Integrative Health Care Blog

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Deep Harmony through Being Present

 Being present allows the stress of what has happened (past) and what has not yet happened (future) to fall away from the mind. Instead we turn our attention to the present, which is where the body lives. Common, simple techniques focus on the breath or the rhythm of...

The Emotional Benefits of Bodywork

 Bodywork and massage are great treatments for emotional health as well as pain and tension. Regular sessions have been shown to improve mood after as little as 15 min, and can help treat stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. The emotional benefits of massage and...

Diabetes Support

Diabetes Support

 Diabetes is a stressful and common condition that requires constant management. It puts tremendous strain on the physical body, and elevates mental and emotional stress levels. Creating health and support for diabetes means treating the body systems that are under...

Relief for Osteoarthritis

Relief for Osteoarthritis

 Osteoarthritis is a common source of joint pain, caused by wear on the protective cartilage cushioning the ends of the bones of the joint. It can start at any age, and by age 60, most adults have some arthritis. The bones most often affected are in the hands, spine,...

Bodywork and Massage for Pain Management

Bodywork and Massage for Pain Management

 Bodywork and Massage therapy can effectively relieve pain, offering proven benefits and an excellent safety record with few, if any, side effects. Pain is the reason for about 80% of physician visits in the U.S., and the CDC now recommends that doctors start with...

Treating Fibromyalgia

Treating Fibromyalgia

 Fibromyalgia is a difficult and frustrating syndrome involving generalized chronic pain, fatigue, and mood and memory issues. Treatment focuses on managing these symptoms, and bodywork and massage are especially helpful for this. Developing a self-care relationship...