What’s In Your Bag? And How Heavy Is It?

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How much stuff do you carry around every day? Neck and shoulder pain are a main reason people come in for a massage.  There are many factors that contribute to the pain you have there.  Stress, of course, is a big factor.  Daily things we do such as computer work,… Read more »

What’s the Skinny on Bend, Oregon?

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Researchers have known for a long time that the environment can structure behavior. From studies of how buildings influence social interaction to observations on how climate influences mood, the impact of where you live can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Given the influence of environment, we… Read more »

Stuff You Should Know About a Massage Therapy Career

If you're wondering what to do next, consider a career in massage therapy. Below find some statistics that might interest you.

How many massage therapists are there? Estimates are that there are between 300,000 and 350,000 massage therapists and massage therapy students living in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Massage therapy is indeed a growing profession–in 2015, it was a $12.1 billion industry. Who is the typical… Read more »

What’s the Big Deal About Turmeric?

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Well, it looks like we’ve got a new hot health item–turmeric. Acai berries must have run their course! Often, though, there is actual science to back up the latest health fads, so we decided to see what the deal is with turmeric. What is turmeric? Turmeric is a spice in… Read more »

Five Everyday Causes of Back Pain

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The odds are you’ll suffer from back pain at some point in your life. Being big proponents of prevention rather than treatment, we decided to take a looks at the common causes of back pain and what you can do to mitigate them. Sitting Too Much Can Cause Back Pain…. Read more »

I Was a Meal-In-A-Box Skeptic. Enter HelloFresh.

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Life goes fast, and that can be stressful when you have stuff to do. Between juggling kids, job, housecleaning, grocery shopping, caring for aging parents, getting snow tires (oh shoot–yes–gotta do that soon), cooking, and a whole myriad of other stuff, it’s no wonder many people are looking at ways… Read more »

Election Have You Stressed Out? It Should.

We thought this might be a timely article to talk about stress. If you read reliable news sources, it’s quite possible that you’re more than stressed about the direction this country seems to be taking. Among other things: Our President-Elect has appointed a hero of the white nationalist movement as Chief… Read more »

Why Your Back Needs Massage

Back pain is so common we bet even this guy gets it sometimes.

Back Pain is Common. Back pain.  Almost everybody gets it at some point.  Some unfortunately have to deal with it on regular basis. It’s one of the leading causes of missing work time.  And it’s one of the top complaints of people looking for a massage. When your back hurts you… Read more »

Best Tips to Make Travel Less Tweaky (and Buggy)

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Having recently returned from a trip to Portugal which involved 24 hours of travel and a possible case of bedbugs, let’s just say that reducing travel stress is on my mind. Much as I would have liked to, I couldn’t pack my massage therapist in my suitcase (although my husband would… Read more »