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stress management

Meet Michael Congress, Advanced Therapist

A graduate of Just For Your Health College of Massage, Michael has over 20 years experience, with more than 1,000 hours of professional therapeutic massage in different modalities including Swedish, Clinical Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Geriatric, Prenatal, and Specific Injury Oriented Massage. He has worked with physicians, chiropractors,…

Emotional Impacts of Low Back Pain

No matter how healthy or well-conditioned your body may be, at some point, your lower back is almost destined to cause you problems. For most people, low back pain is just a minor annoyance that emerges once in awhile, sticks around for a couple of days, then goes away. For other people, there’s no break from the pain. When pain becomes chronic, it goes far beyond a physical sensation. It can…

Struggling? Make Self-Care a Priority

Make self-care a priority.

If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding escape through a good book, watching your favorite TV show, or doing nothing at all—give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today,…

Stress and Mindfulness of the Body

stress and body mindfulness

A recent article by Mark Bertin, MD, reported on a new study that suggests that mindfulness of the body—noticing our physical sensations—can be a useful tool for stress management and greater resilience. Participants who noticed their physical state sooner, were able to reign in the stress response before it escalated. This is because it’s much easier to settle ourselves when mildly…

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