Did You Know? #8

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Did you know that you consume less calories than you burn when you eat celery? Celery contains such a small amount of calories that the time and effort you spend chewing on it could cause you to spend more calories than you consume!

THL Tip #6

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Frequent coffee and smoking breaks can make you feel extra anxious and jittery. Really, who needs all that? To keep you feeling calm, collected, and commanding all throughout the day, ditch the stick and keep your coffee intake to a minimum.

Question #5

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Experts say that exercise is one of the best ways to achieve a healthy body. There are lots of different exercise styles that have been proven effective. Which is your favourite style and what do you do to make it even more effective? Share your experiences with us!

THL Tip #5

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Feeling a little sleepy? There’s no time for that when you’re at work! Stand up from your desk and take a 5 minute walk around the corridors. Strike up a conversation with a good colleague and keep your mind awake. Do some stretching and keep your lids from falling so you can make the most of your work hours.

Question #4

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Music has been proven to be a magical stress relief resource that we should always take advantage of. Who doesn’t love listening to some calming music in the car, on the bus, or at work? Do you know any great, calming songs that work to keep you stress-free? Share them with us and comment below!

Did You Know? #7

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While some people might get stressed out while thinking about exercise, it’s actually one of the best ways to counteract stress! By exercising, we elicit a relaxation response that allows us to keep our mind off of the stressors and troubles of daily life. So when you feel stressed, make sure to exercise!

THL Tip #4

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Fatty foods and unhealthy meals can make you feel sluggish and slow throughout the day. This can cause you to be less productive and can even take a toll on your work and relationships. Make sure you take the time to prepare a healthy meal, or head to a local restaurant that serves natural food to help keep you energized …

IG: For the love of the lower limb! During school I had a great love for treating the shoulder & cervical region complex. Since being in the real world, I have been seeing a great number of lower body imbalances that lead to upper body pain and dysfunction. It’s a wonderful feeling to have theory meet practicality, but then again it’s even more wondrous to see the immediate relief of the upper body pains just by treating the lower body imbalances, especially when your clients see the long term vision. 💭look at the bigger picture👌🏾🌍 #globalvision #globaltherapy #THL #thehealinglotus #massage #massagetherapy #manualtherapy #rehab #toronto #ottawa #6 #mississauga #health #fitness #vision #selfcare #therapy #relaxation

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For the love of the lower limb!

During school I had a great love for treating the shoulder & cervical region complex.

Since being in the real world, I have been seeing a great number of lower body imbalances that lead to upper body pain and dysfunction.

It’s a wonderful feeling to have theory meet practicality, but then again it’s even more wondrous to see the immediate relief of the upper body pains just by treating the lower body imbalances, especially when your clients see the long term vision. 💭look at the bigger picture👌🏾🌍 #globalvision #globaltherapy #THL #thehealinglotus #massage #massagetherapy #manualtherapy #rehab #toronto #ottawa #6 #mississauga #health #fitness #vision #selfcare #therapy #relaxation

Did You Know? #6

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Did you know that exercise has been observed to improve brain function aside from physical ability? This is because exercise can increase energy levels which then causes an increase in the serotonin in the brain. The increased serotonin can lead to mental clarity, allowing exercise buffs to think better than the rest of the population.

Hedy Lamarr Says…

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Keep your mind off of big worries and live with positivity every day. Take Hedy Lamarr’s words for it – “I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.”

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What are the Different Types of Massage?

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So, you’ve just come home from a tiring day pushing pencils at the office. Your neck is sore, your lower back is practically killing you, and you can barely even muster the effort to put together a quick meal. It seems you’ve earned a well-deserved massage. But with all the many different kinds of massage available, how do you know …

IG: Self-care is so important to every aspect of our lives, 💭mental & 💆🏽physical. Start with something as simple as a warm Epsom salt bath and your favourite book/show. #plugout from life’s hassles🛁📵 Although there is a lot of debate regarding the efficacy of Epsom salt baths, the mental deceleration of simply soaking your aches away is hydrotherapy enough and THAT should count for something if not anything else! No one ever soaked in a tub of warm water, with a book/fav tv show and came out feeling totally like 💩🙅🏽Never not Ever lol☝🏼️ Self love is vital to growth, change and success in every facet of life. We are leaving you with NO EXCUSE not to implement a little self healing for your body so you can perform at your best daily👌🏾 #maketime #practice #selfcare #love #generosity with yourself #THL #thehealinglotus #massage #massagetherapy #manual #therapy #toronto #ottawa #mississauga #6 #rehab #active #lifestyle #zen #relax #meditate

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Self-care is so important to every aspect of our lives, 💭mental & 💆🏽physical.

