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Father’s Day Special!

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20% OFF Gift Certificates & e-Gift Cards

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Schedule a pick up for a Gift Certificate or send an e-Gift Card to your father for Father’s Day!

Offer Ends: June 19th.

Father’s Day Special!

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20% OFF Gift Certificates & e-Gift Cards

chico_massage_restorative_therapy_pain_relief_relaxation_massage_therapy_2015_gift_certificateFathers do so much for us and ask for so little gratitude in return. Show your father or husband the love he’s shown you or your children over the years with a rejuvenating massage.

Schedule a pick up for a Gift Certificate or send an e-Gift Card to your father for Father’s Day!

Offer Ends: June 22nd.

Stretching for Back Pain Relief

Almost everyone can benefit from stretching the softtissues – the muscles, ligaments and tendons – in the back, legs, buttock, and around the spine. 

The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments, and tendons are all designed to move, and limitations in this motion can make back pain worse.

Patients with ongoing back pain may find it takes weeks or months of stretching and other back exercises to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that meaningful and sustained relief of back pain will usually follow the increase in motion.

General Tips for Stretching to Relieve Back Pain

Keep the following in mind when starting a stretching routine as part of a program of back exercises:

  • Wear comfortable clothes that won’t bind
  • Stretching should be pain free; do not force the body into difficult positions
  • Move into the stretch slowly and avoid bouncing, which may actually tear muscles
  • Stretch on a clean, flat surface that is large enough to move freely
  • Hold stretches long enough (20-30 seconds) to allow muscles or joints to become loose
  • Repeat the stretch, generally 5-10 times

If one already has low back pain or neck pain, it is best to check with a physician or physical therapist to discuss whether the following neck, shoulder, and lower back pain exercises should be done.

Article By: Spine Health

Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe

chico_massage_therapeutic_pain_relief_relaxation_therapy_chronic_pain_stress_fibromyalgia_1It’s estimated that 5-10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, and the majority of them are women. Fibromyalgia is the existence of chronic fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, and other unexplainable pains in the body. Oftentimes, these symptoms lead to others, like migraines, depression and chronic fatigue. The effects of this disease often illicit diagnosis very similar to osteoarthritis, tendinitis and bursitis. If you experience problems like the one listed above, always consult your physician.

While there is a blood test some doctors use to determine if a patient has this disease, not much is known on the treatment and possible cure for fibromyalgia. Most treatments resort to treating the symptoms. There are only a few medications FDA approved to treat this illness. 1 is used as a general pain reliever for several different disorders. The other two might fall under the category of “anti-depression” medication.  Always consult your doctor for a professional opinion.

Similar to migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia is sometimes shrugged off and not taken seriously by friends, family, and even some physicians. If you read around on some blogs and forums however, it seems many people are experiencing debilitating pain and discomfort, to the point of needing to quit jobs and drop out of school.

Some experts have noticed that many additional health conditions are affecting fibromyalgia patients. These are gluten intolerance, gout, and restless leg syndrome. This leads some to believe that removing the following foods from our diets could help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia:

chico_massage_therapeutic_pain_relief_relaxation_therapy_chronic_pain_stress_fibromyalgia_31. Sugar

2. Gluten

3. MSG

4. Caffeine

5. Dairy

And in terms of easing pain and discomfort, I always recommend Nature’s pain relief foods:

chico_massage_therapeutic_pain_relief_relaxation_therapy_chronic_pain_stress_fibromyalgia_31. Turmeric

2. Sage

3. Ginger

4. Cayenne

5. Cloves

Here is how to prepare our specially created Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe just for you:

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Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe
Author: Drew Canole
Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 knuckle Ginger
  • 1 knuckle Turmeric
  • 4 cups sodium free veggie broth
  • 2 stalks of scallions
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. Preheat the pan to medium heat.
  3. Add some powdered ginger and turmeric together with the coconut oil.
  4. Add the veggie broth letting it boil.
  5. Reduce the heat, and add turmeric root into it.
  6. Add the sliced scallions.
  7. Transfer to a clean container.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Article By: Fit Life

A Restorative Therapy is Now on Giftfly!

