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Self-Care on the Weekdays

While I’m sitting here in the office at 5pm on a Monday, the sun is down and city lights are glowing through the window. It makes me realize that I haven’t taken the time today to give myself any attention. Of course I took care of the little things like food and heigen but other then that, I haven’t done anything else. So what I can do now that it’s the end of my day and all I want to do is put on my pajamas and curl up on the couch.

These are my go to options when I need some self-care but don’t have extra energy.

  1. Tea - something easy, I like something herbal and fruity at night.

  2. MagCalm - Not only will this help me sleep but it will help my muscles to not cramp after my long day on my feet.

  3. Foam Rolling - Many of you know how I really feel about this

  4. Stretching - while watching something on Netflix it’s a great time to roll around on the floor stretching and playing with the dog.

  5. Heat Pack - pajamas and heat pack before bed is always great.

  6. Essential Oils - a defuser is an easy way to calm yourself down as well as make your whole house smell amazing! I love using our Lavender or Tonify Earth at home when my days are stressful. If I feel a cold coming on, I like Lime Peel or Eucalyptus to keep my sinuses clear.

  7. Epsom Salts - Wether I’m sitting or standing all day, my days are long lately so a hot bath with some epsom salts is a great way to relax my body and mind before a restful sleep.

  8. Meditation - deep breathing or a simple guided meditation track is an easy way to give myself some attention.

  9. Sombra - almost always part of nightly routine … I slather it on my arms, chest and low back the most, then curl up in bed and wait for the chilly tingle to kick in before I fall asleep.

  10. Dance Party for 1- Only good on nights when I have the energy but even on some nights when I don’t think I do, there is nothing better then listening to some great dance music and dancing around out house alone to blow off some of the stress of the day.

Insurance Empowerment

Do you ever feel like insurance jargon is a totally different language? Well, it kind of is. Here we will uncover some basics that will hopefully leave you feeling empowered about this consumer-based healthcare world we find ourselves teetering on the edge of. We will focus on defining some vocabulary and lining out some questions to ask your HR rep at work or insurance customer service. Or even better, you can find the answers yourself by reading through the benefit summaries your plan/administrator is required to deliver to you.

Small Exercises You Can Do While Sitting At Work

Many of us have to work a 9-5 job where finding time to exercise is nearly impossible. With the weather changing to wet and rainy, the sun only making a few appearances and the days getting shorter and shorter, our mental and physical self take a hit. However, these changes are usually when our body and mind usually need exercise the most.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

   CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle touch, not using more then five grams of pressure about the weight of a nickel. This very light touch is what sets it apart from regular massage or bodywork. Our bodies are interconnected and when one part is not functioning or moving correctly, it starts to influence the rest of our functions leading to pain and discomfort.   CST can help upwind and release the bodies discomfort allowing space for the body to heal.  Our bodies are self healing mechanisms.  The job of your craniosacral therapist is to allow the space for your body to unwind and self-heal. 

What exactly is the the "pop" you hear when getting adjusted?

If you have been adjusted before, you are familiar with the usual popping or cracking sound that sometimes happens. Many people ask me what that sound is, guessing that the bones are rubbing together or its the sound of a bone popping back into place. However, what is actually occurring is something much more simple. 

Preparing the Immune System for Fall

Preparing the Immune System for Fall

Lets start by clarifying one thing - the body does not have an immune system, the body is an immune system, many parts working together for continued health.  There are a lot of variables to consider – the lymphatic system, which is rich with white blood cells, the skin and mucous membranes, the hypothalamus, which regulates body temperature.  So, like with most things, Chinese medicine uses a “whole systems” approach to treatment.  You can use this approach yourself, by first thinking about what you can do for the health of your whole system: