Showing posts from August, 2013

6 tips for active aging

6 Tips for Active Aging Everybody talks about active aging, but not everybody knows what it’s supposed to look like. Working to stay happy and healthy as we get older shouldn’t be a drag, something done to slow an inevitable decline into decrepitude. Some things get better and better with age! While the grocery store magazine rack offers all kinds of tips for getting a bikini bod or looking 20 forever, there’s not much actual health advice anyone ought to be taking. So here are five tips for keeping active with each amazing birthday. 1. Keep moving, in whatever ways work for you. Don’t limit yourself. However you choose to stay active, make sure it’s something you enjoy. Being miserable while you move is not a great way to stay motivated! If being happy in motion means finding a salsa dance partner who can keep up with you all night long, don’t worry about the fact that the rest of your friends are more into yoga or golf. Don’t let assumptions about your age keep yo

Massage is a necessity diguised as a luxury.

 I've found that over the last 2 years of being a massage therapist that many people are under the impression that massage is only a luxury item.    The type of work I do is geared toward relieving pain. My goal is to break long term pain cycles for my clients, whether it be from a long term condition or a more recent injury. I firmly believe massage therapy is a necessity for everyone to help us cope with our daily stresses. The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuou