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So far Shalene Zarate, LMT, NMT, CST has created 8 blog entries.

Spa Vs. Private Practice

By |2018-11-27T22:53:19+00:00September 4th, 2018|Massage|

One day, not too long ago, I was chatting with a relative. While we were talking, she confessed to me that she had made the decision to sign up for a year-long membership at her neighborhood corporate massage franchise – and was regretting it! She had experienced my therapies before, so she was coming to me knowing that I would appreciate this industry feedback. She went on to say her experiences so far had [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body: #5 – Have Your Medicine Cabinet Stocked Before Illness Strikes

By |2018-12-04T18:08:02+00:00April 8th, 2018|Health, Massage, Natural Health, Wellness|

You have the best chances at nipping illness in the bud if you start taking medicine right at the onset of symptoms. You can help prevent getting sick by boosting up your immune system before or at the time of exposure. But at the latest you want to start attacking it the second your head starts feeling funny, your throat gets scratchy, or you become lethargic and achy. It is NOT wise to wait until after [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body – #4 Be Your Body’s Advocate

By |2018-04-07T20:32:35+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Having a small grasp on how your body functions and what nourishes us (#3 Understand Basic Human Physiology and Nutrition) is just the beginning of loving and protecting your body. You must also be able to walk into any health care practitioner’s office and make informed decisions. While navigating the healthcare system, you will at times need to ask some serious questions and take the necessary time to research. You may have to defend yourself against the [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body: #3 – Understand Basic Human Physiology & Nutrition

By |2018-01-18T23:46:45+00:00December 12th, 2017|Health, Massage, Wellness|

Confessions of a Massage Therapist In an ideal world,  we would all carry knowledge about how to care for our body. Healthfulness would be emphasized more comprehensively during our formative years. We would learn human physiology (how the body functions) and nutrition to the same degree we do math and reading. This knowledge would be passed along to us from our tribe - our parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, and caretakers. It would be a cultural thing.  [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body: #2 Build a Holistic Health Team

By |2018-02-24T16:14:12+00:00November 10th, 2017|Massage, Wellness|

There is no single ONE thing, no magic bullet approach, that will deliver you to everlasting pristine health. Maintaining good health and healing requires an integrative holistic approach AND it takes a team of allies to support us on our journey. Building a holistic health team is the greatest way to ensure graceful aging because no one escapes injury, time, wear-n-tear, disease, or pain. We are all exposed to and harbor viruses. We all encounter trauma. [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body #1: Bodywork

By |2018-02-24T17:22:50+00:00September 12th, 2017|Massage, Wellness|

There is no denying that we are bombarded with a plenitude of poor influences on our health every single day. Go to any gas station, corner store, movie theater, or entertainment establishment and you are left with hardly any choice but to offend your body. It benefits us to counterbalance the impact the toxins we are exposed every day has on us.  Especially if you are someone who doesn’t want to take their health for granted. Then finding [...]

Phoenix Not Failure

By |2017-10-16T16:42:47+00:00April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Confessions of a Massage Therapist After six years of practicing massage, and two failed attempts before, my dream of creating a wellness center finally manifested. For years, I had entertained the idea of a coming together with a group of holistic health-care providers to form a one-stop-shop wellness community. I envisioned a single location where a person could experience high-quality, personalized, alternative care. Not only would a client be able to have a team of people [...]

Alleviating Headaches Naturally with Bodywork

By |2018-08-30T16:23:55+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

There is a certainly a time and place for consuming pain-relieving drugs to alleviate headaches quickly and easily. And then there are times when it is wiser to allow for a different, more involved choice; one that travels deeper than just the superficial symptoms. What greater way to give respect to the intelligence of our bodies than to explore and to discover what messages our bodies are really relaying? Especially when these pains reoccur, or are [...]