the Cedars House rules

Eat. Train. Run. The Cedars House is a cafe, running hub, and personal training center at the start of Forbidden Drive in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Massage Special ($65!!) through 12/31/11

Massage @ the Cedars House
available by appointment
gift certificates also available

Custom Massage
A combination of massage techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, & Aromatherapy are used to alleviate muscle tension and the effects of stress. This massage is geared for the individual needs of each client.

Deep Tissue
Myofascial Release Technique & Neuromuscular Therapy allow tight, overused muscles to lengthen, loosen and become more relaxed.

Sports Massage
Specifically designed for athletes of all levels. Stretching, muscles energy techniques, and deep work are used to reduce injuries and promote flexibility while enhancing athletic performance and recovery time.

Hot Stone Massage (90 minute only)
The ultimate in deep relaxation, this massage will transport you to another space and time. Heated stones are massaged into muscles to melt away tension and relieve stress.

Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage-- to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and simply make you feel great-- but is tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Massage during pregnancy may reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and join pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to feel sick or stress, and when it is high, we are more capable of feeling happy and healthy.

all one hour massage $70-- $65 through 12/31/11!
Call today!
one and one half hour massage $100

For appointments with Tracy, Jodi, or Ellen
stop in
or e-mail
or call 828-400-6689

FOW Park Safety Alert

Friends of the Wissahickon

Park Safety Alert

An 84 year-old man was assaulted by four males on Monday, October 17, 2011, while walking on Forbidden Drive. While the Wissahickon is largely safe, the Friends of the Wissahickon reminds park users to follow the safety guidelines:

  1. When you park your car, lock your doors; carry your keys with you; and do not leave wallets, cell phones or other valuables in plain sight in your car. The major area of crime in the Wissahickon is in the parking lots.
  2. Be alert! Don't jog with headphones. It's not only unsafe from the perspective of crime prevention, but you won't hear bicyclists behind you or other potential problems. (You also won't hear songbirds or the gurgling of the creek.)
  3. Park users should exercise with a partner whenever possible; if exercising alone, try to avoid using the park during off-peak times.
  4. Vary your routine. If you always start your run at Valley Green at 6 a.m., try going to Bell's Mill Road or Kitchen's Lane once or twice a week.
  5. Trust your instincts. There's a sense of isolation from the city in the park that has a lot of appeal. If you sense trouble in a person or a place, leave.
  6. Please report suspicious activity by calling 911.
  7. Keep an eye on our website. FOW posts crime alerts as necessary.
Important Numbers to Know

If your car is broken into, call 911; report where your car is - the number of the parking lot will help - and stay until the police come.

The Fairmount Park Rangers can be reached at 215-685-2172.

FOW Trail Ambassadors are often in the park. Their primary role is to provide information to park visitors about the Wissahickon and report any problems they see to Fairmount Park Rangers. If you are unable to call 911 or the Rangers yourself, a Trail Ambassador can help.