Health and Wellness Information

5 TCM Tips to Improve Digestion

Throughout history, many Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners have considered digestive health to be at the core of our overall well-being. When our digestive health becomes impaired, this can lead to the development of many other diseases that may seem...

Calf Strain

So, you tore your calf muscle, now what?   Tearing the fibers in your calf can be quite painful. It can happen to anyone. However, weekend warriors in their 40’s-50’s are more likely to tear a calf. People are particularly susceptible when starting a new seasonal...

Divorce: Healing with Massage

Going through a divorce may be one of the most stressful life experiences that you ever experience. In fact, because there have been countless studies that highlight the connection between stress and the taxing and negative effects on the immune systems, there are...

Essentials of Fitness Part 4: Balance

This is the final article of my Essentials of Fitness quadrilogy.  In the previous article, we talked about one of the less talked-about aspects of fitness; which would be the flexibility aspect.  Alongside flexibility though, balance is the other category of fitness...

Essentials of Fitness Part 3: Flexibility

As was mentioned in the previous blogs and will be mentioned in the blog after this one, there are four different essentials of fitness.  They are: strength, cardio, flexibility and balance.  A well rounded routine is going to address all four aspects.  All of the...

Essentials of Fitness Part 2: Cardio

As mentioned in the previous blog (and as will be mentioned in the next three blogs following this one), there are four different aspects of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance.  A well-rounded fitness routine should address of all four categories; not...

Essentials of Fitness Part 1: Strength

As mentioned in the previous blog (and as will be mentioned in the next three blogs following this one), there are four different aspects of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance.  A well-rounded fitness routine should address of all four categories; not...

Your Own Monthly Fitness Challenge

What is a monthly fitness challenge?   There isn’t really a dictionary definition, but it is exactly what it sounds like it is.  At Moyer Total Wellness, we staff members participate in a new fitness challenge every month -- and you’re invited to come join us!...

The Lonely Muscle Part 2: Psoas

In my previous blog titled The Lonely Muscle Part 1: Subscapularis, we discussed the significance of your subscapularis and all the reasons why it’s such a lonely muscle.  However, there is one muscle in your body that manages to be even lonelier than your...

Cupping 101

Thanks to Michael Phelps and the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping therapy, or myofascial decompression, has gained a lot of steam. Even though most people have heard of cupping, I’m still often asked what it is and how it works!   What is Cupping?   Cupping therapy has...

The Lonely Muscle Part 1: Subscapularis

The lonely muscle.  The muscle nobody likes to talk about.  The muscle that so badly needs to be massaged but nobody wants to be anywhere near it. I’m talking about your subscapularis; that one muscle in your rotator cuff that likes to hide under your shoulder blade...

Unlock Your Fat and Lose Weight

You may already know that I used to work for the Cenegenics Medical Institute – they are the worldwide leader in ‘Age Management Medicine’.  Clients paid $2000 to come to the institute for 4 hours.  Two of those hours were spent in a Wellness Consultation with me. ...

Trigger Point Treatment of TMJ

Trigger Point Treatment of TMJ As a massage therapist, I hear the complaints of jaw dysfunction & Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ / TMD) all the time:  jaw pain, popping, bruxism (teeth grinding / teeth clenching), tinnitus (ringing in ears), migraines,...

Why Acupuncture for Pain Relief Beats Opiates

Acupuncture for Pain Relief - Why Acupuncture Beats Opiates for Pain Relief   The Problem with Pharmaceuticals Between 1999 and 2014, over 60% of the drug overdoses in the United States were related to opioid use, including both opioid pain relievers prescribed by...

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

  So, you’re pregnant!  Congratulations!  This is one of the happiest times of your life! But if you’re like the majority of pregnant women, you’re experiencing at least some degree of discomfort on a regular basis.  Your body might be aching as it prepares itself for...

Chronic Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Chronic back pain can be a source of stress and anxiety.  Stress and anxiety have a negative effect on all body systems. Spinal manipulation can effectively treat and manage chronic back pain according to The Journal of the American Medical Association.  Reducing...

Massage and Blood Pressure

Massage and Blood Pressure: Evidence based research proves massage can play a role in reducing stress and hypertension. Stressful situations can cause blood pressure to spike temporarily.  Prolonged periods of stress can potentially lead to more serious conditions....

Yoga: Medicine for the Seasonal Flu

Yoga is a great way to restore balance to your body. There’s no better time to practice than during flu season.  Seasonal flu is most active from December to February.  Starting a regular yoga practice this month can help you battle the flu season to come. Infections...

Massage and Influenza

Help Your Body Fight the Flu ‘Tis the season and we’re not talking about the holidays.  We’re talking about flu season.  This week, December 4-11 is National Influenza Vaccination week, highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.  Seasonal flu disorder is...

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