Our Spring theme is Stress!

What’s Stress Got to Do with It? There is much truth behind the phrase “stress eating.” Stress, the hormones it unleashes, and the effects of high-fat, sugary “comfort foods” push people toward overeating. Researchers have linked weight gain to stress, and according to an American Psychological Association survey, about one-fourth of Americans rate their stress […]

Spring Recipe: Lemony Lentil Soup

by Melissa Macchione As you may already know, I LOVE Lentils. Here is a refreshing take on the traditional lentil soup I typically make. This is a great transition recipe from winter into spring. Although the days will soon become warmer they can still be quite cool and damp and what better way to keep […]

Happy Winter from the Therapy Lounge Team!

Today we welcome Winter. We The North! This is our season. Embrace the sensation of stepping outside to feel the crunch beneath your feet and the crisp breath of fresh air as it hits your lungs. Then, look around at the billions of one-of-a-kind snowflakes as Mother Nature blankets us with her beauty. There is […]

Our Winter Theme is Treat Your Feet!

By Alyse Jantzen RMT, RCRT Now that winter is upon us, many of us are switching back and forth between boots, shoes, and sneakers. We are also more likely to walk like penguins in deep snowy days, throwing our anatomical gait and balance off. As a result, plantar fasciitis may develop in the bottom of […]

Winter Stretch: The Achilles Tendon

By Leanne Stevenson RMT The Achilles Tendon (a.k.a. gastrocnemius tendon or calcaneal tendon) is a band of tissue that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heal bone (calcaneus). The gastrocnemius and soleus muscle come together to form the achilles tendon which then inserts into the calcaneus. Option 1: Seated stretch. Gastrocnemius: The […]

Winter Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

By Melissa Macchione RHN Eating cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery! Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid, and much more. It is also an excellent source of vitamin K, providing us with one of the hallmark anti-inflammatory nutrients. Cauliflower, like other cruciferous vegetables, also boosts our […]

Happy Fall from the Therapy Lounge Team!

Today we welcome Fall. It’s the season when the air turns crisp, leaves fall from the trees and crops are gathered. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors on a cool day by being active raking leaves, exploring hiking trails and picking your own fruits and vegetables at a local farm. There is a lot to […]

Our Fall theme is TLC for the TMJ!

Our jaw is the TemporoMandibular Joint -TMJ for short. The TMJ forms a hinge (one on each side of the face). This hinge allows for absolutely essential activities: talking, eating, and drinking! Because we use the TMJ all the time, it can be prone to wear, tear, and abuse. Even at “rest” many of us […]