Dry brushing has been around for centuries. It’s believed to have many health benefits which may include:
The idea is that the motion and direction of the brush along with its coarse fibers will help to remove dead skin and improve the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins by stimulating your lymphatic system, our body's garbage disposal.
The lymphatic system helps your body fight off infections. Fluids flow through the system and are filtered through the lymph nodes. If your body is fighting an illness or you're exposed to a lot of toxins, the system may become backed up or clogged. That is why your lymph nodes often become swollen and maybe even tender when you don't feel well.
Dry brushing assists your body to release toxins while also exfoliating dry, dead cells from the skin. This can leave your skin softer and smoother.
*Warning* Some people should avoid dry brushing or proceed with caution. People with open or inflamed skin, including people with eczema and psoriasis, should avoid dry brushing over the inflamed area. You should also avoid dry brushing over an open wound. You could introduce bacteria to the wound, which could lead to infection.
We highly recommend and refer all of our family, friends and patients to pain management doctor, Physiatrist, Tima Le, DO at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians.
Call her office for: Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Evaluations, Spine Injections Under Fluoroscopy, Joint, Tendon and Bursa Injections, Ultrasound-Guided Injections, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), Electrodiagnostic Testing,Individualized Physical Therapy Planning. Prolotherapy, Coordination or referrals.
Ice should be used on acute injuries (if your injury happened within the past 72 hours). The goal is to limit the body's response to the injury by reducing further bleeding into the injured tissues, preventing and reducing swelling, muscle spasm and pain.
Ice can be used on chronic conditions such as: arthritis, tendonitis and overuse injuries, but after the activity. This will help control the inflammatory response and any following pain.
Start by placing a cloth over the injured area to avoid frostbite then apply an ice pack, ice or even a bag of frozen peas for 20 minutes time periods every 2-3 hours to bring down the swelling and inflammation.
*It is normal to go through the phases of cold: burning then numbness.
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Ice or Heat?
Both heat and ice improve healing by manipulating blood flow, reducing inflammation and pain.
Please know that these are general recommendations and do not replace the instructions of your physician. If your injury does not respond to your home care please consult your physician.
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Our dear and personal friend and psychic medium and spiritual guide, Bella Luna is able to tap into your aura to communicate with your spirit guide(s) and/or loved ones who have crossed over.
She is a certified Reiki Master and gifted with psychometry (holding an item that belonged to a loved one on the other side allows her to channel that energy and make contact with them). You may also find Bella using her pendulum and/or tarot, archetype or oracle cards during your session.
Bella Luna has extensive experience and knowledge of the metaphysical and astrology and is mentoring with our friend and shaman, Apollo at http://apollostarnetwork.com/
She is a dedicated student of life continually learning and expanding which also makes her a wise and enlightened teacher.
Being a Reiki Master along with her natural intuitive empath gifts added with her talent and skills in basic Reflexology make Bella a caring and compassionate healer. Visit her at https://bellalunalivetotell.com/about
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Yoga can make you feel better, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Your health does not affect just you, it affects everyone around you.
Yoga, by some definitions, is a system of exercises or poses done to bring the body and mind in harmony, by improving breathing and focusing on alignment of your body.
Yoga is an exercise that both stretches and strengthens. The mind and the body.
It fuses mental work with physical postures and breath awareness to help achieve both strength and relaxation by creating mindfulness while enhancing your health and over all well-being. Most students notice their mood and attitude improve along with their body.
Yoga can also accelerate recovery from injury or surgery, prevent re-injury and enhance activities of daily living, work and recreation.
After 72 hours or if you suffer from chronic pain, use heat to soothe and relax achy muscles and joints.
Moist heat is preferred over dry, as to not cause dehydration to tissues, so a moist towel wrapped around a heating pad will do, as will a hot water bottle or soaking in a hot bath (add Epsom salt to decrease inflammation, muscle soreness and pain and replenish or regulate your electrolytes to increase nerve and tissue function).
Apply for 20 minutes every couple of hours.
Heat should also be used before activities, not after, to loosen the tissues and warm them up before use.
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Our friend and own personal therapist and energy healer, Dr. Susanne Sundquist is also our teacher and Dr. Casper's mentor. If you're looking for a magical unicorn, you've now found one at https://www.sunrisecraniosacral.com/bio
The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by cerebral spinal fluid and encased by the dural tube, or meninges. The flow of the cerebral spinal fluid through this remarkable system has a rhythm. Any blockages along the dural tube can affect the quality of the cranial sacral rhythm. Master Level craniosacral therapist, Susanne, will remove those blockages and restore balance to your nervous systems.
Dr. Sundquist uses very light pressure to assess the rate, smoothness, strength, and symmetry of the cranial sacral rhythm throughout the body. This fully-clothed modality uses various holding patterns to release the diaphragms in the body and encourage the cranial and sacral bones to be in the most favorable position.
You can also schedule, enjoy and heal with her Lymphatic Massage, Pregnancy Support, Emotional Healing, Energy Alignment/Chakra Balancing, Thai Foot Massage and Aromatherapy Spirit Drop Therapy with Susanne.
Along with being an Energy Healer and Reiki Master, Dr. Sundquist teaches and certifies Reiki 1, 2 and Reiki Master classes and Energy Healing classes. She also provides and hosts Reiki share gatherings.
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Our friend, personal yoga instructor and Master Level Yoga Instructor's passion, education and skills are: Advanced certified Fascial Stretch Therapist (F.S.T.) Benefits of Fascial Stretching: What Is Fascial Stretching? | Shape
as well as a board certified and Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and Personal Trainer, Marie Siegfried.
Marie's training focuses on sports and therapeutic massage, lymphatic and pregnancy massage, massage for those with cancer and special needs.
Call or text Marie 480.861.3698 with any questions about her amazing Massage, awesome Private or Small Group Yoga Classes or Workshops , incredible Assisted Stretching sessions or custom Personal Training sessions.
She and Venessa are also very knowledgeable, proficient, gentle and caring to help you with any of your Aesthetic needs.
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