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  • The Female Heart is Functionally Different


    On Valentine’s Day where many hearts are beating in the name of love the female having a real attack is much different from their male counterpart. Whereas almost everything about the male species is external the opposite is true for women experiencing a heart attack. The female operates as an internal creature from emotions to genitals that are held close to her core and the same principle is true for the oncoming signs of a heart attack. A woman usually does not the chest heaviness and acute pain that a man would feel. Instead a woman feels aching in her arms and chest along with feeling nausea and having clammy skin.

    Most women do not even realize they are having a heart attack because the signs are not directly connected to the heart. The usual chest pain associated with a heart attack is only experienced by 30% of women having a heart attack. The majority of women feel an onset of unusual fatigue which is an indication at the beginning stages of cardiac arrest. When this overbearing feeling of fatigue is felt do not delay calling 911.

    There is a feeling of nausea feeling which is usually coupled with a sensation to vomit another typical symptom of a female heart attack along with dizziness and pain in different regions of the body. Feeling pain in different regions of the body may explain why most women operate and are connected to their heart in all that they do. Further symptoms of a female heart attack include restlessness, feeling anxious, dizziness and extensive sweating accompanied with cold, pale hands and skin. While cold hands may be a sign of a warm heart in this case it is a sign of an overworked heart ready to explode or implode.

    Another symptom for about half of women experiencing a heart attack is gasping for air and struggling to breathe. About 40% of women experience indigestion and mistake it for a need to take an anti-acid neutralizer or take an extra dose for acid reflux. Many mild female heart attacks go unnoticed but the abnormalities can be spotted a month before an actual heart attack. As the child bearers of all species, women can endure allot of pain and discomfort but should not pass it off as something else and call their physician immediately or 911 when more than one of the above symptoms is experienced at the same time. That is why it is so important to learn CPR for loved ones and clients because you never know when an emergency happens and why it is called an emergency.

    There are ways to try and prevent a heart attack that include receiving enough vitamin D called the sunshine vitamin which is an essential body nutrient. While we all wear sun block, sun hats and stay indoors to block the sun’s rays. This also blocks the body natural ability to produce vitamin D needed for breast, bone, the immune system and colon health. A vitamin D deficiency almost doubles the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Make sure your physician or health care professional tests for vitamin D levels at every annual checkup.

    While TV watching may pass the time it is also increasing the percentages for having a heart attack or stroke as research studies have shown. Watching TV for more than fours a day not only is bad for the brain allowing advertisers to have their way of infiltrating the brain with repeated messages in making the public buy things they do not want let along need but it also creates a lethargic body and lazy brain patterning with the result of gaining weight from sitting and a lack of doing.

    If your heart feels lonely or empty then volunteer, cook healthy with your kids, wash the car, meditate, write a love letter to your spouse, write a love letter to yourself, get a massage, or a reflexology treatment to feel renewed. Renew a hobby, renew an old friendship, take a walk, walk your dog, visit a museum and read a book in the sunlight, however, this includes reading a book the old fashioned way by turning pages and not on another type of screen.

    Keep your heart healthy with vitamin D, exercise, thinking positive thoughts, eat more heart healthy foods and feel involved and alive with someone or something. The choice is yours. Loneliness is a state of mind that affects the heart. Listen to your heart and body and make it a point not to ignore when you feel something is not quite right or when you are just not feeling yourself. It just may save your life or the life of another. Know the symptoms of a female heart attack and learn CPR for the life you save may be your own or a loved one. Be true to your heart on Valentine day and every day.

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  • Smelling the Facts about Aromas for Aromatherapy


    While jasmine is commonly known to be energizing and lavender is the leading essential oil for relaxation a therapist must remember that a client must enjoy smelling scents is the first place to use aromatherapy. Some clients may even benefit from an aromatherapy session even though their sense of smell has diminished with age, disease or injury.

    By the time a person reaches age sixty about fifty percent (50%) have a reduction in smell ability and by the time a person reaches eighty years old the percentage of those with reduced abilities to smell increases to about seventy-five percent (75%).

    If you have a client with a reduced sense of smell there are smell exercises you can suggest. One exercise is when the person is about to have a cup of coffee or tea is to smell the drink before sipping. When this practice is done on a regular basis it can enhance the sense of smell. This aromatherapy exercise can also be performed with foods. It can be likened to neuromuscular therapy for the nose which is to retrain the muscle or in this case the olfactory nerves of the nose which are responsible for smell to peform their job of smelling all the aromas of life.

