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Massage VS Bodywork

Knowing the world of health touch possibilities. By Cindy Williams If you are familiar with massage and other hands-on therapeutic work, you may have heard the term bodywork but been unsure what it is and what makes it different from massage. Recently a friend of mine, who is a long-time, regular recipient of various forms […]

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Bodywork &Exercise

Increase Body Awareness While Increasing Your Activity By: Ruth Werner 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 […]

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Support your immune system. 7 things we can do for ourselves

By Angie Parris-Raney, LMT, Chopra Center Certified Technology has certainly put us in touch with important information on preventive measures for spreading the COVID-19 virus, such as washing our hands and avoiding contact with those who are sick. However, much of the information is ignoring an essential part to staying healthy—boosting our immune system. There […]

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Repetitive Stress Injuries and Technology

What you think is just a nagging sore neck or shoulder is really a repetitive stress injury. Human beings were not intended to sit behind a desk or steering wheel 8-10 hours a day. We are not supposed to be looking down all the time when walking (ie. cell phone in hand). Health care providers, […]

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Pectoralis and Posture

The pectoralis major and pectoralis minor influence your posture.  The pectoralis major is attached to your clavicle, sternum and the cartilage of your 1st through the 6th rib. It attaches to the greater tubercle of the humerus.  The pectoralis major action is to adduct the shoulder, medially rotate, flex the shoulder, horizontally adduct the shoulder […]

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Stretch Your Way to Stress Relief

Stretch your way to stress relief. Seriously. If you can take a few moments a day to daydream you can take a moment or two to stretch. To properly stretch you really need to shut off the outer world for a moment and breathe deeply (daydreaming in motion). The benefits of stretching are many; increased […]

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The importance of stretching.

You see the commercials for the medications, creams, heat pads and copper bandages all to help fix your aching problems. You know the ones. Stiff necks, low back pain, bum knees, and hips. Instead of looking for a fix outside of your body tune into your body and use it the way it was meant […]

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The Magical Massage Therapist

Many comments at the end of a massage sound like “Wow! You are like magic. I feel so much better.” Or I am asked  “How do you find the right spots? I swear you are a magician.” Just call me Kreskin the Massage Magician! haha To be honest there is no magic. There is lots […]

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Massage and Fitness Urban Legends

I was discussing workouts with a friend the other day when they made the statement “I need to see you for a massage. I am so sore after my workouts and I know massage is great for getting rid of toxins and the lactic acid built up in my muscles.” That got me thinking about […]

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Shoes with heels can cause back pain and more.

High Heels…The Tool of the Devil Comfort???? I think not!!! But ohhh so pretty.  I know they are pretty, come in many colors, styles, and heel heights but I think high heels are the tool of the devil invented by men to keep us from running fast. Well maybe that is an over exaggeration on […]