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Keeping Up With the Pockets

October Sky - Beat the Grey

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The summer sun has finally gone to sleep, and we're coming into the time of year where sun screen is replaced by more clothes. I love this time of year because of all the things that fall (and winter) bring. In some places, nature comes alive in a spectrum of colors. The falling leaves provide an extra special pillow to jump in. Sports fans enjoy football at every level. And if you're like me, you've decided that smores are great at any time. Guess what we'll have after dinner! 

The fall and winter are wonderful. But not everyone looks forward to the tail end of the year. It gets cold, uncomfortable, and your sky may look something like today, where we never saw the sun. No matter how fun the coming Halloween haul seems, many just can't seem to shake the dreary nature of a dark, cloudy sky. Some call it seasonal effective disorder. Others call it winter blues, but it's a little early for that. All we know is the sunshine has gone, and for many of us, so has much joy.

So what can we do to make our fall and winter months a little brighter? There are multiple scientifically backed recommednations, like tanning or taking extra vitamin D (or better yet, finding ways to take in natural sunlight). Today, I'm going to talk about why colors matter and how they can be used for you. This will be a basic overview of how warm and cold colors impact your mood; I won't be covering everything. If you're interested, there are manyresources available online, or you can speak with a psychologist.

Disclaimer - people are different, and the impact of colors may not show the same for everyone.

Cold Colors

Blue: Blue is a typically calming color. It makes you think of water, the sky, things that flow, that don't rush. Many people utilize blue to create a soothing enviornment, inviting meditation and reflection. But I would not suggest the color to beat the grey in your life. While it is a calming color, it is also cold, meaning it leaves you feeling physically cold. I would not recommend using blue unless it is mixed with a warm color, like red or orange. Sky blue may be an exception, but for now, we aren't diving into details.

Purple: Purple represents two things on most occasions. It represents wealth or luxury, and it can alsoreflect creativity. There is a mystical tone that purples, particularly violet, projects. It is why you would see purple wizard hats in older shows or costumes. It encourages deep thought and meditation. However, unlike blue, purple is a color of exploration and innovation. Personally, I am neutral on purples. This particular color doesn't appear to have an impact on beating the fall/winter blues. Exceptions to these could be lilac, lavender, or amethyst. In this instance, I would also place Pink in this bracket.

Green: Greens are commonly associated with nature, particularly trees, grass, and other natural vegetation. Greens are typically the easiest for eyes to process. The eyes don't get as fatigued, and that can have a direct effect on the body. Speaking of the body, green is also a representation of natural health. I would recommend green as a color to use to beat the grey skies. So long as you don't have a sickly green tone, you should be good. This would also be one to mix with blues, if possible.

Grey: Don't do grey.....

Warm Colors

Red: Red is used all around, isn't it? Traffic signs, bad guys in game, blood, red has so much impact on our environment, natural and man-made. Red is associated with urgency, and it depends on the individual whether that is benign or malignant. It can be a surge of energy or it can trigger anxiety. This one is difficult, as I can see reasons to avoid it as well as implement it. I would certainly mix it with a blue or orange. Red represents life, and that could be a valued asset when plants start to hibernate.

Orange: Orange can be related to breathing and energy levels, but not to the extent that red is. There is also research claiming it is associated with hunger. I personally highly recommend orange to improve your mood, much in the same way I would recommend lighter shades of purple.

Yellow: Yellow is the color of vital things, flowers, and the sun. It is directly related to people's level of happiness, both good and bad. While it makes people think of the sun, it is also one of the most complex colors for our eyes to process. That can lead to irritability and even headaches. I would recommend using yellow, so long as you do not saturate your senses with it.

Brown: Browns can either be associated with Earth, like green, or it can be associated with dirt. "Earth tones" tend to be personal preference.

So what does all that have to do with us here at Perfect Pockets Plus? After all, we offer custom massage belts and self-care products. That is different than painting an entire room. The impact of color and tones is part of why we put such high value into customizing your products. If you have a spot pack and a sore leg, why not give it a little extra? The next time you visit our store, make color a priority in what you order. It could be the big step in breaking the year-end lull.


Maternity Belt

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Hey everyone!

Bethany here.  Sorry for the lack of updates in a while.  Life has been, well, life lol.  It's crazy & messy & busy & wonderful.  I just wanted to let you know that our Maternity Belt is now LIVE.  If you want one (or need one), just order from our Online Shop or contact us directly! 

Nothing breathes life into new ideas like necessity haha

Been busy ;-)

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Ah life.  Gets the better of us all sometimes.  We get busy, we get caught up, we lose track, then we find our way back.  And here we are haha.  We've been pretty busy over here, working on projects (both for Perfect Pockets PLUS & personal projects), working, living... the works.  


