WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Breathing techniques to de-stress and stay centered during the holiday season

  The December holiday season can often be filled with situations and circumstances that feel stressful and pull us off center. We might find ourselves irritated, frustrated or even angry with things like holiday travel, shopping, or even challenging family gatherings. Another way we might also experience the weight of this season is with sensations of inward loneliness or overwhelm that has us feeling shut down. Have you ever noticed how all those kinds of feelings show up in our bodies? The hackles at your back? Your closed in shoulders […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Self care massage for your hips and lower back

  This week hip and lower back tension are on my mind because last week was Thanksgiving. I did a lot of driving over the holiday week and my hips and back were feeling it. So whether you’ve also been driving a lot lately, or can simply just relate to having hip and back tension, I think you’ll find my Wellness Tip Wednesday video useful this week. I’m sharing how I followed my own advice and loosened my hip and glute muscles with an easy self massage technique that made […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: The importance of wiggling your toes

  Are your feet tight and stiff? Can you actually wiggle all of your toes? Here on the east coast we are moving out of flip flop, sandal wearing weather and into the season of socks and closed toe shoes. And so we are finding our feet more squished and compacted throughout the day. Most of us just get used to the feeling of being in shoes all day. We don’t even realize how tight all the little muscles and bones in our feet are. Something else you might not […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Self care massage for those knots in your shoulders

  Do you have knots in your shoulders? You know the ones I mean… those deep tension spots that can sometimes feel like the size of golf balls at the tops of your shoulder blades and base of your neck. Getting massages can be great for working those knots out. But the fact is, in between massage sessions, life happens and those knots have a way of regularly creeping back in. Especially if you sit at a computer a lot. I always recommend to my massage therapy clients that they […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: What to do (and not do) when you’re in pain

  Pain is a phenomena that can stop the hardiest of us in our tracks. It has a way of affecting everything. Sometimes it can feel impossible to focus on anything else in your life when significant pain has got your attention. And when you have pain that is affecting your life like that, it’s also very easy to stay stuck there, and even subconsciously exacerbate it. If you’ve ever had times in your life when pain has caught your breath and kept your attention like that, you know what […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to know whether to ice or heat your sore muscles

  Do you ever have muscle strain or tension and wonder which would be more helpful – putting ice on it or heat? Well the answer to that question depends on what kind of muscle strain or tension is causing you the pain and basically comes down to one thing – inflammation. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share tips for how you can tell the difference and ways you can apply the ice or heat so you can get some relief from your pain and discomfort. In this […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: The key to preventing your neck tension

  Your head is heavy. And like most of us, you probably often have it jutted forward looking at your computer or hanging down over your phone. That means you’re making your neck muscles do the work that your vertebrae should really be doing. It’s not surprising that they’re tired and achy. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’ve got a fun tip to help you get out of that bad head posture habit and prevent your neck tension from building up. I invite you to try the visual reminder […]

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