The Secrets of Stress-Free Self Care

By: Angela Johnston Ryan Heath and Natasha Prybyla, owners of Sloco Massage & Wellness Spa set out to create their wellness centric spa so that San Luis Obispo locals could feel guilt-free about prioritizing self-care. The spa offers massage, facials, waxing, cryotherapy, infrared sauna sessions, foot soaks and even has a retreat space. Their business model emphasizes protection of our local community and education […]

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Summertime Development for Kids in Sports

Parents all over the county ask us, “What should my kids be doing over summer to help them in their sport?” We know practicing fundamental movements will help any young athlete gain confidence in their sport, increase their speed and prevent injury – these movements include: Sprint technique Changing direction Throwing/catching Squatting/hinging Pressing/pulling But before we get into what a […]

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What the HECK Are Adaptogens?

The word “adaptogen” refers to (in herbal medicine) a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. While Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine have been using these substances (specific herbs, roots, tonics) as preventative and treatment approaches for thousands of years, it is generally accepted that the term and […]

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Winning the Winter Blues

You’ve likely heard of the “winter blues.” That ‘not-quite-bad-enough-to-be-clinical-depression-but-still-got-you-down-thing’ that happens around this time of year when many of us feel less motivated and social, more tired and hungry, (particularly for foods rich in carbohydrates). The winter blues play havoc with your mind and moods, and make you not want to participate in the things you normally love to do. […]

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Why are you stretching?

Do you enjoy the feeling of stretching pain? Some people do (think yoga). But most do not. Please no hate mail, I actually enjoy yoga (a bit), but I believe the majority of people do not enjoy the pain of stretching… So why do we stretch? Generally, people stretch because they want to achieve something. They want something to be […]

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Never Too Old…

  Posted by Jasmine Pickett, BS, CSCS We have all heard the saying, “you’re never too old” to do something. People say it all the time, but do they really believe it? Do they find truth in it, or is it just blind optimism? I have certainly seen older individuals, when presented with a challenging task, say, “I’m too old for that,” […]

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