Let me walk you through a story. . .
A hard working someone comes home from a long day at work, their shoulders ache and the minute they sit down their body goes into relief shock.
All of a sudden . . .
Your favorite provider from Personalized Harmony appears and treats you to an at home massage! Except, wait, Its not a provider! Its your Partner!
How can this be? It feels just as good as your firm relaxation session!
Don't you want that too?
It can be you.
For this month only, schedule a Basic Techniques Class with Casey Barker for 50% off and bring a companion with you so you both can learn how to treat that someone to something oh so good.
Gardening tips & tricks
Stretching before you begin your gardening is an important key in protecting your body from injury. Also stretch periodically during to help alleviate aches/pains.
For shoveling, make sure you’re using good body alignment. Be sure to lean as much of your body weight into the shovel as possible while digging. When dumping the shovel, use your whole body. Turn your whole rather than just your upper body, and not just your arms.
When pulling weeds, grab a stool or a bucket! This will save your knees, as well as your hips and back by removing pressure. If you need to lean/bend forward to pull a weed, try to sit on your “sitting bones” and keep your posture and avoid rounding your back.
When lifting heavy bags (mulch, soil, etc.) be sure to lift with your legs. Bend at your hips and knees and as you lower, keep your spine straight. Your hips and knees are stronger to handle the weight of lifting.
Some other easy things to do are;
Combining massage therapy and chiropractic treatment improves nervous system function as a whole.
The muscles inside your body hold your bones together. Massage before a chiropractic adjustment allows for an easier adjustment. When the bones are aligned, there is no pressure on the nerves, causing less tension and accelerating your recovery time tremendously.
Chiropractic/Massage therapy care also aids in;
Creating an Active Treatment plan is best for chronic pain and/or immediate needs. This would include 2-3 chiropractic adjustments a week, with 1 massage weekly.
An alternative to this would be, bi-weekly recovery or monthly maintenance.
We work alongside Dr. Rodney Brown at Crestwood Chiropractic (502) 243-3334
There is a reason why Massage is such an important practice. Through its peaceful, relaxing environment it is known and proven through research to be one of the most impactful ways to better your body and self-living. Your body and mind will consume countless benefits from just a 15 minute treatment. Incorporating massage into your schedule weekly of course will become pricey, however treating yourself to a session every 2-3 weeks will leave you speechless at the difference of how you’ll be living your days feeling renewed.
During your busy schedules, you put your body through countless amounts of stress without even realizing until you reach those moments of pesky aches and pains when trying to sit down, get up, or attempt to relax for that short time you have for yourself. Let’s also consider when you are exercising and you get to end the day with feeling sore instead of feeling great.
Luckily, Massage is one of the many treatments that can efficiently target those overused muscles. By getting a massage, it will thoroughly decrease the stiffness, pain, and inflammation all the while you get to finally feel what relaxation truly is. It works by increasing the flow of pluripotent stem cells, whose jobs are to produce any tissue your body needs to repair.
Not only does this treatment relieve the pain, it will also increase the circulation of white blood cells. This is effective for boosting your bodies immune system, to keep sickness at bay. Getting kneaded out pushes these primary defense cells to fight against more serious infections due to the clear pathways this treatment will allow your body to leave with.
This treatment is strongly effective for those who continuously suffer from headaches, chronic pain, and limited range. The specific movements from the hands of your provider can decrease the headaches, pain, and increase your range of motion all at the same time. By treating yourself to regular massage treatments, your allowing your body to serve you in a better, efficient, and more comfortable way as you live through your stressful, continuously challenging path of life. The beauty of this treatment is that it makes pressures of life a bit more bearable, all the while you get to experience a sense of calm both physically and mentally.
If you are one of the people to deal with stress, anxiety, depression (and more) allow this treatment to be apart of your schedule regularly. Massage is known to relax your nervous system as you are in a comfortable, safe environment. It is also known and proven through research this treatment increases serotonin, a chemical in your brain that is a formula for calm, and decrease cortisol.
For those who struggle with Insomnia, your in luck. There has been a connection between sleepless nights and a lack of serotonin, which as stated above can be helped with Massage sessions. Allowing your body to regenerate, and repower itself with this kind of treatment might leave you living a better life.
Lastly, through the peaceful time you have all to yourself to relax, your giving your own brain a chance to keep up. By the time your session is finished, you’ll be able to walk back out to the world feeling more prepared, and refreshed. It truly is a natural solution to picking yourself up after running yourself down in the world we are in today.
-In compliments to Andrea Stanley, The Mind-Body Benefits of Getting a Massage-
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of terrible foot pain. At the bottom of your foot, there is a thick band of tissue known as your Fascia, that connects to your toes and your heel bone. This pain is usually recognized through sharp pain after you take your first couple of steps in the morning, and can also be triggered by long periods of standing/walking. It is usually caused by inadequate support in your shoes, other than that a cause is very hard to pinpoint.
What can i do to help the pain?
