Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Diving With Kids and Teenagers

One essential element is for the dive professional to enjoy working with children and teens. This category of clientele is not for everyone. Secondly you have to make it fun for kids therefore creativity is a must. When you’re doing confined water with them you can play games…

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Best Techniques To Get Close To Marine Life

One of the best part of diving is by far the marine wildlife. It’s exciting to encounter a turtle, an eagle ray or even a shark and be able to approach it without scaring it off. Although there are no guarantees, keeping the following in mind when encountering an animal of interest will over time make you more successful at getting close to them in a way that is non-threatening to them…

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Massage and Migraines

When migraines hit they can be a debilitating condition. Some get them once in a blue moon, others once a month and for a few unfortunate souls it’s a daily event. There is a lot we still don’t fully understand about Migraines such as their underlying causes, triggers and mechanisms…

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Night Diving – A Different World

I just returned home from guiding a night dive at Mandy’s Eel Garden in West Bay on the Island of Roatan. No matter how many times I do a night dive I’m always blown away by how different diving this site is once the sun has gone down. One of the reasons for this change is many creatures that during the day are dormant will come out at night in search of food and prey. ..

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The Facts on Massaging Away Cellulite

The desire to get rid of cellulite has spawned over the last few decades a multi-billion dollar industry around the world. Massage therapy has also been caught up in this trend with many therapists out there selling the idea that massage can help get rid of this bane on the thighs femininity…

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How to Use Fins Underwater the Right Way

As a diving instructor I have used all sorts of fins in all sorts of conditions but my observation over the years have led me to conclude that it’s more how they are used that determines how proficient your are underwater. Finning is very important in diving …

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A Disturbing Sight Off Flowers Bay, Roatan, Honduras

Shortly after going down the steep Church Wall Reef we came upon a strip of about 250-300 feet where there was sediment and garbage from the top of the reef all the way down to about 150 feet along. Everything was dead or dying. From what I could tell it seems that people have been dumping here for a while since there was so much of it…

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Easing Injury Through Massage

A few years ago I had a new client (I’ll call her Karen) come in that was in considerable pain due to tendinitis in both elbows. She told me during our initial interview that she was an avid kayaker but could no longer participate in her favorite pastime. She had gone to see her doctor who prescribed the standard fare – anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications …

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Massage and Fibromyalgia – Part of a solution but not a cure

Over a decade ago I had a client come see me for a massage. During the health history she mentioned that she had been diagnosed with a condition called Fibromyalgia. I had never heard of this condition and was unsure how to help her within the context of massage therapy. She said that she had been seeing a massage therapist for some time but she had retired from the profession and decided to get an appointment with me…

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Soothe Sciatica Away with Massage

One very common condition that I would encounter often in my massage therapy practice is Sciatica. Sciatica is nerve pain that is usually felt in the lower back, hip and towards the rear of the leg down to the calf in the more severe cases. There are two classes of Sciatica, True Sciatica and False Sciatica…

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