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Massage, nutrition and other complementary health services

You may have seen recent headlines discussing the idea of complementary medicine, or integrative medicine, as a new approach to treating the whole body. While the approach is anything but new – many types of complementary medicine have been around for thousands of years – more traditional medical doctors and institutions seem to be incorporating these treatments into their patient

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Deep tissue massage can ease pain, stress

Benefits of deep tissue massage Many people experience muscle pain and tension on a daily basis. Massage therapy is a great way to loosen up and get rid of that built-up muscle tension. In some cases, extra pressure is needed to fully relax the body and relieve pain. A deep tissue massage is much like a Swedish massage,

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10 Super-Healthy Snacks Ideal for Kids

Compiled by Linda Engelbrecht, Holistic Nutrition Consultant We have put together 10 recipes for you to enjoy the season with fresh vegetables and fruit available around us that your children are sure to enjoy! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 2 large roasted red bell peppers 2 heads of roasted garlic 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

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3 ways massage benefits your brain

Massage benefits your brain in some surprising ways It’s obvious that massages can be beneficial for people who have aches, pains and certain types of sports injuries. However, did you know that massage also benefits your brain? Below are just a few of the mental benefits of massage: Better sleep Good sleep is a cornerstone of both physical and mental

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Improve social bonds with massage

Did you know massage can improve social bonds? If you feel overwhelmed and stressed, you’re in good company. According to the American Institute of Stress, 1 in 5 people experience extreme stress, resulting in shaking, heart palpitations and depression. Reduce stress and improve social bonds to help combat these symptoms. Here are some compelling reasons to use massage therapy to

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What causes tight muscles and stiff joints?

Tight muscles and stiff joints often have little to do with aging and more to do with lack of activity. So, if you are active and healthy, why are you experiencing stiff joints and tight muscles? Below are a few possible culprits: Dehydration Too much sitting/inactivity Whiplash or a bad fall Inflammation To counteract the effects of these conditions, try

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