Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

Lose Weight with a Good Night’s Sleep – Ten Tips for Sweet Slumber

From premature aging to a compromised immune system, the side-effects of sleepless nights can add up, according to Barbara Harris, editor-in-chief of Shape magazine and author of Shape Your Life: 4 Weeks To A Better Body — And A Better … Continue reading

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Foods for a Healthy Back

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Inflammation often causes pain and swelling. If you cut your finger, it usually doesn’t hurt very much at first. A day or so later, though, your cut and the somewhat swollen area around it feels worse. That’s because your body’s … Continue reading

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Our Wellness Rx for 2012

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This brand New Year gives us the opportunity to begin anew in many ways.  From a holistic perspective we like to take the opportunity to renew our mind, body and spirit. “Don’t live in the past, thinking about mistakes or … Continue reading

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Appreciating Clients’ Health Challenges – Hopes of Relief

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When people with chronic diseases cross the threshold of a massage therapist’s office, they bring with them hopes of relief. Some health issues, like fibromyalgia (FM), cause clients pain. Others, like Parkinson’s disease (PD) and multiple sclerosis (MS), match pain … Continue reading

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An Eclectic Recipe to Fight Fibromyalgia – Documenting A Journey Past Pain, Part I

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Fibromyalgia management is controversial today in both traditional and complementary medicine circles. Researchers and health care practitioners are seeing mixed results from a variety of cutting-edge protocols. Following are the details of one success story involving a combination of methods, … Continue reading

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Holding Headaches at Bay – Bodywork Eases Chronic Migraines and Tension Headaches

“Do you get headaches?” I asked Cindy. She had come to see me for massage to address her neck and shoulder pain but hadn’t mentioned headaches. “Well, yes,” she said. “I’ve always had headaches and, now that you mention it, … Continue reading

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Seeking Alternatives for Arthritis Sufferers – Chasing the Pain Away

Arthritis is an insidious disease, eating its way into the joints of nearly 70 million Americans, or nearly one out of every three U.S. adults. It is considered one of our most prevalent chronic health problems, costing the economy more … Continue reading

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Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 5 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) or Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) seen by health professionals and is also one of the most preventable conditions. It presents as pain, burning, numbness or … Continue reading

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Sleep: Have You Had Your Eight Hours?

In 1960, according to a survey of several thousand participants, most Americans got an average of 8-8.9 hours of sleep each night. In 2002, a comparison survey found we now get an average of 6.9-7 hours of sleep each night, … Continue reading

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Seeking Alternatives for Arthritis Sufferers – Chasing the Pain Away

Arthritis is an insidious disease, eating its way into the joints of nearly 70 million Americans, or nearly one out of every three U.S. adults. It is considered one of our most prevalent chronic health problems, costing the economy more … Continue reading

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