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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...

Energy Is the Currency of Life

Energy Is the Currency of Life

Energy is the currency of life.It’s the invisible force that helps you pop out of bed in the morning.  That gives you the ability to move with ease and with endurance.  And that gives you the capacity to pursue anything-- and everything-- you want. But with the wear...

How Does Chinese Medicine Approach Self-Care?

How Does Chinese Medicine Approach Self-Care?

Guest Post by Alison Schneider, MSOM, LAc At the heart of Chinese medicine is the theory of yīn and yáng. Yīn is night and yáng is day and together they create harmony in  the body.  Summer is the season of the heart and is about “opulence and blossoming.”  Yáng is...

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