Archive for the Health Category

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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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

Applied Kinesiology and TMJ Treatment

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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7 Types of Yoga at Ridgely Retreat

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We offer six different types of yoga at Ridgely Retreat. The majority involves as Hatha Yoga, but we also offer Kundalini, Iyengar, Yin, Svaroopa, Therapeutic, and Body Balance Yoga. Trying to decide what type of class to take? Here is some information to help you decide which practice is best for you.

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Why Should You Try Aerial Yoga?

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Aerial Yoga takes traditional Yoga off the mat and suspends students in soft fabric hammocks. It allows for floating, flowing movements that challenge the body, without compressing the spine or joints. With practice, it can take your Yoga to new heights, literally. Besides being very cool, here are some other

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What is the Graston Technique?

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The Graston Technique Can Help Restore Lost Range of Motion Author: Kathryn Alexander, D. C. The Graston Technique is an advanced form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that can be used on acute or chronic injuries. It is also very helpful with scar release. Do you know anyone who has

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