Is Cracking Your Knuckles, Neck, or Back Harmful?

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What Causes the “Pop”? When you crack your knuckles, what causes that popping sound? When you apply traction to your joint, the motion pulls gas bubbles temporarily into the fluid in the joint. The “pop” is just a quick change in joint pressure and sudden gas exchange. Is Popping My Knuckles Bad for Me? According […]

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Massage Therapy Benefits

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Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Massage is one of the services offered at our clinic. Along with feeling soothing and luxurious, it may help with some the following: Increased blood circulation and lymph drainage Decreased muscular tension Increased joint range of motion Decreased pain Skin hydration Reduced fatigue Decreased fascial adhesions Improved sleep cycle Mental relaxation […]

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Are You SAD?

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, sunlight is something we go without for many months at a time during the rainy fall and winter months. As a result, some of us have a harder time mentally and emotionally than others with less sunlight. If you struggle with feeling down or depressed during darker months of the […]

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Is Walking or Running Better?

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Are you curious about cardio? Cardio (short for cardiovascular) is a type of exercise that elevates your heart rate and oxygen intake. Here are a few examples of how cardio may benefit you: Weight loss/management Increased endurance Immune system support Prevention and/or management of certain chronic conditions Supports heart health Cardio is also reported to […]

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