• 8 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Your Cool When Temps Rise

    Posted on July 25, 2013 by in Self Care

    Rising temps often lead to rising stress levels. I’m sure you’ve noticed that people get crabby  when they’re overheated, and that causes stress in everyone around them.  So in light of last week’s heat wave and the likelihood of hot temperatures for the duration of summer, here are 8 ways to keep your cool at […]

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  • Can Massage (& bodywork) Get Rid of Your Muffin top?

    Posted on July 18, 2013 by in Massage

    You’ve probably seen the posts on Facebook, complete with dumpy photos, saying that people can get rid of their muffin tops by simply wearing clothes that fit. In some (perhaps many) cases, this is true. But what if I told you that your muffin top may NOT be the result of your deluded size 12 […]

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  • The F’ing truth about stress

    Posted on July 11, 2013 by in Stress

    The stress response is often full of F-bombs, but perhaps not the way you may think. Well OK, there’s often THAT kind of F-bomb, too; but the ones I’m thinking of are safe to use in front of the boss, pastor, or kiddies. So what F-bombs am I talking about? I’m sure you’ll recognize 2 […]

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  • 5 Interesting Facts about Stress

    Posted on July 4, 2013 by in Stress

    I often talk with my clients about how stress affects their body, and they’re often surprised by much of what I have to say. So here are the 5 facts that surprise folks the most: Stress makes you stupid – Stress suppresses activity in the area of your brain responsible for rational thought, concentration, & […]

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  • Just What Is Aromatherapy, Anyway?

    Posted on June 27, 2013 by in Aromatherapy

    When people find out that I’m an aromatherapist, I get a variety of responses; anything from “Really?! Do you have any oils that will help me sleep?” to “Really?! Does that stuff actually work? I tried burning a lavender candle and it didn’t help my stress level at all.” Since I’ve been promoting my new […]

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  • 4 Massage-Related Words to Banish From Your Vocabulary

    Posted on June 20, 2013 by in Massage

    While marketing my new massage office, I’ve run into a lot of people who unknowingly use antiquated, confusing, misleading, and/or offensive terms when referring to massage. I try not to let it bother me, because it’s usually a case of people just not knowing better. So, I thought I’d use this week’s blog post to […]

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  • 7 Aromatherapy Tips to Get Rid of Your Headache

    Posted on June 13, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, Headaches

    Headaches are a part of most people’s lives at one time or another. Whether you get them 2-3 times a week or 2-3 times a year, there are plenty of natural ways to fight back against the pain. Of course the way you fight back depends on why you have a headache in the first […]

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  • Can Massage Help My Migraines?

    Posted on June 6, 2013 by in Headaches

    “Can you help my migraines?” I get asked this ALL the time. In fact, I just had someone ask me this question yesterday while I was doing chair massage at a local company. My answer is always the same: It depends. It depends on whether you actually have migraine headaches or just really bad tension-type […]

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  • 10 Great Summertime Stress-Busters

    Posted on May 30, 2013 by in Stress

    Every season has it’s own unique ways of helping us beat stress. Here are my top 10 for summer, in no particular order. Sunshine  – Yay! Time to get outside, make a little vitamin D, and enjoy the sunshine. It’s a great mood enhancer, especially after stormy spring skies.  Festivals – Tis is the season […]

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  • How to Stay Pain Free While Traveling

    Posted on May 23, 2013 by in Pain Relief, Travel/Vacation/Holiday

    I see a lot of people who are in a lot of pain after they’ve been traveling. When they come to my office, I help them get out of pain. If they let me know they’re going to be traveling or if they read my blog (like you are), they get helpful hints and tips […]

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  • How to Stress Less on Your Next Vacation

    Posted on May 16, 2013 by in Stress, Travel/Vacation/Holiday

    Vacation season is almost here! Are you ready for fun, sun, and relaxation? Or will you have a week (or 2) filled with frustration, stress, and building credit card debt? If you want the former but tend to experience the latter, keep reading because I’ve got some sure-fire ways to stress proof your next vacation. […]

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  • 5 Essential Oils That Aid Sleep

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by in Aromatherapy

    Today, I’m feeling a little bit sleep deprived because I did chair massage for the nurses on third shift at a local hospital for Nurses Appreciation Week last night. This makes 7 years of doing this event and the alarm always rings a little bit earlier (OK, a whole lot earlier) than I’d like it to […]

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  • Better Posture for Pain Relief

    Posted on May 2, 2013 by in Pain Relief

    Have you ever sat in an uncomfortable chair? Of course you have! As you’ve no doubt experienced, they can be a real pain in the butt and the low back. Have you ever gotten a backache from sitting in a “comfy” chair? What about an “ergonomic” chair? Even the best chair can make your low […]

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  • Relieve Stress With Aromatherapy

    Posted on April 25, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, Stress

    Everyone has stress: me, you, the boss that makes your working day a complete nightmare, everybody. There are many things you can do to relieve and/or manage your stress, but none smell as good as diffusing essential oils in your home or office space. You can even get diffusers that work in your car’s lighter/charger […]

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  • The 5 Best Stress Management Tips

    Posted on April 18, 2013 by in Stress

    Everyone has stress; it’s part and parcel of life. But that doesn’t mean it has to get the best of you, or beat you down. There  are as many ways to deal with it as there are people. But I know that you only want the best, so here are the 5 best stress management […]

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