Category Archives: Pain and Stress Relief

Fascia; What Does It Do For You?

A simplistic view of fascia is this: “it is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place”. When I went to college over 20 years ago we … Continue reading

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Keep The Collagen… Do Not Toss That Turkey!!!!

In comes the food coma from Thanksgiving dinner and all that Tryptophan from the turkey. It is just so good how can you stop eating??!! After such a gluttonous meal, what do you do with the turkey bones afterward? Personally, … Continue reading

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Exercise and Cortisol… Get the Most Out of Your Workouts!

Learn how exercise affects your cortisol levels and how can you exercise to best support cortisol and prevent adrenal fatigue. Also learn specific supplementation with Natures Sunshine you can use to give your body the best building blocks necessary to make the most of the strenuous activity of the workouts.
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Stress and Bad Posture

The last few years have been nothing short of stressful for everyone. I have noticed more clients with decreased ability to focus, increased pain and more significant postural issues. Excessive stress causes the body to excite the sympathetic nervous system, … Continue reading

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Sniff Out Some Relaxation

Breath is important and highly undervalued or overlooked. Animals breath through their nose unless they are hunting, being hunted, anxious or sick. If you have a dog then you may have noticed that they tend to pant and breath through … Continue reading

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Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Believe it or not inflammation can be a good thing. When you sustain an injury to an area inflammation serves several purposes. FIrst, it increases the temperature of the area, which allows the immune system to work more effectively. The … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight – Stop Running Your Body Down

Since 2020 it seems that most people have been on hyperdrive. It is understandable since the world feels quite unstable and we do not know what to expect from day to day, month to month or next year. Our external … Continue reading

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Dry Needling

I just finished up with a fantastic dry needling weekend course with master dry needling seminars ¬†which really helped to expand my skill set in dry needling and improve my confidence in targeting some deeper muscles. What is dry needling … Continue reading

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Pain? Is it JUST a Feeling?

There is no doubt about it that having pain is a very emotionally uncomfortable experience. The connection between the emotions and pain is slowly gaining more awareness with people in general; however, there is still alot of mystery around the … Continue reading

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Is Your Quadrathingamajig Hurting?

You have pain that is isolating on one side of your back and when you look at the pictures online you see a muscle called the quadratus lumborum. This muscle primarily connects the bottom of your ribcage to your pelvis … Continue reading

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