Vital Signs: How to Optimize Your Breathing Patterns

It’s no secret that the key to using our bodies properly lies in breathing air efficiently. Whether swimming long distances or pushing through a 12-hour shift on the job, working to optimize the way you breathe can give you more energy throughout the day and help you sleep easier at…




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Vital Signs: Maximizing the Benefits of Sleep

Most of us have a morning on occasion when we wake up wishing the previous night’s sleep had been better, longer, or more energizing. There are many strategies to getting the most out of the hours we do sleep, as well as guidelines on how much sleep a particular age…




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How Massage Therapy Can Help ‘Computer Posture’

Let’s talk a little bit about the computer, that posture-busting device that dominates our modern world. As much as we’d like to think we can maintain our correct posture when we’r working, eventually our body gets tired and we end up… slumped over. So why does this happen? And how can we correct it with…




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How To Prevent Knots From Developing

What is a knot? First off, let’s define what a KNOT is in your body: Knots are those bumps that we feel in our shoulders,neck, low back, hips etc..that can cause us pain, numbness, tingling and sometimes decreased sensation.  Massage therapists refer to “knots” as adhesions because they are literally…




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How Does Massage Therapy ‘Measure Up’?

  When people hear the term “massage therapy,” people often just stop at the “massage” part. After all massage feels good and is often thought of as a luxury that you give as a gift to yourself or others. But the other part of that term – the “therapy” part…




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What To Expect From A Massage

  Some of you might have heard conflicting tales from their friends, leaving you confused about what to expect from a massage. Quickly, I’ll give you a general overview covering the most frequently asked questions I’ve gotten over the years. Your First Session First off, here at Well Balanced Chiropractic,…




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Massage After a Workout

I recently read an article about how massage is scientifically proven to help the recovery process after a workout [link to]. To summarize: massage after exercise reduced inflammation without stunting muscle growth, the negative side effect of taking pain killers post workout, and also decreased the number of cytokines in…




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Excellence, Seriously!

I’m going to live well past 100. Not only am I going to live well past 100, I’m going to be active, healthy and surpass young people half my age when I am well past 100. “Seriously?” you might say. The answer is yes, seriously. I strive for excellence the…




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Massage for Instant Relaxation

There are many ideas for relief from stress that people talk about nowadays, but only one that you can fit into the palm of your hand: a massage therapist’s hands, that is. For me, the most exciting thing about doing massage is how quickly it can make someone relax. Just…




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A Quick Escape

Your rapid-fire life doesn’t leave much time for blissful escape. But all it takes is an hour in our hands to transport you to a relaxing place of friendly, nurturing warmth. An hour of massage can ease hours of stress. Our personalized treatments get right to the point, focusing on…




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