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Posts by Amber Shadwick

All About Fascia: Keeping Your Connective Tissue Healthy

All About Fascia

Have you ever had pain or discomfort you couldn’t identify, or lingering tightness and tension that you just couldn’t shake? Have you ever wondered why techniques like foam rolling can “hurt so good,” or why a massage can trigger an intense emotional reaction? The answer lies in understanding fascia – the thin sheath of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and organ in the body.

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Make a Change: Move From Fitness to Activity

fitness to activity

With this month being National Physical Fitness and Sports month, let’s discuss the power behind shifting from fitness to activity. Consistent movement serves a vast purpose in overall fitness, wellbeing, and longevity. Our bodies are designed to move. For many, movement means fitness and fitness means going to the gym. Instead of looking at fitness…

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National Day of Unplugging 2017

Sundown March 3 – Sundown March 4 Experts from Skyterra Wellness discuss 17 ways to unplug in 2017 Benefits of Unplugging: Unplugging allows us to be more present and aware of our surroundings, creating an environment that nurtures stress reduction, productivity, and motivation, not to mention improved personal communication and connectedness. There are numerous tangible…

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Back to YOU: Wellness Curated

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Everyone has different intentions when choosing a Wellness Retreat, and you should pick according to what you want to achieve. But what if you were able to select a retreat that thoughtfully planned life-changing experiences just for you? What if you were finally able to discover new and invigorating ways to living a healthy lifestyle…

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New Year, New You

“We are young; we are old but young of heart. We are healthy or striving to be healthy and to make life changes that negate old fears and bring us to a place of balance.” Advice from the Trees Let us continue to make a commitment to view our lives (past, present and future) as…

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Yoga as Medicine: A Widespread Modality for Healing

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In 2007, The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health published a survey deeming yoga as one of the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine modalities in the United States. Since then, studies about yoga have evolved and scores of clinical trials have been conducted. Have a look at the following short list of…

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Beat the Heat: 10 Tips for Embracing Outdoor Fitness this Summer

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It’s easy to understand why people are attracted to gyms and fitness clubs. They have a fundamental magnetism rooted in the human need for community and routine. They’re predictable, accessible, and comfortable. They cater to our tendency to be creatures of habit and our undeniable need to be around like-minded individuals. But the latest scientific…

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Your 10-Minute Guide to an Active Meditation

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The Secret of Resilience A rooted connection between mind, body, and spirit helps develop mental, emotional, and physical resilience. The ability to weather the ups and downs of life is essential for everyone. Each individual has their own set of coping skills, which is unique to their personality, their history, and the demands of their…

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