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 … [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. 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 tool to better health, you’ll want to get the most of it. Making the most of your massage is easy to do with one … [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
Getting older certainly has its perks, but the reality of it is that aging can take its toll on many of us, despite our efforts to get out there and stay active – especially as the cold weather sets in. No, it wasn’t an exaggeration when your mother/father/grandmother or someone else rubbed their knee/elbow/back; winced and muttered, “I can feel a storm coming on.” Yes, there is evidence that … [Read more...] about Pain Relief for Achy Joints