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Better Than Chocolate😍

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February is the month of chocolates, flowers, fancy dinners and many other creative ways to show our special someone how much we love them.  According to many studies, nothing beats the power of touch as the ultimate way to express comfort, healing and love. Did you know that there is actually a love hormone?
Studies show that Oxytocin (often referred to as the "love" hormone) is increased and the heart rate goes down when people snuggle up or bond socially. The same has been found true for any comforting touch sensation, such as a back or foot rub. The act of being touched has an incredible ability to make someone feel better. Think about that awful moment when you bump your head on a sharp corner. The first thing that everyone does is bring their hand to the area of pain. Just holding or gently rubbing a painful area can help bring a sense of calm to a brain that is is screaming, "Ouch!".  Massage therapists are taught about muscles, fascia tension, adhesions and …

Has The New Year Made Your Muscles Sore?😩

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The holidays tend to throw off our normal routines and are always filled with extra tasty food. By the first of the year we are ready to eat clean and get in shape. January ushers in a new enthusiasm for a fresh new start and often that enthusiasm leads to sore muscles from new workouts or exercises that we haven't done in a while. Many people have loosing weight and getting into shape at the top of their new year's resolution list. As the gyms fill up, the bottles of pain relievers empty. The excitement of a new fresh start can be slowed down by the pain and stiffness that settles in a few days after a good workout. Now that January is into its third week, you might be experiencing D.O.M.S. (delayed onset muscle soreness). 

To help minimize muscle soreness follow these tips: Be sure to do at least a 10 minute warm up before starting your exercise routine such as a gentle walk or spin on a bike. Anything that is easy to do and slowly warms your muscles.Always stretch after your …