Friday, August 26, 2016

Get in Touch with the Benefits of Massage

"As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The smell of sage fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage oil being warmed in your therapist's hands. The pains of age, the throbbing from your overstressed muscles, the sheer need to be touched -- all cry out for therapeutic hands to start their work. Once the session gets underway, the problems of the world fade into an oblivious 60 minutes of relief and all you can comprehend right now is not wanting it to end." (Body Sense)

Massage has been around for thousands of years, in some form or another, as mankind has long intuited the transformative, restorative and healing powers of touch. Think of a mother gently kissing her injured child's boo boo to make it better, or a man rubbing his head after banging it to soothe the pain. It feels good to be touched, especially when we are injured or stressed.

This is especially salient in our fast-paced hectic lives, which are often an incubator for stress, age us prematurely, and wear out our bodies, especially our joints. Science, which is now catching up to what we have long known, now prominently touts some of the benefits of massage:

  • Alleviates low back back and improves range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow--the body's natural defense system.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous training sessions.

Therefore, whether you are a weekend warrior, NFL superstar, or just want to play with your children or grandchildren, massage therapy can help you do it better.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your massage today and start getting all of these benefits now.

To book with one of the best therapists in the country, Brian Riley, check out Brian's website, For more massage options globally, email us at or contact your local spa.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Five Ways to Change Your Fitness Level, and Your Life (Part 5:Resistance Training)  

   by Bob Wells, CPT, CES, PES, Pn1, Pn2

There is no question that a proper resistance training program will help us achieve incredible results: we will perform better on the fields and in the gym, and we will look better on the beach and in our bedrooms. 

However, most people's workouts are poorly designed and are thus inefficient, and ineffective. We need our workouts to be challenging, yet varying in intensity and exercise selection. These proper progressions will ensure our continued growth and eliminate stagnation and overtraining. 

Here are three different, challenging workouts that will get you started or change up your routine:

The first workout is a kettlebell workout with Nealey Wallis, a former diver at NYU. The second workout is Wallis' ViPR workout, and the third workout is a TRX workout from one of the top trainers at Equinox, Karolina Pawlak.

Be safe and have fun.

Check out the Bob Wells Fitness YouTube channel for more workout videos, or email us at to design an individualized training program for you. 

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