Do Unto You as You Would Do Unto Others

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As children we are taught that it is wrong to be selfish, we must share our toys with other kids, don’t take the last cookie, it’s better to give than to receive. These are great lessons to help children grow in to kind and considerate adults. But there are times when selfishness is a good… Read more »

We Were All Newbies Once

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Driving home the other night I was listening to a news story about the challenge gym owners have at this time of year. They struggle to make new members feel welcome while keeping the regulars happy. I get the point they were making. I’ve experienced the onslaught of New Years Resolution fitness crowds at the gym…. Read more »

MO-vember for Men’s Health

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November is Men’s Health Awareness month, also known as Movember for the popular practice of growing a moustache all month (or supporting someone who does) to raise awareness of men’s health issues. According to the Center for Disease Control, Center for Health Statistics (2011-2014), the top two leading causes of death for American men and women… Read more »

Life Balance As Your Primary Medicine

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Those of you who know me well, know that I am not a fan of the pharmaceutical approach to health, except when absolutely necessary. Don’t get me wrong, I believe there are some amazing medicines out there that have saved countless lives. But in our fast paced world, we look for the quick fix for… Read more »

To Your Health!

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I recently had a piece of art commissioned for my massage office by my niece, Rebecca Roelant-Wauson. I had something that I wanted to convey, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted it to look. So I described my thoughts to Rebecca and allowed her the artistic freedom to do what she does best, create a… Read more »

Protect Your Skin So It Can Protect You

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In most of the United States, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Sure the solstice is a few weeks away and the kids are still in school, but the pools are open and the shorts and flip flops have been moved to the front of the closet. More skin exposure means more… Read more »

Is Your Vacation A Pain?

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With the weather getting warmer and the school year winding down, vacation planning is in full swing. If you’ve ever returned home from a vacation with a kink in your neck or a pain in the back that wasn’t there before, try these helpful tips this year to avoid some of the common pains of… Read more »

Anxious….how about a massage?

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I’ve recently come across several articles on stress and anxiety in various massage publications. It’s no wonder that people are writing so much about it when, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adult Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. In one article, the top 4 sources of stress were identified as 1) Finances, 2)… Read more »

My Small Business Is A Healthy Workplace, Yours Can Be Too

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Connective Touch Therapeutic Massage was recently recognized by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce as a Silver Level Healthy Workplace. This designation was based on the results of a survey of member companies of all sizes from solopreneurs to large corporations. The purpose of the survey was to gauge what types of wellness programs and services… Read more »