    One interesting fact is that even if a client has lost their sense of smell they still can smell the fragrance of rose. This also includes the ability to still smell an onion and garlic for those with diminished aroma sensors because these two types of foods have the longest lingering scents. When you cook onions for dinner most likely you can still smell the scent the next morning if you avoid using a canned smell freshener. Our sense of smell is sharpest in warmer, humid environments. The ability to smell is most acute after taking a shower.

    A common smell test is to soak a cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol and hold it just beyond the chin. After inhaling, if the person cannot smell the rubbing alcohol this may be because they have a weakened sense of smell if they do not have a cold or allergy problems. The person with a weakened aroma sense can train their brain to smell again by using these exercises which in turns trains the olfactory nerves to distinguish common household scents.

    This next smell exercise calls for placing small amounts of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and pencil shavings (cedar smell) to name a few scents in small jars. Then each day the goal is to smell each container with eyes closed to see if they can identify the various scents. (Hint: Open all jars and mix them around before closing eyes to perform exercise.) Remember to take only two to three inhalations because the olfactory nerves lose their ability to smell the same smell in just six (6) seconds.

    Having a weakened sense of smell may explain why some folks have an increased risk for gastrointestinal problems which may occur due to the fact they cannot detect foods that have already spoiled. This would also include not being able to detect a gas leak for those with gas stoves and water heaters and why it would be a good investment to purchase a gas detector with alarms to increase safety and reduce stress.

    The degrading of the olfactory nerves for performing their job really begins at age thirty (30) according to the Smell & Taste Treatment & Research Foundation located in Chicago. They claim while a person who is color blind may look at red and green all day and not improve the ability to see those colors, however, this is not the case for someone with a weakened smell ability which those nerves can be exercised to smell again.

    Another thing to consider when the ability of smell is diminished is the capability to fully taste foods is also diminished because as we chew foods and swallow the particles must pass through the back of the nasal cavity where the olfactory receptors of smell are located. Just pinch your nose and place some chocolate in your mouth and you will not be able to taste the chocolate.

    There are many causes that weaken the smell ability including respiratory infections, pollution, head trauma, cigarette smoke or chemical fumes and diseases including diabetes but unfortunately as we age along with eyesight and hearing tends to lessen so does our sense of smell.

    The technical terms for the complete inability to smell is called anosmia and a reduced ability to smell is termed hyposmia. As baby boomers fully bloom these conditions are expected to be in epidemic proportions which will be a boom for marketers selling their wares to address these conditions. Perhaps this also explains why some seniors seem to pour on their perfume or after shave and the fragrance can be smelled for miles away.

    As with most things in life is that we do not appreciate it until it is gone and is especially true about aromas. Imagine not being able to smell Christmas or how about when the nose no longer knows when to change the baby’s dirty diaper because the olfactory nerves are no longer performing their job to smell and that leaves that poor baby in a mess.

    So, smell the roses everyday and loved ones, favorite foods, the air we breathe, pets, our cars, green grass after being cut, fresh laundry and the list goes on. Smell it all before it is too late to smell what is near and dear to all of us. Keep the brain engaged with the scents of life because we only have one life to live and smell.

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  • Hats Off to the Federated State Massage Therapy Board


    It takes a great organization to do the right thing. The massage testing agency, the Federated State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB) has the highest standards and ethics in the massage industry and is the only organization taking the bull by the horns in doing their part to help clean up the fraud in the massage profession. They are working with state legislators and state massage boards to assist in weeding out the problems that have occurred or are still occuring in the massage field. Read the following press release from the Florida Legislature Secretary of State and Florida Govenor Rick Scott. They will be coming to your state massage board to help clean up the fraud and mishaps that have been happening in the field of massage therapy for years. After this notice another 160 state massage therapy licenses were revoked and many state massage licenses that were obtained through fraudulent means volutarily relequished their state massage license to avoid further damaging evidence against their record.

    Statement from State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong on Suspending State Issued Massage Therapy Licenses

    September 26, 2012

    Rick Scott, Governor

    John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, State Surgeon General

    Office of the State Surgeon General

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A00 • Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1701

    Phone: (850) 245-4444 • Fax: (850) 922-9453 • http://www.floridashealth.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact: DOH Communications, 

    September 20, 2012      (850) 245- 4111

    Statement from State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong on Suspending Licenses

    “Yesterday, I signed emergency suspension orders (ESOs) suspending the licenses of 81 unscrupulous massage therapists who obtained their transcripts through fraud. Today, I had the opportunity to talk with massage therapy schools and colleges across our state to share with them what our Department has uncovered and how we can learn from this experience to improve our processes and licensing system. We have encouraged our Florida approved massage therapy schools to evaluate their transcript processes and identify best practices for preventing such behavior and we encourage educational institutions nationwide to do the same.

