Posts tagged with: “lifestyle”

Ways To Help You Get Grounded and Settled Into Your Body During Stressful Times

27 October, 2017

Are there days when you feel overwhelmed, fearful or anxious, where you find yourself holding in your breath? Sometimes, these feelings can be brought on by a single, traumatic event, and other times, it’s an accumulation of events that weigh you down. Both can bring on nervousness, confusion, insecurity, and inability to focus. A word for this is STRESS, and everyone experiences it on some level or another.
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Cell Phones and the Decline of Posture ~ by Dr. Karri Cardinal

10 July, 2017

Next time you are standing in line, look around and watch people on their mobile devices. Technology has certainly made things easier for us, but at what cost? Forward head posture, rounded shoulders and hunching (“iPosture”) can cause myriad health problems such as neck pain, upper back pain, mid back pain, low back pain, headaches, jaw pain, migraines and accelerated aging of the spine and discs; to name just a few. More importantly, poor posture causes stress to your nervous system which provides energy to all of your vital organs. This can translate to overall poor health, dysfunction and disease.

Now even young kids have these mobile devices and are learning poor postural habits at an early age. It use to be that we were 40 or 50 before we started having “back pain”, now we are seeing the effects of poor posture at an earlier age… in our teens and 20’s! It’s time we learn how to use these devices properly and teach our children to do so as well.
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Welcome to Our Blog

7 March, 2017

Welcome to the Touch Wellness website and blog page.

We’ve been in the workplace wellness industry for over 20 years. Along the way, we’ve had many conversations with our clients and amongst ourselves in regards to workplace wellbeing and general health. Everybody is interested and wants to talk about it! Whether you’re a friend, colleague, client, an HR executive, or someone interested in the topic of health and wellness, you might find useful and interesting information here.

In the coming months, you will discover valuable, insightful advice offered by contributors to this blog, including massage practitioners, chiropractors, personal trainer, alternative health practitioners, and more.

The inescapable notion of a health blog is this: it applies to everyone. All of us deal with health concerns to a degree; it is the reality of being alive. Even the young and healthy will inevitably face health issues. The written contributions outlined in this blog will serve all people, as we examine our lifestyles; the impact of our choices, and how to be empowered around our health. 

For me, this wake-up call occurred two years ago when I came down with sudden, acute pain in my left shoulder that had me debilitated for a couple of weeks. I was healthy, strong, and active. I coached people on workplace ergonomics and performed 30-50 chair massages weekly. I experienced first hand that absence of pain does not equal health. I became that client that says, “I woke up and there was this pain!” Except, I knew better than to believe that it was “the way I slept”. There were some signs I was ignoring for months because I was in this, “go go go” mindset, pushing my body to do things just because it can. Because I was not paying attention to my body, I had an illusion that all was well, when in actuality, I was a walking time-bomb. I know I’m not the only one because I hear this kind of thing almost daily amongst my clients as well as friends, even before that bomb goes off.

Eventually I discovered that pushing yourself while dealing with daily stress over an extended period of time only invites illness, and even injury. When stress and lifestyle are left unchecked, inevitably, there is always a price to pay. Admittedly, as a business owner and a first-time mom, I still struggle with this.

Touch Wellness was founded on the basic premise that touch is an important part of one’s wellness. It has been widely established that platonic touch — being physically connected — is a basic need, and is a necessity for a healthy life. Yet, many people still do not receive enough beneficial touch in their lives. We all know the benefits of practicing mindfulness, as well as getting enough exercise & eating right — these are commonly understood to be important parts of a healthy lifestyle. Yet it is human touch — one that require another person — that deeply nourishes us on a physiological level, and elevates us to optimum health. So here we are.

Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope you enjoy our posts!