Healthiest Sleeping Positions
Your most loved sleeping pose could be giving you back and neck pain, stomach problems, even premature wrinkles. Discover the best sleeping position for your body- plus the one you may want to avoid.
GOOD: Sleeping on the back
Prevents neck & back pain: by maintaining a neutral position for head, neck, and spine
Reduces acid reflux: by keeping your head elevated below your stomach.
Minimizes wrinkles: as in you donât have anything pushing against your face
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Emotional and mental well-being is something we should all take very seriously.
Ashiatsu, meaning "foot pressure," dates back as far as the 12th century and was associated with Keralite foot massage called "Chavutti Thirummal."
No U.S. government or agency generally accepted agency "grades" or "certifies" essential oils as "therapeutic grade," "medicinal grade," or "aromatherapy grade." In fact, the United States has no formally approved essential oil grading standard. Yet, you see every essential oil independent consultant claiming their "therapeutic grade" oil has the "highest quality" and that you should trust them because they have "done research." Generally the research they are referring to is one hour classClick here to read more.
I vividly remember my middle school principal constantly saying, "Boys don't like girls that slouch!""Push your shoulders back! Sitting up straight is more appealing," fast forward a few years and I would hear my dance coach say those words.
A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for many conditions. These are the top 25 reasons you should get a massage.
by. Shawnda James
Breastfeeding requires complex muscle movements of a infant's jaw, mouth, neck, and upper torso, where the muscles of the throat and esophagus have to engaged to facilitate swallowing. These movements all need to happen in a tiny person who is just getting accustomed to breathing air.While most breastfeeding duos- mother and infant- get along just fine, others have issues.
Massage has been around even longer than the written word. Ancient hieroglyphics around the world show us the therapeutic benefits of touch was used way before most of the health treatments we use today. Now that leaves us with the question: alternative to what?How did massage therapy- once championed by a number of influential doctors- become considered alternative?
Essential oils are a powerful supplement to any health regime. Now that you have bought your oil of choice you may be thinking to yourself: What now? How am I supposed to use this?Luckily our massage therapist, Shawnda, has the answer for you!
is used to uplift and purify your environment by diffusing your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend. This technique turns your house or workplace into a place to unwind. Because we all know there is noClick here to read more.
We all have people who are hard to shop for. If only there was something you could get men and women of all ages. Luckily, there is. People turn to massage for stress relief, pain reduction, and relaxation. Massage is appropriate for everyone from young to old to mommies to be to athletes. Massage is also beneficial for people living with conditions such as cancer, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.
Shawnda James, LMT discusses how you can relax your mind and body and get more from your massage.
1.) drink water before and after your massage
2.) breathe through the pain3.) tell your therapist exactly what you want
By Shawnda James
The dredded neck ache that you have no explanation for can be the worst. You know the one- where it's hard to turn your head and it's impossible to look up. But why are you having it? Did you sleep wrong? Maybe. Or maybe it's something else.Today we're constantly using some sort of electronic advice. Tilting your head down for an extended amount of time that can cause what is most commonly known as "text neck."
By. Shawnda James
1.) you need to stretch! Just like you need your morning coffee- your muscles need to be stretched to wake up in the the morning. The same goes for any strenuous activity
by. Shawnda James, LMT
Barefoot Bodyworks- that's something you don't hear very often. And there's a reason why! The massage therapist at Rouge Spa and Salon is the only one in the area that is certified in Barefoot Bodyworks.But what is it? Barefoot Bodyworks, sometimes called ahh.. Shiatsu massage is performed with the therapist's feet. This allows the client to receive more pressure with less pain. This is because instead of receiving deep tissue using the therapist's pointy thumb or elbow Click here to read more.
By. Shawnda James, LMT
Today children are more active than ever. They get up early for school and then they don't get to bed until late due to homework and practices all day. It's no surprise that today's youth and children experience more stress than ever before. So why deprive them of the benefits of massage? Here are four reasons why you should take your child to see a massage therapist
â¢supports healthy muscle development
â¢reduces risk of spinal issues
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Written By: Shawnda James, LMTCancer: a word that nobody wants to hear or talk about, but almost l of us have been affected by it. Battling any illness comes with its own set of stress and anxieties, but cancer causes more stress than most illnesses. BMJ supportive and palliative care have published research showing that massage can help. Researchers believe that therapeutic massage in combination with standard care can reduce stress, pain, fatigue, and increase quality of life. Depending on Click here to read more.
Should men get massages?
By Shawnda James, LMT
The answer is an astounding yes! The real question is WHY should men get massages. So often I hear that massages are only for women. The reason for that is because when most people think of massage they think of a luxury instead of a necessity. The fact is that massages are a therapeutic experience that are key to every health regimen- male or female.Some of the benefits of massage include softening tight or injured muscles, increasing range of Click here to read more.
Triethanolamine. This chemical compound of ethylene oxide and ammonia (both very toxic) isnât something you would expect to be in everyday products. But what are you really putting on your loved ones for backaches, joint pain, and muscle spasms?
Triethanolamine is one of the dangerous ingredients in bothBengay and Biofreeze. The FDA approves of this chemical with a concentration no higher than 5% for a brief amount of time, followed by rinsing the area. The side effects may include organClick here to read more.