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Plantar Fasciitis is No Walk in the Park

Devon Shaw Sep 16, 2019 Health

Therapeutic Massage Can Provide Pain Relief for Those Experiencing Foot and Heel Pain Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury, as well as one of the most common kinds of foot pain, found prominently among runners between the ages of 40 and 60. According to the Mayo Clinic, plantar fasciitis is defined as the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the...

How Therapeutic Massage Can Help Reduce Chronic Headaches

Devon Shaw Aug 4, 2019 Health

Countless Americans are over-worked and stressed-out, resulting in an increase in head tension According to the Migraine Research Foundation, over 39 million Americans experience migraine-like symptoms. That’s nearly 10 percent of the population. So, what’s causing this stress epidemic? One of the biggest culprits is the stress and strain of everyday...

Don't Leave Your Health to Luck

Devon Shaw Mar 25, 2019 Health

If you consider yourself healthy, chances are you work for it.  No matter how much “luck o’ the Irish” you’ve got running through your veins, good health doesn’t simply just happen. It’s not something you’re born with like curly hair or long toes. Good health is about daily, intentional choices that you make. However,...

Time to Check In On Your Wellness Goals!

Devon Shaw Nov 3, 2018 Health

As we approach the start of a new year, now is a perfect time for you to look back at 2018, evaluate your successes and where you might not have hit the mark, when it comes to your health and wellness. Your goals could include things like tackling your less than healthy eating habits by cooking more meals at home, establishing a fitness routine you can stick to and getting...

Staying Healthy Through the Change of Seasons

Sep 25, 2018 Health

As the weather starts to change and get cooler, so do viruses! They come out of their summer hibernation and begin to look for warmer hosts, like our bodies! With the start of school and spending more time indoors in inclement weather, passing those viruses along to one another becomes more likely too. There are several ways you can minimize your chances of picking up a cold...

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...

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