Exploring Possibilities: Floatation, Veterans, and PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is very real and can be debilitating. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a disorder that can develop in people who have seen or lived through a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms of PTSD can include severe anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks,

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Athletic Development: Find Your Flow with Floatation

Being an athlete, whether recreational or professional, requires discipline, strength and skill. Athleticism is an intricate balance of physical and mental performance. Floatation therapy is known for its physiological effects on the muscular system and the soft tissues of the body.  Floating in a tub with 800-1000 lbs of Epsom Salt works wonders for the recovery

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Floating: A Future for Chronic Pain Management

Pain can be debilitating. Chronic pain can steal the days and make nights seem like they go on forever. A new study from Gallup-Healthways showed that 47% of those surveyed reported some type of chronic pain. The majority, 36% reported chronic neck and back pain. The pain cycle intensifies with stress and lack of sleep, which

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Self Care Matters

We live in a world of constant stimulation. On any given day we are bombarded with cell phones, email, facebook, twitter, traffic, billboards, television, (bad) news, not to mention most of us have calendars packed full of events requiring our attention. All of these stimulate our central nervous system and can activate a stress response

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Yoga Poses for Pregnancy Bliss

I was recently asked by a client what yoga poses were helpful during pregnancy. I wasn’t able to answer the question off the top of my head so I decided to put together a list and post it for any other mom’s to be who might also be interested. If you have never tried yoga

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Pregnancy and Massage a Sacred Journey

Massage has been practiced throughout recorded history and has been an important part of  pregnancy and childbearing for millennia. Pregnancy and birth are a sacred journey, one that creates a miraculous environment for awareness and healing. As a massage therapist, there is nothing quite like working with a mother and her unborn child. The beauty of pregnancy

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Float Your Way to a Healthier Pregnancy and Delivery

Your pregnant and your body is growing and changing to accommodate a new life. Not only are you concerned with having a healthy pregnancy and delivery but you are now very aware that you are responsible for another life. Trying to balance work, relationships, and the stresses placed on the body during pregnancy can be

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Massage for the Masses: Why EveryBODY needs Massage

Self care is quite often an afterthought. As a culture we wait, and wait until our bodies are depleted of their vital energy, weakened and susceptible to illness before we give ourselves the care we need. Considered by some to be pampering or luxury spending many of us may overlook Massage as a viable health

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Zero Gravity, The Magic of Floatation Therapy

When was the last time you experienced total weightlessness? If you are like most people the answer is most likely never. Even when I take my kids to the local pool and attempt a nice long back float, gravity wins as my feet slowly sink and force my flutter kick back to the surface. Don’t

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