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The Connection Between Stress and Injuries

Journal of Clinical InvestigationAccording to research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, stress can lower your bone mineral density, leading to an escalated risk of bone-connected injuries like stress fractures. Researchers looked at the connection between stress caused by isolation (as in a pandemic) and the concentration in the blood of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter, […]

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Fountain of Youth Found!

In St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., there’s a popular tourist attraction dating back a century that purports to be the fountain of youth that Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, found soon after he arrived in what is now Florida in 1513. We now know that St. Augustine was founded on August 28, […]

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Improve Your Quality of Life

The body was designed to move, adapt and change with our environment. According to designedtomove.org, “In less than two generations, physical activity has dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the United States. In China, the decline is 45% in less than one generation. Vehicles, machines, and technology are now doing the moving […]

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Form & Function

Do you experience a sharp pain in your lower back when you bend over to retrieve the morning paper? Perhaps you feel a persistent neck ache that you contribute to long hours sitting in front of the computer? If tension, constriction, and pain have become recurring symptoms in your everyday life, it is most likely […]

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The Benefits of Combining Mental and Physical Therapies

It is well documented that an individual’s mental state can profoundly affect their physical health. Depression, for example, causes changes in the brain’s functions that can result in a myriad of physical problems including (among others), chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, low libido, and an increase in physical aches and pains. Depression and anxiety may be […]

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Rolfing and Yoga Work Together January 2022

Rolfers and yoga practitioners alike find that the two disciplines naturally complement each other in many aspects including improving flexibility and coordination. Ida Rolf, the founder of Rolfing, practiced yoga for many years. A key aspect of yoga is striving toward physical symmetry. Due to chronic pain or lack of bodily balance, aspiring yoga practitioners […]

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Is Rolfing Painful?

The object of Rolfing is to reduce or eliminate pain by releasing restrictions of the fascia, the membrane that encases our organs and muscles. Fascia is a tough membrane that takes some effort to manipulate, which has led to the misconception that Rolfing causes extreme pain. The truth is that deep tissue therapy produces far […]

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