Pick the date you will begin your life as a non-smoker. Be realistic about the timing of your date (the day before a big presentation at work, or an exam at school is probably not the most advantageous date). Be sure to have plenty of self-nourishing and encouraging activities in place to ensure your path of success.
Massage eases anxiety and depression, as well as leg and back pain, in depressed pregnant women, and their newborns seem to benefit as well, according to a recent study.
“Massage therapy effects on depressed pregnant women” was conducted by staff of the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine, in Florida.
Massage therapy benefits people who suffer from eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia. New research shows that 10 to 15 percent of North American females have maladaptive eating behaviors and attitudes. The new study is from the Université de Montréal and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, and is published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
In subjects undergoing alcohol detoxification, massage therapy decreased the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, reduced pulse rate and encouraged greater engagement in the treatment process, according to recent research.
“Massage Therapy Improves the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome” was conducted by staff of Royal Brisbane Hospital Alcohol and Drug Services, Queensland University of Technology School of Psychology and Counseling, and the University of Queensland, Australia.