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Can Massage Help With Digestion?

John L. Pantera Oct 12, 2016 Health

Here is, we’re guessing, a pretty common list of reasons of why you might call up your massage therapist to make an appointment: sore muscles, tight joints, excessive stress, and if you just need a little pampering.  Those are all great reasons, of course, and massage handles each of those things pretty effectively.  However, what about those pesky digestion issues? ...

Neck and Back Pain from Sitting at a Desk All Day

John L. Pantera Jul 13, 2016 Health

Does your Monday through Friday world consist of a desk, a phone, a computer, and a well-used chair? When you get out of your office chair at the end of a long day, do you feel as sore and tired as if you’ve just played a few rounds of volleyball or moved furniture? It’s no secret that desk jobs can wreak havoc on your body.  With a whopping 80% of us who...

4 Stretches You Should Do Daily

John L. Pantera Jun 15, 2016 Health

You already make regular appointments with your massage therapist because you know that getting massages is great for nearly every part of you. You’ve been feeling better, getting sick less often, and are even sleeping a little better. However, savvy as you are, you might be neglecting to take care of your muscles before, after, and in between massages as well.  Stretching...

5 Ways to Control Blood Pressure Naturally

John L. Pantera May 18, 2016 Health

You try to eat natural foods, and you are more aware of what's in every item you buy, so what about your blood pressure medication?  We're happy to report that there are ways to manage your high blood pressure without increasing your medication. In some cases, amid conversations with, and approval from, your doctor, it may be possible to even discontinue hypertension...

Why Do I Get Muscle Spasms and How Can I Prevent Them?

John L. Pantera Apr 27, 2016 Health

You’re sleeping soundly when all of a sudden you start dreaming that your leg is being sawed off.  Or that someone very large is stepping on your foot.  Or that several piranhas are feasting on your calf. You wake up with a gasp and realize that you are experiencing a very real, very painful cramp in your leg or foot. The muscles are tense, rock hard, and...

How to Fight Stress During National Stress Awareness Month

John L. Pantera Apr 20, 2016 Health

You’ve got your yoga studio schedule memorized. Relaxation-inducing essential oils line your cupboard.  Your online music selection features a litany of soothing instrumentals, you could keep an elevator filled with harp music for weeks. You know, and regularly dole out, various deep-breathing techniques (“sniff a flower, blow out a candle”). And . . ....

Happy World Health Day: April 7, 2016

John L. Pantera Apr 6, 2016 Health

There’s a big important day coming up this week? No really, it’s true. We know that Easter has passed, Earth Day isn’t for a couple of weeks, and Mother’s Day is next month (yikes – noted!). Stumped? It so happens that this Thursday, April 7th, is World Health Day. Still stumped, and thinking about how you’ve somehow missed the greeting card...

4 Habits for Healthier Golden Years

John L. Pantera Mar 30, 2016 Health

Aaahhh, the golden years.  The idyllic-hazed lifestyle of cozy cardigans and slippers.  Quiet afternoons spent reading and napping are interrupted by only the occasional game of bridge or slow shuffle around the park.  Chamomile tea is sipped every afternoon before a 4:30pm dinner, and then it’s a rousing dose of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune before heading...

Massage & Heart Health

John L. Pantera Feb 17, 2016 Health

Your stress level.  Your tight muscles.  Your emotional well-being.  Your mood.  The laundry list of reasons why you keep your regular appointments with your massage therapist is plenty long. This is for good reason - it seems like every time you turn around, there’s another article about why massage is great for you.  All you know is that after...

Flu Season – Give your Immune System a Boost with Hand and Foot Massage

John L. Pantera Jan 20, 2016 Health

January means that flu season is in full swing; there are many precautions that you can take to help avoid getting the flu. Flu shots are the obvious choice, while others choose to bathe in hand sanitizer and avoid anyone people for the months of flu season. While some tactics are more realistic than others, did you know that a simple massage technique can help reduce your odds...

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