Friday, December 23, 2016

Resolve To Be Healthier In 2017

Forget money, houses, and boats - your health is the most valuable asset you can have. Health is what allows you to pursue a career, raise a family, and chase any number of different dreams. Unfortunately, many people dedicate less time to their health than any other aspect of their lives.

As we move forward into the New Year, it's time to take a close look at some of our lifestyle patterns to identify where we have room for improvement. Since your health is so important, take this opportunity to develop some new habits to promote a healthy lifestyle in 2017. The Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy is here to help.

New Year's Resolutions To Be Healthier In 2017:

Don't Eat Sugary Foods More Than Twice A Week
Sugar is everywhere. Some sources are obvious (like desserts or donuts), but others are much harder to identify (like canned beans and ketchup). Its pervasiveness makes it next to impossible to eliminate entirely, but you can make progress by only eating obviously sugary foods (cookies, pies, cakes, etc) two days per week - or less!

Take A Walk Every Day
Walking is a great way to exercise and improve your health. Long walks are great, but short walks are beneficial too. Choose a small route near your home (such as your block or your street) to walk every single day, no matter what the weather. It may be hard to get motivated at first, but it will get easier once it becomes routine.

Do One Plank Every Morning
Planks are a great form of exercise because they work your core and your entire body. You don't have to do them for a long time to reap the benefits; holding them for just 30 or 60 seconds will make a big difference. Doing one every morning as soon as you wake up is a great way to set the tone for an active, productive day.

Take The Stairs
When was the last time you chose to take the stairs instead of the elevator? Elevators are easy and convenient, and we tend to jump onto them without giving it a second thought. However, riding elevators (and escalators, too) is contributing to our sedentary lifestyle and rising obesity levels. Combat this trend by resolving to take the stairs any time you can.

Drink Water
What did you have to drink today? Coffee when you first woke up, orange juice with breakfast, tea or soda with lunch... with so many enticing beverages at their disposal, many people in America drink a surprisingly little amount of water. However, these other beverages often have a lot of sugar that can make it hard to lose weight and stay healthy. By drinking water (or caffeine-free herbal tea) throughout the day instead, you can eliminate extra calories, stay hydrated, and be healthier.

Take A Probiotic Regularly
Many of us think of bacteria as a bad thing, but that's not entirely accurate. While there are certainly bad forms of bacteria, there are also a great many good forms. In fact, an estimated 400-500 of these good forms reside in your GI tract and are directly correlated to your overall health. Many people take antibiotics and use antibacterial hand soap without giving it a second thought, but what they may not realize is that these antibacterial products can reduce the number of good bacteria in their systems as well. By taking a probiotic, you can help rebuild your strains of healthy bacteria.

Make The Lime Your Resource For A Healthy 2017!

At our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks, our mission is to help our clients lead happier, healthier lives. As we move forward into 2017, we pledge to do everything we can to help you achieve better health in the coming year. We offer customized medication in Central Missouri that targets your specific needs without the side effects of standard medication. We also offer a variety of over-the-counter supplements, including a high-quality probiotic. For more information about our health services at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website at

Happy New Year from The Lime in the Coconut!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

DIY Healthy Alternatives To Everyday Products: 4 Recipes With Essential Oils

Household cleaning products, bug spray, air fresheners, shampoo... We use these products so frequently that we often take them for granted. Most people rarely give it a second thought before wiping their kids' toys down with Clorox, washing their hair, or coating themselves in bug spray. People are often surprised and a little dismayed to learn about the extra (often toxic) ingredients mixed into these products, but they are so essential to everyday life that they continue to use them anyway. The Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy is here to help you break out of this cycle - keep reading to learn more about essential oils and how you can use them to make safe, healthy alternatives for these everyday products.

