The Transformative Power of Cold Therapy

In the heart of winter, as the air turns crisp and the lakes freeze over, an ancient practice is gaining modern attention: cold therapy. At Skyterra Wellness Retreat, we believe in embracing nature’s elements for holistic health, and cold therapy offers a unique blend of physical and mental benefits that align with our philosophy. Inspired…

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Seven Questions About Physical Therapy, Answered

Physical therapists are movement experts. Not only do they help individuals reduce pain, but they actively improve and restore mobility and help people stay active throughout their lifespans. Physical therapy is an excellent way to achieve both your recovery and health and fitness goals. Despite remarkable results from physical therapy on a regular basis, physical…

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Today is Your Day

Healthy Aging Week

“Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr. Seuss So, what is conscious aging? Before you write off the concept as something too complicated for folks who aren’t writing a doctoral thesis, you may want to take a fresh look at that old, beloved children’s book collecting dust in the attic: Dr. Seuss’…

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Daily Living Movements to Master

In the 17 years between 1992 and 2009, admissions to skilled nursing facilities increased almost threefold, from 28 to 80 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, over 1.3 million Americans now live in nursing homes (1). We’re not only not moving, but we’re not training our movement in the way that leads to “exceptional survival” -…

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Oh My Aching Knees!

close up of man grabbing knee in pain

As you get older, the slow march of time takes its toll. There’s no getting around it. Your body works hard all day every day. When you’re young, you work, you play, you exercise, you relax—for the most part, you go through life without thinking about your knees. But a lifetime of walking, sitting, standing,…

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Be Hip with Hip Health

boat pose and variation

The Cycle of Life Through time or as the result of injury, loss of mobility or decrease in range of motion in our joints creates misalignments, and misalignments create compensation. Think of it this way: a twisted ankle makes us change the way we walk. This in turn affects our knees, our hips, our back,…

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Nurture Fitness Adherence with Nature

wilderness walk for fitness

Our society seems to have become ingrained with a habitual commitment to the gym as the choice for fitness workouts.  However, science advocates endless benefits to establishing a regular physical activity regimen involving the outdoors. When engaging in activity outdoors, we stride differently, adhere for longer durations, blast more calories, boost our “Vitamin H2” (aka.…

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