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Here's a quick and easy stretch for you desk jockeys and availability for the week of April 23, 2017


Happy weekend everyone! 

I'm not sure about you, but I surely am grateful for the rain.  My newly planted seeds need it and even more, our grounds need it to keep these fires in Southwest Florida at bay.

As promised, today I'm sharing with you a quick and easy stretch you can do with a chair, if you're spending lots of time in a seated position. This means those of you "desk jockeys", those of you operating motor vehicles for a lot of your day and those of you traveling a lot.  Pretty much everyone, right?

Here's a great stretch for those tight and shortened hip flexors.  You may have tight hip flexors if you have low back pain and/or hip pain.  Believe it or not, you may have neck pain due to your hip flexors being shortened. Imagine your upper body and your head being pulled forward when you're sitting at a chair because your hip flexors are being shortened.  It can definitely be partially responsible for that neck pain you're experiencing.  So, with that being said, check out my short video and begin doing this stretch regularly to start seeing some relief of your pain symptoms.




That wasn't too bad was it?  I want to hear from you.  Have you tried this hip flexor stretch? Are you adding it to you stretching routine?

Here's this week's Massage and Ashiatsu availability:

Friday, April 28th at 11:30am, 1:30pm
Saturday, April 29th at 10:30am

Not too many available, so be sure to click HERE to schedule your appointment right now.

Thanks for reading and watching my latest video. I hope you found this helpful.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Until next time, 
Elle Catalan
Licensed Massage and Ashiatsu Therapist
Certified Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer 

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