Words to describe pain

Your massage therapist is not making idle conversation when they ask “What does your pain feel like?”. The type of pain felt can be used to deepen assessment and ultimately create a treatment that is focused on the possible cause, not just the symptoms.


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…