Nociceptors often referred to as your “pain receptors,” are free nerve endings located all over the body, including the skin, muscles, joints, bones, and internal organs. They play a pivotal role in how you feel and react to pain. The main purpose of a nociceptor is to respond to damage to the body by transmitting signals to the spinal cord and brain.
There’s vowing to exercise in the new year, there’s actually doing it, and then there’s actually doing it right. For most of us, simple strategies and behavior modifications can help optimize our gym efforts. We should also keep in mind a few golden rules, such as not overdoing it at meal time and remembering that just sticking to cardio isn’t enough.
What if the best way to treat your chronic back pain is by retraining your brain?
That’s the premise of a novel approach to chronic pain. Many people feel pain even after a physical injury has healed or when doctors can’t find a physical cause. The approach, called “pain reprocessing therapy,” tries to train the brain not to send false pain signals. Some early results are promising.
In a study published last year in JAMA Psychiatry, 66% of a group of people who did the therapy for a month were pain-free or nearly pain-free up to a year later.
Balance, strength and body control decline as we age. Older skiers can counteract the effects with two hard and fast rules: Be willing to train and know your limits on the slopes.
At 104, Klaus Obermeyer can still schuss down a mountain on skis. He no longer cares about going fast or skiing first chair to last. He says he’s pleased if he can get out for a single run once or twice a season.
“It takes a lot of work to prepare, because as you get older, your body slows down and weakens,” says the founder of Aspen, Colo., clothing company Sport Obermeyer.
The 2 hr. Warrior Wellness Massage is about treating your pain, treating the neuromuscular conditions that lead to pain and dysfunction. It is about helping you recover from injury so you can get back to the things you love. Nicola will create a unique and customized full body 2 hour massage session which will include Cupping, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Mechanical Vibrational Massage (MVM), Manual Lymphatic Drainage and CBD applied to trouble areas.
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Massotherapy, defined as a manipulation of the soft tissues, is often provided to specific areas or whole body parts aiming at the following effects: enhanced blood flow, relief of muscle tension, improvement of autonomic nerve functions, prevention of bad conditions or injuries, and easing of pains.
A collection of bodywork modalities designed to improve health through manual manipulation of soft tissues including stroking, kneading, pressing, tapping, and shaking. Intends to improve local circulation, reduce pain, and promote relaxation.