How Does Massage Help with Chronic Inflammation?

As mentioned in our previous post, Enjoy Life with Fitness and Massage, diseases associated with chronic inflammation are the most common health problems we face here in America. Examples include: diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease (including heart disease), disease of blood vessels, heart attacks, stroke, elevated blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease and congenital heart disease. Other health issues associated with chronic inflammation include weight gain, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer are linked to elevated levels of oxidative stress in the body. So, how does massage therapy help with all this? I think we all know massage helps relieve muscle tension; it also increases circulation - even to areas of your body unable to increase on its own; and with modification can treat specific issues and disorders including it's effect the nervous system. Today we are going to concentrate on massag…

June 2017: Tea Tree

Oil of the month: TEA TREE

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) is a very versatile oil with many skin and immune benefits. It’s earthy awakening aroma is great to add to any beauty routine.

·  Minor rash, skin irritation or bug bite- apply 1-2 drops to area and gently massage to help clear up skin. ·  It has a long history of clearing up skin or nail fungus as well as lice. Apply neat (no carrier oil) to affected area. ·   Is great to add to your own homemade bug spray to deter those pesky insects.

Family Fitness: Strong Roots Produce Beautiful Leaves

With Mothers' Day upon us, we've been thinking... Are you looking for the perfect way to spend some quality time with mom? Or Mom, are you looking for ways to spend quality time with your kids? Is fitness a part of your life? Is it a part of your family life? This May we are offering a Mother's Day exclusive: Mother/Child Fitness Consulting. Why you ask? Well... Being active together is part of being a positive role model as a parent and plays a large part in teaching confidence and independence. Here are a few reasons to make exercise part of your family time. Exercising together is an opportunity to be away from all the other pressures of life. You can relax and focus on the person you are with and the task at hand. Being active together makes your relationship stronger and you develop a mutual respect for each other's strengths and weakness. Family fitness time gives you the opportunity to inspire your children. Tell them they can become whatever they want to be, let k…

Enjoy Life with Fitness and Massage Therapy

Hello, everyone and Happy Spring!With the weather turning warmer you are likely getting out and enjoying yourself, or perhaps you are busy with spring cleaning, tending to your garden or yard, or maybe you are starting up walking/running, golf or softball. Have you found any new Springtime aches or pains? Odds are you have and that’s one of the many reasons we, at Cudly Massage & Wellness, are here. We don’t want those pains to stop you from enjoying life. We can work with you on prevention of injuries and pain. We offer a variety of massage therapy techniques, small group fitness classes, and 1-on-1 fitness consultations. We have a unique approach on wellness. We use massage to help decrease activity in the sympathetic nervous system, increases circulation, and decrease swelling which all lead to detoxifying and keeping your muscles pliable and moving to their greatest potential. We use small groups to keep you moving with good friends, and we utilize 1-on-1 sessions to give you …

May Oil of the Month: Pepermint

Oil of the month: PEPPERMINT Peppermint (Menthe piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. It is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herb and oil. Peppermint is invigorating and is a great non-stimulant (aka no caffeine) way to wake you up. Use it on long drives or late at night while doing homework. Smelling peppermint after a meal can help with feeling of fullness and bloating. Drinking peppermint oil in water or hot tea helps with indigestion, bloating, heartburn, and upset stomach. Diffusing peppermint oil can help clear congestions. Apply peppermint oil either directly or with a small amount of carrier oil (coconut oil, grapeseed oil, etc.) to your chest for congestion. (Mixing it with a few drops of lemon oil and it works better than Vicks Vapor Rub.) When you have a tension headache apply a drop or two to your fingers and massage into your temples and behind your ears to easy tension. Feeling like, “I don’t want to work out today” peppermint oil can help. Place a dr…