Benefits of massage

Benefits of massage

For the longest time, massage therapy was viewed as just a luxury, and not important in our normal healthcare routine.  As we have learned so much more of the benefits of regular massage, it has become something that is necessary for our total body health and wellness.  Just getting one massage can ease pain just as medication, acupuncture, exercise and yoga do.  Therapeutic and relaxing massage has endless benefits for the body and mind.  I will discuss the mental rewards at a later time, but want to first go over the general body perks. It promotes deeper breathing.  You breathe deeper during a massage which is vital to ensure oxygen flows throughout the body, encouraging healing and growth in the process.  Decreased oxygen results in headaches, tension and pain that can turn into a more significant issue over time.  Deeper breathing, will increase oxygen levels and naturally promotes the release of toxins and negative energy throughout the body. Increased range of motion.  Injuries and daily activities can limit our joint mobility.  Massage can relieve stiffness by circulating body fluids that naturally lubricate the joints.  Think of getting a massage like changing the oil in your car.  It does not work as well if you never do it. It helps stimulate circulation and detox lymphatic fluid, which boosts your immunity by increasing white blood cells. Repetitive motion and over use of muscles can cause muscle tension and pain, which can lead to nerve compression. It helps relieve muscle stiffness, tightness, spasms and restrictions in the tissue. -It helps to free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation. Massage therapy goes well beyond just...

Fat Coffee

Ok, its time to share my breakfast secret. Actually, its not a secret. I tell lots of people about it. Disclaimer: this isn’t my recipe, I got it from Ben Greenfield and have been drinking it almost every morning. I believe its a slight twist on “Bullet Proof Coffee“. Mornings at the Davis household are busy. Breakfast needs to be something that can be easily thrown together. If I have the time I love having two eggs (fresh from the hen house) cooked in my cast iron skillet in a large spoonful of coconut oil. When I don’t have time for that, I throw these ingredients in the blender for “Fat Coffee”. 8 oz of Black coffee 3 oz of full fat coconut milk 1 Tbs of grass fed butter 1 Tbs of extra virgin coconut oil (can sub with MCT Oil) 1 tsp of vanilla dash of cinnamon 3 drops of stevia (have been eliminating this lately) Blend at low low speed, pour and enjoy! Dietary Fats that Improve Brain...
Prayer on the Prairie

Prayer on the Prairie

During my childhood, I would often run into the field which sat behind my parent’s house. It was where I could pray and hear that still small voice. I wish I could say I had lovely, lavish prayers that were worthy of my God, but in truth they were more along the lines of a toddler throwing a temper tantrum. I would scream up at God, begging Him to make my life go the way I wanted. I wanted all the bullies to disappear and nicer clothed to appear. I wanted my height to shrink and my popularity to blossom. Often I would wear myself out walking through the tall weeds during the long distance between my home and the pond at the back of the field. When I would get to a certain spot, I would stop and lie in the grass and weeds and watch the wind whip them back and forth as I observed the insects crawling around me. This is a painting of my memory of those times. Where I would feel the heat rise up around me and breathe in the taste of the Kansas prairie dirt loosened by the wind. In this place I would find peace after a good brawl with God. In the stillness, God would soothe my soul. -Dani...