But we wanted to stop in here & give some updates.  We're working on some projects that we think are pretty awesome.... for one we're still working on the insulated Holster Pockets for Synergy Stones.  We can't wait to get these finalized!  These stones are so amazing, they need equally amazing Holsters.  Once these are completed, they will be able to distribute the weight of the Synergy Stones so they are comfortable to wear, they will help insulate to maintain their working temperature, & they will be able to be added onto current belts (even belts that we haven't made ;-) ).


Another item we are working on (this next week especially) is a Maternity Belt.  When that baby belly starts to pooch, there are few things more irritating & uncomfortable than a belt cutting right along it.  So we are working on a supportive belt with some stretch to accomodate that glowing baby belly.  The best part about this belt is that it will work with exisiting Holsters, not just custom pieces.  But of course, we would love to help you design that perfect Holster just for you ;-)


And we almost have our Shoulder Girdle Pack finalized & we are still working on our Migraine Cap to make sure it is absolutely perfect... once these 2 packs are done, they will be invaluable retail items.  Seriously, who doesn't have a client with shoulder pain (or worse, shoulder surgery due to pain) or who suffers from migraine headaches?  


So yeah, this has been what we're up to :-D  We love this work & we can't wait to share all the new stuff as we get it finished.  


And just a reminder, our Seasonal Pack; the Mother's Day Pampering Foot Wrap is now available for purchase.  Order early so you can make sure that you get the PERFECT gift in time for Mother's Day.  Nothing says "I love you" & "Thank you for everything you do" like a comforting piece for Self-Care <3


Thank you everyone for your continued support, it means the world to us!

~Santa Mitts~

Posted on November 25, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone!

We have felt a pull recently & were inspired through another group...  sometimes life comes up & just kind of bites us in the butt.  Things gets dicey, finances get tight, and we overwork to make up for it... sometimes, life just gets hard with medical surprises, loss, & changes that just seem unfair.  We all know someone who has run into this kind of situation, & they have shown the true colors of their character... the amazing vibrancy of their spirit & indurance.  They are amazing!  We are amazing creations!


This has pulled on us. 

We are offering a giveaway called:

~Santa Mitts~


Now until midnight on Sunday, December 17th we will be accepting nominations for someone who needs some self-care, but due to life is unable to get it themselves right now. 

So we will giveaway a set of Self-Care Sleeves on Monday, December 18th


How to Nominate:

Send us an e-mail with your nominations NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, & STORY

We will message/e-mail the nominator after we draw the winner.

The actual winner will not be contacted, they will just receive a package with a set of Self-Care Sleeves & a card/


If we have a LOT of response from this we will work on a project to allow us to do a giveaway on a more regular basis.  We'll have a way for people to donate & once we reach the $$ amount we will draw another name.


Thank you so much!!!

New Products are now LIVE :D

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone!

We have a couple new products that are now LIVE in the Online Shop

Introducing the Upgraded Back Pack Bottom Piece & The Office Pal!!!!

The Upgraded Back Pack Bottom Piece has extra width & length to comfortably cover the glutes/hips with better comprehension.  Perfect for the big & tall client :D  The rice-channels have an awesome starburts pattern to hit the structures of the hips & sides just beautifully.

The Office Pal is the perfect gift for someone who sits at a computer for any period of time LOL.  It is also the perfect addition to your professional office as a tool for your treatment sessions & retail areas.


We are so excited to finally have these done!!  Can't wait to finish some more projects ;)  Got some fun ones, in The Pipeline

Have you met Gael? You should!

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

    It is a beautiful evening here in Arkansas!  As I sit here looking at my adorable.....psychotic..... children I think of how blessed we have been.  We have met such amazing people through Perfect Pockets PLUS, had some memorable experiences, & have been challenged so perfectly.  One of the AMAZING experiences we had was the World Massage Festival, where we had the pleasure to meet Gael Wood.... OMG.... if you haven't met her, you NEED TO!  She is amazing!  She has been a massage therapist for years, helps massage therapists & skincare technicians to maximize their time through use of her Content Club, & encourages success through her classes & free toolkit.

All this week we will be sharing the FANTABULISTICNESS of https://gaelwood.com/" target="_blank">Gael Wood and her Massage & Spa Success business on Facebook!


      ALSO..... to celebrate the Master Pocketeer getting back into the groove, we will be having a Online Shop-Wide Sale!!!!  

8)15% off EVERYTHING 8)

Monday, September 4th (Happy Labor DAY!) through Monday, September 11th

Back to it!!!!!

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We're BACK!!!!!!!

