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Holistic Massage Remedy In NYC

Come in for an appointment @ Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage and Bodycare within a holistic wellness community.

Ease into serenity and nourishment for your body for a relaxing massage… or actively commit to a fitness regiment for specific chronic stress tension. Indulge in a long overdue pampering massage for 2 hours or plan time-efficient weekly 30 minute sessions for fine tuning musculo-skeletal issues. Our promise is to give you therapeutic results to relax, reboot, and re-energize your senses. Take care in yourself and we will take care you! Our products, derived from botanical and organic sources, supplement our fine-tuned techniques learned from many prestigious spas of nyc.

Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage & Bodycare focuses on providing you the best customer care driven services. Our space is within a floor of other mindful counselors of chiropractors, naturopathic doctor, and clinical aromatherapist for convenience of care and we all will strive towards intimate grassroots care for all our clients. There is always a moment to discuss your individualistic needs and questions for the day. Continued relationships foster health within your body and mind and spirit as well as our local health-provider presence.

We are peacefully located on the prettiest block in NYC… with tree-lined sidewalks, Jackson Square, healthful Integral Yoga Institute and organic food store, on the junction of West Village and Meatpacking District!

Our hand picked supplemental retail lines include: hyrdration Stirwands by Quantum Age Water, natural bodycare products from Bidwell Botanicals, essential oil and products by Mountainrose Herbs and candles by Volupspa.


Women’s health supplements

As you may well know and heard of me tooting about’s readily available and discounted supplements. Here is a great newsletter from the founder Dr. Stephen Holt about supplements and teas to ensure proper wellness just for women… I strongly believe in taking Evening Primrose and Omega 3/6/9 oils. Please read!

Dr. Holt Health News: Nutrients for Women’s Wellness, Part 1

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Thu. November 3rd, 2011
Vol. 1, Issue 17
Nutrients for Women’s Wellness, Part 1

There are many areas of health that are important to women, including hormonal balance, skin health, breast health, libido and more. This newsletter is Part 1 of a two-part series covering specific nutrients that may be helpful for these critical areas of women’s wellness.

Antioxidants for Anti-Aging

While most women have heard of antioxidants, many are still unaware of how they work or how to take them. Basically, antioxidants work against the unwanted oxidation of body tissues. While oxygen can be the body’s best friend, it can occur in a reactive form that damages tissues through the process of oxidation. Reactive forms of oxygen are called free radicals.

I believe that antioxidant usage is a key anti-aging tactic. Oxidative damage to tissues has been associated with almost every known chronic disease. Moreover, oxidative damage to genetic material and other cell structures is believed to be a principal cause of abnormal tissue changes that may lead to poor health and premature aging.

There are two specific antioxidants that may be especially beneficial for women. The first is green tea, which is brimming with antioxidant polyphenols, and offers versatile, well-documented health benefits. Second, I am impressed with scientific data showing the powerful effects of ellagic acid, found in raspberries and pomegranates.

Many skin care products today contain antioxidants intended to produce anti-aging effects on the skin, yet the topical application of antioxidants may be only marginally effective at improving skin health and appearance. Instead, I recommend women take antioxidants orally.

L-Theanine: Relaxation from Green Tea

While many of green tea’s benefits have been attributed to its antioxidant polyphenol and related catechin (e.g., epigallocatechingallate, EGCG) content, the use of green tea and other herbal teas, such as German chamomile, can also cause feelings of relaxation.

The compound in green tea believed to be responsible for its soothing properties is the amino acid L-theanine. This amino acid has shown an ability to cause muscle relaxation and contribute to restful sleep, without a direct sedative or hypnotic effect. It’s believed that L-theanine may support the balance of various brain chemicals that serve as messenger molecules (neurotransmitters). Following the oral ingestion of L-theanine, brain activity shows measurable changes toward relaxation.

The frequent presence of anxiety or stress in PMS and perimenopause makes L-theanine an ideal addition to supplement formulas for women. In addition, L-theanine may help support healthy blood pressure.

Chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus) for PMS, Menopause & Libido

Vitex agnus castus (Chasteberry) is an herb that has been grossly underestimated as valuable for women’s health. Laboratory studies show that extracts of chasteberry can both bind to estrogen receptors in the body and may stimulate progesterone receptors. In other words, chasteberry is a hormonal biological response modifier with several potential actions (Table 1).

