There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and per the CDC, close to 23% of Americans suffer from it in some form. For those 52.5 million people, daily life can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Studies show that physical therapy, as part of a larger multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, and help to restore flexibility, strength and mobility.
Articles from: May 2017
Being a grandparent can be magical; an opportunity to create both lifelong memories and formative experiences for grandchildren. However, it can also pose challenges that need to be managed mindfully, say experts.
Now that we have settled into spring, enjoying the warmer days, we can be attuned to and receptive to the growing and the greening of the planet as we respond to the wonder and energy of Mother Nature.
http://RocklandPrideCenter.orgThe new Rockland County Pride Center is the heart and home of the LGBT community, celebrating unity and inspiring social change. Celebrate Pride Weekend June 9 – 11 and join over 3,000 people to help celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who live, work and play in Rockland County.
Shiatsu, which literally translates as ‘finger pressure,’ is a form of Japanese therapeutic bodywork that is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. There are many different schools of shiatsu and the techniques vary, but often the session will be done with the receiver fully clothed on a special mat on the floor. During a shiatsu session, the practitioner applies pressure on specific points called tsubos and along energetic channels known as meridians. These are the same points used in acupuncture. Shiatsu techniques range from light pressure to deep muscular work and can include stretching, soothing and kneading.
When you are suffering with chronic illness or pain, it is important to discover and treat the root causes. With Functional Nutrition and a "whole body/ whole life" approach Alain Mass, MD and Naomi Mass, CHHC, FNLP can help. They specialize in helping individuals recover from Lyme disease, mold toxicity, hormonal imbalance and brain fog.
Liz Glover Wilson, yoga instructor and artist, is excited to announce that her yoga studio and holistic studio, Stone Wave Yoga in Gardiner, opens this month. A recent immersion yoga teacher training course helped her realize her goals with her new business.
Chinese Medicine has much to offer both mother and baby during pregnancy. Regular check-ins and treatments can play an integral role in a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery.
For Pregnancy Care
Everyone should be checked for subluxations by a chiropractor and adjusted as needed. It is especially important to be adjusted during pregnancy to make sure the spine and pelvis are aligned and balanced for a normal and healthy delivery. During pregnancy the ligaments become softer to allow the pelvis to expand during delivery. The soft ligaments can cause misalignments and pain. Chiropractic is safe for expectant mothers and their unborn babies at a time when medications are often unsafe for the unborn baby. Following delivery it is important to make sure the spine is properly aligned as the ligaments go back to their normal tension.
Mindfulness has become a buzzword that's gotten a lot of attention over the last few years. The benefit of this is that a lot of awareness has been brought to this powerful exercise. And yet much of the important components of it are often overlooked. Because of this, many people have an incomplete understanding of mindfulness. Mindfulness can help us work through various disruptions and stressors in our lives and bring a deeper level of benefit, growth and enduring change as we redefine and recreate our lives.