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 […]

Healthy Habits Workshop Series

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The 2019 Wellness Workshop Series brought to you by Body & Soul Massage, Salem Chiropractic Center, Salem Acupuncture Therapy and Andy Dubois, Naturopathic Doctor invites you to participate in our Healthy Habits Series. This Workshop series will focus on learning about how your mind, nutrients, oxygen & muscle mass, toxins and nerve supply affect your […]

Benefits of Massage and Exercise for Healthy Aging

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According to the National Institute for Aging, exercise is good for people of any age and can have numerous positive effects for older people. Contrary to popular belief, weakness and poor balance are actually linked to inactivity, rather than age. Some of the positive effects of regular exercise experienced by Body & Soul Massage clients […]

How Massage can help beat the Winter Blues

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People looking to fend off the winter blues may find relief by integrating massage therapy into their health maintenance routine. Shorter days and colder temperatures leave many Americans feeling depressed and lethargic, yet studies show that regular massages improve mood and reset circadian rhythms, alleviates symptoms related to depression and stress leading to better sleep […]

5 Benefits of Reiki

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Do you find yourself feeling stressed quite frequently? Maybe you find it hard to feel relaxed and calm? Perhaps you are wanting to find a technique that can help with these things? You may of have heard of the Japanese technique called Reiki, but this can be a great stress-reducing practice. This particular technique was […]

Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

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What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials. These are the basis for essential oils which can be aromatically inhaled, applied topically or diffused to help with a wide variety of health conditions. It is often used to improve mood or to change cognitive states. Most aromatherapy […]

Relief for Sore Feet

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Foot Pain Relief with Massage and Insoles Foot pain is a common complaint and can occur as a result of wearing bad shoes, wearing high heels for extended periods of time, wearing shoes without proper support in the arch or instep, and most commonly from being on your feet the whole day. Massaging the feet […]

Can Massage Relieve Headaches?

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It’s reported that more than 37 million Americans suffer from headaches on a regular basis. Whether the root of the problem is hereditary, environmental or due to lifestyle factors, if you are suffering headache pain you are looking for one thing—relief! Massage therapists are in a great position to help. So is massage an effective […]

Massage for Anxiety and Depression

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The emotional balance massage provides can be just as vital and valuable as the physical benefits. Massage provides a safe and nurturing place for individuals to relax, refocus and find clarity. It can increase awareness of the mind-body connection. Massage can generate confidence and enhance self-image and self-worth. According to the American Psychology Association, stress levels […]

Adrenal Fatigue and Massage

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Feeling Burnt out? You could have adrenal fatigue. How Massage can help: You’re constantly fatigued, feel like you’re dragging, and even minor stress leaves you overwhelmed. You depend on caffeinated beverages, sodas, and salty foods to get you through the day and maintain a stable mood or energy level. And at the end of the […]