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What Does the Research Say about Reflexology? | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing http://ow.ly/mhKG304KTOc

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What is SPF? Why does it matter? PCA Skin offers a great explanation!
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Eating right will help reduce the aches and pains of back muscles.
Packing a healthy lunch helps you to stay on track with your goals! What goes in your lunch bag? #fithappens
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The Weekender will do just that, end your week. Physically over-exerting yourself on the weekend while doing a sport or home project or exercise can really cause more damage then good if you are not physically active on a weekend basis. This is more true the older you get as well. Be sure to ease into your activity and do the following:

1. Avoid any extreme or vigorous burst of activity, especially on cold or seldom used muscles. Warm up before you do anything with light exercise or low impact activity. Don't try to do too much.

2. Be mindful of your posture. Squatting or putting yourself in unnatural positions for extended amounts of time can damage your back muscles. Keep good posture and change positions often.

3. Don't strain your muscles for extended amounts of time if you are not use to regular, physical activity. Don't expect your body to be able to withstand hours of physical torture if you spend your weeks behind a computer. Don't be afraid to ask for help on your projects or use bracing or tools to help support you.

4. Be sure to not stretch yourself too thin. If you are trying to exercise or stretch to avoid injury make sure you don't injure yourself doing it. The same rule applies here, ease into it.

If you have suffered damage to your body already from The Weekender we can help. The following three massages are great for sore and damaged muscles:

Signature Massage
Our signature full body massage uses long gliding strokes with gentle pressure to relax the mind and increase circulation and is the perfect antidote to a hectic pace. The use of oil and/or lotion allows long, smooth strokes, which promotes circulation, cleanses the tissue of toxins, and soothes the nervous system. An excellent way to reduce tension and relieve stress.
30 Minutes | $40
60 Minutes | $75
90 Minutes | $110
Click Here to Book Your Appointment: http://ow.ly/K7GOK

Deep Tissue Massage
Do you have chronic pain, tight muscles, or feel the need for deeper pressure? There are many reasons why our Custom Deep Tissue Massage will be beneficial to you. A blend of deep tissue, sports, neuromuscular and stretching, our Deep Tissue Massage is a more intense experience than our Signature Massage. Deep Tissue loosens the muscles and reaches the deeper connective tissues for help with chronic pain and tightness. This specialized massage addresses tight, overworked muscles by using stronger strokes and neuromuscular therapy techniques to release tension and stress.
30 Minutes | $45
60 Minutes | $80
90 Minutes | $115
Click Here To Book Your Appt: http://ow.ly/K7GSr

Hot Stone Massage
The simplest tools transformed in the hands of the therapist. Stones that have been smoothed and shaped by nature now work to do the same for you. Chosen for their temperature retentive qualities, natural stones can enhance a massage with hot or cold therapy to warm and stimulate or cool and soothe. Depending on your needs, stone therapy can unlock tension deep within the muscles, relieve stress, or help you achieve total relaxation.
60 Minutes | $105
90 Minutes | $135
Click Here To Book Your Appt.: http://ow.ly/K7GWD

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Stonehaven gives back by rewarding those on the path to wellness. Show us that you have overcome The Weekender by joining a gym and we will reward you with 10 SpaDollar$! Just post a picture of you with your gym membership card. Picture must clearly show gym card and yourself. Don’t forget to sign up on our website first in order to collect your SpaDollar$. You have until the 31st of March 2015. Just click the link to enter: http://ow.ly/K7CTh

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Please ease into your weekend projects or activities instead of a jumping in headfirst, especially if you work behind a desk all week and don't routinely exercise. It is very easy for you to cause damage to your back by engaging in a physical activity too strenuous if you don't properly ease into it. We call this The Weekender, and it will do just that, end your week. http://ow.ly/K0fBs
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Sometimes the weekend activity that can cause you pain is the very activity that you are doing to prevent pain, exercise. Exercise is always a good thing, but just like anything else, you have to slowly work into it. Don’t over extend your muscles with once a week yoga or Zumba or workout sessions in the Mooresville or Statesville, NC areas.

If you want to avoid problems, try to exercise more than just once a week. This way your body doesn’t have a chance to get soft. Also, don’t start out too strong. There is no shame in taking it easy in the beginning.

If you are hurting from exercise and stretching then doing more stretches may not always be a good idea. But there are low-impact stretches out there that can help loosen sore muscles like this one.

Knees To Chest Stretch
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on floor.
Slowly bring your knees forward and grab your legs below the kneecap.
Hold for around 20 seconds and release.
Repeat this stretch several times.

For healing from this effect of The Weekender we recommend our Hot Stone Therapy. This therapy uses natural stones and heat or cold to soothe aching muscles. Just click here for more info: http://ow.ly/K7mNe
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Do you have any Do-It-Yourself weekend projects here in Mooresville or Huntersville or Cornelius, NC this weekend? Weekend projects can require hours of straining. This type of muscle strain isn't something that you normally do during the week so your body isn't use to it. This may damage areas of your back that are not accustomed to such a physical load. Home improvement projects can often be a cause of this.

Before tackling a large project by yourself ask a friend or family member to help. Also, use braces and supports to help shoulder the load.

Upper back pain may result from this behavior of The Weekender. Do this easy stretch to help relieve the tension.

Yoga Cat Stretch

Start by kneeling on all fours.
Exhale deeply and gently add a lower arch dip to your back.
Then inhale while you tighten your core muscles while arching your back upward.
Hold each position for around 5-10 seconds.
Repeat 10 times.

Our Signature massage is again a great idea for the stimulation of muscle recovery after engaging in weekend activities which lead you to suffer from pain of The Weekender. Click Here To Learn More: http://ow.ly/K6IrL
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