Deep Tissue Massage

No Pain

As we all know, there are so many wonderful benefits to getting regular massages. Oprah agrees! It relieves stress, relaxes tired and sore muscles, eliminates toxins, improves joint flexibility, and the list goes on.  But...I am not going to talk about the physical and psychological benefits of massage.  I am, however,  going to tell you about an experience I had on the massage table recently that was an "ah-ha" moment for me. Lying on the massage table, receiving the expert physical touch from my gal, Kathlene, I find myself drifting in and out of a light sleep.  I am so relaxed, my mind is wondering and pondering in a hazy state of euphoria.  Then it happens!   She hits a spot...a ball of tension...a knot near my left shoulder blade.  OUCH!!!   She doesn't let that one be.  Each … [Read more...]

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season!

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The Holidays and "Flu Season" are upon us, and I don't know about you...but I want to stay healthy again this season!  For several years my family and I have been able to dodge the flu as well as major colds (knock on wood!).  I will share with you my thoughts on the subject, as well as what we do in my home...and maybe it will help you to stay healthy this season as well! There are seven areas that need to be given attention and effort.  Some are self explanitory, but I will share with you my theories: 1) Hygiene- During the flu season, we are indoors more often as the weather gets colder.  We have more social gatherings with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and all the fun and parties that go along with the holidays.  With more sneezing, coughing, and hand … [Read more...]

Laughter is Nature’s Medicine

Laughter

When was the last time you had a good old-fashioned-grab-your-belly-because-it-aches laugh?  Really think about it...was it today?...this week?...this month?...this year?...  I am truly hoping that you and your family and friends laugh as often as possible! I had a couple of those belly-laugh experiences in the last week.  The first laugh-fest took place when I was on the phone with one of my fabulous sisters and we started laughing at a story I was telling her.  The more she laughed, the more I laughed...around and around we went!  It was exhilarating!  We laughed and and laughed and laughed!  When we got off the phone I was still giggling and reeling from the energy and high it had produced. My second laugh-fest this week took place over the weekend.  Seven of my dear friends and I … [Read more...]