Author: brookview

Do Massage Therapists Get Massages?

Massage therapists always want to tell you about why YOU should get a massage, but what about us? Are we getting massages? Why would we even go if we’re trained Massage Therapists? I can share that yes, we do get massage (as frequently as we can) and I personally get in about once a month…
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Stress Management: A Massage Therapist’s Approach

By: Marcia Guy LMBT, CPT Stress Management is Hard It may come as no surprise, but even massage therapists struggle to manage stress. Despite working in dimly lit rooms with ambient music playing in the background we also get stressed from daily life. So how is it managed? How do I control stress levels so…
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Coming This September!

Health Hearts | Healthy Minds The last 18 months have been challenging and placed us in new working environments, handed us new stressors, and overall forced our attention away from the little things that make life better. We all know that simple habits done regularly can have a big impact on how we feel and…
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The Gardner’s Workout

Marcia Guy LMBT, CPT As a fellow Weekend Warrior, I spend my weekends in the yard: digging up daffodils that are too shaded to flower and dividing them out into new homes, mulching our front path, weeding/mulching our asparagus bed, planting hostas. (Can you tell our yard is heavily shaded?). I could feel a familiar…
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Stress and Chronic Pain

By: Marcia Guy LMBT, CPT Most people don’t find it odd that a Massage Therapist would ask them about their stress levels. After all, don’t people get massage to relax? But why is a Medical Massage Therapist asking about stress? We certainly haven’t set up a day spa in the office and with the drop…
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Beginners Workout Guide

The Easy Workout Guide for Beginners

By: Marcia Guy LMBT, CPT Starting to Workout is Hard I get it, any new habit is hard to establish; but exercise can be even more tricky. Not only do the benefits take weeks to start seeing, but it involves hard work, and frequently a bit of pain. To top this off, gym culture and…
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Fire Cupping

Cupping: Do You Always Get the Marks?

So, do you always get the Cup Marks? Short Answer: No Long answer: There are multiple styles of cupping and methods of application that create different results. Our familiarity with the classic “cup mark” comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Wherein the practitioner uses flame to remove the oxygen from inside the cup before quickly…
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Design & Unwind

Join us at The Sassy Cow, Wednesday December 16th at 7 pm, in downtown Fuquay Varina, NC for an evening to Design and Unwind! Click below to register!

Are there any Chiropractic adjustments that don’t cause the cracking sound?

If you have had Chiropractic care before, then you probably know that a manual adjustment can cause a loud cracking sound. But what if you don’t like the cracking sound or you don’t want to be manually adjusted? You might be wondering if you need a manual adjustment or if there are other options for…
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What causes the cracking sound of an adjustment?

Have you ever had a chiropractic adjustment and heard a loud cracking sound? What is that sound? Is it my bones? No the sound of the adjustment is not your bones cracking. The cracking sound is called a cavitation. The cavitation heard from the adjustment is not the bones cracking. In this post, I will…
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