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Menstrual Cramps: Tips and Suggestions

Menstrual Cramps: Tips and Suggestions

Menstrual cramps are not “all in your head”.   Dysmenorrhea is a condition that can ruin your day and make you feel miserable.  Cramps are caused by the uterus contracting, which can cause the oxygen supply to uterine muscle tissue to be briefly cut off, which causes the cramping pain.   Some women experience mild cramping that just makes them feel lousy while going about their regular activities.  Other women experience debilitating pain, along with nausea, light headedness, and nausea.  There a…

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Abdominal Massage for Relaxation

Abdominal Massage for Relaxation

Many people who have regular massage have never been offered abdominal massage. Many would never consider having their stomach massaged as it is a personal space that we are not used to having touched. Many therapists shy away from offering/including abdominal massage as they may not have been trained, they may feel uncomfortable or simply because clients don’t ask for it. However, in a recent YouTube Video, Ian Harvey aka “The Massage Sloth” suggests that an effective abdominal massage can…

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