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Soar to Success: Creating Supportive Therapies that Fill the Gap

In Aromatherapy, Featured, Healing Touch, Natural Healing, Nia, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

Read Magazine Online Download PDF Article       – Debra Reis, RN, MSN Have you heard of treating side effects of medical procedures with supportive therapies? We hadn’t until becoming acquainted with Author, Speaker and Nurse Practitioner, Debra Reis, MSN. She shared with us that as a nurse, she had been working in clinical settings and had witnessed first-hand the …

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Nia – Through Movement Find Health (A Demo)

In Nia by Debra Reis

Hello All, I was reviewing a Nia demo done with fellow instructors, Patricia Scott and Teresa Myers.  We did this as part of a Nia Research study for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer.  All of the participants are cancer survivors (except one who is a support person). It warms my heart to see how these ladies show the …

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Nia Exercise Shows Benefits for Women with a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

Recently, information about our research study supporting the use of Nia exercise for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer has been published in both Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (abstracts at the following links: Effects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and A Review of Nia as an Exercise Option for Cancer Survivors.) The …

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Nia and Heart Health

In Nia, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

We all know exercise is good heart health.  In addition, regular exercise helps you burn calories, lower your blood pressure and improve cholesterol.  People who don’t exercise are almost twice as likely to get heart disease as people who are active. The American Heart Association suggests 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week, to improve overall heart …

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Gentle Movement Therapies Yield Big Results

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

According to some experts, repetitive training is not the best exercise for the body nor the mind. It can lead to entrainment – working the same area or areas of the body perhaps losing agility or flexibility for the whole body. In addition, repetitive training reduces mental stimulation and creativity and may lead to boredom and reduce interest with doing …

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Frequency of Life

In Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Natural Healing, Nia by Debra Reis

It is said that everything alive vibrates. This is where we get the language – vibrational frequency. A motion not usually seen with the naked eye but certainly measurable as electromagnetic waves or hertz. Our bodies have different frequencies. Even the earth has a frequency. Research has shown that the body frequency will decrease with illness. Review the work of …

Nia Exercise – Benefits for Cancer Survivors

In Nia by Debra Reis

Nia, a fusion fitness program that blends the beauty of the dance arts (modern dance, Duncan Dance and jazz), the power and precision of the martial arts (tai chi, tae kwon do, aikido) along with the balance of the healing arts (yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique). Nia is for every body and is adaptable to many fitness levels. Developed by Debbie …

Ageless Grace – My Experience

In Featured, Nia by Debra Reis

Monday night I had the privelege to experience an Ageless Grace class led by Patricia Scott. Ageless Grace is a program that consists of 21 tools for lifelong comfort and ease which can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability (sign me up!). It is referred to as “Timeless Fitness for the Body & Mind.” All of …