What does burnout feel like? Exhausted, frazzled, and running on empty. Too overwhelmed by mounting pressure to function. Paralyzed. Utterly depleted. Broken. Stress, over time, can become chronic and lead to burnout. Getting out of the depths of burnout can feel almost impossible – and insurmountable feat. Even for those in or nearing crisis mode, things can get better!
Massage Therapists spend a lot of time telling you about all the awesome ways that massage can help and all the reasons you should get a massage. Sometimes, however, you should cancel or postpone that session. Here we explore some of the reasons NOT to get a massage.
I was slowing down on the interstate approaching an accident, looking at the flames leaping from the car off on the left shoulder, wondering if the person was ok. When I looked forward to stop behind the person in front of me, a movement caught my eye in the rearview mirror. Headlights. Coming too fast. They weren’t going to stop in time. I braced myself for the inevitable.
We strive to find peace in the world and in ourselves. To break with the overwork and the 24-hour news cycle and the never ending chatter within. Mindfulness and meditation can help us begin to cultivate a calmer inner environment and a happier outlook.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
The main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are pain, numbness, burning, tingling, weakness and/or clumsiness in the hand or fingers, not including the pinky finger. Symptoms often come on at night, and may radiate sensation up to the shoulder.
If you have pain or other symptoms from temporomandibular disorder (often referred to as “TMJ” or “TMD) you have many options for helping manage your condition. Massage, of course, is one of our favorites. But here is a list, compiled by a dental hygienist, of things you can do at home to help ease your TMJ symptoms.
By Claire Schoen
Light and rhythmic, lymphatic massage (also known as lymph massage, manual lymphatic drainage, or “MLD”) helps people feel a deep sense of relaxation and calm. This specialty style of massage is, perhaps, one of the most relaxing forms of massage – using such gentle pressure that the body can fully let down its guard in the hands of the practitioner. Anyone who wants to achieve peaceful calm should try lymphatic massage, especially those who don’t prefer firm pressure massage.