Have you ever noticed that when your nerves get the best of you– you’re entire body feels “out of whack”? When negativity or stressors fester, you may find that you have trouble sleeping… you have more frequent headaches, you are more likely to become tired, irritable or anxious… Stress can have a number of debilitating effects, such as, increasing the production of stress hormone levels, in addition, to messing with your digestion and overall health.
As crazy as it sounds, when you have a negative thought… that negative thought or “stress” creates an acid “solid” in your tissue. I told you it sounded crazy, but I kid you not.
When I was younger, I used to believe that massages were for old people with so-called, “knots.” As I have become educated in nutritional healing, I have come to appreciate them for so much more than just a costly back rub. In fact, Massage therapy, albeit pricey, is actually a wonderful addition to any healthy lifestyle or detox.
Aside from being able to decrease heart rate, blood pressure and levels of stress hormones, a good massage increases circulation throughout the entire body. The benefit of circulation is to transport wastes that are created through the natural process of cell metabolism. With increased circulation, these toxins can more quickly be collected by the blood and then excreted by the kidneys and liver. Which is why, Cynthia Orsi, from “Main Street Massage Therapy, LLC”, informed me, after my massage, that is pertinent that we maintain hydrated after a massage. ”If the human body is not hydrated properly, it will work much harder than necessary while the organs and systems are functioning [in order to get rid of the toxins, especially those awakened during a massage].”
If you can afford it, I highly recommend incorporating a monthly massage into your healthy lifestyle (or hey, what are friends for?). Someone who loves me (thanks dad) treated me to this massage and I am grateful for his consideration. Many times nail salons offer 15-25 minute chair massages for less than a quarter of the price ($15-25). So maybe instead of splurging on the nails, why not splurge on a healthy detoxifying chair massage
Tonight (12:00 am is the cutoff) is the last day of the NuNaturals Stevia giveaway (Click here for details and to enter). Many of you have commented with some stellar recipes. To make this contest fair, I have asked a third party to organize all of your entries, without your names attached. I am then going to select the most delicious and healthy sounding recipes and ask my third party members to do the same. Whatever four recipes come out on top (whether they be the most creative, delicious sounding or practical)… I will tally up the scores and select the (4) winners. Thanks for everyone’s input. I hope to have many more contests to come.