Many of us have been trained to believe that we must always work hard, “stay busy “, in order to reap the benefits of any particular effort, such as running a business, while maintaining a relationship, plus raising children. Eventually the body will tell you that you need to rest, just as thirst tells you that you need to drink fluids, feeling cold tells you that you need to keep warm. Similarly, digestive upsets, headaches from hours of screen time, muscle pains, mild irritability or depression are signs that that we need to make changes. Daily self-care improves your health and complements your Shiatsu massage treatments or related therapy. This includes healthy choices with dietary guidelines, exercise that you enjoy, thought (meditation) and breathing techniques to help you from getting sick, speed your recovery and reduce aches and pains.
For people who may not have the opportunity or ability to exercise regularly, here are a few techniques to practice at home or in the office.