Tuesday, September 4, 2012


 Massage Therapist, Body Workers & Acupuncturist.
 We are looking for Acupuncturist with at least to fill a Part-time position in the Yorkville, Illinois area.
  • Licensed
  • Atleast 2 years or work experience
  • Experience in Chinese and Japenese needling
  • Experience with many conditions
  • Moxibustion
  • Tui Na
  • Gua Sha
  • Willing to educate patients
  • Willing to do community care
  • Willing to do Health and wellness fairs.

You can forward your resumes to


or fax them to (630)317-7544

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weight Loss?? What are your thoughts?


Theses days you have people finding many crafty ways to loose weight without effort but the long term ramifications will not be worth it. You have powder sprinkled on the food, pills and shaking machines or even creams and gels. Why do we have to fast forward to see that this stuff is chemical based and your bodies will not be able to maintain it's normal healthy function because the system has been compromised over the years. Why not stick to the natural way to loose weight. Nutritional, Life style and Physical activity changes?

It's summer time and of course some of us are a little late on the beach body preperation. After doing almost 20 minutes of Insanity today, I ran across this article and I thought I would share it with you. What are your thoughts? I would love to know what are some of your methods? Have you noticed any results? If so what?

Weight-Loss Factoids
By Editorial Staff
When it comes to losing weight, maintaining weight and just plain staying in shape, we're bombarded with tips on a daily basis. Weeding through the hype to get to the information you need to know can be as challenging as your ultimate goal.
We've done the legwork for you on this one; here are two little-known factoids that may have a big influence on your drive to lose weight and maximize your health and wellness:

Who's trying, who's not: According to a recent survey from the International Food Information Council Foundation, more than half of Americans are trying to lose weight. That means if you're attempting the same, you're in good company, which should be encouraging. However, it should also be a stern reminder that too many people - yourself included, perhaps - are putting on extra pounds and putting themselves at risk for weight-related diseases such as diabetes.
From a motivational standpoint, the survey also notes that nearly half (43 percent) of overweight people and almost a quarter (24 percent) of obese people are not trying to lose weight. This may be due to any of several factors, including "failure syndrome" (failed previous attempts to lose weight), lack of knowledge regarding the health consequences of overweight / obesity, or even a perception that they're not overweight - at least not enough to make a concerted effort to lose the pounds.
Weight-LossHow's your waistline? If you think you're not at risk for weight-related health problems because your body-mass index isn't skyrocketing, even though your waistline is, think again. A study published in a peer-reviewed research journal suggest waist circumference is more important than BMI in predicting the long-term health risks, particularly diabetes. In the study, having a waistline over 40 inches for men and over 35 inches for women was predictive of diabetes, and the risk was greater in people who were overweight and large-waisted versus obese and large-waisted. That suggests your BMI (overweight vs. obese) isn't as important as your waist circumference when it comes to health.
If you're trying to lose weight, congratulations! For many, taking the first step is the hardest part. Talk to your doctor of chiropractic about the most effective ways to lose weight - and keep it off - and work with them to design an effective diet and exercise plan suitable to your health goals. If you're not trying to lose weight (but need to), your chiropractor can provide the same advice, along with outlining the health problems you'll avoid by dropping the excess pounds.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Massage Wives Tale of Fact???

Massage Wives tale or Fact

I have been practicing massage for 10 years now and from training to currently I haven't worked on a pregnant client/patient in their 1st trimester. It has been considered a contraindication for as long as I have been practicing and I have believed it. I currently work with Chiropractor's who questions "what is the science behind it"? Being a woman who will be pregnant one day I would not want to be an experiment for any massage therapist on this topic.

The Chiropractors question "what would create this spontaneous miscarriage if we massage the patient"? I know that the female body is so unstable during 1st trimester & any possible conditions that could possible cause miscarriage aren't yet identified. I worked on a client many years ago when working in a spa in the West Loop Chicago and she never informed me of her 1st trimester massage. The pregnancy ended by miscarriage several weeks later. The question is what caused it?? Ever since that I have never massaged any 1st  trimester patients.

As a massage therapist I would like to know has anyone received massage during their 1st Trimester or massaged a patient/client during that time? I read the article in www.massagetoday.com,  The massage therapist says that it is okay to massage during the first trimester and there would only be a genetic reason or pathological reason why the mother to be would have a spontaneous miscarriage. My question is how do you know that is the only reason? Massage can change the way a body can function from lymph flow, circulation to blood pressure etc. how can we definitively say we can't affect a patient.

Considering pregnancy can create so many unexpected issues for a Mom for the first time, such as gestational diabetes, high pretension, edema, morning sickness, vertigo etc.., all of which are contraindications for massage. So my question is are we not massaging due to the issues Mommy may experience? 

What are your thoughts?

Tunisia Macklin, LMT