Author Archives: Rachel

Six super easy cheap ways to get better sleep

Ok so I have an infant, hence, lately I am reminded about how precious good sleep is. This little babe is teaching me a ton more about life-hacks for better sleep than I could have possibly imagined. Tons of people want more or better (or both) sleep. In the treatment room, one of the things Joy and I hear all the time is symptoms of poor sleep, fatigue and a gazillion other things that happen … Read More

Choosing myself

I picked up the phone and with shaky hands dialed the phone number I had dialed daily, sometimes hourly, for years. I knew I was calling with a purpose, to simply close the chapter. She answered and I calmly said the words I was compelled to speak out loud, “I would have done anything for you, you told incredible lies that caused severe damage, we both know the truth.”   I hung up and felt … Read More

Yin Yoga – for me?

What the heck IS yin yoga? Let Third Space Wellness teacher extraordinaire, Rick, tell you all about it! When I teach yin yoga to teachers-in-training, I suggest they try to avoid thinking about the practice or analyzing it. Just immerse yourself in it. Then we’ll talk. It is yoga. But it might be unlike any other kind of yoga you have practiced. If you are an athlete, gymnast, dancer, or martial arts practitioner, you will find a little … Read More

11 things you will want to know about massage

Some people are super familiar with massage and the benefits of massage therapy. Though many of us often think massage = luxury and wonder what this modality really has to do with wellness and health. We’ve asked our in-house expert, Erin Devlin, to help us uncover the familiar and unfamiliar about massage by answering some questions. Take a peek below at what she has to say. #1 What is massage?  A massage is intentional time … Read More

Looking and feeling amazing: What you want to know about facial rejuvenation acupuncture

We’re so excited that we now have Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture at Third Space Wellness. It’s a natural way to look and feel amazing. Here, our in-house expert, Enrique Gochicoa, L.Ac. tells all: Q: What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture? A: Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is the ultimate anti-aging treatment that balances our internal systems while simultaneously boosting the health and appearance of the skin. This could be your best partner in your journey to ” age gracefully” … Read More

White-flag Winter: 5 tips for wintering well

Despite the nuttiness of our winter temperatures so far here in the mid-Northeast, it’s still winter. There’s no denying it when the sun sets early and rises late. It’s a signal from mother nature to slow it down. Many of us are better at staying busy and running on adrenaline or coffee, however a failure on our parts to move toward some semblance of hibernation in winter creates unnecessary suffering in the future. This can … Read More

What IS health?

He saw health not as something defined statistically or mechanistically. Rather, he saw health as the ability to adapt to one’s environment. Health is not a fixed entity. It varies for every individual, depending on their circumstances. This is an excerpt from an editorial on defining health. We opened Third Space Wellness as a place where the community could come together and support one another in living a lifestyle that promotes wellbeing for each unique … Read More

Poop, dry cleaning, traffic, and letting go

More on the autumn theme; as Sam established, it is all about letting go – like the trees let go of the leaves. I’ve had a ton of reminders to let go lately, some painful and all necessary reminders that I am really not in control. The notion that any of us really have control over anything is a big fat joke anyhow. And for me, even though I know this deep in my soul … Read More

Cry-fest 2015; 5 ways to get the weepies out

When the season turned from summer to fall I found myself particularly weepy. It generally happens every year, and every year I forget that it happens. In Chinese medicine one of the correspondences for autumn is grief (the other side of that coin is awe or inspiration) and so it’s not really that weird that as the leaves turn and fall, so do the tears. I checked in with a few others, turns out weeping … Read More