February 21, 2017

Pregnancy is a joyous time for the mother and family, but it can also be quite challenging, physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Massage Therapy not only helps the soon-to-be mother with physical pain, but also emotionally by helping to regulate hormones such as cortisol, thereby reducing the stress on the baby.  

According to, "Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health....Studies done in the past 10 years have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered when massage therapy is introduced to women’s prenatal care. This leads to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health.In women who received bi-weekly massages for only five weeks, hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol (hormones associated with stress) were reduced, and dopamine and...

February 6, 2017

Massage therapy and other forms of holistic health therapies are all about restoring balance to the individual.  As Ayurvedic therapies become more and more prevalent in American spa culture, it has most people wondering what the heck it is.  Here you'll learn about the three basic types of doshas, and you can follow the link to take a short quiz on what your lifelong dosha is, as well as another quiz to find out what your current dosha is.  

The term Dosha relates to the three types of doshas that circulate throughout the body and govern physiological activity.  The three doshas are:

  • Pitta

  • Vata

  • Kapha

Pitta is fiery and intense.  It’s qualities include: hot, light, intense, penetrating, pungent, sharp, and acidic.  Vata is very delicate.  Vata qualities include: cold, light, dry, irregular, rough, moving, quick, and changeable.  Kapha is content.  Kapha qualities include: heavy, slow, steady, solid, cold, soft, oily. 

As stated earlier, there are t...

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