Showing posts from 2015

Secrets of Sleep by Jed Henberry

'Secrets of Sleep' by Jed Henberry: We've all heard it before: get your eight hours of sleep and watch your life improve. But the reason we've all heard it is because it's true, and research keeps showing the importance of sleep and its variety of health benefits. The National Sleep Foundation says there is no "magic number" of hours for optimum sleep benefits, but that different age groups, and even different individuals, need different amounts of sleep. General recommendations are 7-8 hours per night for adults, while children often need 10-11 hours. Getting less than what you need has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart problems, psychiatric conditions, and more. Here's a quick look at some new findings that reveal the secrets of sleep, and also how to get more of it. - Sleep Suppresses Appetite: Just one night of sleep loss can increase brain activity in the region that contains appetite sensation in response to food images, incre…

'Let Food By Thy Medicine and Medicine By Thy Food' -Hippocrates:

'Let Food By Thy Medicine and Medicine By Thy Food' -Hippocrates:   The pH level, the acid-alkaline measurement of our bodies, affects every cell in our body. A constantly imbalanced pH level may result in obesity, allergies, fatigue and many other unhealthy conditions. Lets find out why and how to keep your pH level within the safe level.  by Barbara O'Neil

YouTube Video:  "Acid Alkaline Balance" by Barbara O'Neill

Barbar O'Neil Articles:  Barb Health
Moringa Oleifera 'Miracle Tree':  Moringa oleifera possesses various nutritional and medicinal values attributed to its roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Data revealed that most of the parts of the plant possess antimicrobial activity, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, and for cardiac stimulation. Recent studies conclude that the extract of leaves of Moringa oleifera possess hypolipedemic and antiobesity potential that protects the body against adverse effects of high fat diet-induced obesity. Further, they demonstrated that the daily supplementation of Moringa oleifera leaves extract may reverse the formation of hepatic steatosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disorder.

Antiobesity Activity Moringa Oleifera
Moringa, A Nutritious Superfood and Natural Multivitamin

Moving Day August 7th 2015

Moving Day, Friday, August 7th 2015: Yup Zup Muscle Therapy and Bodywork moves to its new home at the Point Loma Peninsula Center located at 3065 Rosecrans Place on Friday, August 7th. Everything will be fully operational on Saturday August 8th. Really looking forward to expanded services to include aromatherapy foot baths and hot stone therapy! The space is easily accessible from the Pacific Hwy-Barnett Street corridor or Rosecrans-Lytton intersection. The building is quiet and offers a peaceful space for treatments.
Some of our new neighbors include Liberty Station, Loma Square, Sprouts, Jamba Juice, Fleet and Family Support Center Point Loma, Hole in the Wall and more. An overall great mix of people, services and opportunities to do community, veterans and service member support!

One year anniversary celebration coming up next month; look for the August newsletter! All My Best! -Keith

Pain Reducing Essential Oil Recipe Blend

Pain Reducing Essential Oil Recipe Blend  • 10 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
• 5 drops Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
• 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
• 1 oz. (30 ml) Arnica infused oil Three benefits of using Frankincense in massage oil:
1. Relieving or preventing headaches
2. Reducing muscle tension
3. Soothing inflammation and relieving pain in joints
shared by Aromahead Institute

Massage and Cancer: A Viable Option? by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Massage and Cancer:  A Viable Option? : There's no doubt that cancer patients can benefit from massage therapy. In fact, bodywork can serve as a nurturing healthcare option during the stressful, doctor appointment-ridden time of oncology management.
"Cancer treatment places a heavy toxin load on the body, which massage can help eliminate," says Gayle MacDonald, author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer. "However, too much too fast may be more than the client's body can comfortably handle. Skilled touch is beneficial at nearly every stage of the cancer experience, during hospitalization, the pre- or post- operative period, in the out-patient clinic, during chemotherapy and radiation, recovery at home, remission or cure, and in the end stage of life."
The benefits of massage for these clients include improved blood circulation, equalized blood pressure, and help with fatigue and nausea. The place to start is by consulting with your phys…

'Massage for Helping Veterans and Wounded Warriors' by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Massage for Helping Veterans and Wounded Warriors :

This nation's military veterans and wounded warriors continue to fight, long after they come off the battlefields. They fight to be whole again and to reclaim their physical and psychological health. Many forms of massage and bodywork can help them do just that.

Therapeutic Massage
With its ability to meld body and mind, massage is an excellent way for veterans to reintegrate. Not only can this kind of therapeutic touch address the physical wounds, it can help bring a sense of normalcy back into daily life. "Gratifying physical experiences, such as massages ... may be experiences that patients build up that are not contaminated by trauma, and which may serve as a core of new gratifying experiences," writes Bessel van der Kolk, author of Traumatic Stress.

Research on massage and veterans, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has shown considerable promise for this hands-on therapy. An initial 2014 study found th…

10 Rules of Zen

10 Rules of Zen:
1. Let go of Comparing 2. Let go of competing 3. Let go of Judgments 4. Let go of anger 5. Let go of regrets 6. Let go of worrying 7. Let go of blame 8. Let go of guilt 9. Let go of fear 10. Have a proper belly laugh

Healing With Flowers, 7PM, Friday February 27, 2015

Chamomile, Rose, Calendula, Lavender... Healing With Flowers: 
Martine Melillo will share how your favorite flowers may be excellent remedies both physically and emotionally. Learn the spiritual and medicinal properties of these beautiful plants. They are easy to use, great for your health, and pleasant to experience. Learn the true meaning of Flower Power. Martine Melillo teaches herbal studies at School of Healing Arts, aids women as a birth doula, and works as an herbalist at In Harmony Herbs and Spices. Register at: Location: Tree of Life 4870 Santa Monica Ave.
Suite 1A
San Diego, CA 92107

A Lil Intro & Salutation

A Lil Intro & Salutation: I'm Keith...I work in massage and own Yup Zup Muscle Therapy & Bodywork.  I practice Western and Eastern massage modalities and specialize in Pregnancy, Zen Touch Shiatsu and Russian Sports Massage.  To make an appointment, visit BOOK NOW .  
I maintain a hefty store of skepticism, considered judgments on fact or opinion and an open-mind to re-evaluate beliefs based on new evidence.
That being said, it is my hope, that readers will take the information and insights offered through this blog with a grain of salt.  Do not accept anything at face value.  Use the evidence, ideas and thoughts to form your own perspectives, opinions and findings of fact.
I will make every effort to include sources and share online references for my posts that are about massage theory, practices, techniques and various metaphysical systems that have influenced related massage modalities.

Thanks for reading, following and hanging out!  This should be an interesting journey…

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School of Healing Arts Miraculous Monday: Intro to Cranio Sacral Therapy – FREE presentation by Roxi Lamb

Cranio-Sacral Therapy – A Beneficial Therapy for Everyone Roxi Lamb, Cranio Sacral Specialist will teach an introduction to Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST), 6:30PM-9:00PM, on Monday, January 12, 2015 at San Diego's School of Healing Arts (SOHA) 1001 Garnet Avenue, Suite 200 (at Cass St), Pacific Beach CA. CST is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.  Using a soft touch, typically no more than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effectiveness for a wide range of medical pro…