August is National Eye Exam Month. From the time we open them in the morning, until the time we close them at night, our eyes are always on call. Our feet get a break when we sit, our hands work intermittently throughout the day but, aside from our ears which never seem to get a break, our eyes are just about the busiest part of our body. Learn how massage can reduce the symptoms experienced with eye fatigue and how bodywork can help keep them healthy.
Unless a thorough intake is done with a new client and a periodic review done with long term clients, those with underlying medical conditions may slip through the cracks. Just asking, “How are you doing today?” and getting an “Okay, great,” from the client is not enough.
Riding a bicycle, playing the piano, handwriting, dancing, typing on a keyboard, learning to speak a language – even learning how to give a good massage – all these things, and more, are thanks to muscle memory. Other things that can be included are life events causing not only physical, but also emotional trauma. Everything we do and everything that happens to us and around us affects the nervous system, including the brain and the muscles enervated by each experience. Learn how massage therapy can help to release and even assist in healing the imbalance caused by trauma to the body and mind.