Considering Massage for High Blood Pressure? It Helps

High blood pressure affects no small number of people — about 70 million people in the United States have the condition. That means approximately one in every three Americans, or 31.3 percent, has high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and nearly half of those aren't properly managing it. High blood pressure increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack, stroke and other serious health conditions, so it's important to get it under control. … Read More

How to Practice Mind Body Fitness

Posted July 14, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Health & Fitness, Meditation & Yoga

If you have trouble sticking to an exercise routine that’s based on getting in shape or losing weight, it might be because your approach to fitness lacks an important element. A mind body fitness routine — in contrast to one that just focuses on just the body — emphasizes the interconnectedness of the physical body and the mind and spirit. … Read More

Consumers Increasingly Turning to Massage for Wellness

Consumers are increasingly integrating massage therapy into their regular health maintenance routines, according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). … Read More

Healthy Aging Calls for Combining Multiple Healthy Lifestyle Choices

While a number of studies have shown associations between individual lifestyle factors and a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers, few studies have investigated how a combination of lifestyle factors might influence mortality. … Read More

For Healthy Aging, Try a Lifestyle of Natural Health

Natural health strategies can promote healthy aging, adding a decade or more of healthy years to the average lifespan and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. … Read More

Benefits Of LomiLomi Massage

A Polynesian massage therapy treatment that originated in Hawaii, lomilomi is a holistic massage therapy system traditionally practiced by the islands’ healers or kahunas. Lomilomi utilizes medicinal plants, massage, breath exercises, and meditation. Lomilomi is also known as Hawaiian temple bodywork, temple style or traditional style lomilomi massage. … Read More

From Depression to Hypertension, Yoga Benefits Overall Health

Many people realize the yoga benefits of spiritual awareness. Yoga is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine in treating health disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and neuropsychiatric disorders. … Read More

Healing Holistically: Understanding Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine focuses on treatments that address the whole person, rather than treating illness or disease as an isolated incident. Any illness or disease that occurs is viewed as a dysfunction of the person as a whole. The holistic physician takes into consideration physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual, or lifestyle factors that may be contributors or causes of ill health. … Read More

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