Hands On Health Winter Newsletter

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Happy Holidays!

 

I hope this note finds you well and with your families and friends for the holidays.

 

After weeks of yoga, weights, meditation, kale smoothies, massage, and rest, I can tell you that my leg and ankle are feeling much better. On December 10th I will find out if the boot comes off. I am working very hard on my rehab and learning a great deal about the ankle along the way. I plan to return to practice by January 1st at the latest. In the meantime, here are a few office updates for you.

 

 

Hands On Health Gift Certificates are perfect for everyone on your holiday list!

 

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Our three very talented massage therapists encourage you to consider the gift of massage for the holidays. We have gift certificates for 30 ($40), 60 ($65) and 90 ($90) minute massages.

 

  • Think how excited your over-worked college student would be to receive a massage from one of our gifted therapists who will work the knots out of stressed muscles and tired psyches.
  • A massage gift certificate makes a perfect “thank you” for anyone who makes your life easier, from your pet sitter to your baby sitter, and everyone in between!!

 

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We are happy to take your order over the phone using a credit card, and either mail the certificate to you or directly to the recipient of your gift.

That is all the news for now. With my time off I have been working hard to improve our office with soundproofing and more efficient systems. I hope you will visit us over the holidays and in the New Year and let us help you reach your goals of good health and pain free living.

 

All the best,

 

Linda Wheatland Smith, D.C., P.C.

 

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How to Follow an Energy Foods Plan

Include Super Foods Daily for Good Health and Proper Nutrition

Following an energy foods plan will help you to ensure that your are adding super foods to your daily diet. There are often many questions and uncertainties when starting a new, healthy-eating plan, so a simple to use checklist can help to make sure you’re consuming a variety of foods from all the different food groups. Maintaining this balance will help to ensure proper nutrition and optimum good health.

 

Click on the image below to print out a handy, easy to follow chart for the different food categories and daily portions. Food choices are broken into nine categories: Fats and Oils, Nuts and Seeds, Protein, Non-starchy Vegetables,  Legumes, Low-fat Dairy and Dairy Alternatives, Starchy Vegetables, Fruits, and Gluten Free Grains. Hang a copy on your refrigerator door, leave one in your office desk, and keep a copy in your wallet and you’ll have all the information you need wherever you are!

 

Proper and balanced nutrition is essential for good health and complements chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture treatments. At Hands on Health we believe that wellness education is an essential component in the prevention of disease. If you have questions about diet, exercise, and stress management please contact our office for a consultation.

 

energy food plan

Print out our easy to use Energy Food plan.

 

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Ways to Ensure Proper Nutrition: Follow the Rainbow!

Having a “rainbow” of colors on your plate will help ensure proper nutrition and good health.

Just like sunshine and rain creates a beautiful rainbow in the sky, when you aim for a variety of “rainbow colors” on your breakfast, lunch, or dinner plate you’re helping your body to get take in a variety of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Click on the image below for a handy print-out that you can keep on your refrigerator or pantry door. If you have young children at home, help them plan meals by picking foods from the different color categories. You might find that even the pickiest eater is now looking forward to dinner!

 

Proper and balanced nutrition is essential for good health and complements chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture treatments. At Hands on Health we believe that wellness education is an essential component in the prevention of disease. If you have questions about diet, exercise, and stress management please contact our office for a consultation.

 

Eat a Rainbow of Colors for Good Nutrition

Eat from the colors of the rainbow for good health!

 

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Massage Benefits Are More Than Just Skin Deep

Research Shows the Benefits of Massage Therapy

In an article published by the New York Times, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recruited 53 healthy adults and randomly assigned 29 of them to a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage.

 

The study, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, found that a single session of massage caused biological changes.

 

Volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva. Participants who had the light massage experienced greater increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment.

 

The entire study and findings were published online in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

 

Ready to try massage therapy? Learn about our Licensed Massage Therapists at Hands on Health.

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Dr. Smith Speaks at Integrative Pain Management Conference

Logan College Integrative Pain Management Conference, 2009

 

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Dr. Smith Speaks at Integrative Pain Management Conference, Logan College, 2009

 

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