Stress Series Part 2: The Dangers of Chronic Stress

As we saw in Part 1: What is Stress Exactly? stress is your body’s reaction to a perceived threat. What we regard as threatening is very personal. Something very stressful for me may not even register on your stress radar. Once the stressor is gone, we should be able to return to a state of […]

Cancer and Massage: The Need for Less Pressure

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Oncology massage is typically light in pressure.  This can be really frustrating to cancer patients who crave the firmer pressures of Swedish massage, or even deep tissue massage. We know now that skilled massage doesn’t cause cancer to spread, so why the gentle approach?   I understand the frustration, but […]

Stress Series Part 1: What is stress exactly?

Stress. We’ve all experienced it. It can range in severity from the mild to the debilitating. It can be constant or appear in sudden bouts. It affects us in so many different ways and there are so many different approaches to managing it. Sometimes it can be good for us. But what is stress exactly? […]