The definition for a repetitive strain injury is as simple as it sounds. Any action that is done repeatedly can create an injury from cumulative stress to muscles, ligaments and joints.
Pool noodles are versatile. Your imagination is the limit, but have you thought of how to use a pool noodle to work out the tension in tight muscles? The lowly pool noodle can be resurrected!
If the end results of a beautiful flower garden or productive vegetable patch are anything to go by, gardening is a relaxing undertaking. Then why, in spring and early summer, do so many dedicated gardeners show up for massage?
If you are a caretaker you are constantly tired for good reason. Parents of growing children, adults taking care of aging parents and family or friends who accompany a loved one through illness are all caretakers. The role requires careful and continuous vigilance to ensure the health and safety of the person under your care.
Massage is a wonderful way to help your growing body adapt to the many changes that occur during pregnancy. Whether for comfort, to ease aches and pains, to address a specific issue such as sciatic pain or to reduce minor edema, massage therapy can help throughout the many months of waiting for your baby to be born. Once your baby is born there are many changes to your lifestyle and relationships. For both new mothers and fathers, a relaxing massage can be an excellent antidote to the stress that may accompany your new roles. Breast feeding brings its’ own challenges. Massage therapy addresses muscle fatigue and strain that results from the sustained posture required to feed your baby. Gentle breast massage along with warm and cool compresses is effective in reducing breast engorgement and congestion, making it easier for both you and your baby to enjoy feeding. Wishing you…