It is a commonplace thing in society today...feeling drained, emotionally overwhelmed and perhaps incapable of just dealing. The more we want to achieve, whether in the arenas of work or play, the more we see there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Then we get the seasonal changes here in Michigan that leave us feeling like just getting out of bed would be a feat of Olympic proportions.
That was me, this morning. The funny thing is, that once I did get out of bed and started interacting with the rest of the human race, I started noticing that it wasn't just me. There was something going on, and it was bigger than just my little corner of Metro-Detroit.
One of my "go-to's" for what is going on energetically is The Power Path.
This month's theme is UNSETTLED. And wouldn't you know it? It's been feel just like that for me. How about you? The link above will give you the entire explanation of the Power Path for this month, but what I found particularly interestin...
Nearly everyone I have ever talked to about it will admit to their body feeling toxic at one point or another. Sometimes, it's simply that feeling you get after overstuffing yourself at a big a holiday meal, and sometimes it is much more serious. Perhaps you have heard people, especially recently, using the term "contact allergy". Children and adults are being diagnosed with this, with the solution being medication. What most of these folks are not being told is how this contact allergy was developed in the first place.
Our body has really powerful natural detoxification systems. They are able to get rid of multiple toxic substances accumulated from a variety of sources like the environment, the water we drink and the foods we eat. These 4 main systems, along with other auxiliary systems work hard to eliminate these toxins. Unfortunately, the amount of chemicals we absorb and ingest in our everyday life is so extremely high that the majority of people find their bodies a...
It's been an exciting winter so far, here in Michigan...19 degree days followed by 61 degree days. It not only wreaks havoc on our daily wardrobe choices, but also on our activity levels. Monday has us snuggled up with a cup of cocoa, reading a nice book and Tuesday has us outside on a ladder cleaning out gutters. It's easy in all our enthusiasm to overdo things, potentially getting ourselves a bit exhausted.
We all get that "Spring cleaning" bug and it's easy when the day is so sunny and warm to want to do it all at once, but we must remember that our bodies aren't used to that. It's very easy to develop injuries from overexertion while doing common activities like lifting, and pushing and pulling. These kinds of injuries, along with accidental slips, trips and falls can result in sprains, strains, hernias and lower back pain. Repetitive movements, spending long time periods reaching overhead, or bending at the waist can cause a variety of painful issues in the body.
Despite the groundhog's prediction a couple of days ago, the weather has again made a turn for the frosty. Temperatures began dropping, and the flurries started. As much as we would like to think we are past the worst of it, this is Michigan and unfortunately, it's likely that there is more to come.
The good news is that there is much you can do to ensure you are feeling great no matter what the cold wether throws at you! Keeping our bodies feeling good is essential for maintaining a healthy positive attitude as well.
Here are just a few great ways that massage helps to keep you in "tip-top" shape this winter:
Frequent massage is great for boosting your immune system and preventing common winter ailments like colds and the flu. When you receive the relaxing benefits of massage, you are actively creating a healthier, happier, and more productive you.
According to a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University, the body’s level of relaxation has a significant correlation with an improved i...