Bug Spray
Recipe from

  1.  Fill a spray bottle halfway with distilled water
  2. Use witch hazel to finish filling the water bottle (almost to the top)
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (optional)
  4. Add 30-50 drops of essential oil for desired scent
Shake well. Recommended oils to choose from include lemongrass, cajeput, cedar, eucalyptus, catnip, citronella, rosemary, clove, mint, tea tree, and/or lavender. These oils have a pleasant smell that serves as a natural insect repellent.

Recipe from

Whisk together the following ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup of Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 20 drops of essential oils of your choice
If you have dry hair, you may want to add 1/2 teaspoon of almond oil or olive oil. Choose the essential oil(s) you want to use based on their aroma. Store in a plastic or glass container.

Everyday Cleaner
Recipe from

In a spray bottle, mix together the following ingredients:
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Several drops of tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil
Once you have mixed these ingredients, fill the spray bottle the rest of the way with water. Shake it well and let it settle before using it for the first time. If you are using it on fabrics, test it in a small, discreet location first to ensure that it won't alter the color. Tea tree and eucalyptus are good oils to use for cleaning products because, in addition their pleasant smell, they have natural anti-microbial properties.

Air Freshener

Make your base for your air freshener by mixing the following ingredients together in a spray bottle:
  • 2 tablespoons of vodka, rubbing alcohol, or pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 15-25 drops of essential oils of your choice
If you are using this blend purely as an air freshener, you don't have to worry about finding the oils that contain anti-microbial properties. Choose the scents you like the best. The author of this recipe recommends using a wide variety of oils, including peppermint, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, orange, clove, geranium, rosemary. Feel free to experiment with these or any of your favorite Young Living blends.

Get Your Essential Oils At The Lime In The Coconut!
If you've been looking for a way to avoid exposing your family to the toxic chemical found in everyday products such as shampoo, insect repellent, cleaning products, and air fresheners, essential oils may offer the solution you've been looking for. As a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, our compounding pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO can provide you with all the essential oils you need. We would be more than happy to help you select the perfect blends for you!

Please note: We will be closed until Tuesday, January 3rd so that our staff can celebrate the holidays with their families. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Not Just A Cosmetic Problem

Being overweight or obese isn't a simply cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly increase your risk for other health problems.

Abnormal Blood Fat Levels

If you're overweight or obese, you're at increased risk of having abnormal levels of blood fats. These include high levels of triglycerides and LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol. Abnormal levels of these blood fats are a risk factor for coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack and heart failure. Abnormal blood fats can be corrected with weight reduction.

Metaid: The Answer You've Been Looking For

The Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy has a product called Metaid that, when used in conjunction with simple dietary changes, will assist your metabolism to burn stored fat for fuel - without hunger or the need for exercise.

Contact our pharmacy at (573) 964-6786 to learn more about Metaid and how it may be able to benefit you!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Staying Healthy During The Holidays

We've said it before and we'll say it again: your health is your most valuable asset. No matter how you plan on celebrating the holiday season, we encourage you to make a conscious effort to keep your immune system strong and your health intact. Our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you stay healthy this holiday season with these quick, common-sense reminders.

1. Watch Your Nutrition
Cookies, candy, hot chocolate, Christmas cocktails... sweet treats and alcohol are far too accessible during the holidays. Indulging in a special beverage or a decadent dessert isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's important to do so in moderation. Your body has to work hard to process toxins like sugar and alcohol, so consuming large quantities of these substances can weaken your body's natural defenses and make you more likely to get sick. 

2. Don't Underestimate The Importance Of Mental Health
Your mental state plays a huge role in your overall physical health. If you are extremely stressed, for example, you may be more likely to catch a cold or nasty virus that could lead to a headache, fever, or stomach bug. Avoid overloading yourself with too many commitments this holiday season. Don't be afraid to say "no" when necessary!

3. Stay Active
Physical exercise boosts your immune system and contributes to greatly improved overall health. The cold temperatures and hectic schedules sometimes make it all too tempting to let exercise slide to the back burner (or off the stove entirely) during the holidays, but it's often far easier to make time for a little bit of exercise every day than being sick for several days in a row.

