I often get ideas for activities that I wish I had done with my kids. These ideas are often the result of wisdom gained about what children actually enjoy doing, what is affordable, and what would have been multi-purpose.
Had we not read that poem, she may not have had the words at seven to share what she was feeling, and I may not have had the ears to hear as a weary mother of four to listen.
Hyperemesis gravidarum is Latin for “Hyper-emphasis-on . . . never-come-near-me-again”.
When I first moved to Chagrin Falls, I was pulled over by the police right in front of the popcorn shop for going the wrong way on a one-way outlet.
So, the patient had pain in the striking foot but that was not the problem. There was a problem in the planting foot but that was not the problem. The problem was likely the hip.
The reasons for muscle tightness will influence the manual therapy approach and sometimes it is a combination of many reasons so there needs to be a multi-faceted approach and sometimes, a trial and error approach.
But, because medical science is in its infancy, there has likely been no independent research on your particular issue with your particular complicating factors. So what if there have been no/few studies? What if the studies are poorly constructed? What if they were sponsored by the industry selling it?
So, a person who believes that the unborn child is a person, deserving a right to live, may desire that the woman not choose abortion . . . but it is a desire, not a goal. That woman has autonomy and sovereignty over that decision. The goal, on the other hand, of those working in our center was to maximize the amount of support we could give to women in this situation.
This is not time-consuming. Very little sweat, if any, involved. No thinking necessary. Whether you can sit and get off the toilet with only your lower body muscles is a main indicator of your fitness level. Make this simple thing part of a daily routine . . . even if you have no time to do anything else. You will need to use the toilet as long as you are alive. Hit that toilet training hard!
We all, as humans, have to live in a world with some degree of uncertainty so uncertainty is a shared human experience and we must respect that in one another.
Some people make massage a regular part of their self-care and there is value to this because it allows your body to let go of tension as much as possible all in one session and on a regular basis. A massage allows your body to be reminded of what relaxation feels like. That can be extremely beneficial for your nervous system.
So, how do you understand DOMS in the context of massage since your massage therapist is not exercising you? After a massage, there may be subtle changes in the neuro-muscular system causing the muscles to work differently – more effectively, we hope. By the next day, you may be sore, as though you just started a new exercise program. In a way, you have . . . your muscles are working differently with each step, just like the muscles are working differently with a new exercise.
The treatment options are not perfect, since they really need to get the Central Nervous System to “change its mind” and stop sending the pain signals. None of the medications for fibromyalgia do this; they artificially raise the pain threshold. For some, this works; for others, it doesn’t.
The Levator Scapula is a stubborn and sensitive muscle. When it becomes aggravated, one massage session may help take the edge off but may not fully resolve the issue if other lifestyle changes don’t coincide. So at home, don’t do the following for prolonged periods of time . . .