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2303, 2023

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | ALS | Lou Gehrig Disease

By |March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Educational, Health Over 50, Health Tips|

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological disease that affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds. It can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial strain for those who suffer from it and their families. Despite its prevalence in society, many people remain unaware or unfamiliar with the condition. For patients with ALS, understanding this illness is key to finding better treatments and improving their quality of life. There's no

2203, 2023

How To Get Relief From Bunions | Causes and Treatments

By |March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Educational, Self Help|

Bunions are a common foot issue that can cause severe pain and discomfort. But what exactly is a bunion? It's an enlargement of the joint at the base of your big toe, caused by inflammation or misalignment. It's not just a cosmetic problem; bunions can affect how you stand, walk, and even wear shoes. This article will provide information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for this bump on

703, 2023

The 9 Best Essential Oils For Gout Pain

By |March 7th, 2023|Categories: Health Over 50, Self Help|

The search for relief from gout pain can be a real pain in the neck. But don't fret, essential oils have been used since the days of yore to help reduce inflammation and provide comfort. Here we'll explore the 9 best essential oils for gout pain so you can start feeling better today! Gout is a type of arthritis, caused by too much uric acid in the blood. It's characterized

2602, 2023

7 Natural Remedies for Shoulder Blade Pain

By |February 26th, 2023|Categories: Self Help|

Shoulder blade pain can be annoying, persistent, and sometimes severe. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to heavy medication or surgery for relief. There are plenty of natural methods and treatments you can use to soothe this type of pain without the risks associated with drugs or invasive procedures. Apply Heat or Cold Therapy. Heat or cold therapy may help reduce pain and swelling in your shoulder blades.

2002, 2023

Gut Bacteria Linked To Depression

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: , |

Depression is a mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide and can have dire consequences if left untreated. But what causes depression? It turns out, the answer may lie in your gut bacteria. Recent studies suggest that an imbalance in our gut microbiome could be at least partially responsible for triggering symptoms associated with depression. In this article, we will discuss how imbalances in the gut's microbiome are

502, 2023

The Importance Of Body Awareness

By |February 5th, 2023|Categories: Self Help|

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions of life? Like you don’t have control over your own body and mind? You’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to lose touch with our physical selves. That’s why having a heightened sense of body awareness is so important. Body awareness can be defined as the ability to pay attention to signals from the body,

2501, 2023

What Causes Pain In The Middle Of The Bicep

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: Muscles|

  Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in the middle of your bicep? If so, you know just how uncomfortable this can be. But what exactly causes this pain? It’s important to understand the underlying cause of your discomfort. This way you can take the necessary steps to reduce and manage it. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what causes pain in the middle of the

212, 2022

You Asked: Why Do I Keep Sweating at Night?

By |December 2nd, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Health Over 50, Health Tips|

You Asked: Why Do I Sweat When I Sleep? It can be disconcerting to climb into bed, fall asleep easily and wake up drenched in sweat hours later. You may feel overheated once insomnia kicks and you just can’t seem to turn off your brain. What’s the cause of these nighttime blasts of heat? “I started studying night sweats because I had patients asking me about them. I wanted

1311, 2022

15 of the Most Important Homeopathic Remedies

By |November 13th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Nutrition|

15 of the most important Homeopathic Remedies Looking for a natural way to deal with common health issues? Check out these 15 homeopathic remedies that can help! From anxiety and stress to respiratory problems and fever, these remedies can provide relief without the use of harsh chemicals or medications. So if you're looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, give homeopathy a try!   1. Aconitum napellus Aconitum napellus is

2510, 2022

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (+7 Ways to Help IBD Symptoms)

By |October 25th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (+ 7 Natural Ways to Help Relieve IBD Symptoms) Inflammatory bowel disease is chronic inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two main diseases that fall in this category are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both of these conditions are caused by an abnormal response from your body’s immune system, where your system attacks your own tissue. Inflammatory bowel disease shares symptoms with many

2010, 2022

50 Foods That Lower Your Cancer Risks

By |October 20th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

50 Foods That Lower Your Cancer Risks Finding out you have cancer risks can be one of the most distressing and defining moments of a person’s life. And, unfortunately enough, the stark picture of doctors forced to break the news is all too common. It is estimated that 39.6 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid becoming

1610, 2022

The latest longevity hack, according to science: cleaning the house

By |October 16th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

The latest longevity hack, according to science: cleaning the house When it comes to adding years to your life, you probably already know that being active is key. But that doesn’t mean you have to start training for a marathon or beat yourself up for sleeping through your a.m. workout class. According to a new study out of the Simon Fraser University in Canada, just 30 minutes of moving your

1610, 2022

5 Tips for Active Aging

By |October 16th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50|

5 Tips for Active Aging Everybody talks about active aging, but not everybody knows what it's supposed to look like. Working to stay happy and healthy as we get older shouldn't be a drag, something done to slow an inevitable decline into decrepitude. Some things get better and better with age! While the grocery store magazine rack offers all kinds of tips for getting a bikini bod or looking 20

1310, 2022

Essential Oils for Veterinary Use

By |October 13th, 2022|Categories: Educational, essential oils|

As the popularity of essential oils has grown in recent years, so has their use in veterinary medicine. While there is still much research to be done on the efficacy of essential oils in animals, some preliminary studies have shown promise in the use of these natural remedies for a variety of conditions. Here are some of the most commonly used essential oils in veterinary medicine and what conditions they

1010, 2022

Are Omega-3s The Secret To Better Gut Health?

By |October 10th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

Are Omega-3s The Secret To Better Gut Health? British researchers compared how different diets affect the gut microbiome, which is the community of microorganisms that live in our digestive tracts. In addition to influencing digestion, the microbiome has been linked to metabolism regulation and immune function. When it’s out of balance, you're at greater risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and other chronic issues. Studying more

710, 2022

Why Do You Twitch As You’re Falling Asleep? | Hypnic Jerks

By |October 7th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Why Does Your Body Twitch As You’re Falling Asleep? If you’ve ever found yourself drifting off to sleep only to be woken by a vigorous, full-body twitch or jerk, then do not feel alarmed. You’re among the estimated 60-70% of Americans who regularly experience a phenomenon known as a hypnic jerk—also known as a hypnagogic jerk, or sleep start—which strikes as a person falls into a deep sleep. Here’s what

310, 2022

Degenerative Disc Disease + 6 Natural Remedies

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|

Degenerative Disc Disease + 6 Natural Remedies If you’ve been dealing with back pain, you may be living with degenerative disc disease. What is it, how does it happen and can you reverse degenerative disc disease? This guide has everything you need to know about the condition, including ways to relieve the symptoms with natural remedies. What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative disc disease is when the discs between the

210, 2022

How To Melt Away Stress & Lighten Your Mood Naturally

By |October 2nd, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Chronic stress has a significant effect on your health: From cardiovascular problems to increased blood pressure to digestive issues, your stress levels have the power to affect your well-being. Here's how you can lighten your mood naturally. A doctor's take on why stress management is essential to overall health. According to functional medicine pioneer and scientific adviser at Thorne Robert Rountree, M.D., stress is at the forefront of every disease,

110, 2022

Exercises Your Trainer Doesn’t Want You to Do

By |October 1st, 2022|Categories: Self Help|

  Top 3 Exercises Your Trainer Wants You To Avoid There are literally hundreds of exercises you can do in the gym or at home. Some you love; some you hate. Some work; some don't. You can find any number of videos online with moves that the trainer, expert, or guru says you have to try. The truth is there are probably some exercises you shouldn't be doing — or

110, 2022

​Quiz: What’s Really Causing Your Aches And Pains?

By |October 1st, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

​Quiz: What’s Really Causing Your Aches And Pains? As we age, aches and pains go from making the occasional guest appearance to being center stage (complete with a marquee sign). And when pain strikes, most of us head to the medicine cabinet without looking into what’s causing it—we, understandably, just want it to go away. But, contrary to popular belief, pain isn’t the enemy: Think of it as the oil

3009, 2022

​6 Things A Fecal Test Can Tell You About Your Health

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50|

​6 Things A Fecal Test Can Tell You About Your Health People are obsessed with poop. Why does it float? Why do its colors and consistencies vary, and is that normal? (Here are 7 things your poop says about you.) People want to know it all—and now, some are taking it a step further by having their fecal matter tested. Gut health is a hot topic right now—hence the explosion

2909, 2022

Why sleep deprivation *might* make you happier

By |September 29th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

The scientific reason why sleep deprivation *might* make you happier Sleep deprivation has been shown time and time again to do nothing but bad things for your body: It can make you feel irritable and have problems making decisions, and it can even lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. But there is one positive: It could make you happier, according to a new study. While sleepiness has been linked to

2609, 2022

And the most active cities in the country are…

By |September 26th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

And the most active cities in the country are... It can seem like every buzzy wellness café or boutique fitness studio is in one of two places—New York City or Los Angeles. You might even assume that these cities are among the five most regularly exercising metropolises in America but—spoiler alert—they’re not. Fifty-three percent of us are actually exercising three or more days a week for 30-plus minutes, the highest

2309, 2022

Trying to Unwind? Try These Two Breathing Exercises

By |September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

Trying to Unwind? Try These Two Breathing Exercises Breathing is a surefire route to calming your mind and relaxing your body, though most of us take it for granted. True, breathing is a bodily function that is both voluntary and involuntary, but this action takes on new power and meaning when you use it intentionally.   Most of us live in a permanent state of “on,” by necessity if not

709, 2022

Elderberry: Health Benefits & Possible Side Effects, From MDs

By |September 7th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

Elderberry: Health Benefits & Possible Side Effects What are elderberries? The elderberry fruit (sambucus nigra) is commonly found in North America and Europe and has been used medicinally for centuries, says integrative medicine doctor Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. Elderberry flowers and leaves were traditionally used to manage inflammation, pain, and swelling. Today, the berry is most commonly found in supplement, syrup, or tea form to support the immune system and help fight illness symptoms. Health benefits of the

509, 2022

7 Post-Workout Recovery Tips Jillian Michaels Swears By

By |September 5th, 2022|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , , |

7 Post-Workout Recovery Tips Jillian Michaels Swears By You pushed your limits at the gym yesterday, and today you’re really feeling the burn. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness that starts a few hours after strenuous exercise and can last for two or three days. When just walking up the stairs feels like pure torture, it can be hard to stick to your usual workout schedule.

908, 2022

Exercises for Knee Pain

By |August 9th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

You may first feel it when bending down to pick something up or possibly you experience it as early morning tightness that you really feel when you first get out of bed. But whenever it strikes your knee pain will undoubtedly grab your attention. The good news regarding knee pain is that it responds well to self-care measures. There are a number of elements that can place you at risk

108, 2022

How Does Massage Envy Stack Up Against Body Ache Escape

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: About Body Ache Escape, FAQ, Fun Facts|Tags: , |

Body Ache Escape Massage Center is Massage Envy's #1 Competitor in Pickerington When looking for massage in Pickerington there are really only two choices, Body Ache Escape Massage Center and Massage Envy. How can you decide between the two? This article will help give you some guidance. Reviews When you run a search for both companies, Massage Envy Pickerington rates 4.3 stars on google, while Body Ache Escape rates 4.8

2707, 2022

Boost Fertility with Acupuncture- The Amazing Tiny Needles

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

  The Amazing Way Acupuncture is Boosting Fertility In her early thirties, Jill Hoefs had tried everything she could think of to get pregnant: Tracking her ovulation; lying with her legs in the air for 15 minutes after sex; changing her diet. After five months of no success, she and her husband moved on to fertility treatments, specifically, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in which a doctor places concentrated sperm directly into

2707, 2022

Foods That Can Make Your Headache Worse

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Avoid These Foods If You Get Headaches You eat lunch and suddenly have a splitting headache. You figure you must be tired or haven't had enough caffeine. You may be surprised to know that some foods may be to blame for your aching head. Because headache sufferers vary in their sensitivity to certain foods, keep a food diary, either on paper or electronically. Have columns for time, foods eaten and

2407, 2022

Can You Eat Celery Seed? Top 5 Celery Seed Benefits

By |July 24th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Nutrition|

Celery Seed Is Good For You! Here's 5 Reasons This tiny miracle seed comes straight from a celery plant called smallage but cannot be harvested until the second year of development. The celery plant produces a valuable celery seed essential oil, which is often used in the perfume industry — and which also contains a powerful chemical compound called apiole. Celery seeds are well-known in cooking as a spice, both

