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This came at the exact right time! I was just talking about this with some Ladies I see while volunteering with Oncology Massage Alliance

Why your clients might be getting cold treatments on hands, feet, and head.

Researchers from Japan may have found a way to reduce neuropathy.
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This is a great read!

Getting older is inevitable. Here are a few simple ways to keep your body tuned up and your mind tuned in. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started.
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I've taken this series before. It's wonderful, informative, and the teacher takes the time to help you. I can't recommend The Yoga Room enough! 💗 them!

Happy Fall!
I wanted to let ya'll know that for the month of October I'm running a 'buy 2 get the 3rd free' reflexology special.
I'm currently studying for my board certification in reflexology and need to do documented sessions to get me toward my goal.
All three sessions will need to be completed in an eight week period from the first scheduled session, if canceled you forfeit the session, and the travel rate will apply.
Please PM me or call for details and scheduling.

This is a great study. I love being able to incorporate reflexology into my sessions and as a stand alone modality. It really helps ease pain and anxiety.

This study examined classic foot massage and reflexology. Both modalities showed positive outcomes, but reflexology had the best results.

This randomized controlled clinical study aimed to determine the effect of 2 foot massage methods on symptom control in people with colorectal cancer who received chemoradiotherapy. Data were collected...
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Join us for "Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment". This presentation by oncology rehab specialist and certified lymphedema therapist Angela Wicker-Ramos ...will discuss ways to safely and effectively exercise during and after cancer treatment. Topics will include:

How can I safely return to exercise during and after cancer treatment?

What are the benefits of exercise?

What type of exercise is best for me?

How is my lymphatic system impacted by exercise?

Discussion about fatigue, lymphedema, neuropathy, pelvic floor issues, bone density and much more...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exercise-during-and-after-canc…

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This presentation by oncology rehab specialist and certified lymphedema therapist Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT-LANA will discuss� how to safely and effectively exercise during and after cancer treatment. Topics will include: How can I safely return to exercise during and after cancer treatme...
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There's a lot going on nowadays dealing with and helping with the effects of Harvey, and every little bit helps! Today I spent time at The Barefoot Dragonfly doing an aromatherapy formulation session making inhalers to help calm, and rollerballs for muscle tension. It was so amazing to see the outpouring of support from around the country! Can't wait to do more.

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Zero Balancing Health Association

Why does Zero Balancing touch therapy focus on bone tissue?

"Bone has a number of characteristics to give it a special place in relation to the energy body. Bon...e is the densest and most rugged of our body tissues. As noted, it is our physical armature and, along with the muscle system, it allows us to stand upright in the world in relation to gravitational fields. It supports, encloses, and protects vital organs, and in general helps support all tissues...
"On the energetic level, bone is at the core of the energy body and, because of its density, conducts the strongest currents. The skeleton is involved in both the vertical flows of energy between heaven and earth, and the deepest currents flowing through our individual ecosystem."

Zero Balancing founder Fritz Smith, MD from his book The Alchemy of Touch

Photo of Dr. Smith teaching at Blueberry Gardens in Maryland by Giovanni Pescetto.

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This is some of the awesome stuff I'm learning on my way to becoming a Certified Reflexologist...

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In today's Reflexology class we talked about the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and Reflexology's role as a support tool for conditions lik...e Raynaud's syndrome, Congestive Heart Failure, Angina, Varicose Veins, Hemorrhoids, Hypertension and Hypotension. We also talked about first aid Reflexology while waiting for paramedics following a stroke or heart attack. Best job in the world!

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This y'all!!! Don't get me wrong, I love and collect shoes. But this is so true, and one of the many reasons why I'm becoming an ARCB reflexologist!

Here are the show notes from the most recent Freakonomics Radio podcast. In this episode, Dubner questions certain types of shoes and how we can and should be doing more without shoes.

The human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems than it solves?
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A good reminder to do some stretchs! Thanks Chastity!

http://www.prevention.com/fitn…/neck-stretches-you-should-do

Here are some ways to stretch your neck to relieve neck tension.

Prevent neck pain with these stretches that ease tension and keep your muscles healthy.
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So true! I love when clients are able to relax enough to let their stomachs growl. It's a sign that we're doing a great thing, helping them relax.

Why Massage Therapist love to hear your stomach growl? It happens at least once every day, a client tenses up just a little and apologizes for the rumbling coming from their abdomen.  With any luck…
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Women's health is one of my passions. Julie is a wonderful LMT with the knowledge to back it up. If you live in south Austin call her up!

Articles about breast health seem to be everywhere lately. I even got an email touting a breast health smoothie recently. By now you probably know where my br...ain goes from here: what simple thing can women incorporate into their lives to promote breast health? (If you haven't subscribed to my blog post updates for very long ... this message of simple, gentle things is a theme that repeats!). Self-massage, of course

Please check out my latest blog post:

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Incorporating self massage techniques for the breasts is a wonderful way for women to connect with their bodies, improve lymph flow and circulation.
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This is an amazing service! One of my oncology clients has been seeing improvements in the reduction of pain, and nausea with acupuncture and massage.

I am so thankful to Serasana to be able to serve cancer patients with free acupuncture using my chosen profession. My family, like so many others, has experienc...ed great losses due to cancer. This program was born from that same seed of tragedy in another family. I feel the strength of those who have passed is, in this way, transferred to the living, that they might be comforted and their physical burden made lighter. Please share.

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The fight against cancer can be very tough. Aside from the rounds of chemo and radiation the side effects can make day-to-day difficult. But a local wellness studio is helping ease the pain by offering free acupuncture to cancer patients. FOX 7's Tan
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Massage therapy is one of the easiest ways to achieve a relaxed state of mind because you are free of responsibilities and control: http://ow.ly/7fg530bWmFF