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
With holiday season approaching, let's talk about gifts. In the spirit of you, I hereby advocate treating yourself and buying what you really want. Don't misunderstand – I love a surprise as much as the next person; the mystery of what's-inside-the-box, the allure behind the beautiful wrapping and ribbons, the happiness on the face of the gift giver. But let's be realistic. It can get … [Read more...] about Don’t Wish For That Gift – Buy it Yourself!
Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they're all a fact of life. And all good reasons to get a massage. So it really shouldn't come as a surprise to find out many people have been contacting so heavenly massage... It's great to be able to give yourself a massage at home, and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it's a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral … [Read more...] about Tips Toward a Better Massage
May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good reminder to check up - and brush up - on yours. The pain began as a dull off-and-on ache between my shoulder blades. But then, seemingly overnight, it progressed into a persistent, sharp and stinging sensation that moved beyond my neck and down into my arm. The unrelenting pain woke me – and kept me - up at night. And the more I felt the pain, the … [Read more...] about Five Quick and Easy Tips to Keep Your Sanity When You’re in Pain
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
With winter season on the horizon, it's time to start thinking ahead about sprucing up around your home: cleaning out closets, tuning up your heating system, weather-proofing your garden, gathering firewood, clearing your roof and gutters of debris, caulking around windows and doors, and more. But just as important is sprucing up your health. Here are five easy things to do to get you … [Read more...] about Does Your Body Need a Winter Fixer Upper? Five Easy DIY Improvements
For people with chronic pain, life can be hard. The unrelenting pain may make you feel uncomfortable and cranky and even hopeless at times. But it's more within your control than you think; switching bad habits for good ones can help ease the pain and improve – and potentially prolong – your life. Even if you start by checking out sites like budexpressnow, at least this is a start to hopefully … [Read more...] about Make it a Habit: 5 Tips for a Pain-Free You
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
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