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Category Archives: Stress reduction

Increase Happiness with These 5 Techniques

I think living a happy life is a worthwhile pursuit in this life. The powerful thing is we can do things to boost our happiness every day! All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. – Horace Friess It is important to consciously incorporate activities that increase our happiness. Though I am …

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Research Supports the Mind-Body Connection

There is a significant amount of research these days supporting what is called the Mind-Body connection. Many studies demonstrate that our thoughts and beliefs have a large influence over our health and well-being.  Studies on mindfulness, stress, the placebo effect and other topics all show that our thoughts are intertwined with our body’s biochemistry in …

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4 Effective Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress reduction is a popular topic these days and for good reasons. Chronic stress can lead to a weakened immune system and increase the risk of diseases. Over a prolonged period, this can damage the body and emotional well-being in a number of ways. Some symptoms of chronic stress include depression, weight gain, panic attacks …

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New Research Indicates that Massage Therapy Helps with Pain Management

There is new research showing that massage therapy can be an effective pain management tool for people suffering chronic pain. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has put together recent research suggesting that massage therapy helps with pain relief and controlling symptoms in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, metastatic cancer, as well as post-cardiac surgery …

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How Often Should I Get Massage?

It depends on your body and stress level Every person is different and we plan out visits depending on the unique needs and availability. We often see someone with an acute problem when the first schedule a massage. Like shoulder pain that hasn’t gone away for instance. Depending on how the client responds from the …

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Highly Recommend Happy the Movie

We can always use a feel good movie and “Happy” is it! I just watched the movie Happy. It had been on my Netflix cue for awhile and I finally got to it and am so thrilled I did. Happiness is usually what we all want in life… but how do we get it? Why …

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Stress and Your Health

Are you under stress? How is it effecting your body? This is an excellent visual example of the physical results of stress. We may realize we have stress in our busy lives. I mean really who doesn’t? But do you really know what it is doing on a physical level. Stress effects many physiological processes in …

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How to Find a Good Massage Therapist

Finding a Qualified Massage Therapist I was asked recently by my sister in law how to find a good massage therapist. She lives out of town and is having some pain and wanted some massage to relax some muscles. This is a very good question. The first thing you must know is what is your …

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How to Stay Healthy During Cold Season

Are you doing all you can to stay healthy this year? I had a client tell me she wished she had my immune system. I stay very healthy but I work hard at it. I don’t get a flu shot so I use other methods to keep my body healthy and functioning best. When your …

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Massage in Brooklyn, New York

When I go away I try to check out new massage therapy places. Whether it be local or far away I like to check somewhere new out. But I do try to find somewhere that offers therapeutic work not just the typical spa foo-fee massages. I also believe that when taking time off the usual …

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