Integrative Health Care Blog

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Supportive Treatments for PTSD

Supportive Treatments for PTSD

 PTSD is a stress-related disorder that can develop after a traumatic experience. It often includes symptoms of increased anxiety and hypervigilance, pain from muscle tension and headaches, and sleep issues, and it can make every day a struggle. Treatment with HaLé...

What is HaLe’ Yoga?

What is HaLe’ Yoga?

 HaLe’ Yoga is therapeutic and mindfulness-based, which means it works to create awareness even as it supports the health and healing of the body. There is a unique connection between the body and mind, and the practice of HaLe’ Yoga is designed to use this connection...

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...

Cooling, Receptive, Restorative Yoga

 Restorative Yoga is a different experience from most yoga classes. It is designed to bring deep relaxation and rest in order to create healing in the body. We all need to take a break, especially if we live with a lot of time pressure and stress. That kind of stress...

The Process of Healing

The Process of Healing

 The body is a marvellous machine, able to repair and heal itself. This process of healing happens in stages, and understanding these phases can help ease the frustration and fear of dealing with an injury. There are three main steps of tissue healing: Inflammation,...

Travel Tips for Your Body

Travel Tips for Your Body

 The keys to taking care of your body while traveling are hydration, warding off insomnia, and body comfort. Biochemical processes don’t move as fast as cars and airplanes, so the body needs support in catching up. Here are some ways to practice self-care as you go:...

On the Psychology of Muscle

 Your muscles take on the shape that they are accustomed to being in for hours every day. Any one thing, any repetitive motion, will shape the muscle and shape the fascia that surrounds it. The body responds so that the form follows the function, or that the function...

Boosting the Immune System

Boosting the Immune System

 Manual Medicine supports deep health in the body, including boosting the immune system. Self care practices like yoga, as well as bodywork, massage, and mindfulness, are all proven to increase immune function. Bodywork, massage, and self-care practices based on...