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Massage is a Great Way to Relax

17 Jul

Today we have a guest post from Melanie Bowen.  Melanie  joined the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in 2011 as an awareness advocate for natural health and cancer cure initiatives.

Massage is a Great Way to Relax

Studies repeatedly show that massage therapy is one of the best ways to increase quality of life amongst cancer patients. People often overlook the benefits of massage when it comes to decreasing pain and improving mood. Massage is a great way to unwind from stress and provides long-lasting results.

Dealing with cancer issues can put pressure on anyone’s life. It is always good to discover multiple ways to unwind and get perspective without always relying completely on medication. Add massage to your therapeutic arsenal. Many doctors agree that massage is a great adjunct to conventional therapies. It can also be modified easily to any patient’s particular needs.

Pain and stress are typically immense factors when dealing with cancer issues. This is a good time to consider massage therapy. It does not interfere with other treatments and takes minimum effort. This means that a wide range of cancer survivors can benefit from this trusted form of hands-on relaxation. Studies show that the expert touch of trained personnel can help pain and stress fall away. Sometimes this benefit can even be obtained within just one session.

One of the best things about massage is that it is readily accessible. Massage is one of the most popular ways to relax. There are many certified massage therapists available in any given area. It is even a part of outpatient and clinical therapy programs. It is a good idea to bring up the idea of massage therapy with your physician. This way you can find out if massage therapy is a good match for you. They will often be glad to help you find the right program for your needs. Massage is just one those kinds of therapies which nearly everyone can benefit.

Cancer patients that undergo massage for just minutes a day can see quick benefits. They often notice decreased pain and better mood. Having professionals work stress out of painful joints and muscles is a plus in anyone’s book. Today’s massage experts have a range of therapeutic techniques that can be modified for your needs and requirements. Even mesothelioma patients benefit from this non-strenuous therapy with specialized care. Everyone has heard about the healing power of touch. Have professional massage and feel the benefits for yourself.

Consult your doctor and find a therapy that will work best for you and your treatment because professional therapists know how to work that tension out right away. It is good to take moments during the day to relax. Massage therapy is not a cure but is a great addition to a multifaceted approach. It goes along with other forms of exercise, especially after a strenuous workout.

Just think about how nice it will be to get expert attention to aching muscles. Tension can melt away in just minutes. Contact your physician and find out more about how massage can benefit you. Give your mind, body and spirit a vacation from some of life’s everyday stressors and get out there and soak up all the benefits massage therapy has to offer!

Thank you Melanie!


Your Health and Wellness During the Holidays

24 Dec

The holiday season is the perfect time to get back in touch with your health and wellness.  Some people see it as a season to let you guard down relax, eat too much and drink too much.  If you have the discipline, the holidays are a perfect time to become reacquainted with you body.  Take care of your sore, stiff muscles.

Most people I know have a significant amount of holidays around this time of year.  You can locate where the closest fitness facility is.  You can research power foods.  You can finally visit a fitness shop to think about purchasing that piece of home gym equipment you have been eyeing up.  Let’s face it, the prices after Christmas are fantastic.

The best thing about the holiday season is spending time with family and friends.  Get outside and in to nature as much as possible.  I just finished reading an article about how being outside can actually reduce stress levels and increase your mood.  The author explained it is due to being surrounded by squares and rectangles when you are inside.  Think about for a moment.  Most of our indoor environment has straight edges and is very confining.  Look around you!  Now look outside at a park or playground or a group of trees….. almost no squares and rectangles!  It almost makes sense to me.

Do something for yourself over the holiday season.  If you invest into yourself, so will others.  The same holds true when you invest in others, they will in turn invest in you.

Have a Merry Christmas,


Why The Stick?

30 Nov

There are many, many, many fitness and wellness products out there!  In fact, there a loads of products that promise and offer the same benefits and results as The Stick.  The logical question is “Ok, which one is right for me?”  My opinion is The Stick!

Original Body Stick

Please do not get me wrong.  The other products on the market are valuable and may also do the job!  Here a 10 simple facts about The Stick:

  1. It is so easy to use!
  2. You can use it anywhere.
  3. You can take it anywhere.
  4. You can use it in virtually any position, as long as your muscle is relaxed!
  5. You can get it wet, drop it in the mud or snow and it will still work!
  6. You do not need a mat.
  7. You do not need a plug in.
  8. It is light and very versatile.
  9. It massages your muscles, not crushes them.
  10. The Stick was created and developed with University Scientific Studies!

In addition to the 10 points above, the cost of a Stick is very attractive as well.  The average massage therapist charges around $50.00 for one session.  In my opinion, this is very reasonable and there is nothing on the market that can replace the hands, knuckles and elbows of a human.  Let’s face it, the human touch has been proven time and time again to heal!  The average cost of a Stick is around $40.00.  The difference is, you can use The Stick 3 times a day if you want!!!!

So, I think you can agree that nothing can replace the human touch, but I can attest that The Stick just could be the next best thing!!

Click here to find a Stick that is right for you!

Have a great day!!

 The Stick

Taking care of yourself or others.

28 Oct

What does health mean to you?  Is it the way you feel?  Is it the way others see you?  Is health a state of being or is it just a measure of you life expectancy?  I heard one funny saying that explains health “as the speed in which one can age or how long they will live or the rate of when they would die.”  However you view your health, I am sure you think of many factors that influence your own personal health or the health of your loved ones and friends.

What do you do to maintain a level of health that allows you to perform daily activities efficiently and effectively?  Do you eat well?  Do you get enough sleep?  Do you exercise on a daily basis?  How is your oral health?  One of the most important question in today’s society is how is your mental health?  What do you do to relieve stress?  Your answers to these questions are personal, but you should do a  self-check every once and awhile!!

I would like you to think about massage for a moment.  Mostly everyone knows you can go for a massage.  What if you could save a load of time and money and massage yourself?  This is known as Self-Massage.  You would feel better, be less stressed, stimulate your circulatory system, and relax more.  These are only a few fringe benefits of performing self-massage.  What about the time and effort that you put into yourself?  That is a true investment!

The Stick can do all this and more for yourself.  I encourage you to read more articles I have posted on this blog.

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