Known to be what hydrates you and even keeps you alive, can water cause you stress, pain and tension? Water. It’s almost the healthiest thing we can think of. It is part and parcel to every process of living, keeping life itself balanced and surviving to profound potential. It seems to wash away everything that would hinder life, and all things considered “unclean” in nature. But what if it just washed everything away,… period? What if water didn’t discriminate and could wash
Does a tired old mattress seem like a good culprit for the stress you carry in your shoulders and back? How many times have we tossed and turned on an uncomfortable mattress, or at least one which has far outlived its expiration date? And, how often have we blamed said mattress for the stress we carry in our necks, shoulders and back? But do non-chronic shoulder and back pain come from your mattress? A look at basic cause reveals some hidden and interesting, controllable fact
You consider your pain ‘not chronic’ but, is a massage really all you need? Perhaps the greatest mis-definition of all time is “chronic” when it comes to describing the stress people tend to carry in their shoulders, neck, head or back. Most will admit to such occasional, minor pain, but nearly all will attest that it isn’t “chronic” in nature. The irony is that “chronic” actually means “occasionally” in a manner of speaking. It is a term that denotes a repetition over time.
Coffee seems an obvious scapegoat for stress, but do you have to quit drinking it to relax? Not exactly. Sure, you can quit coffee and maybe even feel a little relieved (once getting past the withdrawal phase). But do you stop carrying stress forever after? The answer to this question proves that coffee isn’t itself the sole culprit, a contributing factor it may be. And, if this isn’t enough evidence, witness the millions of non-coffee-drinkers who yet suffer the effects of s
When carrying stress in your shoulders or neck seems to point back to your workstation… Work can be stressful enough, but even in absence of external stress, sitting in front of a computer for eight or more hours can seem to take its toll physically. Shoulder and neck pain, back pain and even headaches tend to result from a job that keeps you in a seated position for long hours. But, does sitting at a desk all day really cause pain, tension and physical stress? Just when it s
You know you carry stress in your shoulders, but why does it accumulate there? We all tend to “carry” our stress in our shoulders or other areas of the body. But, how is it possible that it could accumulate there in the first place? Further, why does it seem so impossible handle? Must we simply live with it? While it seems that finding ways to “deal with it” in absence of a solution keeps it temporarily at bay, not knowing its cause can cause further problems. Understanding h
The number 7 is not so lucky when it comes to these symptoms of stress Stress is a word that is often used but seldom fully understood. Derivatives such as “stressed out” and “stressful” are just as common. But what IS stress, what are its symptoms and what can be done about it? The answer requires an examination of the 7 most major and popular symptoms. Stress is 2-faced It’s true. Stress itself describes something the environment is doing to the body. It manifests itself in