1407, 2022

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

By |July 14th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Muscles|Tags: , |

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis? Often described as a throbbing pain that strikes the meat of the heel and radiates outward, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions in the U.S. Roughly 2 million Americans suffer from it, and it can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months at a stretch. In some cases, it can even be a chronic

1207, 2022

15 Reasons You Keep Waking Up At Night

By |July 12th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Why Do I Keep Waking Up At Night? It's 2 a.m. and you're wide awake. Again. What's the deal? First of all, understand that waking up in the middle of the night is completely normal and part of our human DNA, says Jose Colon, MD, founder of Paradise Sleep and author of The Sleep Diet. "Nobody sleeps through the night," Colon says. In fact, he says even 4 to 6

1107, 2022

10 Foods That Can Wreck Your Mood

By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

How Foods Can Ruin Your Mood Food is a major part of our lives, but everything you're swigging, dipping, chomping down on, and sipping could be leading you straight into a funk. These days, Americans are eating a lot of Unhappy Meals. Everyday foods void of important nutrients, minerals, and healthy fats are also laden with jaw-dropping levels of sugar and dangerous fats that research has linked to depression. The

2106, 2022

7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40

By |June 21st, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips, Nutrition|Tags: |

Think of essential vitamins and nutrients as an army that will fight off age-related ailments. And the best way to build this army is by eating a healthy, well-rounded diet, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS. While it's always important to eat well, it becomes especially essential around age 40 because that's when the rules start to change, she says. "Your body probably isn't working the same way at 40-plus as it

2006, 2022

11 Effective Solutions To Relieve Sciatica Pain

By |June 20th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips, Muscles|

How To Relieve Sciatica? What is sciatica? Sciatica is leg pain caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. Although the pangs begin in nerve roots located on either side of the lower spine, they then course through the sciatic nerve, which runs the length of each leg from the buttock down to the foot. The leg agony, called radiculopathy, "is often worse than the back pain," says William

1806, 2022

6 Foods Scientifically Proven To Fight PMS Symptoms

By |June 18th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Nutrition|Tags: |

Foods That Can Help Your PMS Symptoms Countless women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) with symptoms that occur before a woman's period, and can include severe cramps and headaches, moodiness, anxiety, and depression. For some, the symptoms can be so severe they become debilitating. (Here's how to use acupressure to fight PMS symptoms.) While you might be tempted to reach for pills when PMS flares up, research suggests that eating

1206, 2022

Your Workouts Really Don’t Need to be That Long

By |June 12th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

How Long Do My Workouts Need To Be? You may be spending way too much time trying to get fit. It’s not that fitness isn’t worthwhile. Obviously, it is. The problem is, your strategy might not be the most efficient, anatomically speaking, and so you may be working out for much longer than needed and getting a fraction of the results that you desire. These days, the universal fitness strategy

1106, 2022

The One Move That Will Strengthen Your Hamstrings, Butt, And Lower Back

By |June 11th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

The One Move That Will Strengthen Your Hamstrings, Butt, And Lower Back By placing a ball between your calf and hamstrings on one leg and squeezing in, you’ll fire up and strengthen your hamstrings muscles. Lifting your leg will get your glutes and lower back in on the action. Plus, your position on all 4s will make you feel supported through your core as you tone those hams, buns, and

606, 2022

Can Massage Help With Constipation?

By |June 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|

You may be surprised to learn that massage can help relieve constipation and abdominal pain. In fact, it is one of the most effective natural remedies for this condition. Massage helps stimulate the digestive system and encourages bowel movements. It also helps improve blood circulation and relaxes the muscles in the abdominal area. In this blog post, we will discuss how massage can help relieve constipation, as well as some

506, 2022

Does Massage Really Help Stress

By |June 5th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Does Massage Really Help Stress? Chronic stress is a situation in which persistent stressors repeatedly trigger the fight or flight response. This leads to the prolonged elevation of stress hormones, especially cortisol and epinephrine, in the bloodstream. The problem with high cortisol is that it can cause the body to digest its own proteins which leads to decreased immunity, sleep disturbances, and an increase of substance P (related to the sensation of pain).

506, 2022

How To Stop Mid-Back Pain

By |June 5th, 2022|Categories: Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , |

How to Stop Mid-Back Pain The Latissimus Dorsi Middle Back Pain- The latissimus dorsi or "lat" is a huge muscle that covers most of the back and frequently is the cause of mid-back pain when it has trigger points in it. It can also cause shoulder pain, lower back pain, arm pain, and even abdominal pain. A trigger point is a knot that refers pain and/or has a twitch response.

306, 2022

How to Prevent a Concussion

By |June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: , , , |

How to Never Get a Concussion But What To Do If It Happens Have you ever had a concussion? Have you had a head injury from sports, a fall, or a car accident that caused you to lose consciousness, have a headache, be confused, have blurred vision, throw up, or lose your short-term memory? If so, you most likely had a concussion. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury and

206, 2022

Body Image stopping you from getting massage?

By |June 2nd, 2022|Categories: FAQ, Health Tips|Tags: , |

Is Body Image holding you back from getting a massage? Body image. Almost everybody has something about their body that they don’t like. For many people it’s a minor issue, no big deal. But some people have a major issue with their body image. It affects how they live and their happiness.   When I tell some people that I’m a massage therapist it can cause a strong reaction. They

106, 2022

What is the most popular essential oil at Body Ache Escape?

By |June 1st, 2022|Categories: essential oils, Fun Facts|Tags: , , |

What is the most popular essential oil at Body Ache Escape? The Serenity Blend is the most popular essential oil! Our Doterra essential oils are becoming quite the crowd pleaser at Body Ache Escape, however; there is one that is more popular than the others. The Serenity Blend takes first place!  This blend smells warmly sweet with hints of spice. Not only does it help soothe a bad

3005, 2022

What to look for when buying apple cider vinegar

By |May 30th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

How to Shop for Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness insiders gush about their $4 bottle of apple cider vinegar just as much as they do their adaptogenic powders with sexy names and $25 vegan coconut yogurt. Wellness enthusiasts love it. Throwing back ACV daily has been linked to boosting good digestion, regulating blood pressure, and even helping with joint pain—to name just a few of its benefits. But when it comes

3005, 2022

7 Perfect Gift Ideas

By |May 30th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: , , |

7 Gift Ideas For The Health Conscious There's a few products I've recently experienced that I thought would make a perfect gift..especially for those wanting to take better care of themselves. 1. Voodoo Floss Bands - These stretchy thick bands work like magic to keep the joints loose and supple. You wrap the compression band toward the heart and then perform movements for that particular joint. The compression helps massage

2905, 2022

​Skip The Supplements-7 Foods Naturally Boost Collagen In Your Body

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

​Skip The Supplements—These 7 Foods Naturally Boost Collagen In Your Body If you’ve walked down a supplement aisle this year, chances are, you’ve seen collagen. This structural protein is the most abundant protein in our body, found in skin and other connective tissues. It’s also a buzzy topic in the supplement world right now, with companies glorifying collagen-boosting pills and powders for their ability to create youthful skin, healthy bones

2905, 2022

Insomnia- Can Massage Help?

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Health Tips|

Insomnia Can Massage Help Insomnia?   Do you lay awake at night wishing you could fall asleep? Counting down the hours until you need to be up for work?  If so, you are like 1/3 of the adults in the U.S who suffer from insomnia. Almost 90% of insomnia cases occur when there is another coexisting medical condition. A lot of medications prescribed for conditions such as depression, anxiety, heart

2905, 2022

5 Surprising Tips For Battling Muscle Soreness

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Nutrition|Tags: |

5 Surprising Tips For Battling Muscle Soreness DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is a necessary evil in building stronger muscles and gaining strength and stamina. Most of us find that post-workout soreness to be satisfying evidence of a good sweat sesh. But only up to a certain point. Those of us who’ve been forced to use the grab bars in the bathroom stall after Legs & Butt Day know that

2905, 2022

8 Health Benefits of Owning a Cat

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

All The Great Things About Owning A Cat   Everyone knows that pet ownership comes with a boatload of responsibility. What you might not know is that owning a pet provides healthy perks as well. Because June is Adopt-A-Cat month, we are going to look at ways owning a cat can improve your life.   Owning a Cat Reduces stress and anxiety   Cuddling with a feline friend can release

2905, 2022

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Raynaud's phenomenon Have you ever gotten so cold that your fingers turn white or even blue? Imagine if your fingers and toes did that every time you got the slightest bit cold and stayed that way for extended periods. That is what those with Raynaud's experience. There are two types of Raynaud's: primary and secondary. Primary starts before the age of 25, is the lesser severity of the two, and

2905, 2022

9 Ways To Survive The Day When You Didn’t Get Enough Sleep

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

How To Get Through The Day On Minimal Sleep Sick kids. Crushing deadlines. Jet lag. Racing thoughts and monkey mind. You didn't get enough sleep. No matter the culprit, we all succumb to a lousy night of sleep (or complete lack thereof) from time to time. But one poor slumber does not a bad day have to make. Here Christopher Winter, MD, president of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine and

2805, 2022

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You Insanely Strong in 30 Days

By |May 28th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Are you ready to challenge yourself and make your push-up dreams come true? With regular commitment, dedication and the 30 day push-up challenge, you can be doing 50 push-ups in no time! 30 Day Push-Up Challenge If being able to do 50 push-ups is on your fitness bucket list, then it's time to make it happen. Just like the 30-Day Squat Challenge, here's a plan to build your upper body

2805, 2022

Is hard cider actually good for you?

By |May 28th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Nutrition|Tags: |

Are There Benefits To Drinking Hard Cider? You were probably very pleased when you discovered rosé is a little healthier than white wine, but there’s a new seasonal alcoholic beverage in town called hard cider, and it’s giving the trendy millennial-pink drink a run for its health benefits. According to Vogue, hard cider is the fastest-growing liquor category, and aside from providing folks with bursts of fall flavors, it

2805, 2022

10 Most Inspiring Transformational Success Stories

By |May 28th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

10 Most Inspiring Success Stories 1. Jenna Dunham Dropped 70 Pounds Post-Pregnancy for her success story Weight before: 203 lbs Weight now: 133 lbs Age: 36 Height: 5’4″ Location: Florence, KY Occupation: Stay-at-home mom Most embarrassing song she works out to: Copacabana by Barry Manilow – “A great cardio song!” After her third pregnancy, Jenna found motivation in an unlikely place: the “F” word. “I was 203 pounds and ‘frumpy,'”

2805, 2022

Confidence-Boosting Tips from Real Women Age 9 to 99

By |May 28th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

Confidence-Boosting Tips from Real Women Age 9 to 99How to be confident: Treasure your health every day. Confidence-boosting tip: Add in Yoga "Your body is your instrument, and you have to take beautiful care of it. I do one hour of yoga and walk for 30 minutes every day. You really enjoy life a lot more if you're healthy. And I never leave home without putting on lipstick—it makes me

2805, 2022

How To Set Yourself Up For The Perfect Meditation Session

By |May 28th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

Meditation Preparation If you're new to a daily mediation practice, the idea of doing something every day may seem daunting. But I encourage my students to do a little bit often rather than feel they have to take on a lot all at once. I've always believed that we get the best results when we work at a pace that feels right for us personally. Follow these steps, from my

2705, 2022

“Happiness” doesn’t necessarily correlate to “healthiness” in this country

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

Happy Does Not Equal Healthy Here in the United States, everyone strives to be happier. And, Americans work really hard at staying happy. There are techniques—like meditation, eating healthy, and working out—that lots of folks do daily to not only stay healthy, but better their quality of life in general. And when that’s not working, it’s relatively common to seek medication: The US uses more antidepressants than any other country

2705, 2022

Blackberries add an antioxidant boost to this late-summer cocktail

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

Add Antioxidants to Your Cocktail to Help With a Hangover It’s essentially a farmers’ market shopping requirement to stock up on the season’s luscious ripe berries these last few warm-weathered weeks. And sure, you already may use ’em in your a.m. smoothie, but there’s a way to incorporate them into your at-home happy hour, too. Leave it to our resident cocktail recipe creator Laura Silverman, founder of The Outside Institute,

2705, 2022

Consistency is the Key by Lesley Maxwell

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

How To Get and Stay Fit While Aging To remain youthful it is necessary to be able to perform key movement patterns which keep us agile and fit for life. These are bend, push, pull, squat, lunge, twist and gait (walk, jog or run). If you can perform these movements regularly, and preferably while lifting some weights (except for gait), you give yourself a huge advantage in your effort to

