self care

Top ten reasons to work with a nutritionist

Food food food. Everyone is always talking about food…what to eat, what to never eat. Our relationships with food can be quite complex. And the relationship between how healthy we feel and the food we are eating (or not eating) can be equally as complex. If you are feeling like food or your health is a yucky and loaded topic then working with a nutritionist could be just the thing to help lighten the load … Read More

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

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

An acupuncturist’s self-care tool box

Now is a great time to build in some TLC for yourself and renew your commitment to take care of your amazing body. Here are only some of the tricks I have up my sleeve to take care of myself. These are not blanket recommendations for everyone; self-care is a personal pursuit of balance and comfort, so the exact mix of helpful tricks varies from person to person. Exfoliation: Dry skin brushing or wet skin exfoliation do more than … 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

My wellness checklist; the ultimate in self care.

I spend a ton of time coaching in the treatment room because, as I tell people on their very first acupuncture visit, “you are the wise person who lives in your body. I’m not the expert on you, I’m here to help illuminate that inner wisdom.” And I mean it. Acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbs and all of the modalities at my finger tips are in my opinion some of the best medicine on the planet. Though … Read More