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Listen to the voices loud and clear
Come on folks, withstand your fear
Celebrate the joys, it’s yours to choose
Celebrate the news
There ain’t no blues

“Celebrate the News”- The Beach Boys

When Melissa Finocchiaro decided to join the Wood Massott Center I asked her why she wanted to heal. What motivated her? Why do this? The answer was moving and heartwarming. Geri and myself are happy to have her aboard. But allow me to have Melissa talk about her journey and her Thai Yoga practice…

I’ ve always knew I wanted to be a healer from the time I was a little girl

whether I was helping injured birds, or offering a kind word to someone in distress—I knew that I wanted to help, to heal, and to nurture.

In college I bounced around with my major, starting with psychology, contemplating english, and then finally settling into art therapy.

I recall doing an internship that involved painting a large scale wall mural with mentally ill patients. This was a humorous, challenging, and at times eye opening experience. I witnessed a man who could barely speak, paralyzed from the waist down, and with limited mobility in his arms, paint an amazing landscape of a holy city ( Jerusalem perhaps) complete with a brilliant sunset, set against, mountains with crosses set on top of them. I was so taken aback, that this man who honestly I thought, I was going to have to hold his hand through the whole project, teaching me the meaning of not judging a book by its cover. This project was so therapeutic for him, allowing him to release all that vitality and pent up creativity.

Melissa has been doing massage and reiki for over 5 years, and has developed a massage style which incorporates the deep stretches and compressions of a thai yoga massage, with reiki healing, and a classic swedish massage. This massage may sound adventurous but its actually very relaxing and therapeutic. Combining all three really takes the healing to a deeper level. So you have your classic long swedish strokes, combined with gentle yet profound stretches ( always going with the clients breath), and she throws a bit of reiki in there, intuitively working on whichever chakra is calling me. All in all, this creates a true mind, body, and soul, blissfull experience.

This therapy can be done in either 60 or 90 minute intervals. Call 302-373-7720 to set up an appointment at The Wood Massott Holistic Center in Berwyn, PA.

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tailgating

It’s football season. Tailgate parties, 10 cent wings and two dollar drafts on Monday nights, and 18 weeks of Sundays glued to the TV with one hand on the remote, and the other hand jockeying your favorite snack chip between guacamole and queso dip.

What better time and what better sport to help illustrate what you have to do to win the battle of the bulge. Imagine you are an offensive coordinator for your favorite team. To score points and beat your opponent, are you simply going to run the ball up the middle every play? Too many “offensive coordinators” treat their workouts this way and wonder why they are not scoring enough “touchdowns.” The same 20 minute jog on the treadmill along with 10, 8, and 6 reps of the bench press is not going to produce many game winning drives.

n1570263714_133720_5851The team at Train With Corey firmly believes that the waistline war is best won as a war of attrition. . .with a relentless onslaught of a variety of exercises, angles, speeds, equipment, and rep ranges where every minute of the sessions are maximized. By keeping the workouts fresh each session with different exercises and techniques (everything from pilates, to boxing, to medicine ball throws plus everything in between), the muscles are isolated and confused to prevent stagnation and plateaus. So now the “runs up the middle” are accentuated with “quick slants”, “naked bootlegs,” and “deep bombs,” (sticking with the analogy) in a “hurry up offense” which results in calorie-crushing winning workouts. Let the post-game celebrations begin!6532_1146545475061_1570263714_389495_6887982_n

So what’s your choice? An invigorating strength and cardio challenge that changes workout to workout…

hipster_beer_belly_gutOR the ever consistent “European Elbow Raise” ?

Exclusive on-the-field access with The Train With Corey staff is available in the offices of Creative Chiropractic Solutions on the 3rd floor at the Regus Westlakes (the lucky folks there can even train in the AM or lunch). Stop in today or go to trainwithcorey.com for more information.

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20081206 1002I have known Marilyn Firchow for several years and she continues to amaze me. Her level of fitness surpasses women half her age. Mrs.Firchow is full of spirit and she truly enjoys life. That’s plenty of inspiration for me! Good luck Marilyn in all your endeavors…

May 17th, 2009, DREXEL HILL, Pennsylvania – Marilyn’s Ultimate Health & Fitness is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. President and CEO Marilyn M. Firchow is a certified personal trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE).  Over the years, Firchow has trained clients who are new to exercise, those who are post rehab, and clients who are currently into fitness and want to take it to the next level.

The benefit of working with Marilyn is her 20+ years of knowledge and expertise in the fitness and health industry.  Marilyn is also a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, specializing in orthopedic populations.  Marilyn has trained clients with everything from total knee/hip replacements to obesity-issues to those that are conditioned, but need to amp-it-up.  She is very creative and with a few good workout tools, she can turn your home into a virtual gym.  Marilyn has introduced the “35-minute Fitness Blast”, a 35-minute total body workout designed for people on a time and dollar budget.Womanstretching

Marilyn Firchow is a personal trainer who is mindful of a client’s past medical history while focusing on their goals, and motivating them.  She has helped clients loose inches and pounds while monitoring their vital signs to ensure safety.  She can also push the envelope and take clients to the next level of fitness.  Whether in the comfort of your home, or at the local gym, Marilyn is the trainer with the energy and the knowledge to transform you!  For more information or to set up an appointment, go to http://www.MarilynsFitness.com.

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20081206 1002I have known Marilyn Firchow for several years and she continues to amaze me. Her level of fitness surpasses women half her age. Mrs.Firchow is full of spirit and she truly enjoys life. That’s plenty of inspiration for me! Good luck Marilyn in all your endeavors…

May 17th, 2009, DREXEL HILL, Pennsylvania – Marilyn’s Ultimate Health & Fitness is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. President and CEO Marilyn M. Firchow is a certified personal trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE).  Over the years, Firchow has trained clients who are new to exercise, those who are post rehab, and clients who are currently into fitness and want to take it to the next level.

