Did you know that low back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical attention in the U.S.? It is a tough to treat. Studies have shown that very few medical therapies ranging from medications to injections to surgeries can reliably relieve it… where as some can even aggravate the problem even worse.

Lower back pain can be described in two ways: a dull constant ache or severe and sudden sharp pain that can leave the individual incapacitated, unable to stand or sit. The lower back is the region where most individuals feel the most pain. There are several causes of lower back pain which include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated or ruptured disks
  • Inter-vertebral disc degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Traumatic injury to the back
  • And more

Lower back pain is the leading cause of job disability in the world. About one in ten people have it, and for many who develop back pain, the condition becomes chronic.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research shows that massage therapy provides several important low back pain relieving benefits, including:

  • Improved blood circulation; massage allows energy to begin to flow freely throughout the body, in return aiding in blood circulation and getting nutrient-rich blood to any stagnant areas located in the lower back.
  • Relaxed low back muscles for an improved range of motion.
  • Increased endorphin levels. The increase of endorphin levels is actually one of the greatest benefits of massage therapy. Endorphins are the chemicals the body produces that make you feel good, which is very effective in managing chronic pain.

At Heal., we have highly trained and intuitive massage therapists that can help you to reduce low back pain. Our therapists all specialize in different forms of massage such as Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic and even Thai massage and cranial-sacral.

Not sure which massage would suit you best? Give us a call and we can help you find the right fit!

Another powerful low back pain relieving remedy is… *drumroll please* CBD!

Kat’s Natural’s CBD cream and sublingual oils have been proven to help with chronic joint pain! At Heal. we are also able to infuse CBD cream into your massage for an anti-inflammatory response, ultimate relaxation and overall deeper healing.

CBD works directly with your own internal endocannabinoid system! This endocannabinoid system is responsible for your mood, appetite, memory, sleep function, pain, motor function and more. When your endocannabinoid system is out of balance, the rest of your body can experience far reaching negative effects!

It’s no surprise that with a regular dosing of CBD, your body begins to tap into a state of balance which in return promotes stress relief, chronic pain begins to subside, better sleep, quicker healing and so much more.

At Heal. in Altamonte Springs, we carry a wide variety of different ways to incorporate CBD into your daily life. Not only do we carry sublingual CBD tinctures that are easily taken underneath the tongue for optimum healing, we also carry CBD creams and even chocolates for you to begin to implement into your self-care routine.

Our bodies are made to receive the healing benefits that are derived from CBD, and that fussy low back pain can be relieved using CBD!

Give us a call to learn more about CBD and it’s wide assortment of pain relieving benefits today! 407-300-5364

Lastly, while we are on the topic of CBD oil, there are also a wide array of essential oils that can promote relief in the pain experienced in the low back (and really anywhere in the body!)

Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent substances and so they are advised to be used in small amounts and only after diluting them properly.

Analgesic properties make them excellent pain relievers. Essential oils such as peppermint and wintergreen provide cooling pain relief while ginger, thyme and black pepper give warming relief.


Essential oils are also powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Inflammation is a root cause of pain so reducing inflammation is a key treatment for relieving chronic pain.

Other essential oils carry stimulant properties that help increase blood circulation to the painful area, which enables nutrient-rich blood to flow to the area and nourish it. Like previously mentioned earlier, certain essential oils paired with massage can most certainly provide nourishment to any areas in the body suffering of chronic pain.

Essential oils also carry relieving properties! Stress can lead to body aches and pains including lower back pain. Inhaling essential oils and applying them topically have been proven to have therapeutic stress relieving properties.

These 6 essential oils all provide some type of soothing relief, numbing, warming or cooling that when combined in certain methods can provide relief during bouts of chronic back pain:

  1. Ginger
  2. Black Pepper
  3. Vetiver
  4. Sweet Marjoram
  5. Peppermint
  6. Thyme

Ask us at your next massage to incorporate any of these essential oils into your massage, especially if the goal is to relieve low back pain!

If you are interested in learning more about different ways to pair these pain relieving essential oils, send us an email over at info@heal407.com and we will send you a special recipe! This essential oil recipe can be used with self massage as well.

Until next time,

All the heals.

“Once you truly understand that you are just beautiful energy wrapped in human form, your fear and “otherness” will disappear and you will experience deep belonging and fellowship.” – Radha Agrawal

If you feel as though your energy has been muted or your fire is dimmed, know that you don’t have to feel this way forever.

You see, our energy defines us and the people we surround ourselves with help shape our energy! Yes, everyone and anyone who you spend a lot of time with shapes your energy. Think about it, when you’re around that one friend that constantly is complaining about her job, relationship or other melodrama, don’t you sometimes go home completely depleted and lacking any energy?

Now on the other side of this, think about a friend that completely lights you up! They ooze positivity amidst the chaos of life, always emitting radiance and happiness because they’ve found that within themselves. Your conversations with each other bring you life – literally! The cloud that was once over your head following you around is now replaced by the sun as it beams down on you.

This is the feeling and type of energy you should actively surround yourself with.

It’s either energizing or completely depleting – you choose!

Our bodies are incredible. How we choose to take care of them is so important. Your “diet” is not just the foods you eat but also how much you sleep, how often you move your body and also who you allow into your energetic bubble.

You can think of energy through these different words – maybe they resonate with you better, maybe they don’t!

Vibration. Spark. Spirit. Attitude. Presence.

All of this to say that ENERGY is the most potent human attribute available to us and we need to pay closer attention to it.

“Energy is a great equalizer in life. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living or how much money you have – the energy YOU put out is the energy YOU get back! Negative energy breeds negative community. Positive energy breeds positive community. It is that simple”

Energy is the invisible backbone of our lives. It controls the way in which we perceive the world and how others perceive us! It quietly shapes our daily existence and it also controls our physical health! When we are stressed, hurt, angry or sad, we often become physically rigid. Our breath isn’t as slow and fluid and our bodies don’t heal as rapidly as normal because we are in this suffocating fight or flight response.

In order for our bodies to heal – physical, mental and even emotional bodies – we must do our best to stay energy positive in order to maintain relaxed muscles, easy breath, and calmer, happier lives.

Take a moment right here to gently tune in to your “Energetic Meter”.

Are you feeling as though your energy gas tank is on E? When was the last time you filled up your tank with nourishing, positive, healthy energy? When was the last time you relaxed? Are you eating well? What are you doing right now to energize yourself?

If you’re mind had a difficult time answering these questions or you feel as though you’re constantly giving and giving without receiving anything in return – it could mean that you’re due for an energetic reset.

Here at Heal. in Altamonte Springs we believe that you, yes you, are so capable of living your best life – day in and day out. When the weight of the world is on your shoulders however, that statement seems a little far fetched.


Just as your car needs frequent maintenance to keep on going and running smoothly, as do you!
You can’t expect to be living your life walking around on Empty! Why would you want to?


On the other side of stress there is a luscious green patch of self-care and self-kindness grass that is waiting for you. This radiant, abundant, joyful, open and healthy YOU that deserves to shine in the spotlight will finally be able to bloom and blossom.


If you’re looking to dive head first into your Energetic Reset journey, we’re here for you.


Know that we are always just one call away. If your body and mind are tired – yoga, massage, light and sound therapy, salt booth, CBD and meditation are all great tools that will assist in peeling away the layers of stress.


We look forward to relaxing with you!407-300-5364or send us an email at info@heal407.com

Do you wake up every day with a feeling of tension in your body that seems to get worse as the day goes on? Do you feel like you just can’t keep on top of everything you need to do, and you’re constantly “on edge” all the time?

If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone—everyone experiences stress and its associated symptoms from time to time, some of us more than others. The good news is that there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms naturally.

We all have special receptors called CB1 and CB2 that are part of the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. This system regulates functions that help to regulate appetite, mood, and even memory. Most of the receptors in this system are located in your brain and nervous system!

Even though CBD comes from the same place at THC, it doesn’t affect our brains in the same way – at least not directly! You won’t experience the psychoactive response that you would with THC.

Stress and pain are often connected. Cannabidiol can work in several ways to help reduce pain and stress simultaneously.

Knowing that stress and pain are often connected, Cannabidiol works in powerful ways to help reduce pain and stress at the same time.

With it being Stress Awareness month, we’re here to bring awareness to living in long-term state of stress can truly be so harmful to your health. Most people that experience chronic stress will come across issues with their immune system, digestive system and even cardiovascular system – are you starting to see how terrible stress can really be?!

Staying in the fight-or-flight mode for prolonged periods of time can actually cause cortisol to spike higher than normal and as it courses through our bodies, leaving traces of high inflammation and pain that exacerbate already existing health problems.

Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but some of us may not understand or recognize when it gets to the point where we need to seek help. Here are a few things to consider:

  • There are different types of stress and we all cope with stress differently.
  • Stress isn’t always bad! We can acknowledge some of it as good and use it as motivation!
  • Being stressed out does not mean you aren’t grateful. You might love your family or your job and still feel stress associated with these things.
  • Some of the most common triggers of serious stress are major events like the loss of a job, a breakup, a death, or an illness. Even the toughest or most relaxed person can be worn down by these life events.
  • War, assault, and natural disasters can also trigger temporary symptoms of severe PTSD and anxiety.

Here are some easy steps you can take to reduce your day-to-day stress:

  • Daily meditation. Just five or ten minutes a day can work wonders.
  • CBD oil. Regular doses of CBD oil can help improve stress and mood issues naturally.
  • Understand the source of your stress. When you know why you are stressed, you can take proper action to combat it.
  • Breathing exercises. Simply allowing yourself a timeout and taking deep breaths can lower your heart rate and help your brain “reset” fairly quickly when you’re feeling stressed.
  • Socialize! Social isolation can be a major contributor to stress.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Believe it or not, the food we eat can have a huge effect on our brains.
  • Limiting alcohol. Alcohol anxiety is a real problem, and it can happen whether you drink regularly or on occasion.

