Alluvium Expertise Documented

Massage & Mental Health

By: Kristina Mohn, LMT What about massage & mental health?  As humans we tend to hold things "in", whether it be memories, stress, emotions, thoughts, you name it.  Where does all of this go? Do you think it just goes away into the abyss? No, my friends. It stays...

Revisiting Your “Why”

We ask each of our customers to have a "why". Their "why" is a bigger picture to do the work. Reasons to show up and improve their fitness. Reasons to eat healthy. Reasons to improve the way they feel in their skin. Reasons to maintain healthy tissues and joints....

I Get Regular Bodywork… You Should Too!

Why do you get bodywork? Do you do it for the relaxation? For that "ahhh" feeling? Do you do it for aiding in recovery? What about mental health? Or maybe rehabilitative work? I know for me, my reasons for getting a massage have changed throughout the years and are...

Attaining Your Goals

It’s January 3, 2018. Yesterday, I posed a question in Facebook land. How much weight would you like to lose in 2018? A. 1-10 lbs B. 11-25 lbs C. 26-75 lbs D. +75 lbs E. Gain weight. 35 people responded with a specific answer, hundreds more were afraid to comment....

Getting Our of Your Head

Getting out of your head Good luck! I think you actually get out of your head as you take your last breath. That being said, I do think we can slay the beast. That demon that resides right between your ears that tells you yarns of inadequacy, that you are weak, that...

You Need a Health Coach

The first section of this article wasn't written by me. This is an excerpt from Chris Kresser (see bio below), but I couldn't say it any better...   Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? How did it turn out? If you’re like most people, you didn’t get very...

Stop Chasing the Shiny Things

Stop Chasing the Shiny Things They make it shiny because it grabs your attention. They try to add value by using technology to "help" accomplish your goals. There is always some new fangled contraption to diagnose your pain or some new app to show your steps. There is...

Time

Time We all have the exact same amount. 365 days, 52 weeks, 7 days, 24 hours. What we choose to do with that time is on us. I prioritize my life. 1. Me first Seems selfish right? How can I be solid in my skin, confident for those who need me most, and forthcoming for...

Making Time for Yourself

Making Time for Yourself One of the biggest reasons people either leave our gym or don't join in the first place is time. "I don't have time" or "I'm too busy." I totally understand! Life is busy. Distractions pop up and occupy our time. What if we could create time...

Why I pick things up and put them down

Why I pick things up and put them down I stretch myself out of my comfort zone often. I take on tasks that are big, I set lofty goals, and I work toward them every damn day. I own a gym and a clinic. I coach people to be better versions of themselves. I like to think...

Slaying Two Zombies…

Slaying Two Zombies... You find yourself locked in a room with two zombies. One is fitness, and one is nutrition. You are able to slay one zombie. Do you still have a problem? In a world of cliches, the adage of "you can't out exercise a bad diet" comes into focus. If...

The Abandonment of Self is Only Temporary

People were excited about it, millions saw it, select felt it, and few understood it.  I had the opportunity to be in the path of today’s eclipse.  I was fortunate enough to be in the line of totality, and be among people who knew more than me.  I gave my wife a hard...

A Slippery Slope

A Slippery Slope You made the decision to put health first, to go against convention and wear the skin you live in proudly.  You have changed what you don’t like and accentuated those qualities that you love.  You do this for months, even years… and then you decide to...