4. Make It From Scratch
When cooking or baking this holiday season, taking the time to make your items from scratch provies a great opportunity to make them more healthy. Instead of blindly filling your body with the refined sugars in the cake mix, for example, you can make your own and substitute healthier sweeteners (like agave nectar). It doesn't have to be a huge concession on your part to make a big difference - a little bit goes a long way!

5. Avoid Unnecessary Contact With Germs
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One of the best ways to keep yourself from getting sick is to simply avoid contact with germs and illness-causing bacteria. Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently, and avoid sharing foods or beverages with other people. There's a reason these suggestions are so pervasive in our society - they go a long way towards reducing unnecessary exposure to unhealthy viruses and bacteria.

6. Increase Your Body's Natural Defenses
Your body is equipped with germ-fighting cells and bacteria that are designed to keep you healthy. In addition to eating a healthy, balanced diet, you can increase this natural defense system by taking immune-boosting supplements. We offer a variety of these supplements, including elderberry juice and probiotics. 

Happy Holidays From The Lime!
On behalf of everyone at our Lake of the Ozarks pharmacy, we hope you and your family enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season. If there is any way we can be of service to you, please don't hesitate to let us know! We look forward to talking with you.

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

We've officially hit the month of December, which means that Christmas is only a few short weeks away. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of finding gifts for everyone on your list, our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy is here to help. In addition to customized medication, we offer a variety of essential oils, massage gift certificates, skincare products, and other items that may be perfect for even the most challenging people on your list.

Rx Skin Therapy Products
Rx Skin Therapy products are an ideal Christmas present for mothers, sisters, in-laws, and friends. This pharmaceutical grade skincare line is available without a prescription, but the quality of their products easily rivals prescription-requiring alternatives. Products come are customized to complement dry, oily, or normal skin types. Find night creams, day moisturizers, skin firming serums, and more right here at The Lime in the Coconut.

Essential Oils
Considering the vast range of benefits they offer, it's no wonder why essential oils have become so popular. You can administer essential oils topically, orally, or aromatically for a variety of different purposes. Essential oils can be used for any number of different purposes - improving your loved ones' health, soothing a fussy baby, making safe, natural alternatives to bug sprays or cleaning products, and so much more. We recently became an authorized distributor of Young Living™ Essential Oils, so you can find all the oils you need right here at our pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO. We have several different blends and aromatherapy products in stock, and we can special order any of Young Living's products upon request.

Herbal Supplements
Do you know someone in your circles who has recently developed an interest in holistic health? We offer a huge selection of herbal supplements designed to help people fight specific health challenges and/or boost the immune system to improve overall health. Stop by our pharmacy to peruse our selection!

Massage Therapy Gift Certificates
When it comes to Christmas presents, it's hard to beat a massage gift certificates. From your best friends to your parents, everyone on your list deserves (and would appreciate!) a massage. Our Lake of the Ozarks massage therapist is currently running a special on Christmas gift certificates - if you buy two gift certificates for 1-hours massages at regular price, you will get an extra certificate for a 30-minute massage for FREE! See our earlier blog post for more information about this massage therapy special.

Happy Shopping!
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Your friends at The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy & Wellness Center look forward to helping you find the perfect gift items for everyone on your list. Pharmacy hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday through Thursdays. Don't wait until the last minute to finish your Christmas shopping - stop by and see us soon!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Obesity: More Than A Cosmetic Problem

Obesity is one of the fastest growing health conditions in America. More than two-thirds of the U.S. population is considered overweight, and more than one-third is considered obese. Many people battle with their weight off and on throughout the year, finding motivation to eat healthier and be more active at certain times and then losing motivation at other times. Typically, most people lose all motivation to stay in shape once the holidays arrive. We're almost to the end of the year, they think. I might as well enjoy myself during the holidays and then I'll start trying to lose weight after the first of the year.

