It’s that time of year again…. kids are playing, snow’s falling (somewhere), and the rest of us are stressing out over what to get everyone for the holidays. You don’t want to show up to the Christmas party empty-handed...
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.
re you an avid gym go-er? A chill and relax-er? Or a perfect mix of both? Regardless of your lifestyle, sore, achy muscles are inevitable and seem to hit at the most inopportune times. If you’re like us, life is too busy to slow down from painful trigger points and knots.
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...
Sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, refers to the radiating pain that flows through the sciatic nerve throughout the back, buttocks, and back of the legs. For some, this pain displays itself in different ways. Restless leg syndrome, or the feeling that you just need to get up and move, can be a symptom while others feel twinges of pain or numbness in the buttocks and legs.
We all love sports and staying active but most of us wake up sore in the morning. While there are steps to loosen the muscles and warm up your body before strenuous exercise, soreness is almost always an after-effect of a good workout. But don’t get discouraged! Just like warming up, there are steps you can take to relieve the ‘good sore’ – tense muscle knots you may be experiencing.
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese practice that believes in the life force that flows within the body. When there are disruptions or imbalances in that natural flow, pain will reside at the blockage. Going even deeper, each organ and body feature is energetically attached to a point within the hands and feet. If you’ve ever heard of referred pain, this is the perfect example.
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?
Each workday, we sit at our desks, staring at our screens, waiting for that clock to hit 5p.m. so we can get moving and head home. For you, that may be heading downstairs to join the family if you’re working from home, or maybe it’s starting your hour-long commute for those of you still working in the office in 2020. B