Multiple hormonal actions
May raise progesterone levels in blood
May increase levels of luteinizing hormone
May help correct consequences of progesterone deficiency
Inhibits the stress hormone prolactin
Has an antiandrogenic hormone effect
Approved by German E commission for management of menstrual irregularities and mastodynia (breast pain)
Table 1. Vitex (chasteberry): Characteristics and actions of an underestimated herb for menopause and PMS.

It has been argued that the major benefit of chasteberry is related to its ability to enhance the actions of progesterone. When taken in low doses, Chasteberry may decrease follicle-stimulating hormone and increase lutenizing hormone levels in the blood. These changes in the blood levels of pituitary hormones can result in increases in blood levels of progesterone. This helps to explain why chasteberry may reduce hot flashes, help with vaginal dryness and contribute to better mood.

Chasteberry has also been used to promote libido in women, and it seems to have a clear effect on inhibiting the actions of the stress hormone, prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. These actions on prolactin make the use of chasteberry unwise in pregnancy and for people taking medications that promote dopamine responses (e.g. L-Dopa).

It could be noted that chasteberry is an herb that acts quite slowly in the body, and it may take as long as three months of continuous use before it exerts its beneficial effects for menopause and PMS.

Evening Primrose Oil for Breast Health, PMS & Menopause

It’s believed that evening primrose oil is beneficial for breast health, PMS, breast pain (mastalgia) and menopausal discomforts. Its beneficial effects may be due to its gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content. This fatty acid is a precursor of a group of molecules called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are considered, in simple terms, to be friendly types of hormones or messengers that support the body’s inflammatory response. GLA is known to be a precursor of prostaglandin E1.

Some studies have indicated that women with PMS may be unable to readily convert precursor molecules into GLA. It’s proposed that a deficiency of GLA may aggravate PMS.

Some of the desirable effects of GLA can also be achieved by omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA (docosahexanoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentanoic acid). Omega-3 fatty acids offer benefits for breast health, cardiovascular health, brain function and immunity. Every woman should consider taking a fish oil or other omega-3 supplement containing DHA and EPA, in enteric coated or targeted delivery forms, for health.

Be Healthy!
Stephen Holt, MD

Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter, which will cover additional nutrients for women’s wellness, including ginkgo biloba, ginseng, flaxseed and more.

Stephen Holt, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emerite) and a medical practitioner in New York State. He has published many peer-review papers in medicine and he is a best-selling author with more than twenty books in national and international distribution. He has received many awards for teaching and research. Dr. Holt is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings and healthcare facilities throughout the world. He is the founder of the Holt Institute of Medicine ( and

Great Nutritionist – Rebecca Sadek

Looking to reboot your body’s system after the Summer to prepare for the Autumn? I met recently with super friendly, super knowledgable and super pregnant Nutritionist, Rebecca Sadek. She has a food cleanse series to help you get back to balance.

We discussed primarily complaints of most people these days which can be a cause of modern diet…

Many have IBS or digestive issues which affects your lower back issues and upper kyphotic “up to the ear” postures.

Many live on caffeine because as busy NY-er’s they don’t seem to get proper nutrition which sustains the extra boost throughout the day. This of course leads to constant anxiety!

Some carry extra weight around the lower abdomen which mysteriously never seem to disappear even with rigorous exercise!

Could it be that your body’s system needs to detox a nutrient that does not belong within you?

Well Rebecca has a solution for us:

Clean out your system with a gentle cleanse that won’t leave you starving. You will receive all of the resources and support you need to gently clean out your insides, reduce cravings, shed some unwanted weight, and teach you how to improve your diet.
• personal 30 minute phone consultation
• complete set of all natural detox products and supplements
• 14 day detox eating guide which includes shopping list and recipes
• Self-care and fitness guidelines
• Email support during cleanse
• One 30 minute post cleanse coaching session
• Discounts on future programs & products

Please call and ask her any questions! I know I have… and please do continue hydration with plenty of fresh lemon juice!

Rebecca Sadek
Holistic Nutrition Counselor
“simple solutions for everyday health”

917-804-4906 Mobile
347-689-3386 Office

Core Values.. a non yogic study

Everyone is prescribed a Rx for core strengthening post Rhemedy By Rhed massage session whether it’s a Pilates regiment or strength focused Yoga class commitment. This video looks at 4 simple exercises which incorporate some of both in simple manners to reduce tension on your spine’s Nucleous Pulposas which are the springboard cushions between each vertebrae.. And I love the handlebar mustache on this professor of Spine Biomechanics!!

Stuart McGill, a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, demonstrates a few core exercises that emphasize all the major muscles that support the spine. Watch the video here.


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