Chronic Muscle Tension

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Chronic Muscle Tension

Chronic tension can happen from the stagnation caused by sitting for ten-twelve hours upfront of a computer or moving furniture all day long. It might seem counter-intuitive, but a big reason for chronic muscle tension is psychological stress. When you get stressed, from an ongoing problematic situation at work, or due to a complicated and challenging relationship at home, your body continually tens up. Your muscles and the nervous system stay triggered, and your body goes into fight and flight mode. Relaxation does not happen in this state, thus arises tension. 

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UNDERSTANDING NECK PAIN AND STIFFNESS

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UNDERSTANDING NECK PAIN AND STIFFNESS

Your neck is a very delicate area of your body. Soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments, coupled with spinal structural components, form your neck. The top seven bones in the spinal column that form your neck are called the cervical vertebrae. The bones are linked together by joints and lubricated by synovial fluid. These small joints between your vertebrates with your neck muscles, allow you to move your head in any direction. 

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Managing Stress Starts With Understanding Stress, Its Factors, Triggers and Types

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Managing Stress Starts With Understanding Stress, Its Factors, Triggers and Types

Americans were asked about their stress and time pressures in 2017 a Dec. 4 – 11 Gallup poll. Eight out of ten Americans are stressed. 44% feel stressed frequently, and 35% feels stressed sometimes. 17% of Americans experiences stress rarely. And only 4% say they never feel stress.

The Biggest Stressors for Americans’ Are Children and Work…
Shouldn’t it be the opposite? Shouldn’t family and work be the source of our happiness?

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COUPLES MASSAGES

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COUPLES MASSAGES

Who knew that couple’s massages could be this meaningful … and it feels amazing?! 

Couple’s massages are usually offered in a private room or on a beach on two separate, side-by-side massage tables. Two therapists work on the couple at the same time in a synchronized fashion. 

Many couples go for massages as part of a celebration for special occasions, like anniversaries or Valentine’s Day. It’s also an excellent opportunity for the ladies to introduce their significant others to the benefits of facials, massage therapy, spa vibes, and proper cleanliness. Head to toe scrubbed-female-cleanliness, to be more precise. 

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Guest Post: “Why switching to a Plant Based Diet can save more than just your health?” by Herbivore Chef Emily

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Guest Post: “Why switching to a Plant Based Diet can save more than just your health?” by Herbivore Chef Emily

Eating a Plant Based diet has so many wonderful benefits such as reducing the risk of many dietary based diseases like some types of Cancers, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Heart Disease and Inflammation. It can also help fight Depression, Sluggishness, Bloating and Dermatological issues to name a few.

Well balanced Plant Based diets are rich in Protein, Iron and Calcium as well as other essential vitamins and minerals and are naturally high in Fibre which helps control blood sugar levels and also more well known to help prevent or relieve constipation and normalise bowel movements.

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THE MISERY LOOP. 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BREAK OUT OF THE MISERABLE LOOP OF STRESS, PRESSURE, TENSION, SPASMS, AND PAIN.

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THE MISERY LOOP. 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BREAK OUT OF THE MISERABLE LOOP OF STRESS, PRESSURE, TENSION, SPASMS, AND PAIN.

Spasms and pain have stubborn qualities to them, and they tend to linger for a while. Spasms and pain also come with constant displeasure and nagging annoyance that creates more-stress, more-tension, and more-pain. This is why it’s so important to understand this miserable loop and to be strategic and timely with it. As Franklyn said, an ounce of prevention is worth pound of cure. It is as true today as it was true centuries ago. 

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How to deal with muscle soreness when the weather gets nicer?

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How to deal with muscle soreness when the weather gets nicer?

The sunshine and the warmth feel so good, doesn’t it? I’m sure you’re enjoying the nice weather and doing much more outside now than during the past few months.

This issue is about the increased activity level most of us take on at this time of the year, and how to prepare for it. I hope it helps you.

What Makes Muscles Ache?

There are more than 650 muscles in your body. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown, so smile more. Your gluteal muscles being the biggest muscles of your body, and the smallest is hiding in the middle of your ears. Muscles make up 30% of your body. It’s closer to 40% for men. It takes 200 muscles to take a single step. No wonder we feel soreness as an effect after exercise. What is your muscle care for routine?

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Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

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Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

Deep tissue massage therapy helps to alleviate the body from the tension on the deeper level of the tissue. Professional people who live intense lifestyles, people who travel a lot, always under deadlines, and under pressure of heavy decisions will benefit tremendously from regular deep tissue massages. People who suffer from sports or accident related injuries can benefit from deep tissue. People who are suffering from lower back pain, thoracic/middle back pain, neck pain, shoulder injuries. Deep tissue massage can help to relieve frequent headaches, migraines, severe stress and anxiety.

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How to deal with muscle soreness when the weather gets nicer?

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How to deal with muscle soreness when the weather gets nicer?

There are more than 650 muscles in your body. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown, so smile more. Your gluteal muscles being the biggest muscles of your body, and the smallest are hiding in the middle of your ears. Muscles make up 30% of your body. It’s closer to 40% for men. It takes 200 muscles to take a single step. No wonder we feel soreness as an effect after exercise. What is your muscle care for routine?

