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17 Dec 2019


  Have you ever noticed those random purple marks many athletes or celebrities occasionally have on their bodies? I have seen Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston proudly don their red marks on the red carpet! Those marks are from a practice called cupping. Cupping is an ancient technique in which therapists use special cups on your skin to create a suction effect. This suction draws circulation to the surface and may leave temporary purple marks from the increase of blood flow being dr... More

28 Oct 2019

Healthy Aging

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT I’m getting older, and chances are, so are you! But what should we be doing to keep our bodies from declining? Aging doesn’t have to equal deteriorating. However, we likely have to be a bit more mindful about how we treat our bodies as we age and what we do in order to make amends for how we treated our bodies in our 20s and 30’s!I found a wonderful article that touched on this subject:A journal article, Muscular Strength ... More

29 Sep 2019

More about breathing

 By Margaret Kraeling, PTI thought I would add a follow up to Laurie’s last blog on breathing as well as offer a brief exercise program that not only works on breath control but has a huge impact on overall health.First – a few things that we already know –- Close to 80% of the population breathes incorrectly ie: mouth and upper chest breathing.- Your nose is the only organ that can properly prepare the air you breath in.- Mouth breathing elevates the blood pressure and he... More