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” [1]. 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.

Microscopic Benefits of Massage Therapy

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.