Barefoot

The Importance of Going Barefoot

Going Barefoot has many health benefits.

Being barefoot assists directly by helping to maintain healthy foot and ankle mechanics, as well as the further reaching effects on our kinetic chains, and all the way to our brains.

Human are designed to go barefoot.  From an anthropological viewpoint, the physics of how we walk,

DownRange Excursions

IFH Partners with DownRange Excursions

Integrated Functional Health announces partnership with DownRange Excursions.

DRE is a local organization that works with local combat veterans.

DownRange Excursions provides tangible and healthy, therapeutic alternative options for our nation’s veterans and service members who struggle with combat PTSD, substance abuse, over medication, and other service related issues.

Floatation Therapy

Floatation Therapy

Floatation Therapy

Floatation therapy has been gaining popularity over the years since it was developed.  The first floatation tanks were developed in the 1950’s to study the effects of sensory deprivation on the body.  Since that time, there has been much research into the health benefits that occur with floating.  NASA has used float tanks to study the effects of a gravity reduced environment on astronauts. 

Self Conscious

How to Avoid Being Self-Conscious at a Massage

Self-confidence is something that a lot of people struggle with. It’s important that you overcome being self-conscious about yourself because it’s vital that you realize you’re beautiful. No one should ever make you feel differently, including your own inner self talk. If you are feeling self-conscious during a massage, there are ways to combat that.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

The deep tissue massage is a kind of massage therapy which centers its attention primarily on the ailing, the sore, the painful and the distressed deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. Its therapeutic benefits are particularly beneficial for chronically tight and constricted areas such as in cases of stiff necks, tightness of lower backs and aching shoulders.

How Often Massage

How often should you get a Massage?

One of the most common questions asked about massage therapy is how often you should get a massage. The answer is that it all depends on why you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Do you get massages to help you relax? Included is a list of reasons why people get massages and a suggestion on number of times you go get a massage for that reason.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Describing it in a nutshell, the Sports Massage is a specialty massage technique that was created and developed with athletes in mind. And as such, the Sports Massage prepares the bodies of professional and amateur athletes for their best possible performance before participating in a sport, and it then helps their bodies to recover afterwards.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Basics

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a manipulation of muscles, ligaments, tendons, skin, fascia, and joints in the body. It is a practice that has been around since the beginning of peopledom. In fact, ancient techniques are still employed in today’s modern world.

The benefits of massage are extensive. Not only can it help alleviate pain and aid in physical maladies and day-to-day functioning,