Having a baby puts your body through a tremendous amount of physical and emotional stress, to say the least. Many women take such good care of their bodies while they’re pregnant, and then once the baby arrives, Mom is all but forgotten with the demands of motherhood. Many overlook the recovery time necessary to fully rehabilitate their body afterwards, but pregnancy and the delivery process are just like any other drastic change to the body. There is a necessary recovery t
Let’s face it: we’re all going a bit crazy with our current temporary way of life. Being separated from our close friends and family, becoming make shift teachers, working from home (if you’re able to), and cooking three times a day; it’s a lot. If you’re an essential worker, although your job has remained the same, the knowledge of the invisible enemy is constantly at the forefront of your mind, not to mention the process you go through when you get home at night to ensur
As of 3/20/2020 Florida Governor DeSantis has decreed that all massage therapy businesses close until May 8th. Why? Because massage isn't safe right now.
After the President declared a national emergency, both Disney World and Universal Studios closed, and Florida closed all school systems I feel it's the right thing to do. This is my way of flattening the curve which helps stop the spread of COVID-19. The biggest reason Massage or Knot is temporarily closed is that people
Let's talk about the elephant in the room:
Coronavirus We are all mindful of Coronavirus by now so I wanted to take the time to address any concerns you may have. I block out 45 minutes between each appointment. Yes, it's so my body can rest and I can have a snack. But it's also so I can disinfect my office before my next client walks in. This is how that's accomplished:
*I wipe down every single surface that I or the previous client touched. That includes my lotion/oil bot
Do you suffer from tension headaches?
Headaches can definitely affect your quality of life. They can make you grouchy and want to hibernate in a cold, dark room and sleep until the next day.
Here's 5 ways that you can help alleviate or keep a headache at bay.
1-Have some type of food with you at all times.
When you go long periods of time without any food, your blood sugar can drop which then brings on a headache. Try to keep some kind of snack with you at all times: nu
Getting trinkets as gifts can make us a little crazy since most of us are trying to rid our homes of clutter. So what do you do for the holidays?
Give gifts of experience!
Here are some fun experiences in the Winter Park and Orlando area that would make great gifts:
Leu Gardens- A great getaway for a day or an afternoon. They offer classes, movie nights, and even story times.
Gatorland- Often overlooked! They offer a zip line experience, Florida resident specials, and ev
REIKI (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction. Reiki is also known to enhance healing on a number of levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual); it is adaptogenic and will support you on whatever level you need it to do so. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it isn't a religion, and doesn't require any special belief system. Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900's. As in many spiritual traditions
I love soup. Even in the hottest part of the Florida summer. This is one of my favorite recipes lately so I wanted to share it.
Lentil and spinach soup 2 cups dried green lentils (rinsed and picked through)
8 cups of vegetable or chicken stock 2 cups of celery, diced small
4 carrots, diced small
1 medium onion, diced small 1 shallot, diced small *optional; if you don't have a shallot, just use more onion.
3 minced garlic cloves
14 ounce can of fire roasted, plain petite dic
Stressors come in all kinds of forms: work and school pressures, relationships, health concerns, uncertainty about the future. Even changes that are generally positive can still be incredibly stressful, like gaining a family member or starting a new business. Left unchecked, stress can lead to a host of symptoms, including headaches, disrupted sleep, nausea, irritability, lack of focus, and poor impulse control. Tips for stress management are frequently repeated and generally
Yes! You can have pudding for breakfast and feel good about it. This pudding is free from dairy, gluten, processed sugar and is filled with healthy fats. It's made from a secret ingredient: avocados. Are you on Team Avocado like I am? #gimmealltheavocados
You can have a special treat and feel good about the fact that you're not blowing your clean way of eating. Yes, I know some of the ingredients sound really sketchy (balsamic vinegar in pudding??) but trust me. TRUST ME. If
Grief is all encompassing. It affects every single part of you and your life. And unfortunately, there is no way to prepare for it or learn how to deal with it until it happens to you. Added to that, our modern society has gotten rid of all of the things we humans used to do to let the world know that we are in the middle of a challenging time. Things such as putting a black wreath on our front door or wearing a black arm band were used in the past to let the world know to be
So you're pregnant! Yay! But you're having sore hip joints. You haven't slept in days because you can't find a comfortable position. Your neck and shoulders are screaming at you; those areas normally give you trouble but now it's even worse. Your calves are cramping at night and it's hard to jump out of the bed quickly at this stage of the game. Your toddler still wants to be picked up and she/he can't understand why Mommy can't pick her/him up as much as she used to. And you
We usually don’t think about our feet. Until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention. When they start to hurt it can lead to many other problems. When your feet hurt you don’t want to do much of anything. You just want to stay off of them. Your body likes to move, though. And your brain functions better when you are active. So foot pain can quickly lead to other issues. Foo
Our 60 minute session (Therapeutic, pregnancy massage and Reiki) is $85. What exactly do you get for $85? *A massage from me, who has been been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. I am also a former teaching assistant at a local massage school. *A session that is COMPLETELY customized to the issues you're having (i.e.-no "cooking cutter" massage). You want your entire session spent on your upper body? No problem. Feel more comfortable leaving your clothes on during the e
Massage can be a wonderful thing. But it can also be a bit scary, if you've never had a professional massage before. When you arrive at the office, I’ll have a brief intake form for you to complete, if you haven't already completed the online form that was emailed to you when the appointment was made. We’ll talk about why you’re coming in for a massage and what your goals are for the session: Are you dealing with pain? Do you need/want to relax? A combination of both? I’ll