Category: self care


Nurturing a Growth Mindset During Times of Uncertainty

Did you know that during times of uncertainty, our bodies more easily go into “survival mode”? Uncertainty can trigger stress, anxiety, and depression and easily activate the sympathetic autonomic nervous system: the infamous “fight or flight response.” Too much stress may negatively affect our immune system, sleep hygiene, and amplify stress by activating a vicious…
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School Closure Notice, 3/15/2020, COVID-19: Update to ITM Community

School Closure Notice, 3/15/2020, COVID-19: Update to ITM Community Dear Institute for Therapeutic Massage Community,  The dedicated school staff has worked hard over the past week, in the face of a challenging situation, to keep our schools as healthy and safe as possible. While, as of today, we continue to have no known cases of…
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COVID-19: 3/13/2020 Update to ITM Community

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) have been working collaboratively to respond with information for school communities on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are a cause for public health concern. The CDC and World Health Organization will continue to closely monitor the situation providing on-going guidance.


10 Health and Wellness Ideas for 2020!

With the start of a new year, health and wellness is on many of our minds. Here are 10 self care ideas to consider in the new year!