Health care strategy I am utilizing: Chiropractic With Massage Therapy
This week I was wonderfully reminded of the power of chiropractic care in conjunction with massage therapy. I know, this sounds ridiculous since I recommend this constantly to our community members. However after a week off from work, poor eating, drinking and being more sedentary during our vacation time than normal, I was feeling really stiff and sore. I grabbed an adjustment and a 60-minute massage and overnight felt enormously better. By pairing these two therapies that focus on different aspects of the body I noticed my range of motion improve and my comfort level skyrocket. If you find that you have fallen off your self care routines lately then please make it a point to prioritize an adjustment and massage this week!
TV show I am watching: Race To The Center of The Earth
Do you enjoy reality tv? How about adventure racing? If so, this program is amazing. Engaging, funny, heart wrenching and inspiring, Race To The Center of The Earth places four teams at four different locations around the world and has them work through countless obstacles on their way to finding one prize. The prize is attached to a buoy in the middle of the ocean and underneath it, one million dollars has been stashed! Give this a watch if you are looking for some genuine entertainment!
Quote I am repeating: “A man is as young as his spinal column.” ~ Joseph Pilates
In the last 13 years of working with people from all walks of life I have seen a number of themes emerge in regards to the best practices for human health. One of the most profound has been the importance of a strong, upright posture when looking to maintain performance, reduce pain and maximize quality of life. In contrast to the common belief that all a person must do in order to be healthy is eat right and exercise, I whole heartedly attest to the idea that great posture must be added to this list. Without it, chronic pain, loss of function and a loss of freedom ensue. This week, make sure to be diligent in your pursuit of optimal spinal alignment through chiropractic adjustments, traction and postural exercises!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC