Are you routinely taking pills for chronic back pain? According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, massage may be more effective. The study showed that 37% of people in the therapy groups receiving deep-tissue massages or relaxation massages experienced lessened or disappearing back pain after 10 weeks, as compared to only 4% […]
It is a common myth that pregnant women should not undergo traditional dental procedures because of high risk factors. However, this is far from the truth. According to Atlanta cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, “It’s not only 100 percent safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist, it’s a must. In fact, you’ll want to go more […]
Are you wearing your teeth away? According to a post in NewBeauty, most people are totally unaware that they grind their teeth, either during the day or at night. Agoura Hills, California cosmetic dentist Jonathan Ziv, DDS, believes this is an issue for 75 percent of patients. Beyond causing headaches and neck aches, grinding can […]
Here’s a cheat sheet for a whiter smile. Before you use whitening products, have your teeth cleaned by your dental hygienist. Clean teeth whiten better than dirty ones because the bleach can more easily penetrate the enamel since it won’t have to work it’s way through a layer of tarter buildup. If you’ve bleached before […]
All tea is good for you, but you may be surprised to learn of the benefits of these super-charged drinks: Black tea could be slimming. It could prevent your body from absorbing fat from food, according to a study in the journal Nutrition. But drink it plain, as adding milk or sugar may inhibit the fat-fighting […]
The November issue of Shape magazine reports that a study by the University of Missouri found that women who. Practice tai chi twice a week for two and a half months had less stress and more energy. Tests also showed improvements in visual and verbal memory. The flowing, meditative moves can promote flexibility, balance, and muscle […]
For some, massages seem indulgent. But, did you know, a study from McMaster University in Canada revealed that a 10-minute massage after a workout will actually reduce inflammation, lessen soreness and increase energy production in muscles?! This can even help your muscles to perform at their peak during your next workout.
To ensure your lips are kissably soft all during the chapped-lip season, follow this tip from the December issue of Cosmopolitan magazine: mix a bit of sugar into a dab of lip balm and massage over your mouth. Remove with a dry toothbrush then apply balm.
USE IT OR LOSE IT! Did you know, your dental insurance has an annual maximum, and what you don’t use, you lose. Most plans are on a calendar year, meaning that you only have until the end of December to utilize any remaining benefits. Do you have some cavities your concerned about? Is it time […]
Ashiatsu is a Japanese word meaning “foot pressure.” With roots in the Far East, this spa therapy utilizes techniques that have been around for thousands of years. This treatment is often referred to as the most luxurious deep massage, and in fact, the Austin Chronicle recently called Ashiatsu the “most amazing use of the human foot!” […]