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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Simple Breathwork Exercises

From the desk of Sarah J. Rogers,  Licensed Massage Therapist... Does anyone disagree that it has been a long winter?

We've spent nearly 6 months chattering our teeth and lifting our shoulders to our ears in hopes of evading the chilly air.  Now that spring's call is here for good (we hope), we'd love to move our shoulders back where they belong and to give our necks some room to breathe.  In trying to keep warm while also maintaining our everyday lives, we often have tendencies which result in shallow breathing and a constricted "breathing apparatus" (i.e. the muscles surrounding the ribcage, shoulders, neck and back).  Here are a few suggestions on where to start to un-tangle your upper body.  Take the exercises slowly and listen to your body.  Take note of where you are when you begin and how you progress throughout each exercise.

Enjoy some release!

Consider your breath.  When you breathe, try taking long deep breaths.  Try lengthening your exhale.  At the end of every exhale, try to push out just a little more air.  For some of us, breathing is a good place to start in releasing the muscles around our ribcage, our shoulders, back and neck.  For others, stretching is a better place to start.  Find below, links to exercises for 1-breathing and 2-stretching.

1-BREATHING EXERCISES BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. WEIL: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521/three-breathing-exercises.html

2-CHEST/SHOULDER RELEASE STRETCH:

http://www.ehow.com/video_4946430_yoga-chest-shoulders-back-stretch.html

Sarah J. Rogers, LMT

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Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist who received her training at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on the mind-body relationship and the usefulness of this connection not only for healing, but also for seeking balance in everyday life. Sarah brings her experience as an athlete and her compassion for mind-body health to her practice, inspiring growth and comfort in her clients. Along with massage, Sarah is now offering Active Isolated Stretching which can be done alone or in tandem with massage therapy. Employing techniques focusing on relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial release, and overall balance, Sarah will work with you to develop a treatment style that suits your needs.

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