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Before and After Surgery: How Massage Can Help You Heal

Before and After Surgery: How Massage Can Help You Heal

My very first surgery occurred when I was a small child and I had to get tubes placed in my ears to help decrease ear infections. When the time came to have the tubes removed I can remember going in for the surgery holding a stuffed bear dressed in scrubs that the surgical staff gave me to help quell my anxiety. The staff also showed me the proper way of wearing a hospital gown. Surgery is a pretty common experience and some procedures have changed greatly within the past 10-15 years. Read more on how massage can help with pre and post-surgery.

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Happy Mother's Day

Mothers are our multi-tasking heroes. They are the ones who have many different roles to fill and make the balancing act look so easy. They hoist us up when we are at our lowest and praise our accomplishments.They are our number one fans before anyone even knew us. They are always there when you need them the most and are there for life.

While I personally am not a mother of human children, I am a daughter, and a Cat-Mom to two cats. So, in a way, this makes my Mother a Cat-Grandma and if you ask her she will always say how proud she is of my sister and I. I think we can all agree that being a mother does have its own rewards but definitely has moments of stress and panic. Mother’s Day is a chance for us offspring to recognize our Mother’s and tell them how much we appreciate them.

Every year I send my Mom a thoughtful card (sometimes it’s humorous) and flowers to let her know that I am thinking of her always. Later this month when she is in town, my sister and I are going to take her out for pedicures and dinner.

The main theme of Mother’s Day gifts or treats has always been something that makes her happy and what better way to make Mom happy then treating her with a massage! Massage will help her relax, unwind, relieve stress, and feel more rejuvenated
 

Treat your Mother to a relaxing massage with one of our in-house gift certificates! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!  

Fun fact about Mother’s Day:

Mother’s Day is a special holiday that is observed by over 40 countries and roughly 95 countries (including the United States) observe Mother’s Day on the 2nd Sunday in May. Fun fact, in 1908 Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton West Virginia. St. Andrew’s now holds the International Mother’s Day shrine.

What Is Northwest Wellness?

What Is Northwest Wellness?

Northwest Wellness is the lifetime vision of Dr. Lorri Nichols of Federal Way, WA.  Beginning as a small chiropractic practice in 1989, Northwest Wellness has grown into a multidisciplinary, integrated practice providing comprehensive health care to Federal Way and the surrounding community.  Our practice consists of primary care, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and weight loss to serve all of your health care needs.

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Springtime Massage

Springtime Massage

This year is probably the most drastic weather changes our nation has seen in many years. The North East of our country is receiving record breaking snow fall. Here in the Seattle area we’ve had gorgeous spring-like weather and then more recently snow! How can massage help combat the radical changes in weather that can be triggering pain or even cold like symptoms?

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