Do you suffer with TMD in your TMJ?
If you do, I don't have to explain what the abbreviations stand for. You will know!
But for those who have not been plagued by this condition, TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder , the pain and discomfort in your jaw and lateral face muscles.
And TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint which connects your jaw to your skull.
Read here for some jaw-dropping facts about TMD and how massage therapy can help.
Every year since 20 March 2012, the world has been commemorating International Day of Happiness.
20 March also happens to be my best friend Lynette’s birthday, an event the two of us have celebrated since 1968!
And I can tell you with no doubt in my mind that our friendship has greatly contributed to my own happiness ever since that day during our first year at school, when she allowed me to use her peacock blue and mauve crayons for my drawing.
But what is this thing, happiness, really? And how is happiness related to health and wellness?
According to the holistic healing philosophy we are made up of body, mind and soul or spirit.
The soul is our essence. It is the part of us that lives on after death.
How then, does this viewpoint fit in with the definition of holism where the combination of the parts is greater than the individual units?
A random question seeded itself in my mind, early this morning as I was raking up fruit that had been dropped by the pomegranate tree and the quince hedge after a typically windy Strand night.
Can one extract oil from a pomegranate and a quince? And if so, how can it enhance a massage treatment?
Body-mind or mind-body? If you are struggling with physical and mental pain and feel that the dominant health paradigm’s dualistic approach to mind and body seems inadequate to explain anything, I want to talk to you. Join me under the tree in my garden for a cup of rooibos tea and let’s talk massage and SomaSense!