Don't fall victim to this mindset. There is an alternative - an option that may enable you to eat until you feel full and avoid packing on extra pounds at the same time. Keep reading to learn more about the new weight loss product available at The Lime In The Coconut Compounding Pharmacy.

More Than A Cosmetic Problem

Being overweight or obese isn't just a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly increase your risk of developing other health problems. For example, as your body mass index rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease - a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Plaque can narrow or block the coronary arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle and potentially causing a heart attack.

Type 2 Diabetes

Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, almost everyone with this diagnosis is overweight. Diabetes is a condition in which the body's blood glucose (or "blood sugar") level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and then carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy. In type 2 diabetes, the cells become resistant to insulin. At first, the body reacts by producing more insulin. Over time, however, the body can't make enough insulin to control its blood glucose level. Diabetes is a leading cause of multiple adverse health conditions, including:
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Blindness
  • Early death

Fortunately, glucose control can be restored through weight reduction and proper diet.

The Lime In The Coconut Is Here To Help

Obesity happens one pound a time, but so does prevention. Whether you are trying to lose weight or simply keep your weight in check, our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help. We are the exclusive providers of a unique supplement called Metaid that can assist with the weight loss process.

Metaid is a dietary supplement that, when combined with simple dietary changes, will assist your metabolism in transitioning to using fat for fuel. Burning your body's stored fat results in weight loss and improved overall health. It can also help reduce and hunger and cravings.

Metaid was developed by a local physician and pharmacist and is available exclusively at The Lime In The Coconut Pharmacy in Lake Ozark, MO. For more information about this revolutionary new weight loss product, stop by and see us or give us a call at (573) 964-6786.

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Massage Gift Certificates - Our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Is Back!

The holidays are here! Thanksgiving is just one week away, and Christmas is only one month after that. Don't get caught unprepared for your family's gift-giving extravaganza. Our licensed massage therapist at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with an easy gift solution that everyone on your list will love: massage gift certificates!

Give The Gift Of Relaxation This Christmas

Simplify your Christmas shopping experience by purchasing massage gift certificates at the Lake of the Ozarks for everyone on your list. A massage is the perfect Christmas gift - you don't have to dust it, find a place to store it, or worry about whether or not your recipient will like it! Our massage therapist, Darin Puppel, effortlessly combines multiple techniques to deliver a massage that is therapeutic, healing, and relaxing. Whether you know someone who is recovering from a specific injury, combating stubborn headaches, or simply needing a chance to relieve tense or strained muscles, Darin can adjust his techniques to perfectly meet the needs of everyone on your list.

Christmas Special on Massage Therapy Gift Certificates

But wait, there's more! We're sweetening the deal - from now through December 24th, 2016, we're extending a special offer on our massage therapy services:
When you buy two 1-hour massage gift certificates, you'll get a FREE certificate for a 30-minute massage!

That's right! When you purchase two 1-hour gift certificates at regular price, you'll get a free certificate for a 30-minute massage (valued at $45). We offered this special last year, and it was so popular that we decided to bring it back this holiday season. You can use your free certificate for whomever you like - you can offer it to someone else to take care of another person on your shopping list, or you can keep it for yourself. We won't tell! 

Health Benefits of Massage

By gifting a massage to someone, you're offering a lot more than a chance to relax. Massage therapy offers a long list of health benefits, such as...
  • Lowering stress
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Promoting deep breathing
  • Developing positive self image
  • Reducing recovery time from surgeries
  • Increasing range of motion and flexibility
  • Overcoming PTSD
  • Improving quality and duration of sleep
  • Normalizing blood pressure

And so much more. For more information about the health benefits of massage therapy (as well as our pricing information), visit our website at

Pick Up Your Gift Certificates At The Lime Today!

