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Exercises for Mid-Back Posture

Often I’m asked about what to do to fix and prevent back pain. I can suggest stretches, but what’s often needed are exercises which happens to be outside my scope of practice. Of course I can and do refer out to physical therapy etc. However for those that aren’t in a place to pursue physical […]

Posture and Back Pain

It’s well understood that having poor posture can cause or aggravate back pain – upper, mid, and lower. However, we might know something but do we actually put much credence in it? Slouching can’t be that bad! Well, for some people maybe not, though I wouldn’t count on it. But for the majority of people, […]

Be Consistent and Patient

When healing from  injuries, it’s not uncommon to hit a point at which one’s patience runs out. Pain should be gone, soft tissue should be healed already! Feelings of frustration and impatience are normal. However, the reality is that the body needs time. This is especially true is you are healing from a repetitive strain injury. […]

Updated Gift Certificate Page

My new gift certificates page is done! You can  now choose different massages (before there were only options for Swedish massage), you can choose to add essential oils to many of the massages. There are easy options for choosing where it should be shipped. And finally, you can even choose to purchase multiple gift certificates as […]

Get better sleep!

Most people have heard that sleep is important. In spite of this, many of us continue to survive on less than adequate sleep. If a problem isn’t immediately apparent, everything is fine right? Not necessarily. In June of this year Dr. Kirk Parsley M.D. spoke at TEDxReno, covering the importance of sleep. He touched on how […]

September Vacation

I will be out of town next week for vacation. As such my office will be closed Monday the 22nd through Friday the 26th. I will be back to work as normal on Monday the 29th. Thank you!

Sitting – To worry or not to worry?

In the last few months there has been a lot of attention given to what a terrible effect sitting can have on your health. In fact, there were claims that it’s as bad for your health as smoking. Certainly, it makes sense that sitting for long periods without a break could be a problem. However, […]

Whatcom County Farm Tour 2014

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year – farm tour season. This coming Saturday is the Whatcom County Farm Tour. It runs from 10-5pm and is self-guided. The farm tour allows you  to get a closer look at some of our local farms that serve our county and beyond. Check out […]

Essential Oils Summer Uses

Summer in the Pacific Northwest brings many things, less rain for one. It also brings more sun and sunburns, more outdoor activities and everything with which that comes. Essential Oils and Sunshine Oh sweet beautiful sun, we Pacific Northwesterners love those golden rays so much. We love time spent in the sun and yet seem to […]

Coconut Oil – It’s great for massage!

As most of my clients know, I strive to use high quality, organic products in my practice. For many years I’ve been using organic jojoba for a massage oil. However, in recent years, I’ve been prompted to re-evaluate my jojoba usage. It is a wonderful oil (actually it’s a liquid wax) and I love using […]