In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immedi... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
In... Read more
It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... Read more
Went for a massage today and my therapist was really selling me on some $2000 detox program. Evidently its supplements some kind of body wrap and a diet. Anyone know anything about it? It seems very expensive to me!... Read more
Went yesterday to get my massage for losing 25 lbs, it was great! Ate at the Cheesecake Factory and that wasn't so great! Ate from the Skinnylicious menu, but also had a fried mac-n-cheese ball! 1530 calories! WOW!!! Won't be doing that again! 40... Read more
Massage, followed by brunch, followed by Avengers 2 (just had a bottle of water). Home for a bit then off to a party at a friend's house, and I still have room in my calories to eat well! I think today will be a success!... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
What do you think of when you hear the word "massage"? Does it conjure up thoughts of a day out with your girlfriend at a swanky spa? Unlike days gone by, massages are becoming quite popular among athletes and non-athletes alike. Until this past Jul... Read more
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