A Sensory Approach to Stress Relief

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April is Stress Awareness Month. Since the Spring season is often thought of as a time of hope and renewal, I want to focus on simple cues we can take from nature, and how we can use our five senses to help soothe feelings of stress. Sight Here in Nevada, we are blessed with 300+… Read more »

Support the Doctor Within (Stay Healthy Pt.3)

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“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within a chance to work.” Albert Schweitzer, M.D., Philosopher & Nobel Prize Winner My friend and colleague has a beautiful poster with this quote in the reception area of his office.  I have always loved… Read more »

Self Care In The Time of COVID

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It Takes A Pandemic I’ve notice the phrase “Now More Than Ever” (NMTE) showing up a lot these days, in advertising, on social media and in the news. Be Kind To Each Other NMTE, Wash Your Hands NMTE, Get a Good Night’s Sleep NMTE, Eat Healthy and Exercise NMTE, Take Care of Yourself NMTE, Manage… Read more »

New Job, New Town…New Massage Therapist

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Moving to a different town, especially if it is for a career opportunity can be a very exciting time of transition. Anyone who has ever moved knows that the first few weeks are full of so many new things. You’ve got to set up utilities for your new dwelling and fill out countless Change of Address… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »