Week of October 7, 2018
What’s Happening: Fall is here. October is here and cooler weather is here too! Pumpkin spiced everything is fun! I’m looking forward to another fall season in this beautiful place of Sedona. Check out my new office at: 2155 W. Hwy 89-A suite 110, Sedona, AZ. 86336. (inside of Red Rock Chiropractic) Call for an appointment: 928-421-0877
Fun Holidays this Week:
October 7: Bald and Free Day – A shout out to all those with a shiny, beautiful top.
October 8: Columbus Day – Happy Columbus Day!
October 9: Fire Prevention Day – Here are some fire prevention tips. http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire
October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day – Try this recipe. http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/angel-food-cake-homemade-12591
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
Peach Apricot Water
1 peach, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1 small lime, sliced
Add peach, apricot and lime to a pitcher of water. Chill for 4-6 hours to infuse the flavors.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I wanted to address some of the benefits of massage to cancer patients. Let me start by saying that massage is not a treatment for cancer and should not be used instead of other treatment options. Instead, massage is considered a type of complementary therapy and while it won’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and wellbeing.
Scientific studies have looked at the effects of massage on people having cancer treatments and these studies have shown that massage may reduce pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression.
As well as improving physical symptoms, some people with cancer say that having a massage makes them feel whole again, helps them to relax, helps them share feelings in an informal setting, makes them feel more positive about their body and rebuilds hope.
Research shows that massaging muscle and soft tissue does not spread cancer cells. Light, relaxing massage can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer. Tumor or treatment sites should not be massaged to avoid discomfort or pressure on the affected area and underlying organs. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor before scheduling an appointment.
Have a blessed week!
Rosey Jones LMT