Meditation is a great way to enhance your health. It is great for the mind and body to take the time to achieve MINDFULNESS. Let’s explore what meditation is and how it helps your mind and body as a whole.

WHAT IS MEDITATION:

Meditation is the act of meditating. Meditating is a relaxation technique where an individual thinks deeply for a period of time. This time focuses on one’s mind.

Going through cancer treatment can be a harrowing experience. The methods used to treat cancer are tough on the body and end up leaving an individual with many side effects like anxiety, sleep deprivation, pain, nausea and more. Utilizing massage while going through cancer treatment is a great way to alleviate some of these symptoms. Here are the benefits of massage during cancer treatment:

One of the most joyous moments of a parent's life is the birth of their child. Both mother and baby go through quite the ordeal to be united outside the womb. But relief can be found in the practice of infant massage. This is a long standing tradition that benefits more than just the baby and here is how.

Is your immune system functioning at peak performance? Maintaining a healthy body starts from within. It is important to have a strong immune system, and get plenty of exercise. First and foremost let’s talk about the importance of your immune system and exercise. Then we can look into how massage therapy helps your body.


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (
PTSD) is a recognized anxiety disorder that develops from a traumatic experience. Many individuals have been diagnosed with PTSD as a result of military duty, natural disasters, sexual abuse and trauma.

Here are some symptoms of PTSD:

Flashbacks

Nightmares

Sleep Deprivation

Depression

Suicidal Thoughts

Feeling of being on edge and in danger

There are many other symptoms for PTSD. Ask your doctor for help if you feel these symptoms are describing you.

Sports are a great way to get your daily dose of exercise. From pro athletes, aspiring athletes and those who just play for fun sports are a widely used method for maintaining a healthy body. That being said sports can cause injury and maybe not in the way you think. With sports an injury is often catastrophic like a broken bone or torn ligament but these are not the only types of injuries individuals experience. Muscle aches, tension and body aches are all symptoms of INJURY. These symptoms are telling you that your muscles have been overworked and need to recuperate in order to perform in sports. Here is what you can do if you experience any type of sports injury:

Throughout the ages the power of touch has been used to enrich the lives of individuals. The common purpose of massage is to help people relieve their pain. In fact massage has been used to help patients recover faster from surgery and injury. Here is how massage has devoloped in the western world:

1700s: In the colonial times massage therapists were called RUBBERS. The sole purpose of medical rubbers were to help patients with rehabilitation.

1850s: Medical gymnasts came to America and began to revolutionize the world of massage. The Swedish techniques were developed by Pehr Henrich Ling. This technique promoted health, prevented disease and treated injuries.

PAIN is the primary reason why you are running for an ice pack or reaching for the heating pad. But which will actually help you alleviate or relieve your discomfort? To answer this question we first need to analyze your symptoms:

Ouch! Do you suffer from headaches more that 15 days out of the month? This could mean that you suffer from chronic headaches! Often times chronic headaches are linked to your stress levels. A higher stress level induces tension headaches and can even bring upon a full blown migraine! The pain generated from these frequent headaches can be debilitating and hinder you from your day to day activities. Don't let pain rule your life instead reduce it with the help of massage. 

Massage is a proven hands on technique that aides in reducing stress. By ascribing to a stress reduction program you will be able to reduce the frequency of your headaches. Live your daily life with minimal pain and enjoy the little things.

First and foremost to create a gratitude list you need to know what gratitude is! Gratitude is not only an expression of thanks but it is a mood, a personality trait and an emotion. Here are the differences:

GRATITUDE and MOOD: Gratitude puts the mind in a certain condition. Those who are able to show gratitude and admit to being grateful for things have a tendency to stay in a happy state.

GRATITUDE and PERSONALITY: Being grateful is a choice. Not every person’s personality can maintain gratitude.

GRATITUDE and EMOTION: A person feels gratitude through emotion. The emotion they feel is happiness.

We have all felt the negative affects of stress. Whether it is self induced from procrastination or beyond our control, like a cancelled connecting flight, the same remains true: stress can negatively affect the body. Side note: there is such a thing as GOOD STRESS which is brought on by setting goals and working to achieve them but for our purposes we are going to focus on negative stress and the health issues that come with it.
 

Take a minute and think about the last time you were overwhelmed... At this point you were experiencing stress and your brain was telling your body to secrete coping mechanisms: adrenaline for short-term or manageable stress and cortisol for long-term or toxic stress. Both adrenaline and cortisol change the body's behavior in ways such as: increased heart rate, increase in blood pressure immune systems weaken, fatigue, sadness, and much more. To combat these symptoms of stress we suggest the following:







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