Pain, in addition to causing physical distress, can cause significant emotional distress, making you mighty cranky, depressed, stressed and anxious. It can turn an ordinary day into a minute-by-minute challenge and shadow you into a sleepless night. While pain sufferers may not concur on just one type of treatment, there is one thing they all agree on: Chronic pain impacts their quality of … [Read more...] about Five Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Pain Relief
Mother's Day is approaching, and if your celebration includes gifts, it's not too early to start dropping some hints (or better yet, ask for what you want). Yes, I love surprises, but I also love getting a gift that I'll use and love...and to ensure that, I've learned to ask. After all, a gift is worth asking for: It's something special; something you wouldn't normally buy or do for yourself; … [Read more...] about Moms and Massage, a Perfect Marriage
Our lives are filled with so much motion that can strain our body, a complex, amazing machine. Just thinking about all the possibilities is enough to make us dizzy: we turn, bend, lift, walk, run and move. And even when we're not in motion, that brilliant machine with all its moving parts is still being challenged: It's possible, after all, that sitting, standing or even sleeping in the wrong … [Read more...] about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?
Most of the time, we go about our days routinely and with little thought; we wake up, brush our teeth, pour ourselves some coffee or tea, eat breakfast (or not) and head off to work (or play). Wash, rinse and repeat. Sure, having a morning routine – or any routine for that matter – is an essential part of living a healthy life. But, did you ever stop to re-examine those everyday habits? You may … [Read more...] about Five Little Changes, Five-Plus Big Results
No one will ever know you're enjoying a massage...except for you. Wahl has come out with a Pulsing Massage Patch that you can wear on-the-go and under your clothes. I don't know who first uttered, "If we're not in pain we're not alive," but lately the word "pain" has become one of the most common and popular topics at many dinner conversations. It isn't easy being pain-free. We may be … [Read more...] about You Need to Add This Pain Reliever to Your Wardrobe
You’ve looked forward to it all year…researched, planned and anticipated. It’s finally here - vacation time! And you’re determined not to let anything ruin it. Unfortunately, no matter how meticulously you plan, there are a lot of things that can derail a vacation. Some are simply out of your control – like delayed flights, lost luggage, and perhaps the most infamous of all – the weather. … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Enjoy a Pain-Free Vacation
When you experience pain, do you: Become anxious and depressed Pop a painkiller Lose sleep Call in sick Book a massage Do nothing, live with it, and suffer in silence All of the above There's really no simple answer to this question, since there are many dynamics - like the type of pain, your background and personality and family and social environments - that can determine … [Read more...] about Natural Remedies for Pain Management