As one of our Founding Fathers once said, "Don't put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today." Don't leave your Christmas shopping 'til the last minute! Stop by our compounding pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO to pick up your massage therapy gift certificates today. 

Happy holidays from everyone at The Lime in the Coconut!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Is Your Gut Healthy?

Think your gut is only responsible for digesting foods? Think again.

Your gut is a complex, delicately balanced ecosystem teeming with life. It is home to approximately 300 different strains of bacteria and microorganisms. Before you get too grossed out, it is important to realize that these strains are actually beneficial - or, more accurately, integral - to your health.

When all of these bacteria are properly balanced, people tend to enjoy great overall health. When the ecosystem gets thrown out of balance, on the other hand, a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms can result. Keep reading to learn more about gut health and how to keep your digestive ecosystem in prime condition, courtesy of the team at The Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy.

Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Gut

If your gut is unhealthy, it can throw your entire body out of balance. Some symptoms of an unhealthy gut are relatively obvious, such as:

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea / Gas
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Heartburn
  • Acid Reflux
  • Diabetes
However, digestion-related symptoms such as these aren't the only complaints of people with unhealthy guts. Believe it or not, an unhealthy gut can result in a variety of other (seemingly unrelated) symptoms, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Mood Swings
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Poor Immune Health
  • Skin Problems
  • Weight Challenges

What Makes A Gut Unhealthy?

With so many microorganisms competing for survival, the gut is an immensely delicate ecosystem. It can be thrown off by a variety of different things. Some examples include drinking chlorinated water, taking antibiotics, eating too many processed foods, drinking too much alcohol, and taking oral contraceptives and/or certain medications.

What Can I Do To Restore Gut Health?

Fortunately, you don't have to live with the symptoms of an unhealthy gut. You also don't have to wait for an official diagnosis before you can safely begin trying some things to naturally restore balance to your body's internal ecosystem. Cleaning up your diet and limiting alcohol intake are important first steps. In addition to these lifestyle changes, taking a probiotic can be a great way to promote gut health. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy is proud to offer Ortho Biotics by OrthoMolecular Products. Ortho Biotic is an over-the-counter supplement that contains active strains of healthy bacteria that have scientifically been shown to restore microflora balance by enhancing "resident" probiotics. When taken regularly, it can strengthen the gut-immune barrier, promote inflammatory balance, and improve immune function. For more information about Ortho Biotics, give us a call at (573) 964-6786 or stop by and see us!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Improve Your Health By Improving Your Mood

At The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy and Wellness Center, our number one goal is to help our clients lead healthier, happier lives - and as it turns out, the two often go hand-in-hand. Studies have proven that depression, anger, and other negative emotions can drain the adrenal system and lower the immune system, making you more susceptible to the flu, cold, or other illnesses. By boosting your mood, you may be able to strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health. The team at our Lake of the Ozarks pharmacy is here to help with these quick tips for boosting your mood.

1. Step Outside
Thanks to its grounding effects, spending time outdoors has a remarkable effect on the mood. It also offers several direct health benefits, such as increasing Vitamin D levels, promoting exercise, and lowering high heart rates.

2. Spend Time With People You Love
Feeling connected to a community also has a hugely positive effect on the mood. Whether your community is your biological family, your friends, your neighborhood, your co-workers, or your volunteer group, make it a point to spend some time with the people you care about this holiday season.

3. Be Grateful
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on the things you are grateful for. By focusing on gratitude, you will have less time (and mental energy) to dedicate to negative or stressful thoughts that can dampen your mood.

4. Give Hugs
Hugging does more than boost your mood - it increases levels of oxytocin and has been shown to have real, factual health benefits. According to Mercola, one study showed that giving a 10-second hug every day helps fight infections, lower risk of heart disease, alleviate fatigue, reduce stress, boost the immune system, and more.

