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5 Signs You Need a Massage

5 Signs You Need a Massage

by Caitlin Couture, LMT and Heidi Weiss, MPH Movement and massage are powerful forms of stress-relief, and can assist with both physical and mental release. But how do you know when to use movement as a form of release and when to use manual therapies like massage?...

The Misnomer of Self-Care

The Misnomer of Self-Care

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense. - Rumi   By Heidi Weiss, NTP,...

Balancing the Nervous System

Balancing the Nervous System

Guest Post by Iona Rainbow River, LMT In these trying times, many of us often function in a chronic state of stress, which a state of low-grade  “fight/flight/freeze" response, or the autonomic nervous system’s sympathetic response. It's a useful, protective function...

What to Expect During Your Massage

What to Expect During Your Massage

Guest Post by Caitlin Couture, LMT For some, not getting a massage was the thing you missed during the pandemic - but you have no idea when or how to plunge back in. For others, getting a massage has never been a regular event, and while you might know that you need...

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Guest Post by Iona Rainbow River, LMT You may be familiar with the term “myofascial release,” but what is it? Like the solar system's immense network of stars, our bodies are filled with a web of fascia, a connective tissue that protects and connects every muscle,...

How to Prepare for Your Massage

How to Prepare for Your Massage

Guest Post by Caitlin Couture, LMT While it may seem antithetical to carefully plan and prepare for a massage, you can get maximum relaxation benefit by having a few specific items organized. Just as preparing yourself for sleep with rituals like soothing lighting,...

How to Lose the Winter Blues

How to Lose the Winter Blues

By Heidi Weiss, NTP, MPH The first time I saw someone take an amino acid supplement, I didn’t quite believe the transformation. She went from appearing like a shy, scared, introvert to a chatty and engaged person within about 30 seconds. I almost didn't believe it,...

How to Make Resolutions Stick

How to Make Resolutions Stick

By Heidi Weiss, NTP, MPH The beginning of the year is an ideal time to evaluate your health habits. Hopefully you’ve had some down time to recharge and reflect: What do you want to do differently? How do things need to change. But often, New Year’s Resolutions end up...

A Plea for Soup

A Plea for Soup

By Heidi Weiss, NTP, MPH A few years ago, I went to a friend’s for a holiday meal, and I watched with horror after the meal as the turkey was shoveled into the garbage. It still had plenty of small pieces of meat on it, as well as a lot of nutrition in the form of...

How to Survive the Holidays

How to Survive the Holidays

Guest Post by Katherine Armer, MSTCM, LAc It can be challenging to stay on our game over the holidays health-wise, and added anticipation this year about being with friends and family again can add to the stress. You may notice that your digestion, immunity, and...

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