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    July 31, 2017 | Blog

    Stay Hydrated   Jennie Hastings Stancu   Has your therapist told you about the importance of drinking water? After all, our bodies are composed of approximately 60 percent water, and all of our bodily functions are sustained by water. Dehydration is one of the most common detriments to our health, and one of the easiest problems to fix. Make staying hydrated simple and seamlessly [...]

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    Mary Betts Sinclair   Do you have tension headaches or chronic tension in your upper body? How about neck and shoulder stiffness? Maybe you experience strain in the temples, forehead, neck, shoulders, or back, especially after a long period of working at a computer or reading a book? If so, your tension could be related to how you look at the world.Healthy vision is comfortable, efficient, [...]

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    Movement Education

    May 8, 2017 | Blog

    Wellness in Motion Someone may tell you it's all in your head. Yet you know it's not, because you're feeling it, in excruciating detail, in your body. Movement education pioneers agree that it may have started in your mind--way back when your body and your brain were learning together how to crawl, stand and walk--but it didn't end there. Movement education theorizes that when the body [...]

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    It's easy to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, even when you're not in the therapy room. Here are some ways to incorporate facets of aromatherapy into your daily routine, and even into your lunchtime! Consider having a protein-filled lunch of 4 ounces of chicken breast mixed with salad. Make sure your salad includes at least six red and green items combined, such as cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes,[...]

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    Beyond Pain Relief, Massage is Valuable for Preventive Care Karrie Osborn This article first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Body Sense.Whether it is an aching back, recovery from an injury, a case of carpal tunnel syndrome, or a host of other debilitating physiological conditions, there's no doubt massage and bodywork works to relieve pain. But once your therapist has helped you tackle your[...]

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    Increase Body Awareness While Increasing Your Activity  You have to give us credit: as a culture, Americans are incredibly interested in getting fit. We invest every year in new diets, exercise programs, and supplements for weight loss and improved energy. Low-range estimates suggest that Americans spend about $2.6 billion each year on gym memberships alone. We also tend to pitch full speed [...]

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    Massage and Cancer A Viable Option? There's no doubt that cancer patients can benefit from massage therapy. In fact, bodywork can serve as a nurturing healthcare option during the stressful, doctor appointment-ridden time of oncology management. "Cancer treatment places a heavy toxin load on the body, which massage can help eliminate," says Gayle MacDonald, author of Medicine Hands: Massage [...]

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    Stone massage is a luxurious experience in which the massage therapist uses warmed, smooth stones to provide bodywork, warming muscle tissue to reduce muscle tension and stiffness, and eliciting physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to earth energyPhotos frequently incorrectly portray the treatment with massage clients relaxing on a towel with stones placed artfully along[...]

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    Blog

    February 29, 2016 | Blog Uncategorized

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    Massage and Flexibility Fascia, Flexibility & Stretching Many factors affect flexibility such as: age, dehydration, adhesions, lack of elasticity of connective tissues in muscles or joints, muscle tension, gender, hormones, length of ligaments or joints, lack of coordination and strength in the case of active movement, inflammation, pain, fear, body mass, temperature, medication, training, [...]

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