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A review of 80-plus studies upends the conventional wisdom.
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A 38 year old woman suffers permanent shoulder drop after a "deep tissue" massage caused damage to a spinal accessory nerve.
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Researchers found that a single session of massage caused biological changes, like increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment.
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They are only one of many drug-related problems associated with pain management.
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"Just so you know, I am totally on board for driving you to treatment, cleaning your place, helping pick out flattering wigs, coming up with bad-ass visualizati...on exercises, and if you twist my arm, I guess I'd also be cool with lying on the couch and watching trashy TV together. (I know. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.) I love you."

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Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before g ...
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Jeanne Edelen, LMT is now a preferred practitioner with S4OM.org (the Society for Oncology Massage).

"Preferred Practitioners are practicing massage therapists who have a working knowledge of cancer, its effects on the body and how current medical treatments can affect the patient. Based on that knowledge, they modify standard massage practice to safely mitigate symptoms, improve mood and restore energy."

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Discover... 5 Myths and Truths about Massage, by Tracy Walton

http://www.tracywalton.com/…/5-Myths-and-Truths-about-Massa…

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Tracy Walton's course on Caring for Clients with Cancer was full of great information and TLC. I met some sweet new friends and learned a lot! I submitted my paper work to register as a preferred provider with the Society for Oncology Massage today. If you know of someone looking for a massage practitioner who is trained to safely and effectively work with clients with cancer, please share these links: www.S4OM.com and/or www.TracyWalton.com for referrals. If you know of anyone who could benefit from in home Oncology massage care in Fairfield County, CT, northern Westchester County or the greater Providence,RI area, please share my info: comfortzonebodywork.com/contact.

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What are the implications in your life of the distinctions between serving, helping and fixing? Can you share a personal story of an experience where you were mindful of these distinctions? How can we move from helping and fixing to serving?
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Now CMLDT (certified manual lymph drainage therapist)! So grateful to be able to offer this powerful new healing modality to my clients!

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Interval training is a key for aging gracefully.

Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular level.
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Using a sauna may reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
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Great visuals to understand your stretch!

In 2015 my karate friends and I created page “Trust me, I’m Sensei” and our most successful post of the year was exactly that album of pictures about stretching. Here is article f…
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Eat 8 servings of fruit and veggies today for greater happiness and well being tomorrow.

Certain foods are linked to not only increased happiness, but great “eudaemonic” well-being, feelings of engagement, creativity, meaning, and purpose in life.
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This Treat while you Train therapy ball set with DVD would make a great holiday gift to yourself or someone you love. I just got rolling with this system of self care and I love it! Now $83.00 on Amazon.

Wonder what would happen if two mobility experts created a training kit? Here's your answer.
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I love that there is so much free inspiration to tap these days! If you are looking for a natural boost for your health, juicing is a key.

What happens when you put 8 people with 22 different health conditions on nothing but freshly extracted juice for 28-Days? Number 1 best-selling health autho...
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