caretaker fatigue

Caretaker burnout and massage therapy

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.


Just do nothing

We put so much effort into eating well and exercising, all to keep our bodies going. For a change, try doing nothing.  It looks easy but is deceptively difficult. We don’t want to look lazy or like a lay about so some training is in order. Massage offers the mental and physical training to develop your ‘do nothing’ skills. It is a legitimate way to rest and restore.  After experiencing deep relaxation and how wonderful it feels, you are ready to go out on your own and do nothing. The ‘do less, not more’ benefits of a lowered heart rate, less muscle tension, mental clarity and an imagination gone wild can be felt immediately. Let’s face it, no-one will thank you for doing this.  Sneak some do-nothing time into your daily life while thinking of yourself as ahead of the trend.  Before long, others will follow. Just do nothing! Focus…