6 Health Food Blogs for Almost Any Diet

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At Dreamclinic, in addition to being your trusted source for massage and Acupuncture in Greater Seattle, we also like to share with you information on living a healthy and fit lifestyle. Whether you’re a teenager or a retiree, man or woman, one fact remains the same: you need quality insight that will help you make your health decisions. At the same time, we know you also want to keep up with the latest in trends and research from the ...

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Massage for Treating Stress

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Most of us have stress in our lives, whether due to work, family or general environment. For some the stress may cause sleeplessness, anxiety, hypertension or depression. For many the stress leads to muscle soreness somewhere in the ...

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5 Things You Need to Know about Acupuncture

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acupuncture schoolAcupuncture has moved into the mainstream, so much so that most insurance companies now cover acupuncture services. Its benefits are extolled regularly in the media, and ongoing research is being performed to validate its effectiveness. But what is acupuncture and how does it work?Here are 5 important things you ...

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Edmonds Tennis Champion Credits Massage with Boosting Her Performance

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In early April, the USTA Women’s 55 & Over tennis team from Edmonds won the National Championships held in Arizona. Melanie Korch, a member of the team and a regular client of Dreamclinic, credits massage with boosting her performance on the court.

“Since 2008, massage at Dreamclinic has been an important part of my fitness routine,” shared Melanie. “Before or after my matches, I schedule massage therapy to relieve sore and tense muscles. Massage also helps me stay flexible and improves ...

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Massage Improves Seniors Health

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Nurturing touch has been correlated with positive social and physical development in infants. As one ages, touch continues to play an integral role in human social interactions. Throughout a lifetime, healthy touch remains important to help a person to grow and thrive. In fact, senior citizens – just like babies – still need touch in order to stay healthy and maintain a positive quality of life.

Many seniors can experience isolation and depression due to retirement, widowhood or disability. Massage offers them ...

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Improve Sleep with Acupuncture

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by Diana Khoury

Up to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders every year.1 Sleep problems range from mild to chronic and include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and other, less common conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds us that “sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a vital sign of good health.”2

Causes
Changes in American society over the last several decades have contributed to an increase in sleep irregularities. Leading factors ...

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Correct Breathing is Essential to Good Health

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In The Healer’s Manual, author Ted Andrews outlines four tenets for maintaining health and preventing disease: proper diet, proper exercise, proper rest, and proper breathing.1 We don’t often hear breathing mentioned as an important aspect of well-being. But just as breath is essential to life, correct breathing is essential to optimal health.

When acute stress occurs, the body’s normal physiological adaptation is a shortened, rapid breathing pattern in the upper chest cavity. As high stress levels persist, this abbreviated breath pattern becomes a ...

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