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“Really?! You can massage there?”

"Really? you can massage there?!" Massage therapy isn’t limited to just your back, neck and shoulders. Areas such as hands, feet, glutes, face and even inside your mouth can all be treated.Don’t be afraid or uncomfortable to talk about any area that you are feeling...

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So what is Neurological Integration System anyways? (NIS)

I often get asked to explain NIS, and after 5 years of working as a NIS Practitioner, I have come up with this analogy.        Think of your hard drive (brain) that is connected to your computer (body) by millions of tiny circuits. Now, enter a “virus” in one or...

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Why can’t I sleep?

Why Can’t I stay asleep?   Almost 75% of the patients who walk through my door with sleep-maintenance insomnia wake up around 1-3am. The most common reason for this is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  Once the individual starts to eat a small protein snack before...

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Plant those feet!

     As we age, our feet and ankles lose muscle strength and proprioception (the ability to sense where we are spatially), which in turn affects our sense of balance. This loss of foot and ankle strength and proprioception begins to...

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Low back pain? Check your hip flexors!

The hip flexors are a powerful group of muscles located deep in the front of the hip. They connect the leg and pelvis and, as the name suggests, are the main muscles that flex the hip forward. Unfortunately for those of us that sit at a desk all day, the hip flexors...

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Tips for hiking this summer from your therapist

Tips for hiking this summer from your therapist : Brock Anderson With summer season arriving a bit early, I’m sure many who hike have already made some opportunities to do so. As the snow line starts to dissipate we open ourselves to higher altitudes, and with that,...

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Spring time with: Essential Oils

It’s the time of year that all those with allergies have come to dread. Time to wake up and take a look out the window and see your beautiful sunny day filled with a snow like layer of cotton. So instead of deciding which Netflix tv show to binge watch in avoidance of...

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Meet the therapist! Alicia Willems

Hi! I’m Alicia, one of the several registered massage therapists at New Leaf Wellness. To give you a quick snapshot of who I am… -       I love traveling! I am currently planning a trip to Portugal this summer and am still reminiscent of the memories I made from my...

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Mothers Day – Gardening Tips to avoid injuries

To Mom: It’s that time of year again, time to start all that spring cleaning on top of your day to day cleaning. Asking your husband to mow the lawn and your children to pull the weeds doesn’t always go so well. Since you are such an accomplished, amazing, task...

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Epsom Salts 101

  The First thing you need to know about Epsom salt is that it is made up of the chemical compound magnesium-sulfate. Magnesium is already part of our body’s natural chemical makeup and is required by the body to regulate more than 325 enzymes (proteins that help...

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