2705, 2022

Arborvitae Essential Oil

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: essential oils|Tags: , |

The Tree of Life Arborvitae Essential Oil Arborvitae Essential Oil from "The Tree of Life" IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented here have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not replace personal judgment or medical treatment when indicated, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always talk to your naturopathic physician about the use of these or

2605, 2022

Feel Slimmer Instantly By Avoiding These Foods That Cause Bloat

By |May 26th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

 6 Foods That Can Cause Bloating We know that many of you spend time eating healthy food and doing fun workouts, and often before a sunny vacation. Finding the most flattering suits for your body is a great start, but being equipped with as many tools as possible will help you feel confident before running around on the beach or sitting poolside. The last thing you probably want to worry

2605, 2022

Slow Down the Aging Clock

By |May 26th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Self Help|Tags: |

What Can I Do To Make Me Look Younger For Longer? While some factors of getting older are welcomed with open arms such as age-acquired wisdom and amazing memories, others like the changing appearance of our skin can sometimes make us feel a bit self-conscious. The most obvious changes are small fine lines start to appear and our frowns sometimes appear permanent. Our faces really are a clear reflection of

2605, 2022

​5 Diet Changes That Can Help You Fight Chronic Fatigue

By |May 26th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

​5 Ways You Can Help Chronic Fatigue With Diet If you’re having trouble managing your chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), you might want to take a look at your diet. Characterized by extreme exhaustion, fuzzy thinking, and a general feeling of blah-ness, chronic fatigue syndrome affects more than 1 million people in the U.S. alone, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. (These symptoms are general and can signal health

2505, 2022

Massage and Depression – What Can Help

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Health Tips, Self Help|Tags: , |

Massage and Depression An estimated 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from some kind of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Left-handed American adults make up about the same percentage. Yet while left-handedness is seen today as a quirky curiosity (or sometimes an advantage, in the case of athletes), depression still has a stigma. So let's talk: what is depression? Why is it problematic? And

2505, 2022

What You Should Know About Crescendo Fasting

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

 What You Should Know About Crescendo Fasting—The Intermittent Fasting Diet For Women If you’ve ever looked into intermittent fasting, a diet that requires followers to fast for 12 to 20 hours daily, you might’ve come across some dire warnings about the diet being really, truly, dangerously bad for women. Women’s bodies are more sensitive to the signals of starvation. Going too long without eating could throw their hormones out of

2505, 2022

These ​9 Techniques Will Help You Stop Forgetting All The Time

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

9 Ways to Help You Remember If I told you there was a giant top hat in my kitchen sink, a pot of baby oil brewing in my coffee maker, granite spilling out of my fridge, hay stuffed in my microwave, and Garfield the cat roasting in my oven, you'd likely smile politely, nod, then back away. Very. Slowly. Don't worry; I'm not seeing things. All of this stuff is

2505, 2022

How This Unstoppable Mama Dropped 8% Body Fat

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

How She Dropped 8% Body Fat and How You Can Do It Too! Name: Darla Andrews | Hometown: San Diego | Age: 52 Height: 5’3” | Old body fat: 24% | New body fat: 16% Occupation: Fitness studio owner | Favorite saying: “You are never too old to start your journey to a fit, healthy lifestyle!” Being a mom is a full-time job, and by her late 20s, Darla Andrews

2505, 2022

7 Foods that Cause Bloating

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

7 Foods that Will Give You Gas Listen up! All foods can cause bloating if your food hygiene is suspect but there are certain bad hats that will give your digestive tract a run for your money. Best to familiarize yourself with them and stat, if a flat tummy is your number one goal. But first let’s understand what bloating is. Bloat happens when gas or fluids fills your digestive

2505, 2022

How to Keep Going When You Want To Give Up on Life

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Self Help|Tags: |

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up on Life TRIGGER WARNING: This post references suicidal thoughts and may be triggering to some people. Since my first post on Tiny Buddha entitled “ Why I Didn’t Kill Myself and Why You Shouldn’t Either ,” I’ve been doing amazingly well. I thought I had this suicide stuff in the bag. I thought it lived in the past. I thought

2505, 2022

What’s All The Fuss About Couple’s Massage?

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: About Body Ache Escape, FAQ|Tags: , , , , |

Couple's Massage Why all the Hype? One of our most frequently asked questions at Body Ache Escape is...Do you offer Couple's Massage? We don't. We don't have a room big enough to fit two tables....maybe one day when we can move into a bigger office. It's my opinion though that a couple's massage really doesn't live up to all the hype anyways. When my husband and I went down to

2505, 2022

This One-Day Plan Will Help You Bounce Back After A Day Of Overeating

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

What To Do After You Overeat Fact: It doesn’t have to be holiday season to overdo it when eating. Sure, it’s easier to blame overeating on family festivities full of cheese plates, glazed meats, and decorative cookies. But sometimes even the slightest celebration or just a moment of weakness (think: finishing all of that pasta instead of saving half as you intended) can lead to one massive food hangover the

2405, 2022

I Made One Easy Change And It Nearly Nixed My Post-Workout Pain

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Self Help|Tags: |

The One Simple Habit Eliminated My Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness I've always loved cycling: I was on the cycling team when I was in college, and for a long time afterward I continued to road race. What I never loved was the resulting pain in my knees, calves, and quads—not to mention my neck (since you're always bent over but looking up). While my racing days are behind me, I

2405, 2022

What the Pec?!

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , , |

The Pectoralis (Pec)   The pectoralis aka. pec major is a large muscle covering the chest from the clavicle to the abdomen and inserts at the top of the arm (the humerus). It is responsible for actions like push-ups, also punching, swimming or sawing a piece of wood. When there are trigger points (knots) in the pec major, the shoulders will be pulled forward causing a rounded posture look. This

2405, 2022

The Secret To Losing Weight Might Be In Your Poop

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

The Secret to Losing Weight Might Be In Your Poop You work out regularly. You eat well. But you can't seem to lose any stubborn pounds. What’s going on? Well, research published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests that it’s not as simple as getting your daily serving of fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables. In fact, researchers suggest, if you’re trying to lose weight, you should

2405, 2022

Pain is Weird

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Self Help|Tags: |

The Brain-Pain Connection Science reveals a volatile, misleading sensation that is often more than just a symptom, and sometimes worse than whatever started it Pain is weird. It is not just a message from injured tissues to be accepted at face value, but a complex experience that is thoroughly tuned by your brain. The results are often strange and counter-intuitive, like quantum physics, but the science is clear: every painful

2405, 2022

Frozen Shoulder – The Subscapularis

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , |

The Subscapularis Frozen Shoulder Have you ever experienced pain so bad in your shoulder joint that you couldn't move it? It got progressively worse until it was considered "frozen shoulder" or adhesive capsulitis? The Subscapularis is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles. It sits between the shoulder blade and the ribcage. Its main job is to add stability to the shoulder joint capsule as well as medially rotate and

2305, 2022

The Chronic Pain Video That Your Dr. Doesn’t Want You To See

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Changes You Can Make To Fix Your Chronic Pain Why does this pain keep coming back?? I hear this question frequently from my clients suffering from chronic pain. They come in to get a massage, and they feel better for a few days yet the pain keeps returning in the same spot! Sometimes there are underlying problems that if

2305, 2022

The Neutral Foot

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Perpetuating Factors, Self Help, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Duck Foot Fix Neutral Feet Lately, I have gotten the urge to run. I have a goal to lose some weight and thought running will help me with that goal. However, when I run, it hurts. Since I am a big fan of Kelly Starrett, I had to get his book Ready to Run. I highly recommend it. It's a very easy read! Kelly says that to prepare

2305, 2022

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Muscles|

What to do for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? DOMS Are you new to exercise? Or maybe you've been ramping up your workouts? Perhaps you had a major competition recently? Or you worked extra hard in the yard this weekend? Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is the name given to the soreness you experience a day or two after really vigorous activity. It can last anywhere from 2-14 days. Sometimes

2305, 2022

Muscle Strength Essential for Women Over 60

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Muscle Strength Essential for Women Over 60 Physical decline associated with aging is not simply the result of getting older. In many respects, it’s a product of becoming less active as we age. Taking it too easy makes aging more debilitating than it needs to be. The human body is much better at repairing and maintaining itself when you keep it well conditioned through a program of regular physical activity,

2305, 2022

This Crazy Trick Could Boost Your Marital Satisfaction

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

This Crazy Trick Could Boost Your Marital Satisfaction With Hardly Any Effort Researchers set out to see if it was possible to subtly retrain your brain's automatic associations about your significant other. For example, if seeing your spouse automatically triggers an image of the dirty dishes they left all over the kitchen this morning, it might be possible to swap that image out with something more positive. This small trick

2205, 2022

Can Aromatherapy Boost Your Workout?

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Can Aromatherapy Boost Your Workout? We’re all looking for a better, more fun, more enjoyable workout. One that leaves us feeling uplifted, energized — and a bit like a badass. Okay, a lot like a badass. But, when it comes to smell — er — that’s the one thing we’re typically trying to have LESS of during a workout. However, turns out the right smell, a la aromatherapy, may actually

2205, 2022

Morton’s Foot

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Perpetuating Factors, Self Help|Tags: , , , |

Morton's Foot Can Cause Knee Problems Morton's Foot structure is when your second toe is longer than your big toe causing instability. People with Morton's Foot structure also find that their big toe is super flexible as well. A couple of other signs of Morton's foot is a web of skin between the second and third toe and built up calluses under the second toe and other places on the

2205, 2022

8 Ways to Relieve Your Arthritis

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Self Help|Tags: , , |

8 Ways to Relieve Your Arthritis at Home Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis or inflammation of a joint. Although working is still possible with this disease, people suffering from arthritis lose an average of 2.5 day per month of work. A joint is made up of cartilage and synovial fluid. The synovial fluid is made up of 80% water & 20% collagen fibers. Repeated stress on

2205, 2022

Exercises for Seniors Over 60

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Health Tips|

Exercises for Seniors Over 60 Seniors over 60 who exercise regularly and engage in physical activity may live longer. Seniors can reduce their risk of falling by creating a fitness routine that incorporates activities to improve endurance, strength, and balance. Regular exercise can help you live a long, healthy life by lowering your risk of arthritis and other chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Before beginning any new

2205, 2022

Pumpkin spice protein pancake recipe

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancake Recipe Lest you think your pumpkin spice (everything) obsession began and ended with your coffee order, healthy chef Lily Kunin has created another delicious way to incorporate the seasonal blend into your breakfast routine. Here the Clean Food Dirty City founder and Well+Good Council member shares her fave fall pumpkin spice protein pancake recipe. When I first started cutting out gluten, my mind was hardwired to

2105, 2022

Massage Makes You Smile!

By |May 21st, 2022|Categories: Educational, Fun Facts, Health Tips|Tags: , , , |

Massage Can Make You Smile You probably leave each massage session with a smile on your face, but you may be surprised to learn just how long it can last. Evidence suggests that massage therapy can relieve symptoms of depression, and, in turn, perhaps coax a grin during tough times. In 2010, Taiwanese researchers investigated randomized controlled trials of massage therapy in depressed patients. Based on the results, they concluded

2105, 2022

3 Ways Teens Can Benefit From Massage

By |May 21st, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips|Tags: , , , |

Teens Can Benefit from Massage Adolescence is a unique stage of life. In between childhood and adulthood, teens go through massive changes on both a physiological and a psychological level. Naturally, this means that teens also have unique health and wellness issues. While nothing replaces regular physical exams with a physician, massage therapy can be a valuable component of a teen's health and wellness. Here are three different issues often

2105, 2022

The Surprising Perks to Having a Small Family

By |May 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

The Surprising Perks to Having a Small Family Some say one is the loneliest number, but when it comes to children, it just may be the best number around. While a Brady Bunch-sized family has its benefits, there are plenty of perks to a smaller family unit. Wondering what number is right for you? Here are some reasons why it's smart to stop after one. 1. You avoid sibling slip-ups.

