• Evidence is showing that sleep, digestion and mood all improve with massage and bodywork. Benefits of Massage, an article on MassageTherapy.com, explains why. • The goal of chiropractic is to remove any disruption of nerve flow from the brain to the tissue cell and allow the inner physician to set about healing the body. The Medline Plus website (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health) provides an introduction to the practice. • Sandalwood oil can help promote hydration and moisture of the skin. Read more on the Natural News website. • For a holiday pick-me-up, try a massage! A single massage can lead to positive biological changes. An article in The New York Timessummarizes the findings. • The Health Unify website covers various health topics like diet, fitness and general well being. • Prenatal massage can help reduce swelling of the joints. The American Pregnancy Association describes other benefits and precautions. • Want to learn more about sunscreens? Take a look at Sun Care Decoded, by Michael J. Russ. • The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® help to restore the body to its natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy. Today the Arvigo® techniques are practiced by Lysa of L.A. Harbor Health Group to bring the benefits of natural healing. Read more about Arvigo Massage or contact L.A. Harbor Health Group to learn more about this therapy. • Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Massage therapy can help. Carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers benefit from massage combined with trigger-point therapy. Read more at Massage Magazine. • Orange peels have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use orange peels to make your own Vitamin C! The Thealthy Holistic Living website tells you how. • Optimal levels of Vitamin D support good health. Dr. Joseph Mercola provides an overview, and describes signs of Vitamin D deficiency. • • • • • Sufferers of lower back pain may find that massage therapy can ease symptoms. To learn more, read this article on the Spine-Health website. • • • Pregnancy massage can provide numerous benefits, such as physical relaxation and a sense of emotional support, for the mother-to-be. To learn more, read this article on the MassageTherapy.com website. • What is stress, and how can massage therapy reduce stress? Massage Advancer summarizes a few of the many studies that have proven the effectiveness of massage in reducing stress. • Massage therapy is an investment in your health. BodyBuilding.com describes how massage, one of the oldest forms of medicine, increases circulation and faciliates healing. • Massage therapy can relieve sciatic nerve pain experienced by some women in late pregnancy. Prenatal massage can also help reduce swelling of the joints. The American Pregnancy Association describes other benefits and precautions. • The goal of chiropractic is to remove any disruption of nerve flow from the brain to the tissue cells and allow the inner physician to set about healing the body. The National Institutes of Health - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides an introduction to the practice. • Sneezes and sniffles shouldn't compromise the enjoyment of outdoor activities. Kristen Bobick, DC, shares these tips to manage seasonal allergies: - Place a dot of Eucalyptus oil just under the nose and breathe deeply. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and decongesting properties. Repeat several times throughout the day for allergy symptom relief. - Drink plenty of water. It helps flush away toxins and excess waste, including mucus Source: ChicagoHealers.com •First time scheduling a massage? Want to know what to expect? The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals website gives an overview of a typical massage session. Please call L.A. Harbor Health Group at 310-831-5700 to get more information, or if you have any questions or concerns. • Need a little help getting a good night's sleep? Read How to Sleep Better. • WebMD Health News reports that a study has shown that kneading muscles after hard exercise decreases inflammation and helps your muscles recover. • Prenatal massage can help reduce swelling of the joints. The American Pregnancy Association describes other benefits and precautions. • Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, the Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 1 pm to 3 pm on the second Saturday of the month at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. A voluntary $2 donation is requested. To learn more, please refer to the Torrance Memorial site. • Before you can decide which massage style is best for you, consider whether you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control, or if you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition. An explanation of Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits on WebMD.com will explain different styles and their benefits. • For a holiday pick-me-up, try a massage! A single massage can lead to positive biological changes. An article in The New York Timessummarizes the findings. • Do you have carpal tunnel? Massage therapy can help. Carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers benefit from massage combined with trigger-point therapy. Read more at Massage Magazine. • If you've heard of aromatherapy and want to find out more about different essential oils and their benefits, Massage Register provides a helpful list. • Who gets massage? This infographic reports that 18% of adults received at least one massage within a year, and 40% of adults have received a massage within the previous five years. • The body's craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John Upledger, is a gentle method of enhancing the function of the craniosacral system. CranioSacral Therapy, as taught by The Upledger Institute, is available at L.A. Harbor Health Group.
Local Resources for Moms and Families L.A. Harbor Health group is happy to recommend the following products and services in the South Bay (San Pedro, Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes, Torrance, Lomita): •Beach City Doula - birth doula services • Recovery NOW, Inc. - mental health and substance abuse treatment •Amy Pesceone, MFT - Marriage & Family Therapist Stroller Strides - a community of active families; groups meet in Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Rolling Hills, Lomita • Rok 'n' Ell Baby Boutique & More • Blessed Bums - organic cloth diaper delivery • Dina Marie - fine art photography • PacifiCord - cord blood banking services • Serene Births - Long Beach Doula Group • Beach Cities Babies - prenatal education and breastfeeding support • Chick Food Inc. and Steamy Chick are run by two chicks who have a lot of experience well...being chicks. Their chick moments include over forty years of menstruation, thirty six months of pregnancy, four all-natural childbirths and several years of breastfeeding. Similar to other chicks, it hasn't always been pretty. They've had cramps, headaches, night sweats, hot flashes, bloating, clots, miscarriages, anemia, fibroids, ovarian cysts, bladder infections, mastitis, hormonal imbalance, morning sickness and, yeah sometimes, moodiness. Through it all, they've learned how to naturally balance their bodies using natural methods. Their favorite tools--food therapy, vaginal steaming and menstrual cycle balance--lay the foundation for the products they offer.
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