stand near the baseball fields if you arrive early. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE BUS RAMP UNTIL ALL THE BUSES HAVE DEPARTED. It is against district policy for non-school

personnel to be on the bus ramp while students are loading as this puts students at risk of being removed by someone other than the custodial parent. It is extremely important that you check your child out with the teacher on duty so we can ensure that we know with whom he or she is going home. Please DO NOT bring pets with you to the parent pickup area as we want to make sure that the children and the pets are safe. In order to avoid any accidents, please make certain that your child is walking through the parking lot next to you and not running ahead.

Bartels Middle 6th Graders First Day; 10/3 7th Graders First Day 10/4 ALL Grades 10/5 Classes Begin at 7:55am and Dismissed at 2:59pm. Please take note that ALL Mondays are Early Release Days. Important Back to School Dates… August 5 REGISTRATION PACKETS MAILED TO PARENTS August 20........... Registration 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 August 28...........Open House 6:00-7:00 September 3.First day of school for 6th graders only (7th and 8th no school) September 4.First day of school for 7th graders only (6th and 8th no school) September 5......................... School for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to School Physicals The first day of school is just around the corner and it's time to help your children stay as healthy as possible as classes begin. One of the best ways to make sure your children get off to a good start in school is to get their annual physical exam. Why is a physical exam important? Physical exams help ensure that your children are physically and mentally ready for the challenges ahead. As pediatricians, we examine your children to make sure that they are physically fit to play sports, but we also address psychosocial issues appropriate for your children's age and gender to make sure all is well from a developmental, social, and mental standpoint. Keep in mind that vision and

hearing screenings are a very important part of the exam. Often children are thought to have learning disabilities or are simply just not performing well in pre-school or school, when the real problem is that the child needs glasses or they are having trouble hearing. Vaccines are required for pre-school and school entry and again prior to 7th grade. Vaccines are important to keep your children and those around them healthy. One vaccine that is important for your children every year is the influenza vaccine, better known as "the flu shot". It will keep your children healthier. Yes, it is true they are still at risk for getting the flu even after receiving the vaccine. Depending on the

year, the flu shot is 50% to 80% effective. But, the flu shot allows your children to build up antibodies against the flu virus. If your children get the flu, these antibodies will help prevent their flu illness from lasting as long or being as severe as it may have been otherwise. So, as you are out buying back to school supplies and new clothes for your children, remember to schedule a stop by your pediatrician's office. This will help your kids get off to a healthy start as the exciting new school year begins! Dr. Jose D. Jimenez is the founder & Board Certified Pediatrician of Small World Pediatrics, P.A. He is located across from the new Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel at

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2527 Windguard Circle, Suite 102. This year, Small World Pediatrics is celebrating their 10-year anniversary (20032013) in Wesley Chapel. You can schedule an appointment or learn more information on their services by calling 813-907-8001 or visiting them online at www. SmallWorldPediatric.com

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Which massage is right for your body’s needs? By Maddy Cox

In today’s faster-and-faster paced world, virtually no one can say that they haven’t begged the heavens for some relief. If you need to release your body’s tension, you’re best bet is a professional massage (not like those half-hearted back rubs you make your kids give you) from the licensed massage therapists at Massage Envy. Because Massage Envy is a topnotch spa, you’ll have a multitude of therapies to choose from. You may want a Trigger-Point therapy massage, which uses cycles of isolated pressure and release to loosen tight

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areas of muscle tissue that are the sources of pain in other parts of the body. You actively participate in identifying the specific location and intensity of your discomfort, as well as through deep breathing. You can receive the most wellknown massage in the world, the Swedish massage, which relaxes the entire body by rubbing your muscles with long strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. This therapy increases your blood oxygen level, decreases muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility and easing tensions. In addition to all these benefits, studies from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine have shown

that a 45-minute Swedish massage can decrease levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and bolster the immune system. Before receiving your massage, be sure to talk with your massage therapist so that they can customize it to your needs. If other massages aren’t enough to relieve your chronic muscle tension, you should try the Deep-Tissue massage. It’s similar to a Swedish massage, but targets the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (a layer of tissue clinging to the bone!), and studies have shown it to decrease blood pressure after a single 45-60 minute massage, as well as lower heart rate and stress hormone levels and triggering the release of moodboosting hormones. If you are an athlete of any kind, from an Olympic swimmer to a daily jogger, you should definitely consider the sports massage. It’s tailored to your sport of choice, targeting areas that are overused and tense from aggressive and repetitive use. Not only can it bring you relief from training stress before a big event, it can give you the enhanced endurance and flexibility you need to excel. A sports massage once or twice a week is a great addition to any training regime. Do you have pain in your feet, ankles or calves? Ask for a foot Reflexology massage, which applies Swedish and sports massage techniques to those areas. This massage can help with plantar fasciitis, injuries, arthritis, and everyday pain and soreness, especially when given regularly. Cranial Sacral Therapy can alleviate stress and pain in the head, spinal column and sacrum by restoring bones to their natural position and relieving stress from chronic injuries, migraines, neck and back pain, joint disorders and many other conditions. Studies have shown Cranial Sacral therapy to improve sleep quality and reduce the number

of migraines recipients experienced for up to three weeks. If you’re looking for an hour and a half of stress-melting therapy, look no further than Massage Envy’s signature Hot Stone Envy massage therapy. Your massage therapist will place smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body, loosening muscle tissue and allowing your

therapist to reach deeper into the muscles during your customized fullbody massage. Massage Envy also offers a wonderful massage for pre-natal massage clients, which helps reduce stress, promote overall wellness, and complements prenatal care. It can relieve your stiff neck, back aches, and other ills while reducing any depression and anxiety caused by hormone changes and promoting blood circulation. Your therapist will take extra care to attend to your needs during every stage of pregnancy. As you can see, all your needs can be met right in your back yard at Massage Envy on Bruce B Downs near SR 54. Massage Envy is professional, convenient, and affordable. Request an appointment at 813-548-5600.

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