Formerly Shea Family Chiropractic

Massage therapist I am hiring: Cameron Rettig After months of interviews and vetting of applicants, I am excited to announce that Aligned Life has added a second massage therapist to our team!  Cameron will cover the following hours; Monday and Friday 8 AM - 12 PM and Wednesday 1:45 PM - 6 PM.  Between Cameron and Shana, we will now be able to cover the entire week to provide more opportunities for soft tissue work.  I asked Cameron to share a little about himself to help our community know him better and here is what he said, "My name is Cameron Rettig. I am an ambitious individual who enjoys working out, skateboarding, surfing, playing basketball, music, and overall challenging myself to find out my true potential. Being a Certified Massage Therapist, I am proficient in Swedish Circulatory Massage, Advanced Circulatory Massage, Deep Tissue Manipulation, Tui Na Acupressure, and Sports Massage. The mind-to-body connection I have developed from my journey as a CMT has opened up a whole new outlook on life for me, and it feels good to share it with the people I come in contact with. I look forward to working with you all!" Please call the office to schedule a massage with Cameron and you will get $5 off your first massage with him this month and next. Assessment I am recommending: Back To School Backpack Checks On Wednesday of last week, my boys went back to school to start their 7th and 3rd-grade years.  One of the action steps we take each year is to load up their backpacks with everything they need for the week and determine the correct fit of their bag.  This quick, yet profound evaluation, can help to avoid massive postural distortions that result in chronic pain, injury, and unnecessary stress on the spine.  For the remainder of the month of August, please consider bringing your children to the office with their fully loaded backpacks in order for me to give them a quick once-over.  I wish all of our Aligned Life families a safe, fun, and healthy school year!  Quote I am repeating: "Massage day is the best day of the week!" ~ Everyone For the last decade, I have prescheduled and paid for a once-a-month massage.  I do this, not because I have pain or tightness, but purely because I know that I am healthier mentally and physically because of receiving this type of bodywork.  Each month I genuinely

Trail I am hiking: Eagle Rock Last week I took my boys to do a 6.8 mile hike, with 1000 feet of elevation, that concludes at a very unique location.  In the middle of a wide open grassy plane we found an enormous rock formation that appears to be the head and wings of an eagle.  Approximately one hours drive from the office is a town called Warner Springs.  Begin at the Cal Fire Fire Station, going through a small gate, and you will be on your way to a great adventure!  50% of the trail is totally exposed to the sun.  The other 50% has nice shade coverage made up by large oak trees.  Eagle Rock is also home to about 50 large lizards of all varieties.  It reminded me of the Jurassic period on a much smaller scale.  Make sure to bring sunscreen and more water than what you think you may need, as it was over 90 degrees on the day we decided to do our hike. Summer adventure I am taking: The Holidays Vintage Trailers in San Clemente This weekend I drove the family about 50 minutes north along the coast to San Clemente.  A few months ago we had reserved a spot at "The Holidays Camp Community", a collection of vintage trailers that share a fire pit, beach toys and picnic benches.  The camp site sits on the bluff about 400 feet atop the ocean with a steep walkway giving you direct access to the sand.  The beach at the base of the walking trail was fantastic.  A sand bottom, warm water and consistent medium sized waves rolled in all weekend.  The trailers sleep four comfortably and include a kitchen, dinette and running water.  Air conditioning can be purchased by renting a generator but was not needed during our stay.  Time really slowed down and made for an opportunity for board games, cooking meals together, watching incredible sunsets and of course, making smores!  If you are looking for a family friendly and local destination for a getaway I would strongly encourage you to check this one out! Quote I am repeating: "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal." ~ Paolo Coelho With only two weeks left before summer break is over, consider taking a chance and do something that is outside your comfort zone.  Something mentally stimulating, physically challenging or something that just sounds fun, but that you have never done before.  There is something magical about