Ever since your very first PE class in elementary school, you've heard that stretching is important. I believe stretching is equally important as strength and cardio training. The number one excuse I hear is, “ I don’t have enough time” Over time, inflexibility leads to injuries. Whether it is on your long run or bike … Continue reading Loosen and Lengthen – My Daily Practice
Peppermint essential oil is an expectorant, a relaxant, and has antispasmodic properties. Lavender essential oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural antihistamine. Lemon essential oil supports the lymphatic and immune system. Assists in detoxifying the body and stimulating white blood cell production. For extra immune boosting, allergen fighting relief in your home. Diffuse doTERRA Breathe. … Continue reading ACHOO!
Slumped shoulders coexist with rounded upper back and a foreword head posture. This condition is common with those who work with their arms directly in front of them or sit for prolong periods in poor posture. Slumped shoulders lead to shoulder pathologies as well as upper thoracic spine dysfunctions. Pain is most often reported in … Continue reading Got Humpback?
When pain is caused by myofascial tightness within the fascial system (the web of connective tissue that spreads throughout the body and surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve blood vessel, and organ to the cellular level) the diagnosis is more difficult, as fascia restrictions do not show up on MRI scans or X-rays. Yet, those restrictions … Continue reading Unstick The Stuck:
Ashiatsu "Barefoot" massage applies pressure through the soles of the feet. The muscles are flattened and elongated making this an excellent alternative to hands on deep tissue massage encouraging the body's natural healing processes. Using my feet, clients tend to handle the deeper pressure associated with deep tissue massage easier than with my thumbs and … Continue reading Ashiatsu “Barefoot” Massage
Checking your smart phone too often has a major impact on your posture and overall health. According to the American Journal of Pain Management spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture. This forward head tilt occurs every time we look at our phone … Continue reading Ouch! My Aching Text Neck
IT Band Syndrome The Iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of fascia that runs along the lateral or outside of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and inserting just below the knee. Its major role is to stabilize the knee by moving from behind the thighbone (femur) to … Continue reading Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)