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Hey! You with the Wheat Belly.

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Way Back to Health, by William Davis, MD   The proposition of “Wheat Belly” is quite basic: “the health problems of Americans, from fatigue to arthritis to gastrointestinal disease to obesity, originate with the innocent-looking bran muffin or cinnamon raisin bagel you down with

Step Outside of the Box!

Sometimes life has a way of forcing us into a rut. Many of us work 60 plus hours per week, simply to make the mortgage, catch up on car payments, buy groceries, and hopefully have a little “discretionary” income for some “me time.” In all of the rush it is easy to wonder if all

Sometimes it IS what you can’t see that hurts you!

Sometimes it seems that no matter how well we take care of ourselves, our bodies just don’t respond the way we want them to.  What can you do when frequent massage, healthy food and adequate sleep are not enough? In today’s blog we take a l0ok at a new book by Ann Louise Gittleman in

“How was your massage?”

People get massages for a variety of reasons.  For the massage therapist, feedback from the client is essential, as it provides us with a measurement of the effectiveness and quality of the service we provide. We value the honest, constructive input from clients, as it helps us to fine-tune future sessions, and helps us to

Are you a victim of the genetic lottery? Fight back!

Many of us have been led to believe that we are born with disease, or tendencies to disease and physical maladies. In many cases it is possible to truly reverse the aches, pains, and suffering that we experience on a daily basis through something as simple as our lifestyle choices.  I am speaking of the

“Massage” the inner you with good food!

Is it true that “you are what you eat?”  The answer is a resounding YES!  The field of epigenetics is an exciting discipline, receiving a great deal of press and interest through a number of excellent books and studies on the relationship of food [and nutrition] to our genes. Not only are YOU what you

How well does your massage fit you?

Is it true that there is no such thing as “one size fits all?” For those that have struggled for years finding just the right pair of shoes — with or without orthotic  inserts — the answer is a resounding “YES!”  While size and fit are the main factors, we also take into consideration the

When only skilled hands will do . . . .

Riding the Metro transit bus on a recent morning, I noticed that the digital display for the date showed 10:15:51.  Apparently we had gone back in time to a point several years before my birth. Technology is great . . . when it works. The transit driver proceeded to give a litany of technological glitches

Consistency and Quality . . . more than a tagline

If you were to ask Phyllis Schwartz, the founder of Keep in Touch, to describe  the most basic philosophy of the franchise, she would tell you that it is “consistency and quality.”  Our daily goal is to make sure that we — as individual massage therapists, and as a franchise — model and exemplify these

Balance – so underappreciated

Balance in your life — how do you achieve it?  More important – how do you sustain it? On a recent crisp Sunday afternoon I took a slight detour from my usual route when I caught sight of this object, which I later discovered was called the “Holy Edina Bird.” I will leave it to