We are a nation who don't like to make a fuss when it comes to pain, but this can be harmful to our health. We tend to grin and bear it. An estimated 56% of pain sufferers reach for painkillers as a way of managing it. Pain is one of many symptoms experienced by sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and M.E. Previously it was thought that there was an impenetrable barrier between the blood brain barrier and cerebro-spinal fluid, but current new research has found that aspects of modern life is creating conditions where there is an increased leakage of toxins across the Blood Brain Barrier into the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid, CAUSING INFLAMMATION. The interruption to lymphatic flow & drainage, as well as a general decline in the immune system, is giving rise to an increasing vulnerability to conditions like M.E., C.S.F. and precipitation of strokes, and there are implications for mental health and it's decline eg. Dementia.
I am working with a new technique called Balanced Ligamentous Tension - BLT. This looks at assisting lymphatic drainage from the head. As a massage therapist, this cutting edge new work is opening doors in the treatment of these "medically unexplainable" low energy conditions and I am excited to be integrating BLT into my massage treatments. I have already begun with some clients who are experiencing low energy symptoms and will be observing the outcomes. The findings of this new research offer great healing possibilities to the increasing numbers of people who are being diagnosed with CFS/ME.