Archive for November, 2011
Do you have questions about your health?
Do you have aches and pains or trouble moving freely?
Here are two articles we would like to share.
The first is about FASCIA. Follow the link for ExperinceLife.
Our Massage Therapist (MollieShea) is certified in MyoFascial Release and she would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about massage therapy.
The second is about Back Pain & Yoga, taken from the facebook page of CCPTS (certified chiropractic posture therapy specialist)
Dr. Gina offers a Posture Therapy Program as well as Posture Screenings.
Thank you and enjoy.
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on November 14, 2011
It’s that time of the year. Get tips on avoiding the holiday bulge and fighting the cold and flu season.
Don’t forget our Open house on November 17 @ 5:30pm.
We will need RSVPs so we can plan ahead for food and beverage.
Here are the highlights of the night…
- Say goodbye to Dr. Tushaus before he leaves for Florida
- Meet Dr. Spath and our acupuncturist Joy Sun
- Joy will be bringing some tasty Chinese treats
- New Balance $10 off coupons
- Water bottles and/or embroidered work-out towels (first come first serve)
- 10% off on Biofreeze, supplements, tens units, orthotics, supports, foam rollers, balls, bands
- 20% off Dr. Gina’s fitness program (More info here)
- Get early holiday gift certificates for massage-$50 for 60 minute massage
- 10% off any acupuncture purchase (individual sessions or packages)-gift certificates also available
Tips on avoiding the holiday bulge!
- Keep active. Find what you like to do for exercise and get it done. Don’t wait until the beginning of the year.
- Use portion control and don’t overindulge. Focus on time with your family.
- Don’t feel you have to eat everything in one meal. Left overs are tasty too.
- Manage your stress. Having a decorated, clean house and perfect dinner isn’t as important as getting your loved ones together and enjoying each other’s time. So plan ahead.
Tis the season for sickness…
- Wash your hands
- Drink lots of water
- Take a daily immune system booster (we sell a good one)
- Sugar weakens the immune system
- Working out and sweating releases toxins and boosts the immune system
- Get adequate sleep
- Eating processed foods weakens the immune system
- We are collecting toys for “Friends of Kids with Cancer” again this year. Please drop off an unwrapped new gift for donation.
- Holiday competition: Come get weighed in prior to December and again the first week in January. If you maintain or lose weight you will win a prize.
- In January we are sponsoring another Bone Marrow Drive!
Low-back pain is one of the most common complaints of consumers, and now there’s research that suggests massage therapy may just be more effective in dealing with low-back pain that other more traditional medical interventions.
The study comprised of 401 patients aged 20 to 65 years old with nonspecific chronic low-back pain and compared the effectiveness of either relaxation or structural massage versus usual care, including medication and physical therapy. Participants were asked about their abilities to perform daily activities and then randomly assigned to receive one of three treatments.
One group received full-body relaxation massage…and another received focused deep tissue massage… The third group received therapies including painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants… Those receiving massage were given a one-hour massage once a week for 10 weeks.
…After 10 weeks, the researchers surveyed the participants about their symptoms and mobility, and again at six months and one year. The two groups of patients receiving massage therapy reported their back pain was significantly improved or gone altogether.
Although previous studies on massage therapy and low-back pain have concentrated primarily on the effectiveness of deep tissue massage, researchers are hopeful about the success of relaxation massage modalities offering significant benefits. Two reasons are that relaxation massage is oftentimes more widely available and more cost-effective.
What is Swedish Massage?
Developed in the 1700s by a Swedish doctor, this type of massage is generally used to relax and energize you. Various techniques — including long gliding strokes, applying circular pressure with hands and palms, and firm kneading — are used to relax muscles and increase the oxygen flow in the blood. Lotion or oil is often used during a Swedish massage to reduce friction.
This information was taken from the Massage Therapy Journal Fall 2011 issue page 24
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Many health insurance companies, and increasingly employers as well, are offering wellness incentives – rewards for living a healthy lifestyle. You may be eligible to get money in your pocket for exercising and eating right, and feel better to boot! Talk to your employer or insurer about these programs.
Never underestimate the value of wellness. Maintaining your health by living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating right and exercising may reduce your risk of getting cancer or chronic diseases. Balancing work, home and play is important. Be sure to get enough sleep as well. You’ll be glad you did.
These helpful tips were taken from “Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies, 3rd Edition”
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on November 8, 2011
St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Jason Motte advocates Chiropractic Care.
“Chiropractic Care Contributes to Optimal Performance of Baseball World Series Champions 2011 St. Louis Cardinals and 2010 San Francisco Giants. ” – Business Wire
This is a great article about how chiropractic care can help athletes perform.