Massage

Why Am I Sore After Massage?

A massage is generally thought of as a relaxing and pleasurable experience.  And anybody who has experienced the euphoria of a really good massage, you know that you get off the table feeling completely at peace with the world and incandescently happy.  Your massage therapist reminds you to take it easy for the rest of the day and drink plenty of water.  And while you may hear the words, you may not take the words to heart and then you go on about your day as normal.  Then something happens as you sleep that night.  When you wake up the next morning, your muscles are sore and you start to wonder if your massage therapist jacked something up.   continue reading »

Re-Sync Your Circadian Rhythm with Massage

Circadian rhythms, also known as your internal clock, operate on a 24 hour cycle and influence everything that your body goes through on a daily basis. From optimal digestion to sleep, circadian rhythms play a crucial role. The circadian rhythms are regulated by a group of nerves known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which is located in the hypothalamus of the brain. This nucleus of nerves responds to environmental cues like sunlight and darkness. This triggers the release of hormones that regulate everything from body temperature to metabolism. continue reading »

5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Winter

For many people, the winter months are more difficult to get through than other times of the year. With shorter days, less sunlight, colder temperatures, inclement weather and less social interaction, people tend to become depressed as the season of winter approaches. Just like our wild cousins, winter is often a time of hibernation and rejuvenation. But there are ways to combat the winter blues.  

One of the best things anybody can do for themselves during the winter months is to get a massage. There are many benefits to regular massage and here are just a few reasons why you should consider booking a session this winter. continue reading »

The Importance of Drinking Water

By: Kim M. Filkins, L.Ac.

Everywhere you go these days, you see people carrying bottled water.  And because of the emphasis that has been placed on drinking water, it is now the second most popular drink in the United States.  This is really important because every cell in our bodies depends upon water to function.  And with every hour that passes, our bodies lose water.  Unless we replace that, we literally can shrivel up and die. continue reading »

5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Fall

As summer slows down and fall takes hold, so too should we allow our bodies to relax and recover.  Summer is generally the most active of all the seasons for many reasons.  The kids are out of school, family vacations happen more frequently and outdoor activities are more plentiful because of the warmer weather and longer hours of daylight.  With all of this taking place, it’s not uncommon for many people to feel exhausted by the time fall begins and the kids head back to school.  continue reading »