Yesterday evening, I shared highlights of 6 common healing flowers and herbs that anyone can use to support their wellness and bolster the health and wellness of their loved ones. We looked at Arnica, Calendula, Yarrow, Rose hips, Roman Chamomile and Thyme with a focus on their unique therapeutic actions, chemical constituents and spiritual nature.
Reflexology massage now offered at Yup Zup Muscle Therapy & Bodywork. This treatment shares an invigorating yet relaxing foot, hand and neck massage that includes a 34 point foot and 10 point hand reflexology routine. The session opens with a hot towel foot wrap, followed by a stimulating Himalayan salt foot scrub, and then a 34 point foot treatment to reflexively work the body's major organs, back, legs, feet, arms, hands and neck. A short, 10 point hand massage and soothing neck rub gracefully closes out the session.
Reflexology is an ancient healing art that has been known to humankind for many years. It was first practiced in the Egyptian, Indian and Chinese cultures. It is generally defined as the manual manipulation of the feet in order to stimulate through subtle energy reflexes, the various parts of the body to promote health and well-being. It works through homeostatis, but its not a curative technique. The therapist u…
7 Exercises To Maximize Hand, Wrist, And Forearm Strength by Dr. Levi Harrison
It is extremely important not to neglect working your forearms during your exercise routines.The hands, wrists, and forearms should be prioritized while warming up and while working out. Below, I will review and demonstrate several stretches and essential exercises that will allow you to build strong and symmetric forearms.
The Benefits of Forearm and Wrist Exercises
1) Flex and extend all fingers, while making a complete fist for 30 seconds. Next, open and close your fingers do 2 sets of each for a total of a minute.
2) Flex your wrist and hold in maximum flex for 30 seconds with the elbow straight but not locked.
3) Extend your wrist with the elbow straight for 30 seconds. Do 2 sets for a total of 2 minutes. These initial three stretching exercises will prepare you for the more complex and more intense weight-bearing exercises to optimize muscular development and the strength of the forearm.
4) Seated …
International Self-Care on July 24th, by Keith Jenkins "In the United States, 80 percent of illness is thought to be preventable, including eight of the nine leading causes of death (PreventDisease.com). How we eat, how much we exercise, our addictions, our stress levels, our environment, how we relate to others – we know that these and many other factors influence how we feel. The challenge is not in knowing how we ‘ought’ to do things but in making the transition from knowledge to practice." (1) This month we will highlight a topic on Self-Care every week. On International Self-Care Day we will meet for tai-chi, hand reflexology and breathing exercises at the Tecolote Park and at the Mission Hills Park. To close out the day, you are invited to an evening coffee/tea klatch. Stay tuned for an update this coming Monday, July 9th that will share location and times for the event on July 24th I hope you had a wonderful Independence holiday and welcome to your Summer 2018! 1) Dep…