Sharing of Memories

Thanksgiving… I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It was always one of my most favorite holidays when I was a kid. I remember my Grandma and Mom started to cook early in the morning – shooing us out of the kitchen. As we got older, we made the antipasto, lasagna and helped […]

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If You Don’t Like Where You Are – Move On

Feeling stuck?  Do something about it! Get rid of excess stuff.  All that physical clutter in your house creates mental clutter in your mind.  Getting rid of the junk can free up the mental space you need to focus on bigger horizons. Let go of unhealthy relationships.  Ask yourself this simple question:  Is this relationship […]

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Never Give Up On the Things …

Prioritizing is important, but your could spend your whole life on your to-do list.  Do these 3 things, and keep on smiling. Take inventory. Get a piece of paper and write – yes, hand write – a list of everything that makes you happy, from the little things to the large. Be honest.  What you love Igor […]

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Thankfulness is the beginning of Happiness

People think gratitude follows happiness.  But actually it’s the opposite – being thankful makes you happy.  Here are 3 ways to get more grateful. Keep a gratitude journal.  Every day, write down 3 things you’re grateful for.  Research shows this one small practice can make you feel more optimistic and better about your life. Write […]

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Letting Your Leaves Fall

The change of seasons is nature’s way of reminding us to pay attention.  While we obviously change routines and clothing because the weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, the not so obvious is our inner workings. When you tune into your body and spirit, you’ll notice an inner calling for a […]

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Massage Therapy as an Alternative to Opioids

May 17, 2017 Prescription opioids can be used to treat moderate-to-severe pain and are often prescribed following surgery or injury, or for health conditions such as cancer. Opioids carry serious risk of addiction, abuse, and overdose, in addition to a number of side effects, even when taken as directed. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Give Mom a Gift to Soothe and Rejuvenate

Make it a special gift this Mother’s Day.   A gift of health, relaxation and a sense of renewal.  She’ll truly enjoy a gift of massage in caring and experienced hands. Dorothy specializes in stress and pain management and has been giving massage for close to 25 years. Gift Cards on Sale / Click Here […]

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Discomforts Worth the Trouble

With all this talk about Detox-ing and diet cleanses – let’s discuss the Detoxification Process. When you begin making positive changes in your diet like adding more fruits and vegetables, and drinking a lot of water; it is not unusual to experience some degree of discomfort.  This is the beginning of a detoxification process that may cause some […]

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Autumn – The Vata Season

We are going into the Vata season now with it comes high energy, unpredictable weather and increased activity.  Vata energy is a combination of the elements air and space.  It’s nature is erratic and changeable often compared to the wind.  With the excess Vata energy it’s difficult to stay grounded and balanced. Typically, you may […]

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Food Rules that Change at the Next Traffic Light

How does a traffic light relate to eating? Categorizing the foods you eat into the 3 colors of a traffic light called “traffic light eating” can simplify making healthier choices.  The meaning of the 3 colors of the traffic light transcends age and language making this concept is an easy method to follow for children […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Vacation

Nothing can spoil a vacation like illness or injury.  While there’s no way to guard against all mishaps, keeping up healthy habits while you’re on your trip is a good start. Stay hydrated:  Whether you’re biking, hiking, or splashing in the waves, being out in the sun for hours can dehydrate you quickly.  Take a […]

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The Price of Pessimism

by Lila Battis Over time, negative thoughts silently eat away at your health.  Can they be changed?  Positively! Your state of mind affects your health – and when you are always expecting the worst, and think like a pessimist, your fight or flight response may stay turned-on.  Think of it as revving an engine – it’s […]

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SeaStones – All-Inclusive Wellness Program

  Lifestyle / Exercise / Attitude / Nutrition Medical research shows that making lifestyle and dietary changes can greatly improve your health now, and for the aging process.

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The Secret to Healthy Aging

If you are over the age of 40, you have probably begun to move a little slower, feel a few more aches and pains, and are now beginning to search for the secret to healthy aging. Healthy aging is sought after by many. Cosmetic surgery, weight loss supplements, medications, and self-help magazines are everywhere full […]

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Cabbage Steaks

Get ready to party with the leprechauns and serve these cabbage steaks as a delicious, nutritious side dish to your St. Patrick’s day meal! Click here for recipe Cabbage isn’t just for March 17th!  Enjoy  enjoy the benefits of cabbage frequently for good health!  Just like its cruciferous cousin broccoli, cabbage is known to be a food that […]

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What is Karna Purna?

Karna Purna is an application of warm oil into the ear. When elements of Vata Dosha (air and ether) within the ear are out of balance and in excess, we can reverse this by applying oil which consists of earth and water elements. Ayurveda experts explain that the ear is a sacred place of subconscious memories […]

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You CAN Break the Chronic Stress and Pain Cycle!

Is your busy life causing stress-related symptoms like insomnia, increased chronic pain, headaches, excess weight? Your body may be in a state of chronic stress response mode and can lead to conditions like diabetes or heart disease. There are many steps you can take to change the direction of your health by making simple changes […]

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What is Abhyanga?

Abhyanga is an oil massage therapy for healing and detoxifying body, mind and spirit. This Ayurveda detox and stress reduction therapy is performed by using copious amounts of warmed aromatic herbal oils that are blended to your dosha type. After receiving an Abhyanga treatment you will feel very relaxed, nurtured and grounded. A daily self-oil […]

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What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is an integral part of Traditional Thai Medicine – a holistic practice that has been used for centuries. It is based on Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga; using acupressure, energy meridians, and yoga-like stretching. This unique form of bodywork sometimes called the “lazy man’s yoga” promotes relaxation, increases flexibility and restores energy flow through […]

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What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional East Asian healing methods, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) through the body. Energy can become blocked, depleted, or in excess; thus disturbing our balanced state of health. A scientific explanation is that shiatsu […]

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Massage – Prescription for Prevention

Receiving massage on occasion to relieve musculoskeletal pain is a good thing. However, receiving massage on a regular basis is even better! Here’s why… Your body responds in a cumulative way to the stimuli you feel on a reoccurring basis. We know that when the body is in a chronic stress mode – the effects […]

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