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Can Massage Help With My Heart Health?

John L. Pantera Feb 15, 2017 Health

Come February every year, we’ve got HEARTS on our mind.  However, we’re not thinking about frilly, pink, chocolate, or paper ones.  Rather, we’re talking about the life-giving, tireless organ that beats about 100,000 times a day just for you, every day.  Your heart – the fist-sized pump in your chest that is responsible for sending blood...

The Importance of Self-Care

John L. Pantera Feb 8, 2017 Health

The stores are awash in seas of pinks and reds.  Commercials and ads are imploring you to think of ways that you can show your loved ones how you feel about them.  Should it be flowers?  Candy?  Heart-shaped pizza and doughnuts?  There is no shortage of “helpful” suggestions for how to commemorate Valentine’s Day.  Can we add...

Top 5 Ways to Care for Yourself in 2017

John L. Pantera Jan 4, 2017 Health

Lose 20 pounds.  Get more organized.  Spend less money.  Sound familiar?  If you find yourself with a head full of high ambitions this time of year, you’re not alone.  An estimated 40% or more of us make New Year’s resolutions, and they’re often centered on self-improvement.  Wanting to improve yourself is great, but we’d...

How to Beat the Winter Blues

John L. Pantera Dec 28, 2016 Health

True, the frosty landscape and holiday lights of the winter months are beautiful.  And true, winter snow does bring with it a chance to partake in a unique set of fun winter activities.  However, for many of us, these shortened days and sunshine-starved months tend to bring on a major case of the winter blues.  If severe enough, those blues can be diagnosed as...

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 . . ....

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