“No pain, no gain, right?” Is one of the most frequent statements made by massage therapy clients in reference to the amount of pressure they like during a massage. Yet, they often come in with pain and there is no sign of gain. How much pressure is the right amount?
During the steamy month of July there is no need to race out to your massage therapist. Some of the many benefits of massage can be achieved by simply staying put.
If you’re getting enough sleep, you can skip reading this post. Chances are the rest and rejuvenation required to meet the energy needs of your day is elusive. Sleep hygiene, habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis, is the latest in things that we should all be doing every day. However, the mere thought of adding one more ‘must do’ to the list can be exhausting. Still, without a solid 7-8 hours to restore energy, over time sleep depletion starts to show itself in irritability, forgetfulness, headaches and even depressed mood. Ironically, a body and mind that don’t know how to slow down can result in insomnia. After a while, something has to give. There are no guaranteed tricks to getting a good night’s sleep. The first step though can be as simple as acknowledging that restorative sleep is as essential as good food…
Anxiety has taken hold. The evidence is all around us in people who use the word ‘busy’ as a badge of honour and don’t get enough restorative sleep. The rates of medication use is rising with unclear long-term side effects. What if help was at hand, literally, 24 hours a day?
“Age, eh?” After turning 50 so many conversations start this way. Two simple words, so many meanings and the context ensures there is no doubt what is the reference. If you know what this refers to then you are part of a club that puts you on a level playing ground with others who have aches and pains that no longer disappear after a good night’s sleep.