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Cleansing is good for you!

I recently completed a liver cleanse, Dr. Schulzes’ 5 Day Liver Detox Program , and feel amazing!   I  hadn’t done a cleanse for some time and so felt I needed some recharging.  Spring is a great time for cleansing, although it’s ideal to do them several times a year, as the seasons change.  Aside from Day 1, I had tons of energy and felt great almost the entire time.  But on day 1 of the juice fast I was irritable, emotional, short tempered, and angry.  At first I thought the anger came from depriving myself of food, because I…

Playing in the Dirt

I really love this time of year on the North Shore….although this is only my second Spring here in Hawaii.  I’m still pretty fresh on the island.  The waves are a smaller more manageable size- great for those not so gnarly surfers such as myself, there’s no more crazy traffic, (except the usual tourist traffic in Haleiwa) and the big crowds are gone for the most part.  It starts to feel really quiet around here…and it’s soooo nice! But lately we’ve had some high winds and not so great surf conditions, so I’ve been getting out on my mountain bike more.…

Yoga Stretches to Help Prevent Injury

Living in Hawaii, (we are so lucky!) particularly the North Shore of Oahu, being in the water is a way of life for most of us.  As a massage therapist on the North Shore, I see a lot of surfing related aches, pains, and injuries; lower back and neck pain are common problems for my clients.  I have personally experienced some shoulder pain recently, which probably could have been prevented with some simple stretching before and after my session. In order to surf well, you need to move well.  In addition to having amazingly positive effects on the body and…