Staying on task

In my job there are always many tasks to complete every day. Sometimes it feels overwhelming because I don't know where to start and what to work on. It can be difficult to stay on task amidst so much going on. What has worked for me to stay focused on the tasks I need to complete is to make a list. Now it is important to keep this a short list of up to 5 tasks. In the past in an attempt to organize what...

Drink more water

It's summer and it's hot out there. To feel your best be sure to stay adequately hydrated. Drink water to prevent muscle cramps and fatigue especially when outside in the hot sun. When you are dehydrated your muscles are too. Thirsty muscles will "knot up" and cramp quicker than healthy hydrated muscles. Coffee, iced tea and soda may be a refreshing beverage of choice for many people, but it can actually...

Stress-free grocery shopping

There are many perks in my life that I can attribute to being an adult. I own my own house and car, I can stay up as late as I want, I can plan and take vacations, but buying groceries isn't fun for me at all. That task I view as a chore. And as with most tasks that I see as a chore I just want to be done and over with it as soon as possible. Fortunately, my husband goes grocery shopping with me because...

Relieve neck tension

Many of us spend much of our day hunched over. We may be working at a computer, using a smart phone, reading or engaging in a similar activity, but the posture is the same: the head and neck are tilted downward and the shoulders are rolled forward. By the end of the day the neck and shoulders can become stiff and sore from holding these muscles in this poor position. A good stretch to relieve tension in...

Music reduces stress

One of the best ways to relieve stress is through music. There is no question that music can be relaxing and even help you to concentrate in certain situations. Quite a bit of research has been done on this topic, and many health practitioners now use music to help patients relax. There is even a field of study called music therapy where people learn how to use music to help people relax and even reduce...

Massage for women

How massage helps women Massage for transitions and PMS If you are a woman, massage can help support you in many of your transitions from adolescence, motherhood and beyond menopause. How can massage help? Massage offers the time and space to relax. During a massage, you breathe deeply and let go of anxiety and irritability. Massage helps eases headaches and neck tightness. It can release tension that...

Massage for tendinitis

Tweet Massage for tendinitis Massage can help this injury Tendinitis can affect everyone from tennis players and golfers to warehouse and office workers. Known for painful inflammation (‘itis’ refers to inflammation), scarring of tendons, swelling, and a feeling of weakness, tendinitis inhibits proper muscle function. The tendon is the tissue at the end of the muscle that connects to the...

Mother’s Day Massage

Tweet What mothers really need… Making the gift of bodywork work for you What better gift for a hard-working mom than massage or bodywork? Whether you are a mom, or have a mom, here are some reasons mothers need support to receive nurturing touch on Mother’s Day. – Mothers worry. – Mothers have to multi-task whether they like it or not. – Most mothers work. Hard. –...

Prevent injuries with massage

Prevent injuries in the great outdoors Prepare with massage and warmups Like so many others, you may feel the need to get out of the house and move. When you go outside, it may be for vigorous activities like gardening, raking leaves, or exercise. Think ahead and prepare. Make sure your muscles are warm. Wear layers and start your activities slowly, gradually stepping up the pace. If you are experiencing...

Benefits of stress reduction

How reducing stress promotes your health A positive cascade of benefits Many studies of massage have shown its ability to decrease stress hormones and calm the nervous system. Dr. Tiffany Field, founder of the Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, has seen massage induce relaxation, resulting in a cascade of physical and emotional effects. All of these effects can bolster your health as well as...
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