Guest Blog

Guest Blog: An interview with Maureen Rieras, Nutritionist

By Tyler Hebron I had the pleasure of interviewing Maureen Rieras, Nutritionist at Third Space Wellness. Maureen is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in health, wellness, and fitness. She first found a passion for helping others better their health and overall quality of life after she overcame a personal health setback in her early twenties. She now uses her years of experience, education, and wisdom to help enrich the … Read More

Constipation: The Hard Truth

By Maureen Rieras, MS, CNS, LDN The word constipation is usually used with a hushed tone. People make sure no one is looking before saying in a low voice, “I’m constipated.” Society pokes fun by telling people with a certain concerned look on their face, that they look constipated. Before getting to solutions, let’s start with a definition. Constipation is defined as having less than three bowel movements a week, in which the stools are dry, … Read More

Wellness In the Written Word

By Shannon Collier, LMT and Chaplain and Owner of Holistic Helping Hand After a recent acupuncture session with Joy, she and I were musing on the experience of hurting and healing. I shared my reflection on the “where’s”, “whys” and “what the f’s?” of the discomfort in my middle-aged body and life. In strategizing on how to “feel better” Joy heard me share my enjoyment of writing. Capitalizing on the expression of my own inner-wisdom, … Read More

Guest Blog: I am not my flaws.

Have you ever felt resentment or anger towards someone who hurt you in a relationship? If you have, you’re not alone. I have too. Let me tell you the story of how I got through it. In 2012, I met the most amazing guy on match.com. We’ll call him David. He was tall, dark and handsome, a Texas native, proud veteran, boisterous, and he made me laugh until it hurts. That’s what got me, the … 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

When you don’t hate your job (but you don’t love it either)

The following is a guest blog post by DC’s favorite hugger, writer and coach Lauree Ostrofsky of Simply Leap. There was a time when I knew that I would be happier somewhere else, but had no idea how I was going to get there. My job was perfectly good on paper. My income was okay. I liked the benefits. The people were nice. I didn’t hate it. When “I don’t hate it” is the nicest thing you … Read More

How to Change your Life on a Tuesday (or “Is Acupuncture Right for Me?”)

This entry provided by guest blogger and baker in Chief, Emily Robins. I was talking to a woman last weekend who suffers from chronic issues after an injury a few years ago. “Chronic” means life-long, un-curable, and usually so tangled that doctors are not prepared to “fix” you. (Imagine chronic illness as a very tangled up necklace chain and a doctor that has oversized fingers and no patience and you’ll know what I’m talking about.) Chronic … Read More