2105, 2022

Are you trapped in pain? | Shoulder and Trapezius Pain Relief

By |May 21st, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , , |

Trapped in Pain? The Trapezius The trapezius muscle is the muscle that most commonly has trigger points and tension in it. Trigger points in the upper trapezius can cause headaches, neck aches, and even toothaches. When someone has neck and shoulder pain it is commonly coming from the trapezius, levator scapulae, and infraspinatus. You may want to check out the rhomboid as well. Trigger points in the lower trap can

2005, 2022

I Got A Menstrual Massage For PMS Symptoms-Here’s What Happened

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips|Tags: |

I Got A Menstrual Massage To Ease PMS Symptoms—Here’s What Happened “For years, I had been scheduling a "menstrual" massage for myself about two days before my period. This is when I’m feeling most tender and grouchy. It makes me feel so much better to do that and to have my special heat pack, tea, and aromatherapy that I use to self-soothe,” says Beider, who in addition to being a

2005, 2022

Relaxation vs Therapeutic Massage

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: About Body Ache Escape, FAQ, Health Tips|Tags: , , , |

Suffering from chronic pain and wondering what the difference between therapeutic massage and relaxation massage is? Therapeutic massage is a type of massage treatment specifically designed to target muscle tension, reduce pain, and improve joint mobility. Relaxation massage, on the other hand, focuses more on allowing your body and mind to relax. Learn more about how these massages differ and the benefits they can provide. Therapeutic Massage vs

2005, 2022

What You Need to Know About Fitness After 60

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Health Tips|

Tips To Stay Fit After 60 If you’re 60 or older, you’ve probably grown up with the idea that the transition from middle age into “senior citizen” status means slowing down. “Take it easy–you’re not as young as you used to be.” How many times have you heard that advice? If you’re like me, you probably say it to yourself whenever your post-exercise aches and pains seem a little worse

2005, 2022

How Massage Helps Fibromyalgia

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Uncategorized|

How To Find Relief From Fibromyalgia Massage therapy can really reduce the pain, stiffness, and tender points caused by fibromyalgia syndrome. But how does it manage to do this? It is theorized that massage therapy actually enhances the production of certain pain blockers, including endorphins, serotonin, and also norepinephrine. These hormones work to counteract pain signals conducted by the brain, so this would explain why massage offers such dramatic pain

2005, 2022

What Happens When I Have Tight Feet?

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: Self Help|Tags: , , |

Tight Feet? Did you know that tight feet can affect how flexible the whole back of the body is? Try this test. Bend over and touch your toes. Feel how flexible you are. Notice how far you can reach your hands. Now get a tennis ball and put it under your foot moving it slowly around the entire bottom of your foot for a couple of minutes to massage it. Do

2005, 2022

Is it common for clients to fall asleep?

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , , |

Is It Common For Clients To Fall Asleep In A Massage? Just the other day I had a client ask me, "Will you be upset if I fall asleep?". I said, "No way! Will you be upset if I fall asleep?!" We had a good laugh about what he would do if that really happened. In all seriousness though, people wonder if we have clients fall asleep regularly. This happens

1905, 2022

This one diet change will lessen your anxiety, Kimberly Snyder says

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

How One Diet Change Can Affect Your Whole Life When that oh-so-familiar (and sometimes debilitating) anxious feeling rises up in your gut, you might reach for your go-to essential oils, get down on the floor for a calming yoga pose, or meet up with a friend for a heart-to-heart. But to prevent anxiety from happening altogether, celeb nutritionist,  Kimberly Snyder recommends this one simple food tweak. You don’t need me

1905, 2022

Plantar Fasciitis

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , , , , |

The worst foot pain EVER!!  Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia which is the thick tissue that connects the heel to the toes creating the arch of the foot. When this gets inflamed it makes the heel hurt, especially in the morning. This can be a big problem for people in the summertime due to wearing flip-flops and sandals. There are several remedies to plantar fasciitis. First,

1905, 2022

Can sitting in a recliner cause leg pain?

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: FAQ, Muscles|Tags: , , , |

What is causing my calf cramps? The Gastrocnemius The gastrocnemius or "gastroc" is one of the main muscles of the lower leg and is the muscle that causes calf cramps. It flexes the knee and points the toes. You use it when peeking over a fence, walking hills or riding your bike. When there are trigger points (knots) in the gastroc or it is tight, you may experience nocturnal calf

1905, 2022

What is a Couples Training Massage Class?

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Specials and Promotions|Tags: , , |

  Why you should schedule a Couples Massage Class There is something about couples massage that just feels so luxurious and special. Maybe it's the intimacy of sharing a massage with your loved one, or the simple pleasure of taking some time for relaxation together. Whatever the reason, couples massage can be a wonderful experience. If you're looking to add a little extra indulgence to your life, consider taking a

1905, 2022

Do Americans prefer physical therapy to painkillers?

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Self Help|Tags: |

Which Would You Choose? Physical Therapy or Painkillers? If you would try just about anything before taking prescription opioids to treat physical pain , you’re not alone. According to a new report , most Americans would rather use a drug-free approach. In a study from nearly 6,300 adults, 78 percent of participants prefer alternative options to treat pain  than taking prescription meds. prefer physical therapy to painkillers One reason for

1805, 2022

Is anxiety the most severe symptom of a hangover?

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

Is anxiety the most severe symptom of a hangover? Have you ever woken up after having one too many wellness-guru–approved cocktails feeling panicked? You don't remember what you texted your ex or posted on Snapchat the night before? While the headache-laden physical aftermath of drinking is never magical (unlike the glasses from which you sipped), a heightened sense of anxiety might just be the worst hangover symptom around. Anxiety is

1805, 2022

Muscle Causes Achilles & Heel Pain

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , , , |

Soleus Achilles & Heel Pain Heel pain tripping you up? The soleus, a big-time contributor to heel pain, is one of the deeper calf muscles. It lies underneath the gastrocnemius and when it has trigger points it can cause pain in the calf as well as in the heel and Achilles tendon. This muscle provides ankle & knee stability, plantar flexes, and inverts the foot and is very important in

1805, 2022

Know Your Eyes And How To Take Care Of Them At 40

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

Know Your Eyes And How To Take Care Of Them At 40 Do you find yourself holding books and magazines closer to your face and struggling to see your computer screen clearly. Don't panic every forty-something is in the same boat. The lenses of the eyes naturally harden with age, which leads to difficulties seeing things close-up, says Stephanie J. Marioneaux, a physician and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy

1805, 2022

Views on the Bruise (Why a Massage Can Leave a Bruise)

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: Educational|Tags: , , , , , |

  Views on the Bruise Fascia is the glue that holds our bodies together. It goes through our muscles, under our skin, and basically weaves its way through our whole body holding it together like saran wrap. It's sticky like saran wrap too. It easily binds up. Tight fascia causes pain and even cellulite. Super stuck fascia prevents blood flow from getting to the area. During a massage, your massage therapist

1805, 2022

Simple Steps to Prevent and Detect Melanoma/Skin Cancer

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

Simple Steps to Prevent and Detect Melanoma/Skin Cancer   Summer is here and where there is more sun, there is often more skin exposure. We are going to look at some ways you can prevent and detect skin cancer.   PREVENT   Cover up with clothes and sunscreen.   As a rule of thumb, cover up as much as possible. Be sure to wear a broad-brimmed hat and UV blocking

1705, 2022

5 People Who Became Personal Trainers After 50

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

5 People Who Became Personal Trainers After 50 It's pretty impressive when, after years in a specific industry, someone decides to do an about-face and follow a crazy dream or a long-buried passion. It's even more impressive when that career switcheroo requires totally overhauling one's nutrition and exercise habits. The inspirational role models below came to careers in fitness via many different pathways but share one thing in common: They

1705, 2022

7 kitchen tools for avocados that will make your dreams come true

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

7 Tools To Help You Use Avocados Easier Technically, the only kitchen tools for avocados you really need in order to enjoy one are a knife to cut it open and a fork with which to gobble it up. But, considering that so many of us hold proverbial higher-education degrees in the fruit, there are several excellent reasons to have a tricked-out avocado kit (like for an avocado shake ,

1705, 2022

Getting the Most Out of a Spa Visit

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Booking a treatment at your hotel’s spa is a way to relax on any vacation. But, according to Kimberly Kelder, the lead aesthetician at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson , Ariz., a spa visit can leave some people feeling more stressed out than chilled out. “If you don’t pick the right service or are unsure about spa etiquette, it’s hard to have an enjoyable spa experience,” she said. Here,

1605, 2022

Meditation Mondays

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Self Help|Tags: |

Meditate with Me on Mondays! For the New Year, I got this really cool workbook called Create Your Shining 2022. It helps create goals, visions, plans, and habits. One of the things it suggests is to make up a different theme for each day. One of my goals is to meditate more, so I created meditation Mondays. I love doing guided meditations, especially the ones that have progressive relaxation mixed

1605, 2022

​​9 Sneaky Reasons Your Feet Hurt

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

​​9 Sneaky Reasons Your Feet Hurt When it comes to aching feet, you’re probably familiar with the usual suspects like bunions, plantar fasciitis, and too many hours in sky-high stilettos. But there are a few other reasons your feet might be hurting you—and they’re not quite as obvious. Here are a few ways you might be putting extra wear-and-tear on your feet without realizing it. You’ve been buying the same

1505, 2022

Reflexology Pickerington

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips|Tags: , |

Reflexology Pickerington Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and a person's general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point.

1505, 2022

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Health Tips|

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good For You Don't have the room for a sauna or time to get to your gym to sit in one? Check out these infrared mats! Enter code escape10s to get 10% off plus free shipping! Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You A visit to the sauna is more than just relaxing; it seems to have real heart and cardiovascular benefits, as well. A group

1505, 2022

12 Reasons Why You Have Shoulder Pain

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Self Help|

12 Reasons Why Your Shoulder Hurts What are the reasons why you have shoulder pain? Shoulder pain is a common ache in the U.S. By some estimates, as many as 67% of people experience shoulder discomfort at some point over the course of their lives. The most mobile joint in your body, the shoulder is made up of bones held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They're all designed

1405, 2022

What Is The Best Massage For Gym Goers and Can Help With Soreness?

By |May 14th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

What Is The Best Massage For Gym Goers and Can Help With Soreness? There are different forms of massages that help regular exercisers to feel more comfortable after they work out. Examples include self-massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and Swedish massage. Today, we're going to share information about these forms of massage. Once you've read about them, you'll be one step closer to choosing the form of massage which

1305, 2022

Get Fit Advice for Women Over 50

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: , , , |

Get Fit Advice for Women Over 50 If you were physically active before 50, that’s great. But if you didn't exercise regularly, it's not too late to start. Read this article for some get fit advice for women over 50. Physical activity may help tame some of the symptoms of menopause -- hot flashes , joint pain , and sleep problems. Exercise also lowers your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes,

1005, 2022

Will the massage therapist be there when I undress?

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|

,if FAQ #4 Will the massage therapist be there when I undress? As you get ready for your massage, do you ever wonder if the therapist will be in the room when you undress? You're not alone! Get ready for some massaging knowledge! In this post, we'll answer all of your questions about getting undressed before a session. Keep reading to learn more! In North America, the massage therapist leaves the

1005, 2022


By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , , , , |

Does the front of your neck bother you? Did you know that one muscle can... cause tension headaches, vertigo, watery eyes, facial pain, red spots on the eye, hearing loss, ear pain, sinus pain, sore throat, "full throat", and blurred vision? This muscle is the sternocleidomastoid or SCM. It is located at the front of the neck attaching to the clavicle and up at the jaw. It is easy to

1005, 2022


By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Fun Facts, Muscles|Tags: , |

Did you know that massage can help..   ...laryngitis! My friend gets frequent bouts of laryngitis. As soon as she starts losing her voice, she comes to get a massage from me and the next day she is back to normal! Tightening and swelling of the muscles of the throat strain the voice. We can help loosen the muscles and flush the swelling out. If you’re experiencing laryngitis, we highly

905, 2022

Sometimes it’s not the massage therapists fault the massage is bad

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: , |

Bad Massage? This could be why Yeah, the therapist has a lot to do with a bad massage, but sometimes it's not their fault. You, as a client, need to take some responsibility. Here are the things you need to do: 1. Communicate- Tell your therapist if you are cold or hot, if the pressure is too little or too much, if the pillow needs adjusted or if something hurts.

905, 2022

Massage Fun Facts

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Fun Facts|Tags: , |

Massage Fun Facts Massage is the oldest form of health care It is depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings. It is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Indian texts. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates describes the practice of anatripis or "rubbing up."   Massage is scientifically shown to be an effective treatment for the following conditions: Cancer-related fatigue Chronic low back pain Reducing headache frequency After surgery to help with post-operative

805, 2022

Get Regular Massage!

