What Is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage? [Info & Benefits]

Lymphatic Massage at ICOHS College

A cleansing experience that promotes wellness and relaxation Although massage therapy is a familiar practice amongst most individuals, in particular, those interested in more holistic ways of living, the term lymphatic drainage massage may not seem as intuitive. This immensely cleansing form of massage therapy is commended for its plethora of voiced benefits which help […]

Hot Stone Therapy: Understanding This Massage Practice

Hot Stone Massage Therapy

A Quintessential Complement to a Relaxing Massage There are many known benefits of massage therapy, from improved circulation and reduced stress to stimulation of the lymphatic system and increased joint flexibility. Many medical resources encourage readers to get massages, including Mayo Clinic and WebMD, and the major reason why is because people seem to be […]

How Massage can Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that starts at the pancreas and affects many functions of the body. The main problem caused by CF is mucus buildup of the lungs. Along with physical problems, CF also greatly affects a person‘s attitude and behavior. A great deal of CF patients suffer from anxiety and depression. With […]

The 3 Neglected Needs – Part 2: “Hydration”

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The 3 Neglected Needs – Part 2: “Hydration” By: J Emanuel Hodge MSAOM, HHP Have you noticed that if you down a whole lot of water quickly, all at once, you will run to the restroom in very a short amount of time? I’m sure you’ve heard that we need to drink 1/2 our body […]

How MCT Oil Can Benefit Your Holistic Health Regimen

MCT oil (medium-chain triglyceride oil) is a supplement that is steadily growing in popularity amongst health, fitness, and holistic communities. It is an oil that possesses fats that are medium-length chains and are typically derived from coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. This easily digestible structure is said to possess certain health benefits, […]

The 3 Neglected Needs – Part 1: “Breath”

Have you ever caught yourself holding your breath while concentrating, focusing or just in your day to day activities? It is really amazing that in this day and age we are so busy that we forget the life-saving miracle of breathing. Yes, Breathing. I know that we tend to think; ‘if wasn’t breathing, I would […]

How MCT Oil Can Benefit Your Holistic Health Regimen

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MCT oil (medium-chain triglyceride oil) is a supplement that is steadily growing in popularity amongst health, fitness, and holistic communities. It is an oil that possesses fats that are medium-length chains and are typically derived from coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. This easily digestible structure is said to possess certain health benefits, […]

Barefoot Running

  Barefoot Running sounds strange, yet humans have only been wearing modern shoes for a few hundred years. When Napoleon sent nearly 20,000 troops to waterloo, why is it that there are no accounts of foot injuries, or sore backs, knee pains, or foot aches? Surely those soldiers had worse shoe wear than us. Or […]

Movement and Learning

Want to learn better?  Get Moving!  Physical Activity improves brain function, enhances memory, improves creativity and has protective effects from cognitive decline associated with aging.  Exercise/Movement enhances learning through activating the sensory motor systems of the body, it gets blood pumping to the brain and increases oxygenation to all of the organs. Keeping the body […]