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Improving the Immune System with Massage

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By Coco Pile   Did you know you can move a day's worth of lymphatic fluid in an hour of massage? This is how massage helps the immune system and improve circulation. It's great for breaking up stagnation that can be causing pain.  

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Recommendations to relieve back pain

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By Coco Pile   The American College of Physicians just published recommendations to try exercise, yoga, and massage for low back pain. Most acute low back pain comes from tension building up in the region. Activities such as exercise, yoga, and massage release this tension and allow you to get back to enjoying life.

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Respiratory Spring Cleaning - Elder flower benefits

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By Coco Pile Around this time of year, a lot of people endure allergy symptoms or colds. With a good portion of the population either stuffed up with congestion or managing runny noses, it’s a great time to clear out the respiratory organs. Elder flower is a beautiful ally for this job. Just like her brother elder berry, the flower is also great for cleansing. Doing an herbal steam tent or drinking tea with elder flower will aid in mucous expulsion, decrease inflammation of the mucosal lining, reduce mucous production, and dry up secretions.

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Avoid Puffy Eyes

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Top six things to do in the morning to avoid puffy eyes! By Sarah Farrell   1) Get 6-8 hours of sleep 2) Drink plenty of filtered water - including when you first get up 3) Add lemon or rose to your water 4) Place chilled cucumbers on your eyes for 10 minutes 5) Place sliced strawberries on your eyes 6) Give yourself a daily face massage to help with Lymphatic drainage

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Water Retention and Puffy Eyes

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By Sarah Farrell Did you know dehydration causes water retention . . . what?? You read that right - Dehydration may cause water retention.  Seems counterintuitive, but if the body isn't getting enough water than the response is to store water.  Under your eyes is one of the places water gets stored. Not a fan of storing water under your delicate eyes? The answer is to drink lots of water and avoid foods that cause water retention.

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