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your body and how massage therapy & wellness can benefit your life!

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Everything You Need To Know For Your Wellness

Healthy Habits For Your Body, Tips & More

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Your Body
Kim McLellan

Does Massage Therapy Help Depression?

Depression is the most common mental illness; it is also the most treatable. Major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and dysthymia are 3 major types of depression and while symptoms of each may be similar, treatment may vary for each type.

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Your Body
Amanda Wonnacott

Sciatica Pain: What is it? How can Massage help?

Sciatica pain most commonly occurs when there is an underlying condition present, a herniated disk or bone spur, spinal stenosis (narrowing of your spine). Anything that compresses the nerve and leads to inflammation/pain.

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Your Body
Lisa De Souza

Posture – Walking

“Change the direction of your walks each time you leave your home. Roads are cambered which can lead to having one hip low/high if you follow the same route each time.”

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Your Body
Lisa De Souza

Concussions

“99% of the time people with a concussion appear to be “normal” and healthy. This is not the case, concussions are/ can be frustrating and complicated injuries, sometimes they can take weeks to even years to recover from.”

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Your Body
Lisa De Souza

Season Changes = Footwear Changes

“Your massage therapist will first do an assessment to see which structures are shortened/tight versus stretched/weak. The goal of massage treatment is to breakdown any adhesions within the fascia or muscles to alleviate tension and pain. “

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Your Body
Lisa De Souza

April Showers, Bring May Flowers…

“The cliche saying “less is more” yup, that’s right, if you try to carry ALL the mulch in one load, you are risking lower back discomfort. It’s better to split up the loads, yes, it may mean back and forth a few times; but it’s just burning more calories. The lighter the loads the less likely you will overdo it and strain a muscle or two.”

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Your Body
Lisa De Souza

Let’s Talk LYMPH…

“The lymph system has a few different sections throughout it known as lymph nodes which are like little pockets through which lymphatic fluid travels back to the bloodstream.”

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