Hands on Help: Massage For Your Health

Lured by the prices and held by the relaxation and tension relief, I spent a lot of time facedown on a massage table in Asia. I had the opportunity to test drive all different massage types, including traditional Malay, Khmer, and Thai massage (my favorite).   Since managing your health is about much more than the food you eat or the number of steps on your pedometer everyday, all my time on the massage table led me to research different types of massage and the purported health benefits of each.  Techniques like massage can be an important component of disease prevention/symptom relief/ lifestyle medicine especially for stress relief.  Maybe it goes without saying, but less stress means improved blood pressure, sleep, weight control and immunity. 

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My Top Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling: Stress Management On The Road

Generally we travel to relax, escape, adventure, experience and learn. Although we hope to unload a wheelbarrow of stress, unforeseen circumstances, language barriers, unfamiliar territory, lost belongings and surprise cleanses can add a dose of stress that we don't anticipate.  Jet-lag and dehydration can make stress even more difficult to endure.

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April 2017 Hit List

The last few months I've been compiling a monthly 'hit list' of things in the wellness and travel world that are nourishing me each month- because nourishment is about so much more than food.  Here are the things that made me smile, think, celebrate and learn in April, 2017

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