By |May 8th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips|Tags: , |

 Get Regular Massage! If you're like most people, you probably think of massage as a luxury. Something to enjoy every now and then when you have some extra money to spare. But what if I told you that massage isn't just a luxury? It's a necessary part of keeping your body healthy and functioning at its best. Here are three reasons why you should get a regular massage: 1) Massage

705, 2022

5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Care Between Massage Appointments

By |May 7th, 2022|Categories: Self Help|Tags: , , , |

5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Issues People with neck and shoulder issues often have their pain return before their next massage appointment. Work, play and children all make demands on the body. A dull ache can quickly turn into a burning pain. That becomes uncomfortable especially while folding laundry, doing yard work, playing on the computer or any of the other million things you do. What can you do

705, 2022

Small Hemipelvis

By |May 7th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Perpetuating Factors, Self Help|Tags: , , |

Why Do I Always Feel Like I'm Sitting Uneven? What exactly is a small hemipelvis and why should you care? The pelvis is made of two bones that come together with ligaments. In some people, one of these bones is smaller than the other causing a plethora of problems. When sitting it makes the body tilt towards the smaller side, sometimes mimicking scoliosis since it causes the spine to

605, 2022

Essential Oil of the Month Elevation

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: essential oils, Health Tips|Tags: , , |

Essential Oil of The Month: Elevation Elevation, or the Joyful Blend essential oil, is the perfect spring scent. You will feel energized after a gloomy winter. You will definitely be in a good mood after a massage with elevation! Lavandin: helps get rid of feelings of depression and anxiety Tangerine essential oil: helps calm and relieves feelings of stress Elemi: calms the nerves Lemon Myrtle: elevating and refreshing Melissa: helps

605, 2022

Female or Male Massage Therapist?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|

Do you have a preference of a female or male massage therapist? We understand that some people might be hesitant to use a male massage therapist. After all, it's not something that everyone is used to. However, we want to assure you that our team of massage therapists are highly qualified and will provide you with the same level of service no matter who your therapist is. We encourage

605, 2022

I’m Self-Conscious! Can I still get a massage?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , |

What Can I Do If I'm Self-Conscious? We all have our hang-ups and insecurities, but that doesn't mean they should stop us from trying new things. If you're someone who's self-conscious when it comes to getting a massage, don't let that keep you from experiencing the benefits! Massage is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being, and there are plenty of different types of massages to choose

605, 2022

Pressure Isn’t Deep Enough. What do I do?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , |

The Pressure Isn't Deep Enough. What Do I Do? Have you ever had a massage therapist who just didn't quite go deep enough? It can be frustrating, especially when you're feeling tight and need relief. So, what's the right pressure for a massage? And how do you communicate that to your therapist? Keep reading for tips on getting the most out of your next massage. FAQ #7 The pressure isn't

605, 2022

What if I get an erection?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|Tags: |

FAQ #6 I'm nervous I will get an erection. What Can I Do? Have you ever been worried that you might get an erection during a massage? Believe it or not, this is a common concern for many men. In fact, some guys even avoid getting massages altogether for fear of embarrassing themselves. But don't worry - there's no need to shy away from this relaxing experience. With the right

605, 2022

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain In The Butt

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Muscles|

Is It The Piriformis or Sciatica? Have you been dealing with a nagging pain in your buttock that just doesn’t want to go away? You’ve tried everything. Ice, heat, massaging the area, but nothing is working! This annoyance of pain around the backside of your hip may be due to a condition known as ‘piriformis syndrome’, which is somewhat of a conundrum in the healthcare field. This condition can be

605, 2022

21 Tips to Improve Your Sleep

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Self Help|Tags: , , , , , |

21 Ways To Sleep Better Tonight As you all may have figured out, I am an avid reader. My latest read is Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson. He teaches how to improve your sleep! I wanted to do a run down of the points here. It's some really good stuff! 1. Know the Value of

605, 2022

10 Secret Benefits of Spinach for Skin and Hair Health

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Nutrition|

Spinach juice is a type of green juice made from fresh spinach and other vegetables or fruits. It is a popular way to get a concentrated dose of the health benefits of spinach, which include improved heart health, reduced inflammation, and potential anti-cancer properties. Here are 10 reasons why you should be adding spinach juice to your diet. The Miracle Food That Helps Your Hair and Skin Usually, for most

605, 2022

The Hamstrings

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , , |

Solutions For Your Hamstring Pain The biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus are the 3 muscles that make up the hamstrings. They normally act as one when doing different movements such as standing from a seated position, walking, and jumping. The hamstrings have a tendency to be tighter than they should. When that happens the gluteus maximus doesn't function as it should and contributes to many pain syndromes such as

605, 2022

Why do some people SWELL more?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Health Tips, Self Help|

Why do some people SWELL more than others? Do you swell up frequently? I had a conversation with a client this week who recently had knee replacement surgery. He was curious as to why he swelled so much. He and I were pondering where all that fluid came from, so I told him I would investigate and write about it! Lucky you! :) There are quite a few reasons why

605, 2022

How Often Should You Get Massage

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Fun Facts, Health Tips|Tags: , , |

How Often Should You Get Massage? In a very short answer at least once every 6 weeks and at most every day! The frequency depends on 3 things: Your budget, Your time & Your body. There's no one answer to the question of how often you should get a massage. It really depends on what your goals are, and what type of massage you're getting. However, most people find that

605, 2022

What if I drool?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , |

FAQ #3- What if I Drool? What if I realize I've drooled? If you're like most people, the thought of drooling during a massage probably makes you a little bit self-conscious. But don't worry – it's entirely normal to drool a little bit (or even a lot) during a massage! In fact, many people find that it helps them relax and feel more comfortable. So go ahead and let yourself

605, 2022

To Tip or Not to Tip That Is the Question

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ, Health Tips|Tags: |

Am I Supposed to Tip?? There's no right or wrong answer when it comes to tipping for a massage - it's completely up to you! However, we wanted to give you a few guidelines to help make your decision. Gratuities are always appreciated by our therapists. So, if you're wondering how much to leave your massage therapist, read on for some pointers from the experts! Question #1 Am I supposed

605, 2022

Am I supposed to take off my underwear?

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , , |

Am I Supposed to Take Off My Underwear for the Massage? If you're considering a massage, you may be wondering if you need to remove your underwear. Fear not, we will not be requiring anyone to go commando for their massage! While it is generally more comfortable to remove your underwear so the therapist can access all of the muscles in your body, it's ultimately up to you. So feel

505, 2022

How does a woman with large breasts lie on her stomach

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: FAQ, Health Tips|

How Does A Woman With Large Breasts Lie on Her Stomach Recently I've been answering all the most embarrassing questions people have about massage. It's natural that people would wonder how a blessed woman with large breasts would lie on her stomach. "Wouldn't it hurt?", my male clients ask. Fortunately, there are a few ways we can prevent it from hurting. 1. We raise the face rest up. This lets

505, 2022

How to Fill Out an Insurance Claim Form (HCFA)

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Health Tips|Tags: , , , |

How to Fill Out An Insurance Form To Get Reimbursed for Massage One of the most Frequently Asked Questions is "Do you take insurance?". The short answer is no. The long answer is: If you are in a work accident and have a c9 from your doctor, we will bill for worker's compensation. If you do not have worker's comp, we can give you a receipt so that you can turn

505, 2022

20 Proven Eucalyptus Benefits for Lungs Health

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|

20 Proven Eucalyptus Benefits for Lungs Health The eucalyptus is a diverse genus of trees that belong to the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. There are more than 700 species of trees and shrubs, with a majority of them native to Australia and to a lesser extent Indonesia, the Philippines as well as Papua New Guinea. Out of 700 species, only 15 species can be found outside Australia, with 9 of them being

505, 2022

Is Groin Pain Ruining Your Sex Life?

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , |

The Pectineus The Pectineus muscle is a flat, triangular-shaped muscle located in the inner thigh. It lies deep within the hip and upper thigh area, near the groin. This muscle plays an important role in movement and stability, but can also be a source of pain for many people. When it has trigger points, pain can radiate deep into the groin and into the hip joint making your inner

505, 2022

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fish Eggs

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50, Nutrition|

10 Ways Fish Eggs Are Beneficial The term "roe" refers to the eggs produced by nearly all female marine animals, including a sea urchin and a sterlet. Salmon eggs are also known as salmon roe, for example. Female fish produce eggs that are often known as hard roe to distinguish them from milt (or soft roe), which is a type of fish food produced from male fish's seminal fluids. In

505, 2022

What Can I Do If I Have A Stiff Neck?

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , , |

Stiff Neck? Levator Scapulae Muscle   Are you experiencing a stiff neck? Does it hurt when you try to look over your shoulder? Do you have to rotate your body when you talk to someone? This means you have trigger points in your levator scapulae. This muscle along with the supraspinatus and infraspinatus causes more pain to the shoulder than any other. The levator scapulae help to rotate and elevate

505, 2022

Groin Pain? Your adductors are tight!

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , |

Groin Pain? Why Are My Adductor Muscles Sore The adductor muscles (the groin muscles) are made of 4 muscles: the adductor longus, brevis, magnus and the gracilis. Adductor Longus &  Brevis The adductor longus is the most common cause of groin pain. Tight adductor muscle symptoms in the longus and brevis project both towards the pelvis and the knee. It may even extend down the lower leg. The adductor

505, 2022

Why Does It Hurt Between My Shoulder Blades?

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , |

Why does it hurt between my shoulder blades? A burning pain between the shoulder blades often referred to as interscapular pain, is a regular occurrence. You may be asking why am I having pain across my shoulder blades. In most cases, discomfort in the shoulder blade region is caused by muscle strain as a consequence of poor posture or sitting and standing in an uncomfortable position for a long period

405, 2022

Chigger Bites (+5 Home Remedies for Chigger Bite Symptoms)

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|

Chigger Bites (+ 5 Natural Home Remedies for Chigger Bite Symptoms) What are chiggers and what do they look like? The truth is, you might not see the chiggers — they measure just 1/150th of an inch, making them nearly invisible to the naked eye — but you’ll definitely see their itchy, skin-irritating results after you’ve spent some time outside. What Is a Chigger? Also known as harvest mites, berry

405, 2022

Massage During Pregnancy- 4 Reasons Why It’s Important

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: Educational, FAQ, Health Tips|Tags: , , , , |

4 Reasons Massage is Important During Pregnancy Pregnant women are hands down our most grateful clients that come into Body Ache Escape. Their changing bodies demand a lot from them and make them extremely sore and uncomfortable. This article will cover the 4 reasons massage is important during pregnancy. While massage helps ease the aches and pains of being pregnant, it also provides loads more value than that. The Top 4 Reasons

405, 2022

Do you have intense infraspinatus pain in the front of your shoulder?

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , , |

Infraspinatus Pain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments Deep Intense Shoulder Pain Do you have deep, intense shoulder pain in the front of your shoulder that may run down the outside of the arm into the fingers? Does it hurt when you reach back to your nightstand or put your seat belt on? You may have a hard time reaching for your wallet or zipping your dress...maybe even when you put your

305, 2022

It Shouldn’t Hurt To Shake Hands!

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|

Does it Hurt to Shake Hands? Finger Extensor Muscles Extensor Indicis There are several finger extensor muscles. They include Digitorum, Indicis, and Digiti Minimi. If you have knots (trigger points) in any of these muscles you will feel it down the forearm into the hand and fingers and up to the elbow. If you have trigger points in the extensor digitorum, you will

205, 2022

How bad is it when a woman hasn’t shaved her legs

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: About Body Ache Escape, FAQ, Fun Facts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How Bad Is It When A Woman Hasn't Shaved Her Legs??!! The number 1 phrase said when I massage a woman's legs is, "I'm sorry. I forgot to shave my legs.". Listen up women! STOP Apologizing! Massage Therapists DO NOT CARE if you have legs as hairy as the ones in this picture. We just need to use a tad bit more oil so we don't rip it out! And

205, 2022

Stop Jaw Pain with this One Technique

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , , , |

Stop Jaw Pain with This One Technique! The Masseter   Last year on America's Got Talent a man tried to carve an apple while it was in his assistant's mouth. The stunt was a complete fail and since the girl had to hold the apple for so long, she couldn't close her mouth afterward. It looked so painful! She experienced what is called lockjaw or trigger points in her masseter muscle.

205, 2022

Do you have a deep shoulder pain that runs down the arm into the elbow?