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Now you can easily send your loved one a gift card for a therapeutic massage!

Buy and send a A Restorative Therapy gift card online with a personalized message via email, Facebook or text, instantly. Looking for the perfect last minute gift? You can send an eGift card for A Restorative Therapy in seconds directly from any device to anyone in the United States instantly.

GiftFly eGift cards make gift-giving easier and much more convenient. Instead of driving to the business location for a A Restorative Therapy gift certificate you need to mail or place in a card, you can now send A Restorative Therapy online gift cards for any special occasion in seconds.

It’s more personal, secure to send, never lost or stolen, and safe for the environment because they’re 100% digital. This is also great option for long distance and last minute gifts. By sending a GiftFly you are supporting your favorite local businesses and sending new customers their way.

Take a Detox Bath After Your Massage

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A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system.

In this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever.

Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and in the water we drink. Toxins cause irritation, harm and destruction in the body if left unchecked.

Detoxification is the body’s way of removing and metabolizing these dangerous compounds. It is a process the body does naturally without us even knowing it. However, the capacity of the body’s detoxification process is not endless.

A detox bath encourages the body to efficiently flush out toxins.

Our toxic burden is a result of the toxins we are exposed to and our body’s ability to naturally detox. The more toxins we are exposed to, the harder the body has to work at eliminating these toxins.

The list of toxins that could potentially harm our bodies is almost endless; many start their day with a hot shower, the water is contaminated with pollutants, the soap and shampoo is full of chemicals, the toothpaste has fluoride, from there we may have breakfast where the food has been treated with pesticides or even genetically modified.

We haven’t even left our house, yet we have been exposed to toxins that can potentially cause ill-health.

Even more alarming is our exposure to toxic substances is on the rise:

  • 2,100 toxins, including pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and medications have been found in our water supply
  • 80,000 metric tons of carcinogens are released into the air annually in North America
  • Over 80% of food have genetically modified ingredients
  • The EPA estimates the average US citizen has residues from over 400 toxic compounds in their body
  • 82,000 chemicals are in use today in the US, but only a fourth have ever been tested for toxicity

While it is impossible to abolish our exposure to all toxins, we can reduce unnecessary exposure, as well as improve our body’s efficiency and ability to eliminate them.

Taking a detox bath, not only boosts our health and well-being, but it also strengthens our immune system and prevents disease.

When metabolic waste from toxins builds up in our body, we get sick. Functional medicine expert, Dr. Mark Hyman, puts it this way, “problems with detoxification is one root of illness. If you feel lousy, it’s likely you’re toxic.”

It is important to enhance our body’s ability to detoxify and get rid of the waste, meanwhile minimizing our exposure to toxins. This is imperative for excellent health, as many of today’s modern diseases are related to toxicity.

The liver removes toxins and metabolic waste from the body by converting them to water-soluble compounds.

Once water-soluble they can be eliminated from the body through urine. Some waste products are not water-soluble and are transformed by the liver and excreted in the bile. The bile is then transported to the intestines where it exits the body through our bowels.

Toxins not eliminated or completely removed by either of these processes may be eliminated through our skin via our sweat.

A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies that can be done to facilitate and enhance our body’s natural detoxification process.

Typically, a detox bath is made with Epsom salt also known as magnesium sulfate, which not only draws out toxins, but has health benefits of its own:

Ease stress and improves sleep and concentration

Help muscles and nerves function properly

Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes

Help prevent artery hardening and blood clots

Make insulin more effective

Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps

Improve oxygen use

Flush toxins

Improve absorption of nutrients

Help form joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins

Help prevent or ease migraine headaches

 

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Take a Detox Bath After Massage

 

How to Draw a Detox Bath

1. Add 5-10 drops essential oil (I love lavender) to 2 cups Epsom salt, then add to a standard tub full of water.

2. Ideally, you want the water quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.

3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increase mineral absorption.

4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.

5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.

6. It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.

7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like body butter, shea butter or coconut oil and some aluminum-free deodorant, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.

8. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.

9. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.

10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.

 

Article By: Healthy Living How-to