Sleep and Wellness – Why Getting a Good Night’s Rest is Vital to Your Health

10 Dec 2015
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Oh the irony! When we were kids we wanted nothing more than to stay up late and never go to bed. It felt as though going to sleep, whether at night or for naps, was more of a punishment than a necessity. Little did we know then just how much sleep we actually needed.  As we get older, and we find ourselves wanting some much needed rest, the need for more sleep becomes less important than getting quality sleep. Recent studies and science have shown that the need to meet minimum sleep requirements is, in fact, vital to our health, no matter what our age.   Why We Need Sleep.

Whiplash Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – It’s Not Just About Your Spine

05 Nov 2015
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Many people suffering from headaches, neck pain and/or back pain are often victims of whiplash, and may not be aware of it. Now, before you say “I’ve never had whiplash”, consider this: Getting rear-ended by a car moving as slow as 5 MPH can cause whiplash. If you or someone you know is suffering from these symptoms, read on; you may find the solution in this post.

Case Study: Shoulder Injury – Chronic Symptoms and Treatment

22 Oct 2015
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In an ongoing series of articles, I’ll be documenting my Neuromuscular Therapy process for treating various clients’ injuries at Sagewood Wellness Center. I’ll be breaking down the causes and symptoms of these injuries, and my subsequent treatment of them. While not all injuries and treatments will be exactly the same and results will vary, these case studies will provide examples of how I assist clients in healing and living pain free lives.   Symptoms In this case study we will be looking at a client who came to me with debilitating chronic shoulder pain, resulting in limited range of motion and weakness. This condition had been initially caused by a.

Sports Massage for Injury Relief and Prevention

11 Oct 2015
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You live in Orange County and you lead an active lifestyle. Maybe you’re a runner from San Juan Capistrano or enjoy working out at the local gym in San Clemente or Dana Point. You might be a professional or semi-professional athlete in Laguna Niguel or maybe you enjoy an occasional tennis match or round of golf on the weekend at one of our beautiful local courses. This describes many active and healthy people who live in South Orange County. It also describes many of my clients. While living an active lifestyle is good for your health, it also comes with inherent risks as well. No matter what your physical activity.

San Juan Capistrano – A Healthy Walk Through History

17 Sep 2015
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As a Neromuscular Therapist and health practitioner, I will often speak with clients about daily exercise as a way of staying fit and preventing injury. If you’ve read my Healthy Guide to Great Hiking Spots in South Orange County, you know that hiking is an activity that helps me stay fit and that I suggest to others. But for many, that kind of strenuous exercise isn’t possible due to injury or fitness level. Or maybe they just don’t have the time to spend an afternoon hiking around our local hills. Living in South Orange County, we are afforded some of the most beautiful weather anyone could ask for and we.

Five-Time Cancer Survivor: My Path To Healing

27 Aug 2015
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Many of my friends, business acquaintances and clients know I’m a five-time cancer survivor, but only my family and closest friends know the whole story. My experiences and battles with the “C word” forever changed not only who I am, but also the trajectory of my life. The reason that I am so passionate about helping others heal is because of my own healing journey, and it’s what ultimately led me to opening Sagewood Wellness Center, and founding the Cancer Support and Education Program. As a bit of insight as to where my passion for helping others (and for life in general ) comes from, I wanted to share my.

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