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , |

Elbow and Deep Shoulder Pain? Supraspinatus Muscle Do you have deep shoulder pain with pain that also focuses on the outside of the elbow?  If so, you might have trigger points in the supraspinatus muscle. This tiny muscle sits in the upper channel of the shoulder blade above the spine of the shoulder blade. The supraspinatus is part of the rotator cuff which is made up of the 4 rotator

205, 2022

Do your shoulders hurt when typing or driving?

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , |

Do your shoulders hurt when typing or driving? The Deltoids     The deltoid muscles make up the very superficial (closest to the skin) muscles of the shoulder. They help to hold your arm up when driving, typing or holding a tool. If your shoulders hurt when typing, you likely have trigger points in the deltoid. There are 3 parts of the deltoids: anterior (front), middle and posterior (back). It

105, 2022

Why you should never have a soft drink with your main meal

By |May 1st, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|

Don't Drink Pop and Eat Guzzling sugary drinks while you eat a meaty meal could be causing you to put on weight. This is one reason why you should never have a soft drink with your main meal. The paper published in BMC Nutrition found the combination decreased the metabolic rate, leading to more fat being stored. Researchers asked 27 adult volunteers, all of a healthy weight, to spend

105, 2022

Do you have pain in your shoulder when you rub your lower back?

By |May 1st, 2022|Categories: Fun Facts, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , |

Back Rub Test Coracobrachialis Muscle If you're experiencing pain in your upper arm and shoulder, the culprit may be the coracobrachialis muscle. This muscle is located underneath the pec muscle, and can often be a source of pain and discomfort. Fortunately, there is a simple test you can do to determine if this muscle has trigger points. In this blog post, we will discuss the back rub test and how

105, 2022

Sunshine Vitamin Elixir: Good for the Mind, Body and Soul

By |May 1st, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|

When most people think of sunshine, they think of Vitamin D. What many people don't know is that sunshine provides a wealth of other health benefits as well! In this blog post, we will discuss the amazing ways that sunshine can improve your body, mind, and spirit. So sit back, relax and enjoy reading about the many benefits of this vitamin-packed elixir! It makes your brain work faster. One study showed

105, 2022

What is the best massage for me?

By |May 1st, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips|Tags: , |

 How To Decide Which Massage To Schedule Determining what the best massage for you depends on a few factors. Are you really sore? Are you sensitive? Do you workout a lot? Do you have cancer or fibromyalgia? You may want to schedule a relaxation or cranio-sacral massage if you are wanting to chill out or are extremely sore or know you can not tolerate a lot of pressure. If you

3004, 2022

Carpal Tunnel and Massage | How To Massage Carpal Tunnel

By |April 30th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|

Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from repetitive stress that causes pain due to increased inflammation in the area. The pain is due to nerve ischemia or a temporary lack of oxygen to the nerve. Because doctors will only do carpal tunnel surgery as a last resort, massage is a holistic therapy that you should definitely try in your course of treatment. Massage can address extremely tight

3004, 2022

The Many Benefits of Celery Juice

By |April 30th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Nutrition, Self Help|

I recently finished "Celery Juice" by the Medical Medium. I started drinking celery juice about 3 weeks ago on the advice of Tony Robbins. I was told it could clear toxins out of the body and help with a plethora of health problems. I didn't have too many health problems to begin with but I have noticed my digestion is better, I have more energy and I don't need as

3004, 2022

Interesting Massage Statistics

By |April 30th, 2022|Categories: FAQ, Fun Facts|Tags: , |

Who Gets Massage? Interesting Massage Statistics Interesting Massage Statistics   I just compiled some statistics on our client base here at Body Ache Escape and what I came up with surprised me. The age range with the most amount of clients is 32-37 year olds, however, the 50-55 year olds come in 2xs more often. We have almost 3xs as many women that come in as men and

2904, 2022

I Splurged On A Weekly Massage To See If It Would Cure My Pain

By |April 29th, 2022|Categories: Self Help|Tags: |

I Splurged On A Weekly Massage To See If It Would Cure My Chronic Pain At $1-$2 per minute (plus gratuity), massages don’t come cheap. But pain medication isn't without side effects, and there's nothing fun about feeling achy all the time. I decided I'd invest in weekly massages for one month and reevaluate. Here's how it went. Week 1 Eager to start this experiment off strong, I booked an

2904, 2022

I Hated Exercise…Until I Found Belly Dancing

By |April 29th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|Tags: |

I Hated Exercise…Until I Found Belly Dancing It was packed with muscle-bound women wearing high-cut Olivia Newton John “Let’s Get Physical” style leotards. They intimidated me to no end so I skulked to the very back of the class and tried to remain unnoticed. When the music started, they moved elegantly in time to the beat, synchronizing their legs and arms like a Russian ballet corp. In contrast to their

2804, 2022

Why can I only sleep sitting up?

By |April 28th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , |

Why Can I Only Sleep Sitting Up? The Scalene Muscles Is it only comfortable for you to sleep sitting up? You may have trigger points in the scalene muscles. The scalenes are made up of 4 muscles: the anterior, medius, minimus, and posterior scalenes. These muscles are a common source of back, shoulder and arm pain. Trigger points in the scalenes are also known to cause headaches and may refer

2704, 2022

Found! 5 wellness retreats that are perfect fall getaways

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Found! 5 wellness retreats that are perfect fall getaways Pretty soon, hygge season will be in full swing—which means your comforter and cozy bathrobe will likely be getting way more play than your carry-on. So before that happens, you may as well book one last out-of-town weekend adventure for 2022. And we’ve rounded up five wellness retreat getaways that are perfect for satisfying any lingering summer wanderlust, from an extreme

2604, 2022

Sports Massage Pickerington

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: About Body Ache Escape, Educational|Tags: , , , , |

Sports Massage One of the specialty therapeutic massage types is sports massage.  Michele, Kyron, Daniella, and Andrew are the sports massage therapists that are skilled in this type of massage. Sports massage is a combination of modalities designed for individuals involved in vigorous exercise or activity. Swedish and Deep tissue massage, Myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, assisted stretching and foam roller exercises are used to help clients with pain relief, release

2304, 2022

94 Year Old Woman Inspires Us All to Run With Purpose

By |April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

94 Year Old Woman Inspires Us All to Run With Purpose School’s out. The weather is sort of decent some days. You may have been considering hitting the pavement and going for a nice run outside. Or maybe you’ve been telling yourself it’s time to sign up for that half marathon you’ve been thinking about for ages. Oh, just me? No. I’m sure I’m not alone in these feelings, right?

2304, 2022

I Tried 8 Natural Deodorants So You Wouldn’t Have To

By |April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

I Tried 8 Natural Deodorants So You Wouldn’t Have To. This One Was The Clear Winner. Since the last time I investigated the all-natural section of the deodorant aisle, the options have expanded—a lot. That’s no big surprise, really. Americans have a growing appetite for natural products. In one recent survey, 68% of respondents said they considered ingredients when choosing personal care products. This same group said they trusted a

2204, 2022

Become a Healthy Baker With These Surprising Butter Substitutes

By |April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: |

Better Than Butter Substitutes For Healthier Cooking Baking calms the mind and feeds the soul, but all that buttery goodness can pack on the pounds. If you're looking to make healthier baked goods, omitting some or all of the butter from your favorite recipes can greatly reduce the calories, fat, and cholesterol. There are countless ways to replace eggs in recipes, and here are healthier butter substitutes(great for vegan bakers,

2104, 2022

7 thoughts healthy people have while grocery shopping

By |April 21st, 2022|Categories: Health Over 50|Tags: |

7 Thoughts Healthy People Have While Grocery Shopping Learning how to grocery shop seems like it should be instinctual, but IRL, it actually takes some prepping, planning and learning. (It’s just not possible to buy produce for the entire month.) If you’ve ever found yourself meandering around your local Trader Joe’s contemplating how many avocado -based products is enough (answer: the limit does not exist!) or wondering if bicep curling

804, 2022

How to Stop Pain in 3 Steps

By |April 8th, 2022|Categories: Health Tips, Self Help|Tags: |

How to Stop Pain in 3 Steps Imagine you are at work, and your back starts to ache. You try to ignore it at first, but the pain gets worse and worse. Eventually, you have to go home because you can't take the pain anymore. Does this sound familiar? If so, you're not alone. Millions of Americans deal with chronic pain every day. But there is hope! In this blog

704, 2022

5 Energizing Alternatives to Coffee

By |April 7th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Make the Switch: Here Are 5 Healthy and Energizing Alternatives to Coffee By Erin Young— Hooked on the buzz from your daily cup of coffee but don’t like the caffeine crash? We have 5 energizing alternatives that can keep you energized in a healthier way. But first, let’s discuss why you might like to moderate your coffee habit. How Much Coffee is Too Much? The daily recommended average is 3-4

504, 2022

Doterra Essential Oils

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: essential oils|Tags: , , , |

Doterra Essential Oils The highest quality oils By popular demand...introducing DoTerra Essential Oils! We are excited to announce that we have partnered with DoTerra to provide to highest quality essential oils to you! The most popular DoTerra essential oil is On Guard. It consists of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary and wild orange. This amazing blend is excellent at preventing sickness or knocking it out on the onset. It kills germs

3003, 2022

4 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Self Help|Tags: |

Get a Good Night's Sleep 4 ways to improve your sleep March is fun for a few reasons. Exciting basketball, green beer, and a confused body clock. Wait, that's not fun. March is when we attempt to shake off the winter doldrums and see the light at the end of the tunnel in the form of daffodils and light sweater-weather. Daylight Savings Time robs us of a precious hour of

602, 2022

Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?

By |February 6th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |

Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star? Turmeric is taking a turn as the latest “super food” to trend. Sales of this pungent spice with a rich yellow hue have risen steadily over the last few years and are expected to keep climbing. Today, turmeric is in everything from supplements to teas, along with claims from supplement sellers and some media outlets that this "miracle spice" can fight inflammation,

2401, 2022

Craniosacral Massage

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: About Body Ache Escape|Tags: , |

Craniosacral Massage- Gentle Bodywork One of the specialty therapeutic massage types is craniosacral massage.  CranioSacral Massage Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, improve whole-body health and performance, and is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease.The central nervous system, which is the brain and the spinal cord, controls the body's

2001, 2022

How to get a body like Helen Mirren

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|Tags: |

Dame Helen Mirren's body double for upcoming movie Eye in the Sky has been revealed as 30-year-old stunt performer Fleur van Eeden. That's right, Helen Mirren's body is in such great shape, a super fit woman 39 years her junior can stand-in. So how does the actress stay in shape? 'I do a thing that leads me into exercise,' Helen has said. 'It is the Royal Canadian Air Force exercise

310, 2021

Overcoming a Negative Body Image: 4 Things to Remember

By |October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Nutrition|Tags: |

Overcoming a Negative Body Image: 4 Things to Remember “You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.” ~Philip Arnold I really don’t remember my life before anorexia. I think back to my early teenage years when I ate peanut butter sandwiches and drank hot chocolate without a single thought of how many calories I had consumed. There was no guilt, no

2309, 2021

7 Practical Ways To Make Your Work Routine Healthier

By |September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Health Tips|Tags: |

7 Practical Ways To Make Your Work Routine Healthier This time of year can be tough at the office, or even at home if you work remotely. The seasons are changing and those summer Fridays (and summer days in general) are soon to be long gone. All that being said, we've often heard that September is the "other New Year." Kids are going back to school, leaves will start to fall,

1909, 2021

Move over, Flyknit—Nike’s new “super material” wants your closet space

By |September 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Nike’s Flyknit—an innovative, versatile woven fabric that improves your shoes and your sports bras alike—is getting a younger “super material” sibling. Get ready to meet Flyleather, a textile made from recycled leather and synthetic material. According to Nike , the material is created in a closed circuit—leather scraps are combined with synthetic fibers and turned into paste before being rolled out into sheets of Flyleather. The sheets are used to

609, 2021

6 Workout Recovery Tools

By |September 6th, 2021|Categories: Health Over 50|

6 Workout Recovery Tools After an intense workout, it's important to help your muscles recover as quickly as possible. There are a number of different tools and methods you can use for this, from massage to meditation. Here are six of the best muscle recovery tools out there. Foam Rolling: Roll over your sore spots to relieve tension and stimulate blood flow. Breathe deeply: If you’re wincing and panting, you’re

2302, 2021

IT Band Pain – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tensor Fasciae Latte IT Band Pain You just came home from your vacation on the beach and now every time you sit down for any length of time your hip is killing you! What is up with that?! Trigger points in the TFL refer into the hip right at the hip joint and down the side of the thigh into the knee. You would probably describe it as either Iliotibial

2202, 2021

How to Stop Lower Back Pain- Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Quadratus Lumborum How to Stop Lower Back Pain The quadratus lumborum is the most common muscle that causes lower back pain. It causes sometimes severe pain when standing upright. The pain is usually deep and aching and may feel like a lightening bolt which occurs along the pelvis into the lower abdomen. The pain may extend to the groin and the outer thigh. The head of the femur (thigh bone)

1702, 2021

Does the Back of Your Shoulder Hurt?

