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Managing Stress

Is managing stress in 2014 top on your list?  Even though we are a couple of months in the new year, people are still looking back on the previous year to see where or how they could do better.  A new year, a new plan for a new you. ...

Health and Wellness: Top 20 Benefits of Regular Exercise

It’s a brand new year. You might have overindulged at the Holiday food table and are feeling a little sluggish and would like to do something about it. Regular exercise is a great place to start. But there must be additional benefits to spending a little less time in...

Protecting the skin during Harsh, Cold Winters

It’s important to protect your skin during the cold winter months. We must take extra precautions to prevent excess dryness, flaking and sensitivities. Your skin can appear extremely unhealthy and less attractive than when it’s not properly hydrated. Dehydrated and dry skin is one of the leading causes of...

Lowdown On Massage

As good as a back rub from your sweetie feels, sometimes you need the hands of a professional. That’s because a growing body of evidence suggests muscle therapy provides a long and varied list of health benefits. In fact, more people get their muscles kneaded and rubbed for medical...

Adult Acne

It is said that almost 25% of men and 50% of woman experience adult acne during their post-adolescent years.  This seems to be a growing epidemic.  Many people experience acne type conditions into their 30’s and 40’s with breakouts not only to the face but covering the back, chest...

Do you know the differences in massage techniques?

Part 2 Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage shares many of the goals of regular massage but is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. The benefits of massage during pregnancy can alleviate stress on your back, neck and abdominal muscles along with your shoulders. In addition, Prenatal...

Muscle knots? Pack on the Heat!

We all know a hot bath, hot water bottle or other source of heat feels good on the body.  Heat is both soothing to our sensory system but also penetrates deeply into sore, achy muscles.  Heat appears to make the soft-tissues more pliant, releasing tension, and the combination of...

Do you know the differences in massage techniques?

Part 1 Relaxation/Swedish Massage has the goal to relax the entire body.  Muscles are massaged with a combination of long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, percussion, compression and stretching. Hot Stone Massage skillfully uses heated river stones with massage strokes to key points on the body, creating sensations of comfort...

Sunshine, Vitamins and the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’

by Dr. Claudia Aguirre, The International Dermal Institute For a star that’s been around for billions of years, the sun sure knows how to stay in the news. A recent headline claimed that sunshine can prevent cancer. This sort of news may seem paradoxical to our understanding of the...

Summer Skin-Saving Tips

1. Sunscreen Is A Must-Have! Should you bring sunscreen? It’s a common question that many of us consider before walking out the door on a sunny summer day. Rather than trying to figure out if you should or shouldn’t, if there will be clouds or shade or not, etc.,...