We are excited to introduce Becky Smith, our newest massage therapist and member of the Body Logic team.  She graduated from Fortis College in 2012 and maintains her National Certification and Virginia State license.  She has experience in many types of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pre-natal and more.  Her warm nature and healing hands are instantly proving to be an asset to Body Logic and our desire to help the community move better, feel better, and live better!

Call today to schedule your first massage with Becky!

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Welcome Becky!

We are excited to introduce Becky Smith, our newest massage therapist and member of the Body Logic team.  She graduated from Fortis College in 2012 and maintains her National Certification and Virginia State license.  She has experience in many types … Read More

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Women experience many physical changes throughout life.  The female body is capable of adapting to life’s big events such as pregnancy.  I experienced that first hand throughout my pregnancy with our little Abigail.  It was an amazing experience and an educational one as I went through the process as doctor and as patient for nine months.

Throughout pregnancy the body goes through different phases as it prepares for birth.  The woman must gain weight, slow at first then progressively faster toward the end.  With the increase in weight, the mother must adapt her sitting and standing posture as well as her walking gait.  The pelvis tilts forward and there is an increase in low back extension, placing an increased amount of pressure in the low back.  Muscles in the hips, pelvis and low back must work together to support the postural changes and increased weight.  Having weekly chiropractic adjustments allowed my body to adapt to the changes more easily and without causing significant aches and pains.low-back-pregnant--edited

Another physical response the body must adapt to is a significant increase in blood and fluid volume.  These increases are essential for the support of the growing baby and the mother’s body demands to maintain its own health throughout pregnancy.  Chiropractic adjustments are used to improve joint function throughout the spine and extremities.  Maintaining joint mobility promotoes better biomechanics as the body changes.  With additional fluid, mobility and movement are essential for preventing swelling and edema.  Pre-natal massage can also be beneficial to improve circulation.  The massage therapists can use specific techniques to assist in blood flow and help swelling often experienced in the legs, hands, and feet.

Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments and pre-natal massages allowed me to progress through my pregnancy with minimal complaints.  I treated patients just two days before Abby’s due date.  Having a physically demanding job I found that simply maintaining activity to be most favorable for having a positive, healthy experience.

I have had the recent pleasure of treating three patients throughout their pregnancies.  The first new mother had her baby in early August of 2014; the second welcomed her baby during just before Thanksgiving; and the third is due in the beginning of January 2015.  Each of the pregnancies have been successful including healthy weight gain for both mother and baby as well as incredible physical responses by the mothers to the changes of pregnancy.  Treatment post-partum has been an effective tool to assist in the recovery after having a baby.  It takes nine months to prepare the body to have a baby and merely weeks for the body to return to pre-pregnancy physiologic state.  Additionally, chiropractic care can help alleviate typical aches and pains associated with breastfeeding and the trials of infancy.    I look forward to starting with another patient as she is a new mom in her first trimester.  Each time a new life is created it is an exciting time.

If you or someone you know is looking to experience a healthy approach to pregnancy, let Body Logic be your support to creating an environment optimal for both mother and baby.

Experiencing a Positive Pregnancy through Movement

By: Dr. Amanda Meyers-Kuper

Women experience many physical changes throughout life.  The female body is capable of adapting to life’s big events such as pregnancy.  I experienced that first hand throughout my pregnancy with our little Abigail.  It was an … Read More

Did you know there are toxins in the foods we eat, water we drink, products we put on our skin, and air we breathe? Additionally, our bodies produce natural toxins, such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, hormone-metabolism byproducts, oxidized lipids, etc.  If they are not excreted, these natural toxins can linger in the body causing an overload and resulting in inefficient body systems.

Symptoms associated with toxic buildup in the body include, but are not limited to:

  • A stuffy feeling in the head
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping
  • Indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset
  • Food cravings and weight gain
  • Reduced mental clarity
  • Low libido
  • Skin that’s “not looking its best”

The Purification Program can help you cleanse the body of the toxic buildup and improve the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself.  The program is not strictly a cleanse diet but rather a structured program that includes:

  • Eating whole foods
  • Supplements
  • Nutritious supplement shakes
  • Light exercise
  • Adequate water intake

If you are interested in experiencing the following results, give us a call today!

  • Improved weight management
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Better digestion
  • Less bloatingsp-purification--edited
  • Clearer skin
  • Shinier hair
  • Better sleep
  • Clearer thinking
  • Better management of challenges related to natural toxin load in the body

Celebrate Healthy Weight Week: consider the Purification Program!

Did you know there are toxins in the foods we eat, water we drink, products we put on our skin, and air we breathe? Additionally, our bodies produce natural toxins, such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, hormone-metabolism byproducts, oxidized lipids, etc.  … Read More

Give the gift of health to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!!

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$10 OFF 60 minute massage gift certificates

$15 OFF 90 minute massage gift certificates

Stop by the office for purchase or order online using promo codes:

“10OFF” for orders $59 and up; “15OFF” for orders $89 and up 

Special available from January 12- February 14, 2015 for gift certificates only. Not to be combined with any other offer.

Valentine’s Day Specials

Give the gift of health to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!!

$10 OFF 60 minute massage gift certificates

$15 OFF 90 minute massage gift certificates

Stop by the office for purchase or order online using promo codes:

“10OFF” for … Read More

mini-rasp.-parfaits-editedIngredients

1-3/4 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons orange juice
1-1/3 cups whipped topping
12 cubes angel food cake (1/2 inch cubes)

 

Directions

1. Press raspberries through a strainer and discard seeds and pulp. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in raspberry juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Refrigerate until chilled.

2. Divide raspberry mixture in half.  Stir orange juice into one portion; set aside.  Place remaining mixture in a small bowl; fold in whipped topping.

3. Divide angel food cake among four small cocktail glasses or dessert dishes.  Layer each with a scant tablespoon of reserved raspberry-orange mixture and 1/3 cup creamy mixture.  Refrigerate until serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Mini Raspberry Mousse Parfaits

Ingredients

1-3/4 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons orange juice 1-1/3 cups whipped topping 12 cubes angel food cake (1/2 inch cubes)

 

Directions

1. Press raspberries through a strainer and … Read More

We are happy to announce the arrival of Cameron Ann Fernandez, daughter of Monica and Tim Fernandez.  Cameron was born on January 5th at 2:43am weighting in at 7lbs 3oz and 19 inches long.  Cameron and her parents are doing great!!  Just look at this beauty….

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Welcome Cameron!

We are happy to announce the arrival of Cameron Ann Fernandez, daughter of Monica and Tim Fernandez.  Cameron was born on January 5th at 2:43am weighting in at 7lbs 3oz and 19 inches long.  Cameron and her parents are doing … Read More