Aromatherapy & The Empowered Patient Series

Back in the year 2000, I was still pretty new in my massage therapy practice when I became pregnant in November.  I had received some aromatherapy training during my massage school, so I knew there were some properties in essential oils that would not be safe to use during pregnancy.  Thank goodness for the internet…

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The Empowered Patient

The Empowered Patient The patient that is highly in tune with the subtle energies of the body is an empowered patient. We tend to wait until our symptoms are overt and overwhelming before we seek assistance. By this time we are deep in the throws of ‘need of care’ and recovery can seem overwhelming and…

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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic (Sor-ee-at-tic) Arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis, similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis, but with a negative RA factor.  When we talk about ARTHRITIS, most people think of the good old fashioned wear and tear arthritis where the joint has lost it’s cartilage or lubricating factor, so that it’s bone on bone grinding.  This kind of…

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Happy Sunlight!

Happy Summer! Happy Sunlight! When I was kid, way back in the 1970’s and 80’s, I used to lay out in the sun covered in Baby Oil with lemon juice in my hair.  I was a sun goddess.  When I got older, I was a lifeguard and a swim team coach.  When it came time…

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Sprain, Strain, Pelvic Pain

“Doc! I can’t move.  I can’t get out of bed. I can’t even get in the car!”  When the pain is so bad that it hurts to turn over in bed, or changing positions from sitting to stand, or even laying down to sitting up, it’s time to seek professional help. Low back pain and…

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Drive Time Therapy

Traffic in Atlanta is one thing we all tolerate to the best of our abilities.  Why not make the most of your time while at a standstill? My favorite is to use the headrest, situated to the middle of your head. Press your head back and in to the headrest, slightly tucking your chin under…

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Human Barometer

Are you a human barometer?  Have you ever wondered why you have a unique talent for knowing when a storm is coming?   Do your joints ache when it’s cold and rainy outside?  You may be a human barometer. Barometric pressure is the effect of air on the environment.  Think of this as a heavy blanket…

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