Women have historically loved high heels; they arch your back, make you taller and make your legs look longer. Unfortunately, most women don’t think about the long term consequences of wearing high heels regularly, until it is too late.   Wearing high-heels on a regular basis can contribute to foot deformities and poor posture, both of […]


MainStreet Essentials Day Spa

August 18, 2010

Life for most people today seems to consist of one hectic, over-scheduled day after another, stressing both mind and body. Everyone at MainStreet Essentials Day Spa in Montrose Colorado is dedicated to providing a nurturing and healing environment so that clients can feel totally relaxed and cared for as they make the most of beneficial […]

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Backpacking San Luis Peak: 5 lessons from a women’s weekend on the trail

August 8, 2010

I was recently invited to a women’s backpacking weekend with some of the gals from the San Juan Veterinary Clinic.  Within the group, we had six women and six dogs. Teresa Petterson and her three dogs were our fearless leaders, with Cheryl Stiles, Gretchen Lamb  Becky Sondergard, Jackie and myself never far behind. It was […]

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No time to cook healthy? Try one of these 6 quick breakfast ideas

July 26, 2010

I am one of the few people in this world who have never skipped breakfast, in fact I actually LOVE breakfast.  Not the heavy biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs kind.  Instead I like a breakfast that is quick, delicious and healthy.   It has taken years for me to find quick ways of making a […]

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Does getting a massage regularly make a difference?

July 17, 2010

In practicing massage, I tell my clients that setting a schedule to come in for massage on a regular basis is more beneficial than coming in only occasionally.  In fact,  greater awareness and improved health are just some of the benefits of coming in more often.  I’ve always felt that this is true, but never […]

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Hartman Gardens – Montrose Colorado’s Finest Jams, Jellies, and Syrups

June 26, 2010

Since we have created a blog about our life in Montrose and on the Western Slope, we decided to offer a way to feature and support Montrose and Western Slope businesses.   Montrose, Colorado is teeming with wonderful artwork, crafts and food, and as we thought about whom to feature first, we ran across one of […]

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5 Steps to Better Posture

June 18, 2010

It seems that the majority of aches and pains that I work on in our day spa find their source within the combination of the clients postural imbalances and the strain of daily activities on their body.  The question clients most frequently ask is “what can be done to improve my posture or relieve my […]

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