Health & Wellness News


The summer is in full swing and its time to take a "stay-cation" on a massage bed at InnerMovement!  Treat yourself to one of our special Massage packages and end the summer feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and healed!  Our team of Massage Therapists are without a doubt, the best in town!  Here is a sneak peak at the qualities that I see in each therapist that makes her a truly gifted healer:

* Victoria -  Ms. Victoria has a huge heart and deep compassion that you can feel through her touch and intuitive, healing energy.  She excels in working strain, tension and kinks out of the neck and upper back.  Her specialty massage training is in Cold Stone Therapy where she enthusiastically works with oils and stones to relieve migraines, sinus pressure, allergies and tension headaches.  She is also excellent at Prenatal Massage.
* Maeghan - Ms. Maeghan has deeply nurturing energy & a passion for Prenatal & Postnatal care.  She excels in healing shoulder injuries of any kind & is well trained in various healing techniques.  Her specialty training is in Prenatal Massage, where she passionately trains our Massage team in Prenatal technique.  She is also skilled at Bamboo Fusion Massage and Myofascial Release.
* Alyssa - Ms. Alyssa is deeply intelligent and always willing to go the extra mile to help a patient heal.  She excels in Myofascial Release technique and attends regular training to master this complex system of healing.  She successfully treats some of the most difficult musculoskeletal conditions, including: TMJ syndrome, sciatica, chronic low back pain, hip pain and plantar fasciitis.  Alyssa is also a wonderful Prenatal massage therapist. 
* Carol - Ms. Carol has an immensely well rounded skill set and extensive knowledge base in holistic health care.  As a Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist combined with many years of schooling in anatomy, physiology and Eastern Medicine concepts, Carol can bring relief to almost any condition.  Her specialty training is in Craniosacral Therapy.  She is also exceptional as a Prenatal Massage therapist.
* Christy -  Ms. Christy is a feminine powerhouse!  She is an avid Cross Fit trainer and instructor along with being a very skilled Massage Therapist.  Christy excels in healing pain and imbalance of the low back, hip and knee.  She is also our Bamboo Fusion specialist and staff trainer.  If you haven't tried Bamboo Fusion, you must try it!  It is my favorite massage offered at IMC!  Christy is also a mother and a caring provider of Prenatal and Postnatal Massage.

I hope to see you all in the office this month enjoying your massage "stay-cation" at InnerMovement!

Yours in Health,
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team
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Our Massage Menu
Learn more about the therapeutic benefits of the different types of massages we offer!

Wellness Massage:  combines Swedish & Deep Tissue techniques to tailor massage to your personal Wellness needs. This combination creates a balance so that the body can heal itself most effectively. 

Bamboo Fusion Massage: is performed with heated bamboo batons to provide deep tissue therapy with a luxurious feeling, leaving you energized and revitalized.

Cold Stone Therapy: utilizes aromatherapy, headache point release, and the strategic placement of cold, marble stones on the face and the neck to eliminate or diminish the pain and pressure of migraines, tension headache, allergies and sinus pressure. 

Myofascial Release: is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and dysfunction.

Prenatal Massage: is tailored to your specific needs to relieve the emotional stress & physical tension that accumulates during pregnancy.This massage is performed by Prenatal Specialists to assure safety of care during this precious time.

Craniosacral: relieves pain and tension by using subtle and gentle manipulations to regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and encourages the body and central nervous system to self-correct.

All of our Massages are on special this month! Don't miss a chance to stock up on your favorites or try new therapies! Learn more HERE
How External and Internal Heat Affects The Body

Hot temperatures can be a problem for many people with spine disorders or neurological issues as heat can stop nerve fibers from working properly. Messages cannot get through to and from the brain and as a result, you may experience fatigue, weakness, or problems with balance or vision.

The part of the brain called the hypothalamus is responsible for regulating your body temperature. It accomplishes this by sending signals to the body to start sweating if it gets too hot, or shivering if it gets cold.

Stress can also create a warming sensation in your body as the stress stress hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine are released when you're stressed out, nervous, or upset. Massage therapy helps relax the body, allowing a "reset" of the autonomic nervous system.

Certain medications, such as some blood pressure medicine, can affect your tolerance of heat. Hot flashes may be a side effect of some prescription medications. Raloxifene (Evista), commonly prescribed for osteoporosis, and tamoxifen (Tamoxifen and Nolvadex), a treatment for breast cancer, may cause skin flushing and hot flashes. Hot flashes may be a side effect of chemotherapy too. Some over-the-counter medications can also cause symptoms that mimic those of menopause-related hot flashes.


Heat can also trigger headaches, migraines, sinus issues and allergies for many.  We highly recommend our Cold Stone Therapy Massage for relief!


How to cool down?


  • Keep hydrated. Make sure you drink regularly throughout the day, and always carry water with you if you go out. You should consume half your body weight in water daily.
  • Eat cold foods like salad and fruits have a high water content.
  • Exercise during the coolest parts of the day.
  • Wear light-colored, loose fabrics, open shoes or sandals and a hat to shade you from the sun. 
  • Spritz cool water over yourself or have a cool shower. 
  • Keep ice packs and freezable eye masks handy.
  • Recipe Of The Month
    Healthier Strawberry Shortcake
    • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour 
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 eggs (or 3tsp Egg Replacer +4 tbsp water)
    • 1/2 cup organic, local honey
    • 1/3 cup coconut oil 
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup milk (or plain almond milk)
    • 4-5 cups of fresh, sliced organic strawberries (rinsed, dried)
    • Whipped cream - fresh cream whipped to form soft peak (or fat free half & half, or full-fat coconut milk + powdered sugar)

    Mix together flour and baking powder. Add in eggs, honey, oil, vanilla and milk. Stir well (or mix well with hand mixer). Pour into a well oiled 8�8 inch baking pan. Bake at 350� for 20-25 minutes. 


    Allow cake to cool completely. Top with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. (9 servings)

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    Pain Free Travel Tips


    Heavy bags can aggravate back pain by straining muscles and joints. Use a light suitcase with wheels and a handle for rolling it. And be sure to exercise care when lifting luggage. Go slowly and lift by bending your knees. If you're carrying a shoulder bag, switch sides to avoid stressing one side.

    Practice good posture by making sure your back is aligned against the back of your seat in a sitting position and that your headrest is supporting the middle of your head. Keep the shoulders straight and avoid hunching forward. Make sure both feet are firmly resting on the floor or a footrest.


    Bring your own pillows to provide support. A lumbar pillow to support your lower back and a neck pillow to avoid neck strain.Proper support for your lower back also requires bottom-up leverage from your feet. Place your feet on a firm surface while sitting. And if you're driving, take advantage of cruise control to stretch/rest your right foot.

    The spine is designed to move so get up and stretch and move around frequently - every 20 to 30 minutes if possible - to move your core body muscles.
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    Top 10 Hydrating Foods

    Cucumbers - 96% water
    Watermelon - 96% water
    Pineapple - 95% water
    Celery - 95% water
    Blueberries - 95% water
    Lettuce - 95% water
    Tomatoes - 95% water
    Pears - 92% water
    Grapefruit - 90% water
    Cantaloupe - 90% water

    Be sure to incorporate these hydrating foods into your diet as often and as much as you can!
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    Eating lighter for summer? You can still get your much-needed daily protein with our Biotics Whey Protein Powder!
    TIP:  Add to your smoothie every morning!


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