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Why Am I Sore After A Massage?

Mar 11, 2016 Wellness

Eyes open slowly, blinking periodically to adjust for a new day. A deep breath is taken while your limbs stretch out, and that’s when you feel it. It’s the day after your massage, and when you roll out of bed you wonder to yourself, “Did I work out yesterday? Did I lift weights in my sleep?” Your muscles feel a little sore, and some seem a bit swollen, almost like they’re bruised. You’re even a little more tired than usual.  You think that surely something must be wrong. This soreness couldn’t possibly be a result from your massage . . . could it? Didn’t you schedule your massage with the hope that your tight and tender spots would feel some relief afterwards?

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

Jan 18, 2016 Wellness

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 of getting the flu? 

How to Handle Holiday House Guests

Dec 10, 2015 Wellness

The holiday season is a time to spend with your family and friends, and if needed, you open your doors to allow guests to stay with you. We all know it’s the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean you’re happy about it. Before you hit the panic button and freak out, try these couple of things to help ease your stress while hosting your guests.

Is Your Skin Winter Ready? 3 Ways Massage Benefits Dry Skin

Oct 5, 2015 Wellness

There’s no doubt that the cooler temperatures and dry air of winter can play havoc on your skin. Dry, chapped skin isn’t just uncomfortable or painful — it is unhealthy and can form lines and wrinkles. The bottom line is it will make you seem older than you are, and nobody wants that. Prepare your skin with massage therapy so that you can reduce the dryness and keep your skin looking healthy and young this winter. 

Don’t Stress Back-to-School!

Aug 31, 2015 Wellness

For many, August is the time when we start to think about our kids going back to school. We say to ourselves, “summer just flew by.” Don’t be surprised if moods change and anxiety starts to kick in for both you and your children. 

After a summer without routines and floating bedtimes, it can be stressful to get back into the "school routine." 

Here are a few tips to help you get organized and minimize the back-to-school stress. 

5 Summer Recipes for Healthy Skin

May 29, 2015 Wellness

Summer is fast approaching, and I am sure you have outdoor fun planned.  Protecting your skin is more important than ever. Sunscreen adds protection from the outside in, but what about the inside out? Did you know that there are certain foods and vitamins that can help protect your skin from the inside out? Here are five recipes that will help provide protection as well as keep your skin healthy.

Spring Massage Leads to Summer Fun: Preparing Your Mind and Body for Activities in the Sun

May 4, 2015 Wellness

Summer is just around the corner. Before you begin your summer activities, it’s a good time to think about prepping your skin and your mind for the summer heat. The sun can damage your skin, could cause cancer, and you tend to be more stressed in the heat of the summer. Getting a massage now will help prepare you for the summer sun and heat.

Importance of Taking a Full Mind and Body Approach to Wellness

Apr 10, 2015 Wellness

When it comes to your health, do you think about your body or your mind? Do you think of mind and body as one? Well, you should. Your body reacts to how you think, feel and act. 

When you get stressed, you may notice that your blood pressure goes up. You might get a headache, experience body aches, or insomnia. If you are depressed, you might be constantly fatigued or lack motivation. All of this is simply your body telling you something is wrong.

Get Out, Get Active, Get a Massage this Spring!

Mar 29, 2015 Wellness

As spring approaches, we’re all starting to think about getting outside and enjoying the many opportunities to exercise. Spring also represents a wake-up call for our bodies; it is time to come out of hibernation and start exercising again. As you begin to get active, it is important to incorporate a therapeutic massage into your training plans.

6 Tips to Relax and Unwind for a Good Night’s Sleep

Mar 13, 2015 Wellness

Getting a good night's sleep is essential to a healthy mind and body. Of course with hectic schedules, kids, and many other distractions, getting enough sleep is easier said than done. Here are some tips on how to fall asleep from the National Sleep Foundation.

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