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seasonal allergies

Natural Remedies for Your Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of year again. We are in the midst of the annual “Great Pollening” in North Carolina, and it is a miserable month for many who suffer from seasonal allergies. This month on the Brookview Wellness blog we are discussing what causes allergies and natural ways to get some much needed relief. What…
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Better Sleep = Better Health

Feeling tired? Poor sleep habits and disrupted sleep are the root cause of many of the health problems we see at Brookview Wellness. Healthy and consistent sleep is the foundation of wellness, and it is hard to make improvements to your health status if you are not sleeping well. Sometimes, a little information can make…
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3 Ways to Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

The beginning of a new year always brings opportunity and a sense of renewal. So many of us make this time of year the GO time that we have been waiting for to conquer those bad habits and start something new. A fresh start calls for a new year resolution or two to help us…
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Preventing Low Back Pain

By: Marcia Guy LMBT, CPT Proper Bending for Low Back Pain Working in massage for over 10 years now, I’ve had more people than I can count come to me for low back pain. While this can certainly come from muscle tension or skeletal misalignment, it can also be poor form. Most people notice their…
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5 Tips to Handle Holiday Stress

The holidays are an exciting time of year for many of us. The days leading up to the festivities are filled with planning gatherings, shopping, cleaning and an endless list of tasks to make sure it all turns out perfectly. While it is the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the most stressful.

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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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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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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