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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How Chiropractors Restore Your Health

I want to share with you today how Chiropractors have been ambassadors to whole-body restoration. What does that mean? Well, let’s face it; there is a distinct view of health that we, as Chiropractors have: Health is much more than just how you feel – it’s how you function. Check…

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The Medicated Child

I recently watched a documentary called The Medicated Child . I was horrified to see how doctors were experimenting with children and antidepressants and mood-altering drugs. Not once in this documentary did I see them ask about the kids’ diet or lifestyle. I saw the kids in this documentary seem simply…

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Skillful Techniques Of Managing Your Mood

I was once told by my meditation mentor “there is no such thing as a bad day but, in fact, if you find yourself in a bad mood it’s probably the result of a bad diet and or a lack of sleep.” Think about it: When do you feel cranky,…

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Health Talks ‘R’ Us

Spas have been one of my favorite places to go to relax for one main reason: I can have several services done all under one roof. There’s one other place that’s seen as a “one-stop shop” but one where the services embrace the next level of health which is wellness care….

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An Hour to a Better Mind & Body

Time is finite.  There’s a lot to be accomplished in the limited number of ours we have each day. So when you have free time you want to know you’re spending it efficiently and effectively.    That time is valued and never wasted.  Even at the high-speed pace of this city,…

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Releasing the Winner Within

Time after time, I’m asked by very fit, often competitive people why, before we train, they need to start with myofascial release (a sort of soft-tissue release that involves foam rolling). They’re athletic.  They’re lean, strong, and often quite knowledgeable about the what, where and how.  But they don’t understand…

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Environment: The New Thing Now

What is the newest, hottest thing in New York City?  You, if you’re ready to travel in the right circles!  Hurricane Katrina, hurricane Irene, and a host of global environment problems, not to mention a decade of unseasonably warm temperatures, have begun to heat up talk about the environment and…

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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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