Conversations on Wellness

For most of us, the achievement of wellness is a journey down many paths, not all of them leading us to where we want to go. We created this blog in order to share with you some resources and ideas that we have found helpful for ourselves and our clients. We hope that you, too, will share your resources and experiences.

Another Look at an Old Remedy

by Sandy Levy Note: The following is offered as a report of my research and experience, and not as medical advice. Please check with your physician before using this product. Castor oil packs should not be used by pregnant women or where there is...

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Kids Need Massage Therapy, Too

By Sandy Levy Kids need massage for all the reasons that adults do and more, because they cannot even survive and  grow without loving touch.  Like adults, some children suffer from injuries and from general muscular tightness and pain—think...

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Foot Fitness

By Sheri Bergen Do your feet ever hurt after a long walk, or after an event in high heels or tight-fitting dress shoes? After a long day mine did, that is until I trained in Yamuna Body Rolling and discovered Yamuna’s Foot Wakers, two rubber...

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Live Dirty, Eat Clean

by Sandy Levy “Live Dirty, Eat Clean”  is the mantra of Bethesda, MD gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan.  In The Microbiome Solution, subtitled: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out, Dr. Chutkan, who heads The...

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A Simple, Cheap Remedy for Colds and Flu?

By Sandy Levy Note: The following is offered as a report of my experience, and not as medical advice.   You are likely to own a bottle of this purported remedy, because it is 3% hydrogen peroxide,* the same H2O2 you have probably used on cuts...

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Massage Therapy’s Effect on Stress and the Immune System

By Sandy Levy We doubt that our clients will be surprised to learn that massage therapy relieves stress and enhances the immune system, but it is good that we are beginning to understand the underlying biology.  Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., of...

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Magnesium Oil: A Supplement with Obvious Effects

By Sandy Levy Deciding whether a given supplement is effective, or doing anything at all, is often impossible without expensive tests, and even then one might wonder. This is not so much the case with magnesium oil, which is not an oil but a...

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Do I Need Vitamin D Every Day?

By Sandy Levy Almost everyone now seems to know that Vitamin D levels are low in industrialized populations, and especially as one moves away from the equator. In recent years we have noticed that more and more of our clients report having had...

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

By Sandy Levy When you praise one of our massage therapists for her miraculous healing powers,  in addition to feeling gratified, she is probably also thinking, “if you only knew that it’s not me, it’s you!” Clients tend to be...

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