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The Invisible and Ignored. Lymph

When we talk about body systems, the ones commonly mentioned are cardio-vascular, nervous, muscular and skeletal. And yet, there is a system our entire body (except for hair, nails and cartilage) bathes in constantly – lymphatic! There are fifteen liters of lymph in a human body. That is three times more than blood! If you […]

Get rid of double chin. Fast.

Get rid of double chin. Fast. Usually when I read titles like this, I assume it sounds too good to be true. And most often than not it is. But, since I tried this exercise myself and saw immediate results, I did not know how else to title this post. As a massage therapist, I […]

How`s your neck moving?

I was watching a Massage Conference webinar last night talking about neck pain and whiplash injuries. Besides learning that an overwhelming 50 to 100 million of Americans have neck injuries (usually caused by rear-end collisions, etc), there was a picture that attracted my attention titled Normal Range of Motion for the Neck. I think it is […]

If you have a headache

When you have a knot in your shoulder or an annoying painful spot somewhere, what do you do? Press on it, rub it, touch it. Right? Well, there is a simple invention that pretty much does that and helps with pain in the neck and head. It is called Ben`s Block. I had been using […]

Anti-Cellulite Facebook page

I am putting my Anti-Cellulite tips under one roof – the Facebook`s that is. I am posting there quite regularly. The advices range from Foods that fight off cellulite to Massages you can do yourself, to Essential Oils you can add to your evening bath. And the list goes on. All these little tipsy things […]

Master Cleanse

Last night I went to listen to one of my favorite massage teachers/chiropractor speak about cleanses. We talked about how important it is to detoxify the body, mind, spirit. He offered us to come up with three things we want to fast from and three – to feast on. I thought it was brilliant! Many […]

Heel pain

Or Plantar Fasciitis, if I were to get all scientific on you. Ten percent of Americans get it in their lifetime. Mostly women. Mostly athletes, runners and overweight folks. Annoying pain in the heel of the foot  is one of the widely recognized symptoms. Especially in the morning. What to do? Well, there is plenty of […]

What I learned about pregnancy

I just spent days watching natural births, talking about pregnancy and massaging pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. In other words, I took a Pregnancy/Postpartum massage course and my collection of massage certificates grew a little bit thicker. Besides the obvious – new massage techniques and understanding how a pregnant woman may feel, […]

What your teeth are telling you?

Today I had an interesting massage class where all fourteen of us put on hospital gloves and went into each other`s mouth for intraoral muscle`s stretching. Sounds dangerous, right? Before I put my pinky between Ruth`s wisdom tooth and tongue, I thought that too. Nope. All went well, my fingers are intact and so is […]

Shoulder massage? No, thank you!

When I was traveling through China, I experienced something that is related to this video right here. A young boy at a small massage studio on the streets of Beijing gave me a very aggressive shoulder massage. It was very painful and the pain lasted well into the end of my vagabonding through Asia. It […]