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How do you rate on the Stress Scale?

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 6:15 PM

Stress comes in all shapes and sizes, differs for each of us and we all cope with it differently.  Have you ever wondered how bad yours is at work or at home?  Take this quick quiz from the American Institute of Stress (https://www.stress.org) to find out how you are doing.


When you are done, come back and check out my services.  Massage has been proven to decrease stress and increase relaxation in mind and body.

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New Recipe! Broccoli Cashew Quinoa - YUM!

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 10:05 PM

My family tried a new recipe this week that was so delicious and healthy, I had to share. Best of all it was QUICK! Only 15-20 minutes to table. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

•1 TBSP Coconut oil

•2 cloves garlic, minced

•1 small red onion, diced

•2 cups vegetable broth

•1 TBSP white wine vinegar (or just wine)

•1 TBSP sweetener (agave, Gentle Sweet or honey)

•2 TBSP lemon juice

•1 cup qui...

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Healthy Sides for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Who doesn't LOVE the Thanksgiving feast with all the delicious trimmings?  Not so trim on our waistlines, am I right?  

This year, why not make a favorite dish a lot healthier?  Traditional Sweet Potato Cassarole is loaded with sugar and topped with marshmellows. My kids love it, but .... ugh, all that sugar.  Did you know that many sources consider sweet potatoes the worlds healthiest food?  Why would we make one of the worlds healthiest foods one of the most U...

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Strenghting Your Core to Prevent Injury and Low Back Pain

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:45 PM

What Exactly Is the Core?

Your core muscles are a group of muscles running down the center of your body. These include your abdominal muscles, back muscles, and your pelvis. All of these muscles contribute to your overall balance and strength.

How Does Core Strengthening Help?

Strengthening your core can alleviate lower back pain, improve your posture, increase your athletic performance and prevent injuries from falls and everyday activities. Your core is your center of bala...

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Make Some Sugar Scrub

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Make your own fall spa body scrub.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

3/4 cup Sweet Almond Oil

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspon allspice

Directions:

Mix  brown sugar with sweet almond oil

Then add cinnamon and allspice till desired fragrance is reached.

Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!


Disclaimer: I...

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Self-Care Tips for Getting Better Faster!

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 1:45 PM

We all get sick, and you will get better much faster by taking care of you and resting!

A few tips: Ask for help from your spouse and child if they are old enough.

Have some easy meals in the cabinet or freezer in case you're not up to cooking (healthy canned soup, frozen veggies, and quick rice are great).

Eliminate what you can from your work load. Many things, such as housework can wait!

 

As far as going to your job it's much better to call in for a d...

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Which is Better: Massage or Stretching?

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Many times after a massage session, I recommend for my clients to stretch at home.  If you ever wondered, here's why:

 

Massage, and stretching both recommended for muscle recovery. But how do they relate to one another, and what works best and when?

 

Massage is the manipulation of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue.

Massage has been shown to:

· Promote faster healing of strained muscles

· Reduce swelling and th...

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S--T--R--E--C--H Yourself!

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Daily Quick Stretching!  It's good for you!

 

Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.

 

Here's what I do:

 

Spinal Stretch...

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Three Tips to Quiet the Mind

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM

If you are not extremely busy in todays society, you are the exception and not the rule. We are all in high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. This can have lasting negative effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle:

Gratitude

It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into ...

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