Start with something as simple as a warm Epsom salt bath and your favourite book/show. #plugout from life’s hassles🛁📵 Although there is a lot of debate regarding the efficacy of Epsom salt baths, the mental deceleration of simply soaking your aches away is hydrotherapy enough and THAT should count for something if not anything else!

No one ever soaked in a tub of warm water, with a book/fav tv show and came out feeling totally like 💩🙅🏽Never not Ever lol☝🏼️ Self love is vital to growth, change and success in every facet of life. We are leaving you with NO EXCUSE not to implement a little self healing for your body so you can perform at your best daily👌🏾 #maketime #practice #selfcare #love #generosity with yourself #THL #thehealinglotus #massage #massagetherapy #manual #therapy #toronto #ottawa #mississauga #6 #rehab #active #lifestyle #zen #relax #meditate

Did You Know? #5

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The world’s largest massage happened in May of 2014, when 1,000 Indonesian massage therapists gathered with 1,000 civilians and gave each other massages. This managed to set the world record for the largest massage to have ever occurred in human history.

IG: Does Deep 👐🏾 = effective?? You may have walked into your appointment knowing you want deep tissue work, but once your therapist starts working on you, you feel as though they aren’t tipping the iceberg in regards to how deep you want your treatment to be. You can always tell if 1: they know what they are doing, or 2: they are unsure with their hands. That being said, your tissues are comprised of layer upon layer upon layer upon layer of this that and the other. An effective therapist would know to begin superficial and work their way down. A solid structure isn’t one to lay an elbow in from the beginning. Be aware of what your therapists hands feel like. If you sense uncertainty in them, emphasize the quality and depth to treatment you require. If they know what they are doing they will confidently explain to you their technique approach AND let you know what they are feeling on your body. #2cents #fridaymorningthoughts #THL #thehealinglotus #deeptissuemassage #massage #massagetherapy #RMT #manualtherapy #rehab #selfcare #bodywork #bodytherapist #health #wealth #wellbeing #fitness #lifestyle #business #toronto #ottawa #mississauga #6

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Does Deep 👐🏾 = effective?? You may have walked into your appointment knowing you want deep tissue work, but once your therapist starts working on you, you feel as though they aren’t tipping the iceberg in regards to how deep you want your treatment to be.

You can always tell if 1: they know what they are doing, or 2: they are unsure with their hands.
That being said, your tissues are comprised of layer upon layer upon layer upon layer of this that and the other. An effective therapist would know to begin superficial and work their way down. A solid structure isn’t one to lay an elbow in from the beginning.

Be aware of what your therapists hands feel like. If you sense uncertainty in them, emphasize the quality and depth to treatment you require.

If they know what they are doing they will confidently explain to you their technique approach AND let you know what they are feeling on your body.

#2cents #fridaymorningthoughts #THL #thehealinglotus #deeptissuemassage #massage #massagetherapy #RMT #manualtherapy #rehab #selfcare #bodywork #bodytherapist #health #wealth #wellbeing #fitness #lifestyle #business #toronto #ottawa #mississauga #6

Question #3

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Whether it was a thumbs up from your boss or a surprise cheek kiss from your spouse, there was probably something that lit you up today. These little things might not seem like much, but they’re definitely worth the celebration. What lit up your day today?

Did You Know? #4

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In many countries, especially Asian ones, blind people are believed to posses heightened senses that allow them to feel more than others. This is why thousands of blind massage centres have sprung up, allowing clients to receive massages from blind therapists.

THL Tip #3

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Laugh a little! Studies have shown that having a daily dose of laughter can relieve stress and improve overall well-being! So make sure you look at all the silly little things around you and keep a light mind. Your sense of humor can greatly affect your disposition and health status.