Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. ‘Myo,’ is the root word for muscle while the word ‘fascia’ refers to the flexible bands and fiber bundles that make a thin casing of connective tubing joining your organs to your muscles and bones. Fascia can occasionally tighten and form muscle knots.
Millions of Americans have spent a great deal of time last year in unfamiliar workspaces. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the pandemic has led to an increase in back and neck pain due to a variety of factors: less exercise, psychological stress, poor posture and home office setups.
Whether you’re being bogged down by stress and anxiety or running on empty trying to keep up with your busy schedule – and sometimes both simultaneously – we all could use a massage to just relax. But did you know that outside of simply relaxing, there are benefits to massage that can also improve your body’s everyday quality of life. With different variations and methods for massage, there is always an option for you...
It’s been eight endless hours of never-ending zoom meetings, spreadsheet work, phone calls, making lunch for the kids and rushing back to a conference call that you hope isn’t interrupted by the barking of your dachshund who lets your entire department know that the gardener is here.
Self-care is all about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being and those are to never be taken lightly. During times of heightened stress, many of us can begin to feel overwhelmed and run down every single day. By focusing on you for a few minutes a day, you can start to regain some of the control you may feel you have lost this year.
We’ve all been there – tossing, turning, and a mind that just won’t turn off. Sleep is vital to our minds and bodies for simple functionality but can affect things as small as memory consolidation over time. The average adult requires 8 hours of sleep a night and to feel well-rested...
Halloween is a beautiful time of year filled with so much imagination, candy, and ghouls…. but what’s truly scary is the amount of stress and anxiety many of us carry with us every day. Sometimes it just weighs us down so much that we lose all motivation to be productive and keep moving forward. So, what can we do when we feel like there’s nothing to do?
For many of us in 2020, we just don’t know when to slow down. The daily hustle and bustle get us going and we move like a freight train until we completely run out of steam. But do we know when to take a breather, collect our thoughts, and relax? There are some telltale signs that you’re headed towards a break down and we know just what you need to catch it before it’s too late!
Some days are stressful… and some are just downright crippling. If you’ve ever felt so stressed that one of your stressors is that the simple thought of stress actually stresses you out – don’t stress – you’re not alone.
2020 continues to surprise us all daily and most Americans are experiencing situations foreign to us on the work, home and child-raising fronts. The stress and anxiety from the coronavirus pandemic alone are enough to drive us mad but now, according to estimates, an incredible 42 percent of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time. This is a complete change in dynamics, and it can make us feel like our work lives are turned upside down