By Marge Pickering-Picone
When you are burdened by your thoughts of things past or possible futures, remember that the past is gone and the future hasn’t come yet. You actually only have the present moment.
This advice helps when trying to keep your blood pressure in a normal range no matter what is happening around you. When we are acting upon our stresses, the body jumps into over-drive. When we respond with only emotion, our pulse rate speeds up, you feel your face get red, and your breathing changes. This is a clear signal your blood pressure is raising to an uncomfortable, heart pounding limit.
Does your stress reaction actually change anything? Before responding too quickly, just try waiting a couple of minutes. Try stepping back as if you are watching a TV program. Make yourself a spectator for this moment. Realize that most of what is happening is around you and not directly to you. Take that deep breath as if inhaling peace and calm and exhale any negative thoughts, feelings and reactions (this is quick meditation session). Think with your head and not with your emotions. When you do this in any situation you are giving yourself a chance to act instead of react.
Some say the only time they ever have to themselves is when they take a 2 minute bathroom break. I say- that’s okay! Take 1 additional minute to stop, focus and enjoy being by yourself. It truly helps, so give it a try! You just might lower that blood pressure a little bit to the healthier side.
If you feel that there is more behind your stress, or you are living on constant stress and adrenaline, maybe it is time to get back in here and get re-muscle tested. A tune up is always good even when you think things are fine. We strive always for optimal levels, not just okay and to get by. Hope to see you soon!
Things to Remember
Remember it is hot so add hydrosport to your water to stay hydrated. (click on Hydrosport to see this great product)
Remember to use sunscreen on your face every day. Especially you swimmers and golfers!
Remember to drink plenty of water, even more on humid days.
Remember to eat enough protein for your energy & physical output.
Remember to get enough sleep (The sun rises early and sets later now).
Remember to take your supplements…no skipping.
Remember to enjoy your sunny June days!
Wine Walk in the Village is now $15.00 a person and is scheduled for Friday, June 19th. To see all upcoming Village events check out www.websterbid.com
Check out the deals Christina, the new massage therapist, has to offer as well as our new Holistic Nurse who will join our team this August!
Enjoy the great weather and hope to see you soon!
The Benefits of Massage Therapy as part of a Holistic Health Routine
Holistic Health is an ancient approach to health that considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment. It emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. The goal is to achieve maximum well being, where everything is functioning the very best that is possible. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” A positive step towards well- being is through massage therapy.
Quality of life is regarded as the key determinant of overall health. Enhancing and improving quality of life is achieved through proactive steps. A positive treatment is massage therapy. The effectiveness of massage is not limited to pain management, but encompasses treating the whole self. Massage therapy has been observed to reduce stress, anxiety, improve sleep patterns, and increase mobility.
Pain also plays a significant role in a person’s quality of life. For many pain medications can have unpleasant side effects and will often mask the primary problem. Musculoskeletal imbalances are triggered by muscular tension, bony misalignment, postural patterns, eyestrain, temporomandibular joint disorders, Myofacial pain syndrome, ligament irritation, or other. By working on the muscles and fascia Musculoskeletal conditions or problems with back pain, neck pain, joint pain or stiffness/other joint condition, arthritis, can be improved.
Stress just hearing that word causes your body and mind to shift. Today nearly 73% people identified themselves as being stressed. The most common stress symptoms include fatigue, lack of energy, nervousness, sleeplessness and binge eating. Everybody experiences stress at some time in their life but how a person deals and manages stress is key to manage overall health. Turning to healthy lifestyle choices such as massage, meditation, healthy eating & exercise can help with reduction of stress.
• Relieve stress
• Boost immunity
• Reduce anxiety
• Manage low-back pain
• Help fibromyalgia pain
• Reduce muscle tension
• Enhance exercise performance
• Relieve tension headaches
• Sleep better
• Ease symptoms of depression
• Improve cardiovascular health
• Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
• Decrease stress in cancer patients
• Improve balance in older adults
• Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
• Temper effects of dementia
• Promote relaxation
• Lower blood pressure
• Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Help chronic neck pain
• Lower joint replacement pain
• Increase range of motion
• Decrease migraine frequency
• Improve quality of life in hospice care
• Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
Add Massage to your wellness routine and see how great you feel with $5.00 off 60 min. and $10.00 off 100 min. /or duel spa facial & massage by Appointment call Christina 545-5245
1. Definition of Health. (n.d.). retrieved March 8, 2014, from the World Health Organization website
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