You can use CBD oil to bring a sense of peace and calm to relax you after a long day, and the best part is that it’s perfectly natural and non-addictive! In addition, all of Kat’s Naturals oils have been clinically tested for quality and safety.

Kat’s Natural’s RELAX and all of their other tinctures support restful sleep and ease the body and mind during times of stress.

THC Free: Drug test safe
Daily Use: OK
Cannabinoids: CBD And CBDv
Terpenes: Myrcene
Essential Oils: Wild Orange – Uplifting to the mind and body, Supports healthy immune function
Shipping: Ships nationwide

Their ingredients?! Critical CO2 Extracted CBD from American Grown Organic Hemp, CO2 Extracted Hops Oil, Sustainably Sourced Wild Orange Essential Oil!

You won’t find any added fillers or oils that the body has a difficult time processing.

Give us a call at 407-300-5364 with any questions regarding the CBD oil that might be best for you… you can also email us at info@heal407.com with any questions as well.

Have a great day!

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a special announcement of what we will now be offering at Heal. in Altamonte Springs!

4 words: Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. Yes, it is as heavenly as it sounds!

The benefits are amazing. You can literally see and feel the effects of the salt after one session. Your skin, body and mind will thank you! So how does it work?

The purpose of Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is to assist in bringing balance to the autonomic nervous system by strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system! Let’s break down those big words: your nervous system has two “settings”. 1) Fight or Flight and 2) Rest and Digest. In our day to day lives we spend a majority of the time in the “fight or flight” response through heightened stress, traffic, deadlines, obligations, and more. Your body is then not able to heal properly while in this state, which is why Himalayan Salt Stone Massages are here to save the day.

You see, the warmth of the Salt Stones activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest) where the environment for healing in your body is at it’s most optimal state. The human body is made primarily of water and salt and because Himalayan Crystal salt contains all 84 trace minerals and trace elements of which the body is made, it’s no surprise that our bodies respond so well to the powerful effects of a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage.

What makes Himalayan Salt Stone Massage so therapeutic are the negative ions that are produced to create a sense of peace and relaxation. What do negative ions do? Well, when there are too many positive ions in the body it leads to inflammation. Therefore, being massaged with the stones helps balance the positive ions with negative ions. This can help reduce inflammation. On top of the decrease of inflammation, the heat of the salt melts the tense and tight fascia to allow your massage therapist to go deeper into the muscles throughout your massage. Talk about deep, deep relaxation!

The salt stones used during your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage are smooth and will easily glide across your back. Some of the stones are shaped like hearts which definitely adds a loving essence to your massage, at least I think so!

Your skin will be left feeling refreshed and renewed. I can also guarantee you’ll have the best sleep of your life the night of your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage! Profound healing, unwinding and toxin release. Speaking of toxin release, did you know that the salt rocks placed on the soles of your feet during your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage can actually pull up toxins through sweat? Perfect for hangovers and jet-lag!

Click here to order your own Himalayan Salt Stones and Salt Lamps to either place in your bath to draw out toxins or to place inside your home to aid in detoxifying your living space with the same benefits that you’d experience during a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage: better sleep, improve mood, ease coughing, reduce allergies and inflammation!

If you’re ready to relieve stress, reduce your blood pressure, dive into serenity and improve overall well-being – don’t hesitate in reaching out to us to schedule your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at Heal. in Altamonte Springs! We’re here for you!

407-300-5364 or email us at info@heal407.com

Lauren here! Lately, I’ve heard the words CBD Oil pop up everywhere, in articles online, recommendations from friends, and here at work. If you, like me, have been wondering what the heck CBD oil is all about, I can help. I’ve done my homework and am here to share about CBD Oil and its benefits?

CBD is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant, this is known as a cannabinoid. No, you will not experience any psychoactive effects from CBD oil. The compound used in CBD oil comes from the hemp plant which does not contain THC, the mind altering compound found in marijuana.

Research suggests that when we consume CBD it directs the body to use more of its own endocannabinoid. Introducing CBD oil into your body will help it produce its own CBD allowing you to naturally fight inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, and improve your digestive health.

CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD, the concentration and uses of these oils vary. Kat’s Naturals offers a variety of concentraions and dosages of CBD oil, each dosage created to promote a specific response from the body. Heal helps with inflammation and chronic pain, Balance improves digestive health and balances hormones, while Relax promotes a restful sleep and decreases anxiety symptoms.

Give us call at 407.300.5364 or send us a Facebook message if you have any questions or want to try CBD oil.

As always I recommend checking with your physician if you are currently on any medications, have a medical condition before using CBD oil.