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Easing the Stress of the Times with Massage

The current events of our time – from politics to health concerns – can be stressful and exhausting. One of the best ways to quiet the mind and relax the body is through massage. Research shows that massage has numerous health benefits – and not just our physical health, but also our mental and emotional […]

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It’s Only a Test

It’s March and for many students and their families, it is the season of midterms and Spring Break. Test anxiety is in the air. A worried student may say, “I hope I don’t fail this test.” The problem is that the subconscious doesn’t process language well but does work with actions, senses, feelings and images. […]

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Understanding How Stress is Killing You

Did you know there is actually an American Institute of Stress? In 2012, they presented some statistics: “44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than five years ago. One in five Americans experience “Extreme Stress,” which includes shaking, heart palpations and depression. Work stress causes 10 percent of strokes and is the basic cause of […]

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How Does Massage Reduce Stress?

We all know that certain types of constant stress in our lives are not healthy. But did you know that recent evidence indicates the physical changes associated with stress may contribute to the leading causes of death – heart disease and cancer? In addition, stress can create and/or exacerbate many physical and emotional conditions such […]

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How Stress Affects Stroke Risk

“I was so stressed out, I thought I was going to have a stroke!” How many times have you heard someone say a version of the expression above? While it may often be said in jest, researchers have shown that the statement above may not be far from the truth. According to the American Heart […]

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Tips for Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Everyone experiences stress from time to time and it can come from work, family, relationships and many other sources. If stress isn’t handled correctly, it can be a real burden on everyday life. If not careful, stress can build up to the point of causing fatigue, insomnia and even illness. […]

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Battling Stress

Unless we purposely seek out high-risk endeavors, most of us lead lives far calmer than our predecessors. We likely go to jobs where we sit for most of the day, and return home, possibly to families, where we also likely sit for long periods. For bodies and minds that evolved to endure great danger, modern […]

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Reinventing Retirement–A Mindset Makeover

Modern retirement is riddled with uncertainty and is much riskier than it was decades ago when there were many safeguards and veritable guarantees in place. The burden of assuring a suitable retirement nest egg has shifted from employers and the government to individual retirees. Even with this now common knowledge, far too many have still […]

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The Power of Touch

Touch is perhaps the most powerful sense of all. From the moment we are born, before our eyes are open, a gentle touch calms us and lets us know someone cares. In the beginning stages of life, a nurturing touch helps create a bond that shapes us for the rest of our lives. Even though […]

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Pets –- More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

Owning a pet can be fun and rewarding for people of all ages. Who does not appreciate the joyous greeting your dog displays when you return home for the day, tail wagging furiously – that sparkle in his eyes just for you? Or how about snuggling with your soft, sweet cat while her gentle purr […]

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