    The Department of Health will begin notifying state massage therapy boards nationwide with the help of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards to ensure that the esteemed profession of massage therapy is held in the highest regard. The massage industry continues to be a vital component of Florida’s economy and we want to ensure that those who utilize massage therapy for relaxation or therapeutic services can feel secure that their therapist is fully qualified and licensed to provide this service.”

    The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect and promote the health of all residents and visitors in the state through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements with counties. For more information, visit the Department’s website.

    Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For news story ideas, interviews, videos and more from DOH Communications visit the DOH Online Newsroom.

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  • Why Massage Specialties?


    Because specialization is how the world works now and especially how the massage world has worked for thousands of years. Have you heard the saying a “Jack of all Trades?” Well, that is the kind of how a massage therapy routine is put together when you use a little bit of this and a little bit of that. When you really want to succeed in the massage therapy business you need to specialize just like in the healthcare field. When you go to a General Practitioner you visit the physician for a cold, or the first sign of pain, or a general check up and annual physical. However, if the General Practitioner Medical Physician finds something specific they will then send you to a medical specialist whether that is a pain specialist or cardiologist. Once the general practitioner medical doctor find a specific problem it is then the responsibility of a more educated, specialized opinion. One person can only know so much and that is why we have specialists to specialize and research in depth in that particular field. You are sent to the person that has collected the in depth specific education and knowledge for the type of help which is truly needed.

    The massage field is no different and this is the way it has operated for thousands of years. The different massage specialties represent the different needs of different human needs. Now that science has begun research studies about massage specialties this is exactly what the research studies have concluded about massage specialties. That some massage specialties are effective with some conditions but not with others. And then there are massage specialties that help the other conditions but there is no one massage specialty that fits all. This was the line of thinking for those developers of each of the massage specialties. Someone became frustrated trying to use a massage specialty that did not fit their needs or give them the results they wanted. A eureka moment finally came one day by tweaking this or that through their own research work that took painstaking time of tears, trials and errors for both the client and developer.

    That is why there are different types of massage specialties within specialties. For example, there are four specialty types of reflexology and each reflexology specialty addresses a different condition from an energy imbalance to a physical functional imbalance. There is not one essential oil but hundreds of essential oil scents because each scent treats a different host of conditions. If you just use one scent of aromatherapy all the time for all conditions then you are an expert in that one essential oils, but what about the rest of the scents and that is why it takes so long and the effort must be put in to became an expert. The definition of an expert is a person with a high degree of skill or knowledge of a certain subject. Becoming a massage therapy specialist will also prolong your massage therapy career.

    When you want to move up the ladder from being a general massage therapist practitioner it is the next natural step to become specialized to advance your career. Your clients and patients will even decide which massage specialty they want before making the appointment because of research they have already performed on their own. They will seek you out for your massage specialty as they are looking for an expert for that massage specialty from an article they read or from a friend who recommended that it worked for them.

    A massage specialty gives you a common bond with your patient or client. This special connection is above and beyond than just working with the general public performing massage therapy. As a massage therapy specialist you will be respected more than people rolling their eyes thinking those things that they do when you tell them you are a massage therapist. It is hard to fake performing a massage specialty and the more massage specialties you claim on your business card the less creditability it will actually be perceived by the public. How many specialties does a physician, or physical therapy or chiropractor specialize in? They are experts in one or two specialties and network with others to fill in the gap. This is the way you should operate your massage specialty therapy. Marketing with the above named professions is a great start to get your massage specialty practice started.

    It takes dedication, perseverance and confidence to become an expert in a massage specialty field and that expertise allows you to rise to the next level. This next level not only increases revenue for you but also brings you to the next level of professionalism along with being able to produce consistent results. You could be sought after as a speaker in your expertise or get involved with a research study to establish validity.

    In an era where products have their own specification like for example the iphone5 or Samsung Razor, a specific massage specialty gives you an identity in the field of massage to be sort after. No longer will you be listed in a general category performing a “jack of all trades” massage therapy session. Brand yourself with a massage specialty and become a massage therapy specialist. Clients will be seeking you out especially if you network with others. This is the way of success in the 21st century and oddly enough the way massage therapy has been performed for thousands of years.

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