Time to Drain?

Happy Summer! Summer cold? Allergies? Feeling stuffy? Lymphatic drainage massage is a safe way to give your Lymphatic System a boost, increasing the flow of Lymph through the Lymphatic vessels, nodes, and organs. Your body will increase its production of germ fighting white blood cells and antibodies. Enjoy the sinus drainage that this little self-massage […]

Smile and Breathe!

Today’s featured muscle is the Platysma, located at the front of the neck, just under the skin. Large but very thin, it starts at the Collar Bone and goes upwards to the jaw and blends with the facial muscles into the cheek area. Its main action is making a grimacing facial expression When you spend […]

Let’s Hang Out

Wanna hang out together? Hanging from a stable bar overhead has tremendous health benefits. After long periods of sitting or standing, hunching over our phones, or computers, hanging can: -Decompress the spine -Open the shoulders I-mprove upper body mobility -Open the ribcage, which leads to more efficient and fuller breaths All of these are just […]

Turn on those Muscles!!!

Friends! Did you know that sitting for long periods can cause your butt muscles to “turn off?” The muscles in the front of your hips can overpower the ones in the back (Gluteus Maximus and Medius) and can make them less responsive and “sleepy.” This can lead to back and hip pain, knee pain and […]

What are you Sitting On?

What are you sitting on today? If it’s your foot, check this out. Many people have the habit of perching on one foot while sitting, but that can cause trouble later. Sitting on your foot can lead to pain in the knee, hip, ankle, back, ligament strain, Sciatic impingement, and even neck pain, as the […]

Put Your Feet Up

We all know there are negative consequences to sitting all day, but what about those evenings, or when you’re through with work? Netflix is calling, or you want to read. How can we avoid more sitting during our relaxation time? Leg elevation is a good counterbalance to sitting or standing all day and holds health […]

It’s not Funny!!

Did you know that your “funny bone” is a nerve? Yep. The Ulnar nerve starts at your neck, passes through your elbow, and travels to your ring & pinky fingers. Keeping your elbows bent a lot, or leaning on your elbows on a hard surface, like a desktop, can cause Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The most […]

Shoulders Don’t Make Good Earrings

Have you ever felt like your shoulders have inched their way up to your earlobes after a day of narrating, deadlines, concentration, or bookkeeping? Here’s an easy way to release that tension and bring back a feeling of “ahhhh” to your upper body. Grasp one wrist behind your back and pull it down towards the […]

Good Night?

How did you sleep last night? If you’ve been improving your posture while working and relaxing, getting regular massages, getting some movement or exercise into your days, and you are still waking up with back pain or stiffness, it may be time to replace your mattress. The Sleep Foundation says: Generally speaking, you should replace […]

Snap, Crackle, Pop

Joint cracking is not a sound we want in our audio files, right? But it happens, often with the slightest gesture or ankle shift.  They do agree that it is harmless, unless accompanied by pain, redness or swelling. They also agree that cracking your joints on purpose does not cause arthritis. They also agree that […]