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Massage, Stress, and Sleep

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Massage, Stress, and Sleep

“Like exercise, massage does more for you if you engage in it regularly . . . even a monthly treatment can help maintain general health. ‘Touch is basic to survival,’ says Elliot Greene, past president of AMTA [American Massage Therapy Assn.]. That’s all the excuse anyone should need to indulge.”

Remember, your body strives to maintain optimum health by keeping all of its systems in balance. Along with proper nutrition, exercise and rest, massage relaxes tense muscles and stimulates the body’s communication lines to help it do its job—and to keep you feeling your best. So, make regular massage a priority in your life for a healthier tomorrow!

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Timeless Wonders of Touch and Massage Therapy: Why does it feel so good to get a massage?

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Timeless Wonders of Touch and Massage Therapy: Why does it feel so good to get a massage?

Typically motivation to get a massage is triggered by some type of stressful event, pain or celebration. We intuitively know that the wonderful benefits of massage therapy go deeper and offer us far more than we might have ever suspected. Receiving regular massage therapy sessions can greatly benefit your overall health and well-being for the rest of your life. Read on to learn some of the wonderful health properties available to you through massage therapy.

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The Connection Between Your Brain Health, Mindfulness, Meditation, Happiness and Success

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The Connection Between Your Brain Health, Mindfulness, Meditation, Happiness and Success

Learn how through mindful living and meditation you can improve your brain’s health, increase its capabilities and live a longer, healthier, happier and more successful life.

Brain health is the state of a brain that is free of any physical trauma and cognitive diseases, disorders, and dysfunctions. Brain health is state of the brain when the brain performs all of its functions and processes at its maximum capacity.

 

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Swedish Massage Therapy, It’s Benefits and Prices.

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Swedish Massage Therapy, It’s Benefits and Prices.

Swedish massage is a good starting point for people who are just getting into massage therapy. For the info on how to choose a place where to get good massages to check the video below. But generally ask for recommendations, and Google the phrase “massage near me” or “massage plus name of your town and state”. Check your local listings and read the reviews. Try different places, ask questions, breathe deeply during the sessions and enjoy your bodywork. And if you find someone good, stick with her or him. Good massage therapists aren’t that easy to find. 

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7 Reasons Why You Should Schedule a Massage Today

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7 Reasons Why You Should Schedule a Massage Today

But as I was reading the article I couldn’t help but see the executive in all of us. Whether you have the letter “C” before your title or you don’t it seems to me we’re all going through the same things.

Overloaded with work, very tired even in the morning, 😞 burdened with decisions and deadlines, house choirs and kids activities stocked up on top of each other 😖 … sounds familiar?

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One Thing You Should Know About Your Health

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One Thing You Should Know About Your Health

The one thing you should know about your health is that your health is your number one resource. YOUR HEALTH IS EVERYTHING! It really is the foundation of it all. Health is the operating system for our lives. It serves as the foundation for our decision making and cognitive capabilities. It serves as the foundation for our earning capabilities and success. Health determines the quality of our relationships and the level of our happiness. 

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How Much Do You Know about Back Pain?

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How Much Do You Know about Back Pain?

It is estimated that eighty five to ninety percent of people in the US will experience and suffer from back pain at some point during their lives.

Upper respiratory infections are the number one reason why people visit their  family doctors. Back pain in general and lower back pain particularly is reason number two. Any day of the week, 2% of our entire work force is disabled by back pain. For people under 40 years old, lower back pain is the most common reason for inability to take care of daily chores. Back pain also is the direct cause of enormous healthcare expenses, with estimates as high as $60 billion annually. 

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#1 Mistake People Make for Lower Back Pain

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#1 Mistake People Make for Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition, and it affects many people every day. If you are experiencing low back pain, you are not alone. An estimated 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can be quite debilitating.

Pain in the lower back is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine. The condition isn’t usually serious and normally improves within a few days, weeks or months, depending on the severity and cause. But back pain can be extremely debilitating to live with, making it difficult to complete basic day-to-day tasks.

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Employee Satisfaction and Theft: Testing Climate Perceptions as a Mediator

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Employee Satisfaction and Theft: Testing Climate Perceptions as a Mediator

ABSTRACT. Employee theft of both property and time is an expensive and pervasive problem for American organizations. One antecedent of theft behaviors is employee dis- satisfaction, but not all dissatisfied employees engage in withdrawal or theft behaviors. The authors tested a model of theft behavior by using an organization’s climate for theft as an explanatory mechanism. They found that dissatisfaction influenced employee theft behaviors through the intermediary influence of employees’ individual perceptions of the organization’s climate for theft. The authors encourage organizations to pay attention to such climate elements and take action to alter employee perceptions if they reflect permissive attitudes toward theft.

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Employee engagement, organisational performance and individual well-being: exploring the evidence, developing the theory

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Employee engagement, organisational performance and individual well-being: exploring the evidence, developing the theory

Researchers within the mainstream human resource management (HRM) field have long been concerned with the question of how the management of people can lead to improved organisational performance outcomes (Huselid 1995). Indeed, the quest to understand and operationalise the HRM-performance link has come to be seen as the overriding purpose of strategic human resource management (SHRM; Delbridge and Keenoy 2010). It was therefore no doubt with some degree of despondency that researchers and practitioners alike read Guest’s (2011, p. 11) recent conclusion that ‘we are still in no position to assert with any confidence that good HRM has an impact on organisation performance’. The area remains beset with problems of theory, methodology and data (Boselie, Dietz and Boon 2005).

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