5. Limit Your Commitments
It's time to learn to say "no." The holiday season often gets incredibly busy, and all that busyness typically leads to increased stress levels. Allow yourself the freedom to say no to commitments that would be unnecessarily stressful. 

6. Look On The Bright Side
There is a reason that this famous adage has stood the test of time. Changing your frame of reference to focus on the positive side of things legitimately does help you feel happier in the long run. If you're willing to look hard enough, you'll find that there is a positive aspect to nearly every situation.

7. Make A Furry Friend
Animal lovers are on to something - studies have shown that petting and playing with a dog or cat (even for as little as 15-20 minutes per day) has been shown to have a fantastic effect on the mood. Why not use this research as an excuse to get a new furry friend?

Stress levels tend to rise during the holidays, so as we move into the holiday season it is more important than ever to take the time to balance (and improve) your mood. We hope that you find these suggestions helpful! Improving your mood is an important part of staying healthy, but taking immune-boosting supplements can also be incredibly helpful. Stop by our compounding pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO to pick up your supply of over-the-counter immune boosters today!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

10 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is primarily recognized as a method to relax and relieve tension in the body, but in fact the health benefits of massage are much more far-reaching than that. Our licensed massage therapist at the Lake of the Ozarks masterfully blends several different styles and techniques to deliver a unique massage experience that offers lasting health benefits. In honor of Massage Therapy Awareness Week, we're dedicating this week's blog to discussing some of these benefits.

10 Health Benefits Offered By Massage Therapy

1. Reduces Anxiety
Massage Therapy has been shown to be wonderfully effective at relieving chronic anxiety. By offering a safe environment and gentle touch, massage can allow the recipient to overcome anxiety attacks.

2. Improves Quality Of Sleep
By helping lessen anxiety and stress, massage therapy can significantly improve quality of sleep as well. In turn, better sleep lends itself to calmer minds and improved immune systems.

3. Speeds Surgical Recovery
Though sometimes necessary, surgery is very hard on the body. Massage Therapy can reduce adhesions in scar tissue, allowing the body to maintain the flexibility and mobility it needs to thrive.

4. Fights Headaches
Tension headaches are some of the most common forms of headaches. By relaxing muscles and helping improve their elasticity, Massage Therapy can significantly reduce tension headaches (and possibly even eliminate them altogether).

5. Alleviates Pregnancy Pain
Some women breeze through pregnancy without a single complaint, but others experience a variety of aches and pains as their bodies take on new pressures and demands. Massage Therapy can help relieve the tension caused by these new pressures.

6. Promotes Muscle Health
Considering that there are well over 600 muscles in the human body, it is easy to see why muscle health correlates so closely to overall physical health. By helping improve/alleviate muscle pain, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, and muscle performance, Massage Therapy contributes to improved overall physical wellness.

7. Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can be responsible for several serious health problems, from heart attacks to kidney failure. Massage Therapy can be a great solution for people looking for natural ways to lower blood pressure.

8. Enhances Self-Image
Self-image is often the cumulative result of several different factors. By helping reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, and improve overall physical health, Massage Therapy can support a positive self-image.

9. Boosts The Immune System
High stress levels and poor sleep can wreak havoc on the immune system. By helping to improve both stress levels and sleep quality, Massage Therapy can indirectly boost the immune system.

10. Combats Depression
When people are stressed, their cortisol levels increase. Chronically high levels of cortisol can lead to depression. Massage Therapy can help fight depression by reducing cortisol levels and increasing dopamine and serotonin levels (two hormones that help stabilize mood).

Book Your Massage At The Lime Today!

Darin Puppel, LMT, CST-T has been practicing massage therapy at the Lake of the Ozarks for five years. He is truly committed to his clients' well-being and will do everything he can to ensure you receive the highest quality bodywork possible. Click here for more information about our massage therapy services.

Don't let Massage Therapy Awareness Week pass you by - take advantage of these amazing health benefits by booking your massage in Lake Ozark MO today!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM