Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What you can do about it

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Pain, tingling, or numbness in your hand and fingers, specifically the thumb, index, and middle fingers are symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. CTS is a fairly common problem resulting from pressure on the median nerve by the transverse carpal ligament, a broad band of tissue that wraps around the wrist. This compression is most often […]

The science behind Post Workout Massage

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While many people think of massage as just a feel-good sort of luxury, Massage therapy has long been used as a recovery method for athletes. While many athletes have known for years that massage can help to reduce soreness after an intense workout, science is suggesting there’s much more to it than just making us […]

Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

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At some point in your life you’ve probably had muscle cramps; when a muscle that normally only does what you tell it to do, suddenly gets a mind of its own and decides to contract, even when you tell it to calm down. They can hit during a workout or just when you move a […]

Meditation for Pain Relief

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While massage can do wonders for many types of pain, self-care is just as important, and meditation has been proven time and again to be one of the most effective forms of self-care to treat pain. In fact, just like massage therapy, studies have shown meditation to work better than painkillers specifically for low back […]

Life Coaching and Wellness Offerings Available at Body & Soul Massage!

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Amy AevonAestra brings forth 20+ years of experience using her gifts as an energy coach/mentor and consultant in individual and professional settings. She has supported clients with childhood sexual trauma, PTSD, addictions, depression & anxiety, cancers, auto immune/inflammatory diseases, self-sabotaging behaviors, poor relationships, financial woes and other imbalances that can be created by disconnecting from […]

Benefits of Massage during the Summer

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1. Massage is “you time”. Between graduation parties, camps and cookouts summer can be busy. Massage is a great excuse to spend some time by yourself 2. Massage compensates for increased activity. With the nicer weather you are likely to be more active this time of year. Massage can help the pain from sprains and […]

6 Reasons to try Reiki

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Reiki works on our different levels of being; the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, bringing holistic healing to our lives. Reiki is not only one of the oldest healing systems in use; it is also one of the most versatile. This ancient Japanese method of healing channels “Ki” or energy to balance the body and […]

Massage for every Mom

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2019. This year, we’d like to recommend a massage that works for every mom in your life. The Gym Mom If Mom is a huge fan of her weekly “Boot Camp class” she is likely no stranger to exercise-related aches and pains. That makes her a perfect candidate for […]

10 Tips to Reduce Stress

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April is Stress Awareness Month. Here are 10 Tips to Reduce Stress: 1. Get some exercise. Exercise gets your circulation going and endorphins pumping through your veins. A brisk 30 minute walk each day in natural light will help you feel better and improve your mood 2. Get out in nature. Go outdoors and admire […]

Nutrients and Why Your Body Needs Them

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Nutrients are necessary for the body to function properly. The six essential nutrients include carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. Carbohydrates: are the main energy source for the brain. Without carbohydrates, the body could not function properly. Sources include fruits, breads and grains, starchy vegetables and sugars. Protein: is the major structural component of […]