There are plenty of natural at home remedies to help decrease the aggravating pain. Things you should try:
--Use a band, or towel to wrap around your toes and pull your foot back towards you while your leg is straight, this will help stretch the fascia in your foot, and the tendons connected that is also contributing to the tension.
--Use a frozen water bottle and roll it underneath your foot for 5-10 minutes.
--Try using a bucket or tub of hot water with Epsom salt and golf balls. Roll the golf balls under your feet to break up the tension. You can do this for up to 30 minutes, you can even use the lengths of your favorite tv show episodes for each foot.
Magnesium is very important for your body because of its countless benefits. High dietary magnesium intake is linked to significantly reduced mortality in people who are high risk for cardiovascular disease. Magnesium helps the heart maintain a healthy rhythm in your body as it helps with blood pressure.
What is it?
Magnesium is an ample mineral found naturally in your body, in foods, and is available as a supplement as well as in medicine. Magnesium is a substance that is in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body. This includes protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. This mineral is also required for energy production, and glycolysis.
In this day and age it’s hard to imagine going through a day’s work without feeling pressure from others, physical aches and pain, or the increasing weight of stress and anxiety as your to-do list builds up. Nevertheless we can’t forget those moments of feeling overworked, and your brain just can’t seem to maintain focus. We are moving through our work and our days continously, forgetting about smelling the roses, forgetting that there is some kind of connection between your body and your mind. Forgetting about living in harmony.
Living in harmony with yourself and those around you can also mean being securely grounded with yourself and your environment. Living in harmony is feeling your mind become tied to your body, being aware of the energy within yourself and your capabilities you hold. Harmony with your body and mind is the two working together not to get the work done, but to create the aura of being calm and productive and secure. Finding your harmony within yourself takes time, and patience. In these busy days it seems almost impossible to separate yourself from your overloading to-do list, but the good news is, it’s incredibly possible.
The path to your harmony = Incorporating a wellness system for yourself in your schedule. How might you do that? Break apart your priorities, list what is most important. Take out the time of the unnecessary inconvenient activities that may hold you back. Search for what you do to wind down, and replace it with this plan of not only finding relaxation for yourself, but finding activities that only have beneficial long-term effects.
Personalized Harmony is here to lead you to your path to wellness. In our services we can reconnect the energy between your physical body and your mind to become more harmonious. We can reduce the tension and pain that gets in the way of you being your best physical self. Allow us to guide you to your personalized route to being harmonious with your body and mind.
Let us know what Harmony means to you and your body!
Yoga is a light activity people participate in for their journey to self-healing and rebalancing. Aside from pushing your body to stretch and release tension, it builds up strength and creates harmony in both body and mind.
Here at Personalized Harmony we offer a Gentle Yoga Class taught by Trish Barrett. Her classes focus around poses that are light and challenging that will have you feeling regenerated by the end of the class. Trish is a light hearted teacher who helps you focus on your breathing and will lead you to peace so that you are more prepared for your days to come.
Her classes are scheduled on Thursdays at 11:00 A.M and Mondays at 6:00 P.M, and can only hold up to 6 participants. Join our classes FOR FREE! Incorporate healthy living with no price to pay in your schedule!
What YOU can Gain from Participating
It is known that when Yoga is regularly practiced it will help with relieving chronic stress, increase your bodily awareness, and create mental clarity. With gaining bodily awareness and mental clarity, you will find yourself more available to helping yourself in creating a schedule that improves your overall wellness. It is also said that regularly practicing yoga sharpens concentration and relaxes the mind.
Physical Benefits of Yoga Include:
in compliments to American Osteopathic Association
Busy schedules get in the way of taking time for yourself, and they also distract you from paying attention to the path you truly desire. Life is too short to live through stress. Take the time to focus on you, and you only. Give yourself the dedication to creating a life lived by you, not your work, not your stress, and not knowing your true identity. Allow this time to be for evaluation, and raise your self awareness of where you are in your path today. This questionnaire is to simply help you recognize how you see yourself, and its a first step to building the path you desire for you today, and your future.
To open the wellness evaluation questionnaire, click the button below to download it. After the document is downloaded, check your finder (if you have a Mac), or open your downloads and it will open through your word documents.
When you go on an airplane, the rules are if in case of emergency, always put your air mask on first before anyone else’s. This is because you cannot begin to help others effectively until you have helped yourself. Many people go through out their day trying their best to help others, without realizing that they have yet to help themselves with their own health and wellness. People are living their days in exhaustion, and stress, seeing it as doing their best efforts to help those around them.
However, it is not. Your best efforts come from a balanced, healthy, and well rested inner self. That is where it’s known that your productivity is at its peak, and your best work flows effortlessly.
Therapeutic Massage is a step towards your balanced wellness and health. By allowing yourself moments of time that is strictly for you that is uninterrupted is giving your mind and body a moment of necessary rest. When you choose to commit to yourself, whether it is an hour or 45 minutes, and continue to merge it into your weekly schedule, you are taking a bigger step towards encouraging yourself the healing your body needs.
Life is limited, do not give more time to stress and exhaustion when you have time for peace and serenity.
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