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The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect is also known as the dreaded compensatory pattern, and I’m betting many of you have experienced the domino effect without having had a name for it.

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Rolfing and Postpartum Health

Naturally after our beautiful babies arrive in the world we notice that our bodies are changed by the experience. While some of these changes will be with us for the duration (hello stretch marks!), other changes ebb away with time and our body gradually returns to some version of its previous self.

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Massage for Muscle and Ligament Strain During Pregnancy

As you may know your hormones affect the muscles and ligaments in preparation for delivery. They become more lax and open which allows the bones to shift throughout the body. When this begins to happen there is a greater strain placed on the muscles causing muscle spasms. Because of this, many times the muscles then […]

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Treating Constipation in Babies and Children Naturally

In Traditional Chinese medicine the Middle Jiao is the area generally below the heart to the pubic bone. All Middle Jiao issues revolve around the transformation and transportation of food and fluids. We can include the Stomach, the Intestines, the Spleen, the Liver, the Bladder and the Uterus in the Middle Jiao.

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All in the Family: Pediatric Massage for you and your Child

Patients often ask about treatments for children – in addition to acupuncture, for a number of common or uncommon conditions. Shonishin pediatric message is a Japanese treatment that uses small tools to tap, rub, press, scratch and stroke the body’s skin. Shonishin translates to “children’s needle” and although primarily used for young ones, Shonishin massage […]

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DIY V-Steam

A vaginal steam (V-Steam) is an effective and relaxing way to promote reproductive health. The V-Steams are ph balanced to help the body naturally cleanse the vaginal and uterine linings in a safe and gentle way. The warm steam and natural essential oils from the plants nourish and tonify the vaginal and uterine tissues. While […]

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Some like it hot! The healing power of peppers

When I go to a restaurant and look over a menu, I can be rather indecisive. One question that I never linger on though is “would you like that mild, medium or hot?” Hot peppers are a favorite seasoning in our house, and we grow them from seed in our garden.  This year we had […]

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Vaginal Steams – Traditional Wisdom for Modern Women

Last year an  L.A. Times article on “Vaginal Steaming” caused much comment on the internet and many of our YinOva Center patients asked us about it.  Most giggled a bit with embarrassment and some were intrigued but it seems that what women want to know is — should they steam their uterus? Known in Central […]

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Everything Old is New Again

Today’s Blog is by YinOva massage therapist, Nicole Kruck LMT. “In the old days we couldn’t just up and run to the doctor for every little ache and pain” my grandma Viola used to say.  “There weren’t hospitals or doctors near enough”. So what did they do back then? In this day and age when […]

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Bond with your baby by learning infant massage

Today’s blog is written by YinOva Massage Therapist Nicole Kruck. Nicole is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She is Certified in Women’s Health and Reproductive Care with a specialties in Fertility Enhancement, Maya Abdominal Massage and infant massage. Nicole says – My practice specializes in women’s reproductive health. In many cases I work […]

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Prenatal Massage

This week’s blog is written by New York massage therapist Nicole Kruck. Nicole specializes in fertility massage as well as pre and postnatal massage. We often get asked questions about prenatal massage and decided to put some of these questions to Nicole. Below are her answers. You can book an appointment with Nicole online by clicking here.

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Beneath the Surface

Today’s blog is written by YinOva Massage Therapist, Nicole Kruck, LMT. Nicole is certified in Women’s Health and Reproductive Care with a specialty in Fertility Enhancement and Maya Abdominal Massage. Nicole writes: Before I went to school to study massage, I did not want to know what went on under my skin. I felt I […]

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