Thank you so much everyone for your support during this, interesting, time.  The Master Pocketeer is doing a TON better, though she is still healing & still on restrictions.  She's excited because she got her wheels back this week lol.  


She is comfortable doing Custom Holster orders now, though we have to wait a bit longer before we start doing Custom Therapy Pack orders again.  Everything in the Online Shop is still available to purchase whenever it fits you.  We are so happy to be able to start creating again :D

A "Medical Situation"...

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

      Hi everyone, Bethany here.  I want to personally apologize to everyone who may be interested in setting up a custom order.  Unfortunately, due to a medical situation, it will be a little bit before we are able to accept new custom orders.  

        What does "medical situation" mean..... well, it means that things got a little crazy lol.  My mom, the Master Pocketeer went in for a scheduled stress test & it ended up with her having open heart surgery... so yeah, it is a situation to say the least.  Everything went amazing though & it was better to happen now with no heart damage than it would have been any time from now when who knows how much damage could have happened.   


We truly appreciate your understanding & we are so grateful for all the out-pouring of love & support that we have received.  Y'all truly are the best part of the job & we could not be more blessed.  Thank you <3<3<3

And no worries, we will be back to doing what we do shortly.  My mom just needs to rest & heal for now.  Trust me, I will make a big tadoo when she's ready for custom orders again lol.  Until then, we are still accepting orders from our Online Shop.  That is something I can walk my dad through as far as packaging ;).  Thank you again, God bless you as you have blessed us, & have a great night!!!!


WMF

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The World Massage Festival is AWESOME!!!

Our cabin is unbelievable!  Thank you Cherokee Cabin Rentals for such a great place to rest, work, & enjoy while we attend this conference.  They have been so accomodating, the place is gorgeous, we have a grill, stove, microwave, full bathroom, full deck, the deck has a gate for the kids, a TV, 2 queen beds, they noticed we brought DVDs so they brought us a DVD player (we didn't even ask!), when the kids were napping they left fresh towels & toilet paper in a sealed bag on the deck, & the view :-O......  

We've met https://gaelwood.com/" target="_blank">Gael Wood of Massage & Spa Success, Beth of Beth Teaches Bodywork,

Scott Lindquist of Rebooking Mastery,

Rebecca Brumfield of Badass Bodyworkers,

and made some INCREDIBLE contacts through https://www.amtanc.org/" target="_blank">AMTA-NC, https://www.upledger.com/" target="_blank">Upledger, & https://www.fsmta.org/" target="_blank">FSMTA... we've done videos with Gael, FSMTA, Beth..... we've done some classes, have more classes to come, bought some amazing products from Soothing Touch, Cryoderm, Founder's Hemp... mom has gotten work done by Pillossage

& the INCREDIBLE & INSPIRING https://orthomassage-net.myshopify.com/" target="_blank">James Waslaski...  

It has been so wonderful <3  

The kids got to see some horses today & play in the river yesterday.  I've had dinner with the awesome Badass Bodyworkers & watched Rebooking Mastery make a spotlight appearence at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  Y'all, this has been such a wonderful experience.  We will be happy to get home & decompress, get back to normal life, & start filling custom orders again... but this, this experience has been.. priceless :-)


Finally (*sigh*)

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Bethany here, as many may have noticed, our Facebook page has been quiet for a couple weeks now & the website has seemed strangly unchanging for the same time.... well, yeah.  That'd be my bad.  Kind of dropped the ball (or box) while moving from an apartment to a house with 2 little ones.  But so you know, boxes all unpacked or not (definitely NOT), we're back to updating & chatting like usual... sewing never stopped at least (go Momma GO!)


Event! Event! Event!

WORLD MASSAGE FESTIVAL 

May 7th-10th


We'll be set up in the Vendor hall with a TON of products available to try & buy.  If you want to order something custom but want to pick it up at the Festival we can do that, and you won't have to pay shipping then ;)  The vendor hall is FREE to everyone, you don't have to be attending the Festival to stop in.  BUT, if you want to get some great CEUs this is the place to do it.  We have purchased the Vendor Freedom Package, what this means is that we will be attending the World Massage Festival EVERY YEAR :o  This will be the ONLY event that we plan on attending consistently.  We want to make this a big thing every year.  Our special event.  This year we are giving away one of our 2-Piece Back Packs through the festival, a Custom Holster Order at our booth (potentially more giveaways, we'll see ;)), & we're going to have little bonuses for larger orders.  Not to mention that you don't have to pay shipping if you buy at the Festival (or pre-order & pick up at the Festival).

We are so incredibly excited for this event, we honestly cannot express.  We hope to see you there, we would love to give out some awesome hugs to our AMAZING customers :roll: