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Getting Comfortable In your Own Skin

Today it seems like there are hundreds of skin care products on the market.  How do you choose which is the best for your skin? What about the myriad of treatments and facials?  It can be overwhelming to navigate through all of the products and services offered, all the while

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Winter is the Perfect Time to Get a Facial

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  Can you hear your skin protesting the cold air, harsh wind, rain and UV rays? Winter can be a beast to our skin. Cold temperatures and the lack of humidity in the air can leave your skin feeling irritated, dry and sallow. Now is the time to transform your

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Will Aerial Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?

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Will Aerial Yoga Help Me Lose Weight? Aerial Yoga takes your practice off the mat, suspending you in a soft, slightly stretchy fabric hammocks. You float and flow through traditional poses. It allows you to challenge your body without compressing your spine or joints. The swing supports you so that

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What in the World is Kundalini Yoga?

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What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969.  It is a comprehensive system that integrates postures, breath, mudras (hand gestures) and chanting of mantras. These are called kriyas. Each kriya focuses on a particular purpose. The gift of

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So What Does Dr. Alexander Do?

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So What Does Dr. Alexander Do? Dr. Kathryn Alexander, D. C., has practiced at Ridgely Retreat since 2007.  Her practice is unique in several ways: Focus on Applied Kinesiology:  AK was developed by George Goodheart, D. C.  and includes several different modalities to help the body heal.  At the heart

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Allergies and Acupuncture

Fall is fast approaching and with the fall comes allergy season. Do you suffer from hay fever? Chances are if you don’t suffer from it, you know someone who does. For those that do suffer from hay fever, they are all too familiar with symptoms such as post-nasal drip, congestion,

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How Can Applied Kinesiology Help Shoulder Issues?

How Can Applied Kinesiology Help Shoulder Issues? The shoulder is one of the more difficult areas of the body to treat successfully.  This is primarily because the shoulder is not a true joint — the head of the humerus is held to the glenoid fossa of the scapula by connective

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What is Acupressure Massage?

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Acupressure Massage a.k.a. Tuina Acupressure massage is also referred to as Tuina (pronounced “tway nah”) in China. It is a method of treatment often employed by acupuncture doctors to help people with a variety of conditions. It is a unique massage technique that targets meridians and acupuncture points on the

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Applied Kinesiology and TMJ Treatment

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Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment By Dr. Kathryn Alexander Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition that many people report experiencing, but may not realize it. It can manifest as difficulty chewing, jaw pain, headaches and neck pain. TMJ can be a frustrating and debilitating condition. Applied

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Learn What Craniosacral Therapy Can Do For You

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What is Craniosacral Therapy? By David Fletcher It is interesting to note that 60-80% of the population experiences some form of back pain over the course of their lives. A variety of treatments for back pain exist – PT, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, medication and injections, etc. However, for a small percentage of

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