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What Do We Do After Work at Armaid

What Do We Do After Work at Armaid

Terry - Inventor
On Saturday mornings, I make it a point to spend some time at the Farmers Market in Blue Hill. There’s a huge glass greenhouse on the grounds of a home and garden supply shop in town. Organic farmers and crafters from miles around come to sell their produce and products in the heated comfort of the greenhouse during the Winter months.....

Maura - New Accounts
I revamped my life's flow last year. I wasn't living authentically. I kept telling the artist in me to Be quiet and Get lost and she responded by screaming. I now listen to her above any other voice inside myself.....

Jessica - Fulfillment
After work every day, I do mom stuff. Different mom stuff on different days. Here's a snapshot:

Alix - Marketing
I work as a subcontracted staffer at Armaid, so actually Armaid is my "other".....

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

“Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history.” - Chris Hedges


That’s not a great record for humans, especially those last two world wars. What triggers such conflict? What is the foundation that begets war? I feel it is a lack of imagination, understanding, empathy and altruism. 

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Self-Care Is Essential for All Massage Therapists

Self-Care Is Essential for All Massage Therapists

Massage Therapy as a profession can be brutal on the joints of your fingers, thumbs and elbow. These joints usually suffer the most abuse. Excessive joint compression can be a factor but most often the cause of problems is simple: chronically over-used and over-tight arm muscles that pull on where their tendons attach at these joints, causing inflammation (tendinitis) and functional misalignment resulting in pain and dysfunction. When your arms and hands don’t work, you don’t work. When I worked as a sports massage therapist, my lack of a daily maintenance routine stunted my career and limited my effectiveness.

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Why do we give?

Why do we give?

There was a story that was shared around the office about two neighbors. One was better off than the other. The more financially comfortable neighbor learned that his neighbor and his family were struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. Like many generous neighbors the wealthier neighbor went over to offer support. He told his neighbor that in the unlocked garage is a freezer filled with food and to please help himself. Days go buy and the hungry neighbor stops by to take a few items from the freezer as offered, consciously not taking more than he knew his family needed. His kind neighbor was not home. So he just went home, closing the garage door behind him. They next day the generous neighbor stops buy with two large grocery bags filled with more frozen food and says, "Don't you ever do that again!" "Don't you ever go hungry again, when I have a freezer full to share. Help yourself anytime. And take as much as you need."
 

Giving Guide

Giving Guide

Below are the organizations we support individually, collectively and as a business. It is important for us to give back and support the organizations we believe in. As we start the holiday season we welcome the reminder to give to those who need our support.

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Trees In Maine

Trees In Maine

Inspired by nature this month, the changing leaves, and the apple harvest season, Terry M. Cross, took a walk through Blue Hill to observe and learn more about the trees around town with Blue Hill Tree Warden and dear friend, Phil Norris. 

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We're Surrounded by Nature - Our Commutes to Work

We're Surrounded by Nature - Our Commutes to Work

The Armaid Company, Inc. staffers' commutes to work. We all live, love and work in Maine. The drives we have to Armaid Central are really quite spectacular.

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Climbing in New England by Mike Morin

Climbing in New England by Mike Morin

Mike Morin, the Northeast Regional Director of Access Fund, and fellow Mainer, shares his top climbing spots in New England.

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Love on the Rocks

Love on the Rocks

Climbing combines many of the great metaphors for life because it’s all about efforting upwards, climbing to a new plateau, getting to the mountain top (and we all know there are many paths to the mountain top), choosing the path of least resistance, it’s not the arrival it’s the going.…

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Preparing the Therapist: Stopping Exercise Routine and Soreness

Preparing the Therapist: Stopping Exercise Routine and Soreness

As part of the customer service that comes with your Armaid purchase we offer 1-on-1 sessions with our therapist and inventor Terry M. Cross. He will address your concerns and questions and make personalized recommendations on what is the best course of treatment and use of Armaid in your arm health maintenance.

Client Question: My PT brought up the idea that I stop my exercise routine.  Apparently it could fatigue my forearms further and interfere with my recovery. So I am taking a break. I typically use Armaid through tout the day. I didn't this morning but I did this evening. Now, immediately afterwards, I feel a lot of soreness. I am looking for advice and encouragement. I am aware Armaid can be "overdone."  Should I use it more or less than the recommended starting of 2-3 times per day?  What does the soreness mean? Do you have more advice related to tendon issues? 

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Outliers… or how Elvis became Elvis

Outliers… or how Elvis became Elvis

Outliers: Defined as something or someone that is outside or separate from the norm, be it behaviorally, statistically or geographically.

Let’s just regard a person for a moment who might be labeled an ‘outlier’ from what they have accomplished when compared to the majority of humans. There are many people who take up playing the guitar, but there are very few Eric Claptons and Jimi Hendrixes out there….or Elvis Presleys.

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Pong Night in Maine

Pong Night in Maine

When I moved to a small town on the coast of Maine over ten years ago, I had the good fortune to be invited to Monday Night Pong by a local farmer. I've been going almost every Monday since....

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