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You just had a procedure. Liposuction. You are sure you’re not having any more kids so you wanted to do something about the “extra skin” around your middle. This is how my client, I’ll call her Rhonda, described her decision to have liposuction in the fall of 2015 and how she discovered the benefits of […]

Lymphedema, what is it?

by richard on December 31, 2015

This is an excellent description of lymphedema from the Cancer.com website.   http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/side-effects/lymphedema   We are massage therapists trained to do lymphatic massage. If you have questions about lymphedema and it’s treatment contact us. http://www.lewisvillemassage.com  or call us on 469-767-9881.

Lymphatic massage and diet

by richard on November 5, 2015

Why is a massage therapist with great lymphatic massage training talking about diet so often? Shouldn’t I be talking about lymphedema, compression stockings and sleeves, the treatment of allergies and other lymphatic massage related things? Yep. And I will in upcoming posts. But, today it’s about diet.   I think diet (what we eat, not […]

Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, the famous cardiologist and researcher, is quoted as saying, “When it comes to heart disease, moderation kills.” What disease is the number one killer of Americans? Heart Disease. Easy answer, I know. We all know that the level of cholesterol in our blood is the way the risk of Heart Disease is […]

Is anyone else having the toughest time ever trying to breathe? This year I am having more trouble with allergy-like symptoms than I ever have. I had to cancel 4 days of work last week because I could not talk, could not keep from coughing with every breath, and I would have dripped snot on […]

These recipes are more like formulas, or a method, and not really recipes. They are simple, only take 10 minutes to make, and they are inexpensive. The best thing about them is they are healthy, taste great, and are filling. And you’ll have leftovers for lunch the next day. The basics: here are the 5 […]

Multi-disciplinary Massage is a term that describes my approach to body work. Rather than list all the modalities I use when I work it is more efficient to use this term. I first heard the term Multi-disciplinary used by James Waslasky in one of his workshops in 1998. Mary Jo, which is not her real […]

I have found that the connection between what I eat and how I feel, that is my attention span and mental clarity, and my health (BP, cholesterol, etc), is profound. It is profound in many ways. I find myself saying, “I just feel better since I changed what I eat.” Here is a partial list […]

Fiber: Do you get enough and why is it important?

by richard on September 30, 2015

As a vegan (from now on read whole food, plant-based guy) I am often asked, “where do you get your protein?” My answer is another question, “where do you get your fiber?”  The strong association between optimal health and animal protein (meat, chicken, eggs, fish, diary) is a marvel of decades of brilliant marketing and […]

There is SO MUCH HYPE, EMBEDDED TALKING/BRANDING POINTS AND MIS-INFORMATION ABOUT NUTRITION. Now that I have that off my chest… How does a person know what to believe when it comes to nutrition? Good question. I have my own experience of being whole food, plant-based since February 2013 among other things. So far I have […]