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The public’s interest in natural health and preventative medicine is continuously growing. Irene’s is committed to improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of everyone in our community. We strive to be your reliable source for information on massage therapy, healthy lifestyles, and successful massage practices.

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Healthy Lifestyles

6 Signs of Enzyme Deficiency

6 Signs of Enzyme Deficiency

When your body doesn’t have enough enzymes, either through production in the pancreas or from dietary sources, it starts to use the enzymes it has for the most vital processes, often neglecting others. This contributes to ill health and physical degeneration.

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Positive Affects of Exercise

Positive Affects of Exercise

Exercise is more than just a way of getting thinner, stronger, or more attractive. Exercise is a vital factor in good health. Our bodies need exercise in much the same way they require essential vitamins and minerals. In short, it is completely impossible to experience total health without regular exercise.

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Top 8 Food Additives to Avoid

Top 8 Food Additives to Avoid

When a substance is added during a refined food’s production, the substance is called a “food additive.” Some additives are added to increase shelf stability and retard bacteria growth, prevent caking, or improve the taste. Unlike herbs, salts, or other spices, the most worry comes from consumers concerned about man-made additives such as antibiotics given to animals used for meat.

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How to Recycle and Why You Should Do It

How to Recycle and Why You Should Do It

Of all discarded items in homes and businesses across the United States, only 5% to 6% were recycled in 2021. Most people do not realize how much is actually recyclable.  A vast amount of trash can be recycled.

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What You Should Know About Processed Foods

What You Should Know About Processed Foods

From cooking to fermenting to grinding and chopping whole ingredients, humans have always processed our food. Traditional processing makes foods easier to eat, digest, and preserve. Any food not in its raw, natural state has technically been processed. However, with...

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Massage Therapy Benefits

Infant Massage: A Guide for Parents

Infant Massage: A Guide for Parents

Infant massage is a nurturing touch that parents can use to bond with their babies, promote relaxation, and support healthy development. Infant massage is a time-honored practice that offers numerous benefits for both babies and parents.

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Benefits of Massage for Multiple Sclerosis

Benefits of Massage for Multiple Sclerosis

Some of the most significant benefits of massage therapy for MS sufferers appear to be reduced spasticity and pain, improved circulation and increased muscle and joint flexibility.  Massage also reduces stress, which is thought to be a pain trigger for MS clients as well.

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13 Benefits of Massage on Exercise

13 Benefits of Massage on Exercise

Researchers at Ohio State University were curious whether the long-held theory about massage helping to improve recovery after a sports injury was based on reality. This study included the provision of massage therapy and compression of muscles after intense exercise reduced the swelling and muscle damage in a study.

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Massage Therapy Strengthens the Immune System

Massage Therapy Strengthens the Immune System

Massage is becoming one of the most popular complementary medical therapies in the world. To know that even a single massage session can lead to such measurable changes in the immune system is wonderful news for the massage community. It shows to the public that massage can be incorporated into a routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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6 Mindful Ways to Manage Stress

6 Mindful Ways to Manage Stress

Whether from a charging lion or a pending deadline, the body’s response to stress can be both helpful and harmful. The stress response gives us the strength and speed to ward off or flee from an impending threat. But when it persists, stress can put us at risk for...

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Massage Therapy Careers

A Successful Massage Career – Amber Flores

A Successful Massage Career – Amber Flores

There are so many rewarding aspects of being a Massage Therapist! Having the ability to help clients reduce stress, and pain and improve their overall quality of life is very humbling. Even the “basic” relaxing massage can improve so much. I see clients with various health issues from Parkinson’s to being wheelchair-bound.  As well as different careers from teachers, police officers, and nurses to factor workers.

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A Successful Career – Christine LeTourneau

A Successful Career – Christine LeTourneau

I have been interested in lots of different therapies basically my whole life. I was raised with herbal and other alternative therapies as mainstream. I Love essential oils! I have always believed in the power of touch. Going to school for massage just made sense, felt right.

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A Successful Career – Kimyetta Brown

A Successful Career – Kimyetta Brown

The most rewarding part of my massage career is making my own hours and coming out of my comfort zone. Networking with fellow Alumni graduates has been a lot of fun. Doing massage events around the city is what I love the most. I get to choose which jobs I’ll take, and I have fun doing it as well.

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A Successful Career – Christopher Harris Sr.

A Successful Career – Christopher Harris Sr.

Christopher – Working with the Lions was cool because I was on the sidelines during the games. The coolest aspect would be seeing the behind-the-scenes of how athletes prepare during the offseason and being able to have an impact on what happens during that time. However, traveling will always be a top perk for me.

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A Successful Career – John Collins

A Successful Career – John Collins

Irene’s – What was your greatest success with a massage client? 

John – Two clients really stick out in my mind. One was a young lady who was recovering from breast cancer and had developed lymph fluid under her right armpit and breast area. I performed a lymphatic massage that greatly reduced the swelling and pain that she had been suffering from.

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