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Educational, Muscles|

Back of Your Shoulder Hurt? Teres Major Although trigger points in the teres major are rare, they can be very painful..especially in the back of your shoulder! Trigger points in the teres major refer pain deep into the deltoid area of the shoulder (mostly posterior) and also down the triceps. The TM assists in medial rotation, adduction and extension of the arm. If your power steering went out in

1702, 2021

Tennis Elbow Treatment

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Supinator Muscle How To Fix Tennis Elbow You've just sat down to watch the new Bachelorette and you reach over to grab your cup for a sip of water. Next thing you know, there's water everywhere and your elbow has a shooting pain in it. That's "tennis elbow". There's a few muscles that can be involved in tennis elbow, but the biggest culprit is the supinator muscle. (Sounds a

1602, 2021

Treating Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , |

Serratus Anterior Muscle Pain Does it hurt to breathe? Did it start after a really long run or after you were sick?Have you ever experienced a sharp, burning sensation in your shoulder blade or chest? You may be experiencing pain in your serratus anterior muscle. This muscle is located on the sides of your rib cage and is an important part of your core strength. In this article, you’ll learn

1602, 2021

Does Massage Work for Bursitis?

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Muscles, Self Help|

Does Massage work for Bursitis?   A bursa is a small, flat fluid filled sac that reduces friction between tendons and bones. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, caused by overuse.   Some things that would make bursitis more likely to occur are muscle imbalances, poor biomechanics, postural problems and a lack of flexibility.   The shoulder, hip, elbow and knee are the top places people get bursitis.   Bursitis

1002, 2021

Stress and Massage

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: Educational, Fun Facts|Tags: , , , |

Affects of Massage on Stress Massage is much more than just a luxury, and may provide long term health benefits when it comes to relieving stress. Exposure to stressful related hormones over a long period of time can increase the rate of neural degeneration and increase the risk for Alzheimer's, according to recent info from Utah State University. The Umea University in Sweden, however, has shown that just five minutes

902, 2021

The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain

By |February 9th, 2021|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help|Tags: , , , , |

The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain The Gluteus Medius Almost every day I have a client say, "ow! I didn't know I was sore there". They say this about the commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain--the gluteus medius. The gluteus medius' job is to stabilize the pelvis, abduct (away from the body) the thigh, and to prevent the hip from dropping down. Pain mostly stays local to

602, 2021

Top Massage Benefits

By |February 6th, 2021|Categories: Fun Facts|Tags: |

Why Massage Is So Good For You An Infographic I recently stumbled across this really cool infographic from It explains really well the benefits of massage and which massage would be best for you! Take a look! Did you know that more people receive massages for medical reasons than for any other reason!? That's why we specialize in pain relief at Body Ache Escape!     What are the

602, 2021

Do You Have a Pain in Your Butt? and I’m not talking about your husband

By |February 6th, 2021|Categories: Muscles|Tags: , |

Gluteus Maximus Do You Have a Pain in Your Butt? The gluteus maximus is the largest and most superficial muscle of the sitting muscles. When you have trigger points in this muscle it can cause pain in your butt when sitting, swimming or walking uphill. Causes of trigger points in the gluteus maximus: A fall or near fall A direct blow Prolonged uphill walking Bad sleeping positions Sitting too long

502, 2021

Triceps Cause Elbow Pain

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: |

  Are you having elbow pain? The Triceps The triceps take up the majority of the back of the arm. If there are trigger points in the triceps, there will be referral patterns up the back of the arm into the back of the shoulder, sometimes into the base of the neck, sometimes down the forearm, into the elbow and sometimes even in the palm and fingers. The triceps extends

402, 2021

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Educational|

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is about way more than being tired all the time. Those with CFS have extreme fatigue that is not relieved by sleep, have an impaired short term memory, muscle pain, weakness, joint pain, headache, neck pain and a plethora of symptoms. A doctor will diagnose someone with CFS if they have at least 6 of the above key indicators. It is rumored that

302, 2021

Neuropathy- Why Do My Feet Hurt

By |February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Why Do My Feet Hurt? Neuropathy Neuropathy is a condition where the feet hurt due to nerve damage. There are several causes of neuropathy but the two most common are diabetes and chemotherapy. For nerves to function properly they must continuously receive oxygen and nutrients. Blood glucose spikes in diabetes and chemotherapy agents both reduce the ability for nerves to use oxygen. Some of the signs of neuropathy are numbness,

302, 2021

This Gets Confused for Sciatica All The Time

By |February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Educational, Health Tips, Muscles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Piriformis Sciatica Pain I had a client once who had pain in her lower back so bad that she couldn't stand up straight walking into the office. She had pain running down the back of her leg and even into her foot. As I massaged her I noticed that the majority of her pain was coming from her hip! I carefully did trigger point work on her piriformis

411, 2020

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Immunity This Winter

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Health Over 50|

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Immunity This Winter This year—perhaps more than ever before—immunity is top of mind for the vast majority of people, especially heading into cold and flu season. You probably already know the obvious ways to protect yourself from getting sick (ahem: washing your hands, minimizing stress, getting enough sleep…), but fending off sneezing, coughing, and sore throats also starts with a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Eating

1109, 2020

Reduce Inflammation, Lower Stress

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Reduce Inflammation,Lower Stress   Stress reduction plays a significant role in quelling inflammation, which is why it is essential that everyone develops tools to help manage stress. Studies have shown how mindfulness techniques may be more effective in relieving inflammatory symptoms than other activities that promote well-being. They have been shown to reduce the expression of genes involved in the inflammatory process. No doubt, the mind-body connection is very important

809, 2020

Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You The study compared yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and stress management for treating people with generalized anxiety disorder. While cognitive behavioral therapy remains the preferred first-line treatment for anxiety, yoga -- specifically Kundalini yoga -- outperformed stress management education during the initial 12 weeks of the study. "Generalized anxiety disorder is a chronic, impairing condition that's undertreated. Many people don't seek or can't

408, 2020

Probiotics May Help Manage Symptoms Of Depression

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Probiotics May Help Manage Symptoms of Depression While many people take probiotic supplements to help manage bloat and support digestion, a recent review, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) , found that gut-friendly bacteria may also help support mental health. Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School found adults who took probiotics (both alone and in combination with prebiotics) felt improvements in depressive symptoms. The data was pulled from

705, 2020

Should I talk during my massage?

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: FAQ|Tags: , , |

Should I talk during my massage? When you go in for a massage, should you talk to your massage therapist? Some people feel like it's more relaxing to chat during the massage, while others find that it disrupts their concentration. Ultimately, it's up to you - but here are some things to keep in mind. FAQ #5 How do you feel about talking during your massage? Although some people prefer

2304, 2020

Top Ten Reasons to Get a Massage

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Fun Facts|Tags: , |

Top Ten Reasons to Get a Massage The Greatest Reasons Ever to Get a Massage We love hearing your reasons for needing a massage! Here's our best reasons to get a massage. #10 No 2 year olds allowed in the massage room. #9 Annoying co-worker gave you a wicked headache. #8 Your husband is a literal pain in the butt. #7 While drag racing that teenager, you couldn't turn your

1303, 2020

This is the perfect pillow formula for your posture, according to a physical therapist

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Health Over 50|

This is the perfect pillow formula for your posture, according to a physical therapist   Your relationship with your pillows is just about the closest in your life. After all, you do fall asleep and wake up next to them every day. And finding your perfect feather-stuffed partner might just be even more important than finding your romantic one. —and ultimately, your posture—and your pillow can have a major impact.

1003, 2020

Better Posture in 5 Simple Exercises

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Do These Exercises To Stand Up Straighter Better posture can not only make you look like you lost 5 pounds, it is important for so many reasons. Posture expert, Dr. Krista Burns, founder of the American Posture Institute believes your posture can influence your mood, even contribute to depression. Depression doesn’t just lead to a rounded posture. Rounded posture can lead to feelings of depression. Posture helps you present yourself

603, 2020

The Powerful Immune-Boosting Benefits of Elderberry

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Health Over 50|

The Powerful Immune-Boosting Benefits of Elderberry   Looking for a natural remedy that has a very long history of medicinal use? There’s evidence that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications dating back to Ancient Egypt. Health benefits of the elder plant include naturally improving colds, the flu, sinus issues, nerve pain, inflammation, chronic fatigue, allergies, constipation and even cancer. When

303, 2020

Boost Your Immunity

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Boost Your Immunity   It’s smart to keep your immune system strong, so that you can ward off what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says is a flu that is even worse than last year’s--and that one was historically bad. With fears of the new coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) also sweeping the globe, now is the time to keep yourself fortified. Here are some things you can

2902, 2020

How To Get a Great Massage

By |February 29th, 2020|Categories: FAQ, Fun Facts, Self Help|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How to Get a Great Massage Optimize your massage experience How to Get a Great Massage Tip #1 Get to your massage early! If you are a repeat customer, get to your massage about 5 minutes early. That will give you enough time to go to the bathroom and get ready in the room. If you happen to get here much earlier, turn on your favorite music in your car

2302, 2020

What is a Trigger Point

By |February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Does a Trigger Point Cause Pain? A trigger point is described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the actual point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns that associate pain in one location

2102, 2020

Feel Good Foods – How to Naturally Increase Serotonin

By |February 21st, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Feel Good Foods-How to Naturally Increase Serotonin   Have you heard of “happy hormones?” Certain hormones can naturally lift your mood, giving you an instant feeling of mental well-being. And one of the key happy hormones is serotonin. Let’s take a look at how to increase serotonin levels naturally. What is Serotonin? Serotonin is what’s known as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are tiny chemical messengers in the brain that help relay

1802, 2020

Got Anxiety? Ear Seeds May Be The Natural (And Chic) Answer

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Health Over 50|

Got Anxiety? Ear Seeds May Be The Natural (and Chic) Answer Anxiety comes in many shapes and sizes, and it’s primarily because we too come in different shapes and sizes. In Chinese medicine, we say that we feel our emotions in our blood, but what does that really mean? It means when you feel something, you feel it all over the body. Some people feel anxiety by feeling off, by

1402, 2020

Want to Feel Steady on Your Feet Everyday? Discover These 3 Tips for Walking Well

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Want to Feel Steady on Your Feet Everyday? Discover These 3 Tips for Walking Well   For the last 60 or 70 years, you never gave walking a second thought; you just got on with it. Now you find yourself having to concentrate when you are walking. You are paying attention and trying hard to stay steady. Instead of enjoying your surroundings, you find yourself looking down and worrying. Walking

1102, 2020

The 3 ways you should *never* stand, according to a physical therapist

By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: Health Over 50|

The 3 ways you should*not* stand, according to a physical therapist    Justin Timberlake is to *NSYNC as sitting is to posture advice—as in, it’s the star of the show. We at Well+Good are always chatting about how slouchy we are when sitting at our desks , while the way we stand seems to get the short end of the postural discussion stick. But despite sitting being the popular kid

902, 2020

Cause of Thumb Joint Pain Not What You Would Expect

By |February 9th, 2020|Categories: Health Tips, Muscles, Self Help, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Brachialis Cause of Thumb Joint Pain The brachialis lies under the bicep muscle in the upper arm. When there are trigger points in it, they mostly refer down to cause thumb joint pain. The pain will sometimes extend upward over the deltoid as well. The brachialis only performs one action. It flexes the arm at the elbow joint. When the humerus (upper arm bone) is fixed the brachialis

2801, 2020

How To Prioritize Your Well-Being If You’re An Extremely Busy Person

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

How To Prioritize Your Well-Being If You're An Extremely Busy Person   If your Google calendar looks more like an abstract piece of art than a schedule—and you find yourself trying to cram two hours' worth of activities into every one hour of the day—you know firsthand that it can be hard to slow down. Between work, family obligations, friends, partners, and kids, many of us are running from one

