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Mental Health, Loneliness, and Massage

Devon Shaw Jul 9, 2018 Health

  It is estimated by the World Health Organization that depression will be the disease with the biggest global burden by 2030.  A survey created by Cigna found that “more than half of the 20,000 survey respondents said they sometimes or always feel no one knows them well.  And 2 in 5 felt like they lack companionship, that their relationships...

5 Steps for a DIY Home Spa Retreat

John L. Pantera Apr 25, 2018 Health

Between work, kids, school and social activities, bills, and traffic, it’s safe to say that many of us could use a relaxing vacation. A spa retreat with our besties or significant other. Of course, a spa weekend can rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit, but it can also be pricey. So, what do you do when you could use a wellness retreat but lack the time and funds? Why...

February is American Heart Month

John L. Pantera Feb 21, 2018 Health

Yes, February makes us think of Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, but what about your heart health? Fact is, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Heart disease affects all women differently, and signs and symptoms are different for women than they are for men. There are many misconceptions about heart disease in women....

It’s Getting Colder!

John L. Pantera Jan 31, 2018 Health

There are two different kinds of people: those that love the winter and all it has to offer and those that are comfortable with hibernating until Spring arrives. Which one are you? If you love to get outside and embrace winter activities, then this is for you! As the fresh snow falls, we have so many winter activities and sports to choose from! Skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing,...

What is Myofascial Release?

John L. Pantera Jan 24, 2018 Health

Experiencing back pain? Carpel tunnel? What about migraines? Myofascial release may be able to help. Myofascial release is a very safe, hands-on technique of applying gentle sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue. The gentle pressure applied allows the fascia to lengthen. This helps to eliminate pain and restore motion. But wait, what is fascia? Fascia is...

How Does Massage Improve Sleep?

John L. Pantera Jan 10, 2018 Health

When you get a little stressed, or a little busy, or even have a little extra fun, what’s the first thing to get compromised? When life gets active, your sleep tends to go by the wayside. Too often we get a too ambitious at night, or want to get an early start on work in the morning, and bit by bit we chip away at our nightly allotment of sleep. And when you do actually...

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Cold Season?

John L. Pantera Nov 29, 2017 Health

They lurk on elevator buttons and door handles. They thrive on grocery cart handles and ATM buttons. And, most likely, they’re everywhere in your home. Germs from bacteria and viruses tend to run rampant in this time of year, and this might be making you a little worried. After all, it’s the holiday season; you’ve simply got no time to be sick! It so happens...

Can Massage Relieve Headaches?

John L. Pantera Oct 25, 2017 Health

It’s clear that, as a whole, we need SOMETHING to deal with our headaches, considering that an estimated 80-90% of the population will experience tension headaches, and 17% of us will experience migraines. In fact, as a nation, headaches are our most commonly talked-about ailment. Over the counter medications can help, but they have a batch of possible side effects of their...

Are Mental Health Practices for You?

John L. Pantera Sep 20, 2017 Health

If you’re like most people, you can think of a several ways, at any given time, that you could improve yourself or your life.  Exercising more regularly, being a more attentive friend, increasing your vegetable intake, and watching less television might all be on your goal radar.  And, again if you’re like most people, your goals tend to be centered on the...

Don't Leave Your Health to Luck

John L. Pantera Mar 15, 2017 Health

With March being National Nutrition Month, we thought it fitting to talk about good nutrition.  Not just eating plenty of veggies (although that is a great idea), but developing and maintaining good “nutrition” for all aspects of your life.

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