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Release your neck and shoulder tension

Try these between massage sessions, especially when doing something repetitive like deskwork or gardening. Reach up and grab the base of the left side of your neck with your right hand Squeeze and release, moving your hand down your left shoulder and arm. Repeat several times on both sides of your body. For a deep [...]

By |2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The importance of stretching

Stretching is an important part of muscle health. It is a simple, quick and effective way to bring oxygen rich, nutrient rich blood into the muscles, making them more supple and relaxed. A relaxed muscle is less likely to tear or go into spasm. This means a decrease in body pain and an increase in [...]

By |2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Try this progressive relaxation exercise

Try it when you feel anxious, stressed or when you can’t sleep. Doing it every day will give you the most benefit. Lie comfortably with your arms and legs outstretched. Clench one fist and hold it for 10 seconds. Relax the fist for 10 seconds, then clench again and relax. Repeat with the other hand. [...]

By |2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building resistance to stress

These are healthful tips for better managing your stress levels. Jog, swim or bike Exercise increases the flow of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers responsible for what is called “the runner’s high”. In addition, exercising, if done two to three times a week, will improve your circulation and help relieve chronic tension and anxiety. [...]

By |2017-06-01T07:19:41+00:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The stress test

Stress is not necessarily a bad thing; it can be a stimulus for positive change and growth. But excess stress can be detrimental. You can feel the effects of stress from one single large event or as a series of small ones accumulate. Even a small stressor in your life like a mild, but chronic [...]

By |2017-08-15T18:03:23+00:00September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All about stress

We all feel the impact of stress every now and then. Some of us might say that life is busier and more stressful than it's ever been. The rise of technology and the busy-ness of life today makes it harder for us to escape. The secret to avoiding the pitfalls of stress relates to how [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:36:23+00:00August 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for a good night’s sleep

Insomnia is a problem for many people, and the worry about not sleeping can become a problem of its own. Occasional insomnia is common and may be a response to excitement or temporary worry. It will do you no harm as long as you remain reasonably energetic in your daily life. Also, you may not [...]

By |2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for reducing the number of times you get a headache

Chronic headaches usually result from a number of factors. Many times, they are caused by tension in the neck and shoulders, life stress, hormonal imbalances, unexpressed emotions, or possible reactions to medications or alcohol. Try keeping a headache 'log' to help you determine any patterns that could be contributing to your headaches. But please remember, if you ever experience a sudden severe headache unlike anything you’ve [...]

By |2017-06-01T07:19:41+00:00July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to reduce a headache in progress

You may find the earlier you stop whatever you’re doing and try one of these techniques, the more likely you will find you can reduce a headache. But remember, if you ever experience a sudden severe headache unlike anything you’ve experienced before, seek medical attention immediately. 1. Cold or hot packs Put a bag of [...]

By |2017-08-15T18:03:24+00:00July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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