Posts in the ‘Exercise’ Category

Stress: What does that look like for you?

In the month of February, Dr. Amanda asked her patients the following question; what do you think of when you hear the word “stress?” Immediately my mind went to the physical indicators of stress that I as a Massage Therapist see; tense neck and shoulders coupled with headaches. In Dr. Amanda’s office she left a

Take Advantage Of The Winter Season

I am a summer girl. Heat and sweat are two things I embrace and crave. Though, during the cold months, I have to be creative with my lifestyle. This is primarily written to people who live within all four seasons, but for you who live within one season, there are always circumstances that require you

Three Ways to Enhance YOU in 2016

1) LAUGH LAUGHTER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED BECAUSE: • Your laughter relaxes you. A good, heart felt laugh relieves physical stress and tension, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. • Your laughter boosts your immune system. Influence not only your own immune system, but others. Laughter is contagious…health is contagious. Laughter decreases stress hormones and

Movement: The Hidden Nutrient for the Body and Brain – Part 2

How does movement drive all of these body processes? First, a crash course in anatomy and physiology (I’m going to try to put 9 years of education into a couple of sentences that are understandable). Each system in the body serves a specific role to help the body as a whole. The digestive system breaks

Functional Movement Baselines

While working with athletes, I have been amazed at some of the bad movement habits and compensation patterns that I have seen. A lot of research has gone into determining proper biomechanics and proper form for running. Most people think that running is a natural and simple movement that doesn’t take any training. “I really

The Function of Movement: Baby Time

So with little boy O’Tool expected to make his appearance in less than 3 weeks, everything around our house is revolving around baby prep. While it can be fun and exciting for the 1st I have found for number 2, it is a little less exciting and a little more work. I can only imagine

Lifestream: Movement Under Control

I love to study movement! Sometimes saying that makes me sound like a freak but I must admit that I geek out about movement. I’m not talking about some vast movement of the planets or movement that happens in the depths of the seas, or even the movement that happens deep inside our bodies (note


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