Take A Moment With Wellness

Our Blog: an ongoing series of helpful and healthful resources and information

So, what exactly is Kinesiology and the Kinesio® Taping Method?

Kinesiology is the study of movement and focuses on preventative healthcare. Out of this discipline, the Kinesio® Taping Method was developed to provide support that does not limit your movement. This is great news for those that may have underlying conditions or may want to improve their athletic performance. Therapeutic tape is strategically applied to increase your range of motion, lessen pain, reduce swelling and improve muscle performance.


Check out our Kinesiology Taping services and ask about adding a Kinesiology Taping session to your Massage appointment.


If you would like to learn more - take a look at this Healthline Media content.

https://www.healthline.com/health/kinesiology-tape

Streeeeeeetch.......Ahhhhh, now doesn't that feel better?

Flexibility is usually the first thing people think of when they consider stretching. But did you know that it can also help prevent injury, improve your posture, release tension and calm your mind? Regular stretching over time provides the most benefit, and on average, you could start to feel a difference within 2-4 weeks if you stretch 5 days a week. Remember to take a stretch break if you sit all day at work as well as after exercising.


To gain deeper stretching benefits or to learn how to get started in your routine, explore our Assisted Stretching session.


Want to find out more about this topic? Check out this Mayo Clinic article.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/stretching/art-20047931

High Blood Pressure - sometimes called the "silent killer"

According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high. While there are almost no signs alerting you to a problem, regularly checking your blood pressure can help indicate to you and your doctor that there may be an issue. Consuming a low-sodium diet, limiting alcohol and making stress reduction a priority are common recommendations for dealing with this condition.


To learn more, visit the American Heart Association website.

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/the-facts-about-high-blood-pressure/what-is-high-blood-pressure

Following a Diabetes diet may help manage your symptoms

The word “diet” has been misused over the years and does not mean that you are eating tasteless or weird foods on a strange schedule in order to lose weight fast. Though losing weight may be part of your goals, a diet is simply a meal plan that will support your healthy lifestyle, benefit or improve your medical conditions and provide you with a guide to affect your day to day eating habits. Ultimately, your diet should support a healthier you.


Explore some diabetic suggestions from the Mayo Clinic at the link below.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295

How does stress affect Arthritis?

While arthritis, as a chronic disease, can be ever present in our lives, stress can also follow us wherever we go. According to several sources including the Arthritis Foundation, these two do not mix well together. In fact, one can fuel the other creating a cycle that might be hard to break. There are many ways to reduce stress. Here are a few ideas: spending time with a pet, exercise, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, listening to soothing music, learning to avoid procrastination, massage therapy, rest and sleep.


To read more about how stress and arthritis interact, visit the link below to the Arthritis Foundation.

https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/emotional-well-being/stress-management/how-stress-affects-arthritis

Anxiety can cause Wellness imbalance

In order to maintain total wellness, you must have mental and emotional health as well as physical health in balance. First, recognize that anxiety is a natural response to stresses in our lives. You may also notice a pattern around your feelings of anxiety that could help you identify the source of the issue. According to Healthline, there are some quick ways to deal with immediate anxiety: deep breathing, aromatherapy, going for a walk, 15 minutes of practicing yoga and writing down your thoughts. However, if the issue continues or becomes more frequent, you may need to see a physician to determine whether you have developed an anxiety disorder.


Gather more information about anxiety while visiting this Mayo Clinic link.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/symptoms-causes/syc-20350961