Lymphedema and Nutrition

I, Julie, found this awesome site called The Lymphie Life.com and absolutely love it!! I will be reposting her blogs to share with you as well as encouraging you to go to her page to learn more about doable things you can do when you have Lymphedema. Lymphedema and...

Massage Beneficial in Oncology Care

Article source – American Massage Therapy Association Integration of massage therapy into cancer care relieves pain and improves mood in cancer patients and caregivers Recent studies show massage therapy can reduce pain, stress, nausea, depression, distress,...

Massage for Pain & Anxiety in Cancer Patients

Article source – American Massage Therapy Association New Research Analysis Indicates Massage Therapy Shows Promise for Pain & Anxiety in Cancer Patients Massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue, and anxiety in cancer...

Massage Therapy Research Roundup, Volume 2

Article source – American Massage Therapy Association Everyone knows that a good massage can make you feel like a new person. And now, people of all ages are beginning to understand the many benefits of massage therapy, including the role it can play in overall...

Massage Therapy for Pain Management

Research Supports Massage Therapy for Pain Management Article source – American Massage Therapy Association Massage therapy, compared to no treatment, should be strongly recommended as a pain management option. Massage therapy is conditionally recommended for reducing...

Massage Therapy for Surgical Pain

New Research Analysis Indicates Value of Massage Therapy for Surgical Pain article source – American Massage Therapy Association Based on the evidence, massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing...

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Lymphedema

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Lymphedema Written by Simone Gampel, RD, CDE – published November 29, 2017 Lymphedema is a common side effect that may affect a cancer survivor months or even years after treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy. As part of the...

Lymphedema and the Workplace

Lymphedema and the Workplace Here is another article or blog from The Lymphie Life web site. I love how practical she is. I am so glad I can share this with you. Julie 1. Sitting at a desk all day long Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system doesn’t...

CranioSacral Therapy

Subtle Yet Powerful Healing Now there’s an odd term. My husband says it sounds like a form of church counseling. To better understand just what part of the body we’re discussing, “Cranio” refers to the cranial vault also known as the skull. “Sacral” is short for...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Celebrations of mother’s and...

Inflammation

At my clinic, Body of Health, our specialty is treating inflammation. We are trained to address most types of inflammation with Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT). Many of the clients I see have no outward signs of swelling, but yet they have chronic inflammation within...

Cell Phones

Cell Phone usage and our health is a subject that most people do not want to talk about but is extremely important. You see, my late husband died of a brain tumor in 2007. During our journey, we discovered the effects of EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields) on the body and...

Dry Brushing

Dry Brushing is Awesome! I would love to shed new light on the whole dry brushing technique and philosophy. The whole purpose of dry brushing is to stimulate your lymphatic system! No, it is not to exfoliate your skin, it is to move your skin. Here is how it works:...

Myofascial Therapy

When doing bodywork, you can use different techniques for different reasons. Today I want to focus on Myofascial Therapy. I find I use this therapy on a daily basis and get a great result with it. Myo stands for muscle and fascial stands for connective tissue, so the...

Lymph Therapy

The lymphatic system addresses the waters of the body. It is its own system. Just like we have a cardiovascular system and a nervous system, we have a lymphatic system. It is made up of lymph nodes and lymph capillaries and channels. The lymph has two main functions,...

The Subtle Success Stories

There are many people that come through my door that to anyone who didn’t know them look perfectly healthy.  These are the walking wounded who perhaps deal with chronic pain issues, fibromyalgia, locked shoulder, limited range of motion, etc. They have been told there...

A New You

Be the MVP of Your Health Team I think you would agree that we have become a society of conveniences.  Everything is instant; even our oatmeal.  What we need to understand is that our bodies are not “instant”.  They require long-term care.  We have to take care of...

Tick, Tock…Never Enough TIME!

Time…..Game Time…..Work Time….. School Time….. Quality Time……Time!The Game…..Playing the Game…..Sitting on the sidelines……Winning….Losing! Well, my folks, there are only 24 hours in a day for each and every one of us, so how are you going to spend it?  Are you going...

Spring Clean Your Body

It’s Spring and that means it’s time to spruce up our homes and yards!  It’s also the time to make some improvements to our bodies as well.  It wouldn’t be spring in Georgia without an inch of pollen on the ground and the site of puffy eyes and runny noses everywhere...

Reading Labels

If you’re like me, grocery shopping is not at the top of my “favorite things to do” list.  I want to get in and out of a grocery store as fast as I can.  Planning, shopping, and cooking can become a real chore!  So, who has time to read labels and why is it so...

Quality of Life

If you have ever been to Body of Health, you will see that our motto is “Hurt less, Heal quicker, and Have a better Quality of Life”.  “Quality of life” is one of those phrases that most of us take for granted. We really don’t think about it on a day-to-day basis.  We...

Improve Your Brain Function

Do you remember going back to school in the fall and how hard it was to “get back in the swing of things?”  Some of us may feel that way all the time!  In this month’s article, I want to share with you what we can eat, what we can do, and what changes we can make that...

Freedom to Make Good Choices!

If you have ever traveled abroad, one of the many things you notice upon returning home are all the choices we have in our great country!  From clothes to cars to food to our overall health, we are so blessed.  We are also drowning in data.  Do you ever feel like...

“Girl Time” Luxury or Necessity?

As I sit and think about this year’s Mother’s Day, I thought I would take a few moments to emphasize the importance of “girl time”. I feel so lucky that my work allows me to experience wonderful bonding with my female clients. When receiving body work, many emotions...

Building Your Health Team

If you lost your health can you imagine how your life would change?  It’s so important to maintain good health, but how do we do that?  I believe the key is prevention rather than treatment.  Taking responsibility for ourselves and having a “whole body” approach to...

More On Therapeutic Massage

One of the things that really sets our therapists apart from a spa massage is our approach.  The approach is how we “listen” to the body.  Looking for a certain “line of tension,” feeling the deep adhesions of a scar and what it is blocking, or...

The Treat IS the Trick!!

Without a doubt, Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the crispness of the air, the colors, football games, and of course, the holidays that are right around the corner.  Also, it’s a time when some of our healthiest foods are available to us. Been...

It’s A Team Effort And You’re The MVP

Have you ever hurt yourself just by doing the simplest things?  For example, when you pick up a basket of laundry, have you ever strained your back?   When you’ve reached for a glass on the top shelf, have you ever pulled your shoulder?  When you get out of your car...

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Most people have gotten some type of massage at one time or another.  It may have been at a spa or a chiropractor’s office or on a vacation.  What about a therapeutic massage?  What’s the difference?  I’m glad you asked!  This type of massage addresses the...

Reading Labels

If you’re like me, grocery shopping is not at the top of my “favorite things to do” list.  I want to get in and out of a grocery store as fast as I can.  Planning, shopping, and cooking can become a real chore!  So, who has time to read labels and why is it so...