Maintenance Care

Remember this teaser from the last blog? “What is Point C? Point C is when you can go a month without pain. When you tell me that you have never been this pain free. When you are able to do activities you haven’t been able to do in years. Point C is why I do what I do. And when you get there, I am almost as elated as you are. It’s an amazing place to be. So keep going.“

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When You've Tried Everything

Do you live in chronic pain? How long has it been? Some people say they’ve been living that way for months, some say a couple years, some say MANY years. And those that say years generally say that they have accepted the fact that this is the way they’ll feel forever. Forever! That’s a long time. And they say this because they have tried everything. Everything from pills, doctors, maybe surgery, physical therapy, massage. So they give up hope.

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Pre-Natal Care: Part 2

I’m back for part 2 of my pre-natal care blog. I got so wrapped up in supplements, that the first part was a little longer then anticipated. But that’s all right, I’m now 4 days overdue, so I have been given ample time to add to the first part, haha. Also, I take that to mean that I am passionate about this subject. And I am, I love talking about pregnancy and think that you DON’T have to suffer through it! And that’s what these posts are intended to deliver. Take care of yourself during pregnancy, and you can feel great! I’m not talking about sickness here, I am talking about aches and pains, soreness, headaches or low back pain. Almost every mom I’ve met has had some sort of pre-natal tension or pain at some point in their pregnancy. So, what can you do? Continue on to find out! Here are my 3 Must Have Therapies:

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Self-Love Menu

Have you ever heard of a Self-Love Menu? I hadn't until a couple of weeks ago, but I love it! Basically, it's a menu of all of -or a few of- the things that you do to love yourself. I can't remember exactly where I saw it, but they recommended starting with a list of 10 things. In my head, I was like "Oh! That'll be easy!" Yeah, not so much. It was actually harder then I anticipated. 

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Values

What you choose, whether it be on a daily basis or be it a change like moving out is based partly on your values. What is important to you? 

As a Massage Therapist and Business Owner, I also have values set there.

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Water Intake

As summer continues and the heat ramps up, we must remember to keep drinking plenty of water. Water is very important for our bodies for many different functions, but we especially need to remember this in the summer, when activity is high and the possibility of dehydration is high as well. I would like to remind all of you exactly why water is so important.

Water is essential for the functioning of our bodies. Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Without it, our bodies don’t function as well and aren’t as efficient. This can cause us to feel less energized, tired, and bloated. With plenty of water, our bodies function as they should, much more efficiently. So if you ever questioned why you should be drinking plenty of water, now you know!

How much water should you drink per day? Lots. According to Mayo Clinic, it's a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. But overall, they recommend 2-3 liters of water per day. Keep in mind that when you are doing a lot of physical activity, and sweating a lot, this should be increased.

So as summer continues, remember to always have a water bottle by your side with whatever activity you may be doing to ensure that your body is functioning properly!