Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning

Spring marks a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and restoration. Buds burst from the soil. Birds build nests. Children rediscover the outdoors. And adults celebrate the season by cleaning and uncluttering their surroundings. This year, along with tidying the garage, attic, and basement, consider freshening your internal system with a detox diet. While detox diets mayContinue reading “Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning”

Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care

If you look at the natural world around you, you’ll be surprised by what it can teach you about your own self-care. We can attune to the cycle of the seasons, letting that awareness bring a healthy balance of self-care measures into our lives. Spring, for example, is the season of new growth and isContinue reading “Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care”

Massage and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) comprises a variety of symptoms caused by abnormal pressure on the neurovascular bundle between the neck and the lower end of the armpit – the thoracic outlet area. The neurovascular bundle refers to a group of nerves (the brachial plexus) and blood supply (subclavian artery and vein). This bundle supplies theContinue reading “Massage and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, HEADACHES & NECK PAIN

HEADACHES Headaches are commonly categorized as tension, migraine or sinus in origin. They may also be caused by a pathological disease process that is far less common than the other three causes. Tension headaches are typically caused by physical or emotional stress. This includes factors such as eyestrain, poor posture, a neck injury like whiplash,Continue reading “THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, HEADACHES & NECK PAIN”

Ancient Wisdom on Massage Therapy

The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing. –Hippocrates, The “Father of Modern Medicine” For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid. -Hippocrates, The “Father of Modern Medicine” The object of massage is to disperse the effete matters found inContinue reading “Ancient Wisdom on Massage Therapy”

Cultivating Wellness – How Does Your Garden Grow?

Cultivating Wellness – How Does Your Garden Grow? When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health, that I discover I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. —Continue reading “Cultivating Wellness – How Does Your Garden Grow?”