Some people may experience a profound fatigue, which is all encompassing, affecting daily routines, and not alleviated with rest. This tiredness is called “chronic fatigue syndrome,” commonly abbreviated to CFS. Coping with CFS can lead to feelings of anger, guilt, anxiety, isolation and abandonment. The feelings can lead to an increased stress level and exacerbated symptoms, which can make management and recovery more difficult. One treatment that can be beneficial to sufferers of CFS is massage, which can greatly improve the quality of life.
Are your ears ringing? Many say it’s because someone is talking about you. Or, it could be because something is actually wrong with you. Sorry. It’s called tinnitus (pronounced TINN-a-tus or ti-NIGHT-us). The word tinnitus has a Latin origin that means “to ring or tinkle” . Tinnitus is relatively common, affecting 50 million Americans. Most people describe it as a constant ringing in the ears, but it is defined medically as a perception of sound when there is no actual sound present. Tinnitus can occur occasionally or constantly and the volume of the sounds can fluctuate. Tinnitus can be a frustrating diagnosis to live with. I encourage sufferers to seek multiple and varied ways to help manage the symptoms.
Massage has profound effects on the body and should not be viewed as a luxury. In addition to the commonly noted benefits of massage therapy, an attentive massage therapist will use massage techniques to deliberately promote a more neutral posture. This posture will hopefully alleviate your pain complaints and promote the body’s intrinsic healing process.
Tummy aches used to be the easiest way to convince Mom you needed to stay home from school. However, in the real world we no longer get to stay home and play video games all day because of stomach pain. Even though you are uncomfortable, it is unlikely you have the time to take a day off to beat Super Mario 64. Spend a few minutes massaging your belly and you might be able to dramatically increase your comfort and get on with your day. While abdominal pain can be indicative of something far more serious (you should always consult your doctor for medical advice instead of reading blogs), sometimes it is just something as simple as indigestion. I have found abdominal massage to help with constipation, indigestion, menstrual cramps, gas and bloating, nondescript stomachaches, and emotional distress. Read more!