Do you struggle with chronic neck pain? I can relate! Come try my neck treatment! This is what I specialize in and I love to help people get rid of that pain! Don’t let neck pain ruin the quality of your life any longer! Come try my neck treatment!
I’m only a block away from the old location.
The official address is:
7243 State Fair Blvd, Suite #6
Syracuse, NY 13209
I’m on the back side of the building.
It’s easiest to come in on Jones Road…across from #7233.
We have a red roof.
There’s not a sign up yet, but when there is,
I’ll be in with Team Cole 2.0.
I’m in between Allstar and the New Beginnings Christian Center.
When you are scheduled to arrive for the first time, I’ll keep an eye out for you and try to wave you down.
As long as I can fit you into my schedule.
Please have work ID with you.
60 minute session.
It sure was cold today!
A hot stone massage sure sounds nice right about now!
Just shoot me a text and we’ll set up an appointment!
P.S. I don’t charge any extra for a hot stone massage. It’s the same price as all the other massages!
that another year has passed and
since I opened Juniper!
I would just like to say AGAIN
to each and every one of you
that have supported this business…
Thank you so very much!
It has truly been a pleasure
to meet and work with each of you
and I’m excited
to continue to do more!
Now you can purchase gift certificates online!
Just go HERE!
Even though this post does appear to be targeted to women, I hope that the men will read it too, because we are all affected by hormones, and far too many of us, both women and men, are affected by chronic pain.
What prompted me to start reading up on this topic was that many women I know have told me that their pain (joint pain, back pain, neck pain, basically ANY pain) was worse at certain times of the month and they felt that it was hormone related. Beyond that, every one of these women, myself included, have experienced the frustration of having a doctor be dismissive of the idea that hormonal fluctuations may increase pain in all areas of the body (not just in the female organs).
What IS a hormone anyway? A hormone is a substance produced in the body that stimulates cells or tissue to act. They are powerful. Off the top of your head, can you guess how many hormones there are roaming around your body? A quick search on the internet will tell you that there are about 50 different hormones in the body…so yeah, hormones are kind of a big deal.
After reading many articles on this topic, I found that the consensus seems to be that hormones may very well play a big role in chronic pain. So, ladies: it is NOT all in your head! Here are just a few examples of the articles out there:
- This article indicates that fluctuations in women’s hormonal cycles appear to be associated with changes in the response to pain: Click Here.
- This article suggests that when estrogen levels are high, more endorphins are released and when estrogen levels are low, less endorphins are released: Click Here . Endorphins help us to feel less pain.
- Even though estrogen and progesterone seem to be the biggest players in this game, there are other hormones that also participate. According to this site: Article_Chronic_Pain_And_Hormones, low levels of Vitamin D, cortisol, testosterone, thyroid and DHEA can all be connected to chronic pain.
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE my flip-flops! So it causes me a bit of anxiety when I hear people talking about about how bad they are for your feet! I’ve read many articles on why it’s considered a bad idea to wear flip-flops. After “researching” the reasons why, there do seem to be some legitimate concerns, however I do not agree with the blanket statement that “flip-flops are bad for your feet”.
The most legitimate concern, in my opinion, is the potential for an overuse injury. With the standard flip-flop, your toes are forced to grip the bottom of the footwear in a way that is not normal for your feet. And it has to do it more often than is desirable, which could lead to an overuse injury. BUT, this is a problem that can be alleviated by simply wearing a flip flop of a different design…one in which a strap comes over the top of the foot and is nearer to the front of the ankle. This way, the toes will not be forced into an unnatural, repetitive action. (http://www.naturalhealthmag.com/expert-advice/are-flip-flops-bad-your-feet)
The second concern which I felt had some merit, was that the arch of your foot would lack support. However, it seems to me that if you have weak arches, you are plenty aware that you might be better off with more supportive shoes, so you already KNOW that you wouldn’t want to wear flip-flops. AND if you do still want to wear flip-flops, there is such a huge variety of flip-flops nowadays that you won’t have any trouble finding flip-flops that have arch supports.
On the flip side of that argument (pun intended ), there is plenty of controversy out there over whether arch supports are a good thing or a bad thing. I personally believe that going barefoot and wearing flat shoes (or nearly flat shoes) are the way to go. If you never wear arch supports, then your arches will be strong and won’t fall. If you start wearing arch supports, you’re letting the shoe do all the work for you, and your foot muscles become weaker and weaker and you become even more reliant on the arch support in order to keep you from having foot pain.
*Here’s the disclaimer you’ve been waiting for: If you currently suffer from flat feet, and want to build your foot strength, please do it gradually. And consult a doctor about these issues. I’m not a medical professional. I’m just a person with an opinion. (A bare-footer who has never felt the need for arch supports ).
There are other concerns that people have cited in their arguments against wearing flip flops, but it seems to me that these are all issues that common sense plays a part in:
- injuries to the foot from doing yard work in flip-flops
- sunburn on the tops of the feet
- snake bites and bug bites, ticks
- ankle injuries from hiking in flip-flops or playing sports in flip-flops
- risk of flip-flops interfering with the pedals while driving
To all of these “risks”, I would just recommend using common sense. I’m sure no one that I know of is ignorant to the risk we take when we participate in ANY activity while wearing flip-flops. And flip-flops are not the only culprit in the shoe world. So, just take the necessary precautions that you would take whenEVER you take part in these activities, regardless of the type of shoes you are wearing.
And don’t pick on my precious flip-flops !