You might have noticed the trend of athletes sporting bright tape on specific areas of their bodies. Kinesiology tape (KT tape) is often used by those either recovering from or wanting to prevent an injury during intense physical exertion. If you’ve been curious about the “magic muscle tape”, today we’re diving into all the ways KT tape is suitable for your injuries.
Have you ever been minding your own business when all of a sudden, the muscles in your neck decide to tense and spasm? These involuntary contractions can be so severe that they cause pain. Unfortunately, this pain isn’t standard and can last anywhere from minutes to days once the initial spasm occurs. The best approach to relieving neck spasms is an inclusive remedy. Combining tools like temperature, stretching, massage, and medication is the best way to stop them.
Although all bodies are different and most of us love this fall season, there are a number of people who dread what fall weather does to their sinuses. During the fall, the air becomes cool, crisp, and dry. Hay fever is rampant. And symptoms like sinus headaches, runny noses, and “face” pain become more and more apparent. What may seem like allergies can become sinus infections when left untreated. Which is why we wanted to take some time and talk about how chiropractic care can help your fall sinus symptoms.
As they say, fall is officially in the air. And with that crisp fall air come our favorite seasonal smells and fragrances. What does fall smell like for you? Crisp morning air? Bonfires? High school football games? Pumpkin and apple pie? And while you could try to re-create these fantastic fall smells with store-bought, chemical, and artificially fragranced products, why not try a hand at DIY essential oil projects. From hand soaps and body butter to room sprays and fabric refreshers, your home can be filled with your favorite fall season essential oil scents, all while gaining their therapeutic benefits!
The beginnings of fall are in the air. And so are sniffles, itchy eyes, head pressure, and fog that come with fall allergy season. That is because communication lines between the brain and the rest of the body are being infiltrated by foreign bodies like dander, pollen, and dust. If you’re preparing yourself for this onset of fall allergies, you should consider adding chiropractic care to your arsenal of tools. Why you may ask? Chiropractic care can improve your immune system and the functionality of your central nervous system. Basically, chiropractic care is a natural way to find fall allergy relief!
Figuring out what to eat in general can be a struggle. And figuring out what to eat before and after your workout is no exception. If you have goals to lose weight and gain muscle, diet is just as important as the quality of your training. Today we want to un-complicate pre and post-workout nutrition and talk about the best, real foods, that will help optimize your training. It’s time to start being a little more thoughtful with our nutrition. Here are our suggestions to eat pre and post-workout!
The seasons are changing. The air is getting cooler and the leaves are turning. One of the best ways to enjoy and embrace fall is by going on walks to enjoy nature at its finest. Why walking? Because walking is a great way to improve and maintain your overall health. It offers a plethora of health benefits to all ages and demographics. It can even help prevent certain diseases. The best part about walking is that it’s free and for most, an easy thing to add to their daily routine. But what are the other benefits of walking? And why should you walk more?
The art of massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. And while any massage includes a variety of pressure and movement, there are a number of styles you can choose from. Now that more and more people are recognizing the benefits, we thought it would be helpful to review and explain the most popular types of massage therapy.
Skincare seems to be a popular topic these days. You may see ads for regimens on social media. Popular YouTube videos cover morning and nighttime skincare routines. You may even see Korean inspired skincare trinkets and masks in the aisles of Target. And this is all for good reason. Our skin is a nifty organ as it is capable of both the processes of elimination and absorption. Everything we put on our skin (or expose it to) either enhances or hinders its function. Before you even leave your home for work in the morning, you’ve exposed your skin to nearly 300 chemicals! This is why it’s crucial to take care of your skin and to be mindful of the things we put it through!
We know how great a good, long hike on a beautiful day can be. We also know how much back pain an incredible trail can leave you in. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or an advanced hiker. Here are a few tips to help alleviate current hiking back pain and prevent future back pain.