2101, 2020

The “Melt Method” will decompress your neck in 3 minutes flat

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

The "Melt Method" will decompress your neck in 3 minutes flat      My neck feels like it’s perpetually stuck in a C-curve. Thanks to all of the staring down at screens that I do throughout the majority of my day, my neck alignment is way off and my posture ‘s a mess. But all it takes to combat that tension is an easy exercise to decompress your neck. Enter:

1401, 2020

Old Body, Young Joints: How to Reduce the Risk of Joint Problems

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Old Body, Young Joints: How to Reduce the Risk of Joint Problems   As we all know, growing older is something that prompts umpteen stereotypes. As the title of today’s post might have already suggested, we are now going to hone in on your joints. Unfortunately, as you get older, you are more susceptible to problems. This can be highlighted by the fact that an estimated half of Americans will

1201, 2020

Castor Oil Packs – A Secret Weapon in Fertility

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Educational, Health Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Castor Oil Packs for Fertility Body Ache Escape offers fertility massage for women who are trying to conceive. It helps to prepare a woman's body for pregnancy. The massage breaks up scar tissue and helps the body to reduce inflammation. The fertility massage must be scheduled between Day 1 and ovulation of the menstrual cycle. Cold-pressed castor oil packs are a big component of fertility massage. What are Castor Oil

501, 2020

The Peroneus Muscles- Why You Have Weak Ankles

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: Muscles|

The Peroneus Muscles   The peroneus muscles are part of the lateral shin. They help point the foot and evert it. Weakness in any of these muscles can contribute to weak ankles and people with problems in the peroneals sprain their ankle frequently. It can also cause foot drop if the nerve is entrapped in the tight muscles. There are a few things that can cause trigger points in the

1712, 2019

Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season   Winter is a time for snuggling up by the fire with a cup of tea and good book, hopefully without the addition of a runny nose and fever during this cold and flu season. Colds spread through the office and school classrooms like crazy at this time of year, but you don’t have to join in the suffering. Most adults

1012, 2019

What’s The Perfect Tea Pairing For Your Self-Care Practice?

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

What's The Perfect Tea Pairing For Your Self-Care Practice?   Our self-care practices aren't ever meant to be static—they change with everything from our needs to the time of day. Good thing there's no shortage of ways to give our bodies, minds, and spirits a steady outpouring of TLC, and Traditional Medicinals , the herbal tea company that's developed over 50 premium, herbalist-created formulas for our health and wellness needs,

312, 2019

This Is How Much Exercise You Need To Offset Seasonal Depression

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

This Is How Much Exercise You Need To Offset Seasonal Depression Many people find themselves struggling with lulls in energy and mood as the weather gets gloomier and the days get shorter, known as seasonal affective disorder . SAD is a type of depression that occurs annually, starting around the autumn, worsening in the winter, and typically ending in the spring. Approximately half a million people in the U.S. suffer

2711, 2019

5 unexpected reasons it’s worth adding some strength training to your fitness game

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

5 Unexpected reasons it's worth adding some strength training to your fitness game   I used to naively equate exercise with cardio. And that’s precisely why I’d spend my workout time solely on the treadmill or on the pavement, running to sweat it out—and running was all that I did (and I thought I was a workout queen). Now I look back and shake my head, because we all know

1911, 2019

Get some rest with these tips for a good night’s sleep

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Get some well-deserved rest with these tips for a good night's sleep   Health Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of American adults have a sleep disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Car accidents, industrial disasters, occupational and medical errors as well as reduced quality of life and

1511, 2019

3 Daily Rituals You Should Keep For A Healthy Brain

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Health Over 50|

3 Daily Rituals You Should Keep For A Healthy Brain   Ilene Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D. , has some exceptionally unique credentials: She’s a board-certified neurologist, but she also includes acupuncture, neurofeedback, and herbal and nutritional guidelines in her practice. In short, she is an integrative physician, in every sense of the word. She's also a brain cancer survivor. As a patient herself, Ruhoy knows what it's like to face debilitating

1211, 2019

8 Ways to Keep Your Bones Strong

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

8 Ways to Keep Your Bones Strong For women over 50, our bone density continues to decrease as we age. It is a natural process that cannot be stopped entirely, but you can implement ways to keep your bones strong and healthy. If your bones’ health is not up to the mark, there would be various health and mobility issues that would continue to surface from time to time. One

511, 2019

The Vitamins to Add to Your Daily Routine

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

The Vitamins to Add to Your Daily Routine   In a perfect world, we would all gain an ideal vitamin and mineral intake from a healthy, balanced diet. Due to a range of different reasons, such as health conditions, busy lives, and dietary needs, it’s not always that easy. This is where vitamin supplements step in to give us the boost we need, ensuring us women don’t have to suffer

2910, 2019

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Health Over 50|

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help   Today, we are overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed. The pace of life is faster than ever. The economic, social and political stresses are all creating internal and external turmoil. How do these problems affect us? We feel continuously rushed and our lifestyles are out of balance. Many of us have a hard time sleeping, breathing or even properly digesting our food. More

2510, 2019

These are the 4 golden rules for fighting inflammation, according to doctors

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

These are the 4 golden rules for fighting inflammation, according to doctors   Keeping chronic inflammation far, far away is pretty much everyone’s top wellness goal. While low-levels of short-term inflammation can actually benefit the body and protect it from infection, prolonged inflammation can lead to a whole slew of health problems, ranging from the frustrating (acne!) to the more serious (like chronic disease and autoimmune disorders). Inflammation is complex,

2210, 2019

A Vitamin B Deficiency Might Be the Reason You’re Tired

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health Over 50|

A Vitamin B Deficiency Might Be the Reason You're Tired All the Time   Have you ever felt so fatigued that you struggle to get out of bed and stay awake during the day? Or maybe you feel completely wiped of energy after doing basic things like climbing a few stairs or carrying groceries from the car to the front door? There are many reasons why one may feel fatigued,

1810, 2019

5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Pain Relief

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

  5 Out-of-the -Box Ideas for Pain Relief   Pain, in addition to causing physical distress, can cause significant emotional distress, making you mighty cranky, depressed, stressed and anxious. It can turn an ordinary day into a minute-by-minute challenge and shadow you into a sleepless night. While pain sufferers may not concur on just one type of treatment, there is one thing they all agree on: Chronic pain impacts their

1510, 2019

Daily Exercises You Can Do in 10 Minutes for Better Balance

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Daily Exercises You Can Do in 10 Minutes for Better Balance    Just like strength, balance declines with age. And with a loss of balance comes an increased risk of injury and loss of mobility. But strength and balance training can improve your ability to stay centered and stable on your feet. "There's a huge relationship between balance and strength,” says Mary Helen Bowers, founder of New York City–based Ballet

810, 2019

Aromatherapy Alleviates Primary Dysmenorrhea Pain

By |October 8th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Aromatherapy Alleviates Primary Dysmenorrhea Pain   Compared to placebo interventions, aromatherapy reduces the pain associated with primary dysmenorrhea, according to a recent systematic review. The review, “Aromatherapy for Managing Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials,” focused on 19 studies with close to 1,800 total participants. These participants were women of reproductive age with primary dysmenorrhea, or lower abdominal pain during menstruation. Each study assessed the

410, 2019

3 Ankle-Mobility Exercises

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

3 Ankle-Mobility Exercises   Shin splints, heel pain, bad back, tight hips , knee weakness — these common complaints may share a similar but underappreciated source: immobile ankles. When the ankle joint can flex and extend optimally, you can tap into the power of your entire lower body — legs, hips, and glutes — says Kelly Starrett, DPT, author of Ready to Run and cofounder of the popular website

110, 2019

Racing Thoughts? These 4 Breath Techniques Can Beat Monkey Mind

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Racing Thoughts? These 4 Breath Techniques Can Beat Monkey Mind   Take a moment to imagine one of those vintage windup monkeys: You know, the ones with the yellow-and-red-striped outfits, bulging eyes, and creepy smiles on their faces. Turn the key, let it go, and the monkey goes nuts, making screeching sounds with those brass cymbals. Now, imagine that you're the windup monkey. Well, your body is. And your mind

2709, 2019

WTF is trigger point therapy and how can it help your body feel better?

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

  WTF is trigger point therapy and how an it help your bod feel better?   Even if you haven’t heard of “trigger points,” you probably still know what this is. Basically a fancy way of saying a muscle knot or kink. Trigger point therapy refers to easing pain in an area on your body where you’re dealing with muscle spasms. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to alleviate that discomfort.

2409, 2019

3 Mindful Tips to Support Your Mental Health

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

  3 Mindful Tips to Support Your Mental Health   Healthy Living “It’s easy to let the stresses of daily life overwhelm us and send us into unhelpful thought patterns,” says Julie. “Before I learned mindfulness, I suffered greatly from depression and even had thoughts of suicide. Thanks to a wonderful therapist, though, and my committed study and practice of mindfulness techniques, I now have tools right at my fingertips

2009, 2019

The Top Nutrients This Anxiety Expert Wants You To Eat Every Day

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

The Top Nutrients This Anxiety Expert Wants You To Eat Every Day   Feeling stressed, wired, and tired all at the same time? You're not alone. Over 40 million adults are affected by anxiety or anxiety-related disorders. We are in a chronic state of stress, running on empty and constantly in burnout mode. The foods we eat can influence our body's function as well as our mood, energy, and metabolism.

1709, 2019

7 Stress-Relieving Intentions We All Need To Set This Fall

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

7 Stress-Relieving Intentions We All Need To Set This Fall   We're all getting back into the grind, if we weren't churning away already. But the fall—aka the start of school, a new quarter, Fashion Week, pumpkin spice latte season—doesn't have to feel so frenetic. Setting intentions can help, especially in the swirl of autumn. They give us a second to pause and anchor the day, the week, even the

1309, 2019

Movement As Medicine: The 7 Best Exercises To Prevent + Alleviate Back Pain

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Health Over 50|

The 7 Best Exercises To Prevent + Alleviate Back Pain   Back pain can be a challenging experience to navigate. At best it makes for an uncomfortable day of cautious movement; at worst it takes us off our feet and leaves us bewildered. Whether you’ve experienced occasional soreness from sitting at a desk all day or you have a more chronic condition, understanding the root causes of back pain can

1009, 2019

Here’s how to untie every knot in your neck in 3 minutes flat

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Health Over 50|

Here's how to untie every knot in your neck in 3 minutes flat    Almost every single night, I wind up with the same exact problem: a super tight, cramped-up neck . Between sitting hunched over my laptop all day and having way too many Netflix binge-watching sessions, it’s really no surprise that it’s a regularly occurrence. While getting rid of that pain isn’t exactly easy—or cheap!—there is one super-affordable

409, 2019

Different Ways to Use Essential Oils

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Educational, essential oils, Health Tips, Self Help|

Essential Oils Different Ways to Use Essential Oils In a Massage Use 5-7 drops in 1 oz of carrier oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil or almond oil. Massage into whichever body part you would like. Steam Inhalation Pour steaming hot water into a bowl with 2 drops of essential oil. Drape towel over head and bring face as near to the bowl as possible without burning yourself on

309, 2019

50 Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Feel Amazing

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

50 Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Feel Amazing   Being happy is much easier said than done. In fact, according to the 2017 Harris Poll , a longtime survey on Americans’ happiness, just 33 percent of us say that we’re happy. It might seem impossible to get that statistic up, but there are plenty of things you can do to combat those negative emotions preventing you from

2008, 2019

40 Amazing Self-Care Tips You’ve Never Tried

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50, Health Tips|

40 Amazing Self-Care Tips You've Never Tried   You spend all your time being nice to others, but there’s one person you probably tend to forget about: yourself. Practicing self-care and self-love used to feel like a selfish act, but in today’s fast-paced, always-on world, it’s more than a luxury—it’s a necessity! Besides, showing yourself some kindness and compassion has the ability to lower your stress levels, boost your immune

1308, 2019

Why Drinking Water All Day Long Is Not the Best Way to Stay Hydrated

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Fit & Fabulous Over 50|

Why Drinking Water All Day Is Not The Best Way to Stay Hydrated   Dehydration is a drag on human performance. It can cause fatigue and sap endurance among athletes, according to a 2018 study in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. Even mild dehydration can interfere with a person’s mood or ability to concentrate. Water is cheap and healthy. And drinking H2O is an effective way for most people to

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