Massage Therapy During Pregnancy

Regular massage therapy visits throughout pregnancy have been shown to significantly reduce back pain, decrease anxiety and stress, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labor. Pregnant? Why you should see our massage therapist: Decrease pain. Sciatic pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced during pregnancy. The causes of pain can be related to increased weight, changes in posture, and the release of hormones which cause joints and ligaments to become lax. Massage therapy helps to increase mobility, by releasing the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy […] read more

walk this way

  Looking for a weight loss activity that is enjoyable, easy on your joints and one of the safest forms of exercise? Fact: Walkers have fewer incidences of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases. They live longer and experience mental health and stress relieving benefits. walk it off. Research continually shows fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is a highly effective for weight loss. the goal: Aim for 30 minutes at power-walk intensity 3-5 days a week Busy Schedule? If your schedule doesn’t permit long walks, no problem! BREAK IT UP into walking shorter periods of at least 10 minutes […] read more

ginger: natural medicine

Why we love ginger: Anti-nausea: Amazing effects on relieving morning sickness and motion sickness Clears sinuses Aids in digestion Great Anti-inflammatory: A natural powerful pain killer Helps maintain normal blood circulation Strengthen immunity Adds a healthy bite to foods! Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea. FACT: A new study published in the journal Arthritis compared ginger extract to the common drugs betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid […] read more

muscle injuries: the science

Muscle injuries comprise of 10%-55% of all sustained sport related injuries.  Contusions, strains or lacerations are the three main causes of muscle injuries with more than 90% of muscle injuries resulting from contusions and strains.  A muscle contusion is where a muscle is subject to a sudden, strong compressive direct blow resulting in muscle tissue damage.  Strains are most commonly caused during sprinting, jumping, or rapid muscular contraction or over stretching.  This causes an excessive tensile (pulling) force subjected onto the muscle leading to overstraining of the myofibers (muscle fibers).  This typically occurs at the point where the muscle joins […] read more

benefits of lemon water

Waking up in the morning and only drinking coffee or tea? Why not try a kick-start to your digestion by adding warm lemon water to your routine. Here are
our TOP 10 reasons to add lemon water to your day: 1. Support weight loss: New studies have shown lemon juice contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to aid in weight-loss struggles. 2. Morning BOOST: Start the day with warm water and fresh lemon to help to stimulate your digestive track and add vitamin C. Lemon water helps to stimulate the liver by aiding in the removal of toxins […] read more

perfecting your bench press

Is it chest day at the gym? Here’s what everyone should know: When performing bench press, dumbbell press or even push-ups, there is much more that one must consider rather than having the sole goal of trying to achieve the ever desired perfect beach body chest.  One must always keep injury PREVENTION as the main priority in mind before all else.  Here are some helpful tips on ways to avoid injury, and increase overall performance. What NOT to do? Never bench press in a 90 degree posture: Bench pressing with your shoulder angle at 90 degrees (the angle that your […] read more