The benefit of working with Marilyn is her 20+ years of knowledge and expertise in the fitness and health industry.  Marilyn is also a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, specializing in orthopedic populations.  Marilyn has trained clients with everything from total knee/hip replacements to obesity-issues to those that are conditioned, but need to amp-it-up.  She is very creative and with a few good workout tools, she can turn your home into a virtual gym.  Marilyn has introduced the “35-minute Fitness Blast”, a 35-minute total body workout designed for people on a time and dollar budget.Womanstretching

Marilyn Firchow is a personal trainer who is mindful of a client’s past medical history while focusing on their goals, and motivating them.  She has helped clients loose inches and pounds while monitoring their vital signs to ensure safety.  She can also push the envelope and take clients to the next level of fitness.  Whether in the comfort of your home, or at the local gym, Marilyn is the trainer with the energy and the knowledge to transform you!  For more information or to set up an appointment, go to http://www.MarilynsFitness.com.

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 Another morning at Dr. Andy’s. Our offices are next to each others and many an hour we spend talking, drinking cheap vodka   juiced vegetables, and eating Hostess Ding Dongs embedded with Skittles organic bran muffins. During one of these “brainstorming” sessions I started to complain about feeling sick. My head felt like someone had used it for a cutting board and my stomach felt like vinegar and cottage cheese. Dr.Andy looked at me and said, “You know getting sick can be healthy for you”! I said ” drinking the fluid out of your ink jets can make you bald”. I didn’t think a Chiropractor could move so fast! When I awoke he said “hey, I’m being serious, I gave a lecture about this a few weeks ago.”  Andy is great at what he does, education. This is an excerpt from that discussion.

 

Most people don’t realize that most of the chronic diseases we have today actually result from what we do on a daily basis.  They are driven by how we eat, the American lifestyles we lead and our current medical practices.

In our society acute illness (colds, fevers, etc.) is viewed as a bad thing.  It is almost seen as the precursor to something catastrophic:  “If I get a cold, I might get worse.”    Our society has gone into a perpetual state of fear.  Making matters worse we are no longer taking responsibility for our health, we simply shift the blame for it to the Doctor.

Let’s discuss what actually happens when you get sick.  The body encounters an invader, like a flu bug, that activates the immune system.  The body then releases White Blood Cells (WBCs) that target the invaders, engulf them and then create natural antibodies that kill them.  Simultaneously, the WBCs creates a copy of the invader that memorizes its properties.  These allow for the body’s immune system to recognize the invader the next time the body encounters it and respond to the threat faster; lessening the amount of time your body feels sick or rundown.

In the body, there are “dis-ease” processes going on at all times.  The term dis-ease is used stating there are varying degrees of sickness and wellness going on simultaneously.  Your immune system is constantly fighting off invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and other forms of infections hence the varying degrees of sickness and wellness one feels. However, we don’t always express symptoms of infection such as a runny nose or cough.  Symptoms can occur when the system is overloaded for too long and the body starts to break down.  To use an analogy of your body as an automobile, you are driving your car and you rev the engine too high for too long, so you will eventually wear down the gaskets, burn up your oil, and warp the metal of the engine.   This all leads to eventually blowing the engine.  As we go about our lives and our daily business we don’t eat properly, we don’t sleep enough or correctly, we ingest too many chemicals via drugs, other cleaners and cosmetics, we don’t exercise, and we are over stressed most of the time.  By doing this, eventually our bodies break down and get sick.  Unfortunately, in our society we usually suppress all forms of coughs, colds, and fever that the body would use naturally for its defense and we get sick anyway.

In short, as we overload our bodies, our ability to resist sickness is reduced.  This leads us to a natural process that occurs with many infections and injuries called inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or irritation that leads to symptoms of redness, pain, heat, swelling, and loss of function.  It is the body’s attempt to remove harmful stimuli and heal.  Inflammation is not always seen but is developing all the time. Inflammation is produced in the various systems of the body–nervous, endocrine, and digestive to name a few.  The body does not always express inflammation the same way it comes into the body.  Some examples of this clinically are:
Airway- Mucous buildup, Cough, Runny Noses, Sinus Issues
Intestines- Diarrhea, Acid Reflux, Indigestion, Bloating
Skin- Rash, Acne, Hives
Nervous -Irritability, Listless, “Leave Me Alone” attitude

As was mentioned earlier, we overload our systems constantly.  When this happens, our ability to resist sickness decreases, our sensitivity increases, and inflammation occurs.  In contrast, if we start removing these stressors, our resilience increases as well as a decrease in occurrences of inflammation.

How do we remove the stressors?  We start off by no longer overloading the system chemically, physically, and emotionally.  Chemically, start by changing your diet with limiting simple sugars, portion control, and quality of foods.  Physically, you simply need to exercise.  Move around more during the day and use ergonomics at your workplace. Emotionally, learn to de-stress.  Learn how to recognize stressors as well as how to avoid and cope with them.

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The basic theme is to develop a balance which ultimately will limit the amount of inflammation development.  By slowing down, eating right, reducing stress and getting some exercise, one can decrease one’s susceptibility to getting sick either via a cold, runny nose, fever, or inflammation.  When every system (nervous, digestive, muscular, endocrine, etc.)  is balanced, you feel better and reach an optimal level of performance.  When your body works at this level, you feel better and you will have a positive impact on those around you.  Remember, your health affects everything you do and everyone you know

Once again thanks Dr. Andy for your insight…learn more about Dr.Andy at http://creativechiropracticsolutions.com

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