Meditation and the Brain

Friday, 09 May 2014 by

Just taking a deep breath during the day when things get stressful can really help you take a step back, so imagine what sitting and taking many deep breaths with your eyes closed can do.  Yes, we’re talking about the benefits of meditation on the mind and body. Science is able to prove that the

Manhattan Wellness Group offers chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture to help your body obtain its optimum well being.  If you have had acupuncture in the past, you may notice that the acupuncturist looks at your tongue.  What are they looking for when they inspect the color of your tongue? The sign: Swollen grey/white balloon

Many people have a hard time getting rid of extra fat around their stomach.  Sometimes exercise, diet and crunches don’t quite do it.  It has been found that rapid diaphragmatic breathing daily for 10 minutes only will result in toner abs and help get rid of extra fat.  This breathing exercise can also decrease back

Walk to Enhance Creativity

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 by

A brief stroll, even around your office, can significantly increase creativity.  Exercise, including walking, generally improves thinking skills, both immediately and in the longer term.  Similarly, exercise has long been linked to creativity. Recent studies have confirmed that creativity increased substantially when people walked.  Most were able to generate about 60 percent more uses for

At Manhattan Wellness Group we believe strongly in exercising well into old age.  We recognize often pain in the body can prevent people from enjoying exercise at all ages.  We offer a unique synergy of chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture to treat pain.  And for many people we suggest swimming as it is

Studies show that drinking a glass of wine a few times a week can be beneficial to your health.  However, those that consume three or more drinks a day, may be damaging their bodies irreparably. Alcohol interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain and nervous system. Chronic alcohol abuse can result in psychological

Exercise without as much pain

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by

A recent New York Times article discusses muscle fatigue and how “no pain no gain” may not be the best slogan.  Manhattan Wellness Group tends to agree that the muscles should be strengthened and stretched gradually without increasing pain. Exercise makes us tired and while it is possible to push through fatigue to reach new

Manhattan Wellness Group has some great ideas for you, your friends and your family to get outside and celebrate Earth Month this weekend!  It will help you bond with those around you, enjoy the outdoors and get in touch with the arts. New York City Green Festival launches its third year April 26-27 at a

Bad posture can lead to back pain. The human body has evolved very little in the last million years, and is basically constructed for the way humans lived prior to the industrial age. When the body is allowed to function as it’s been designed to, movement is abundant, joyful, easy and natural. When we spend

Medical massage therapy has great benefits for the body, it is not just to relax and feel good.  For the elderly in particular, it has various physical and mental benefits, which results in the improvement of health and general well-being. The techniques used for senior citizens differ greatly from those used with younger individuals so massage