Attending for care is only a part of your healing from injury and journey back to full health. There are many useful things you can do at home to aid your recovery and get the most out of care.
Listen to your body
During your care turn your awareness internally to your body. Let go of the outside pressures. Listen to your body and let go of thoughts of home, work and any stresses in your life. If you find this difficult to do, focus on your breathing. Pay attention to whether or not your chest or belly expands as you breathe deeply. Pop one hand on your tummy and the other over the centre of your chest and feel which one is moving most as your breath in and out.
After your treatment, take a short walk of about 10 minutes. Avoid sitting down straight away. Allow your body to adjust to the positive changes that have just been made. Continue deep purposeful breaths during this post-care phase to maximise benefits.
Following treatment be gentle with yourself that day. Rushing back into a stressful office or home environment will build up tension again. It may not be possible to avoid these things completely. However, try to choose which activities are absolutely necessary and others that can perhaps wait.
Drink lots of water on the day of treatment.
Avoid stimulants such as alcohol, coffee or tobacco on the day of treatment.
If possible, head to bed that little bit earlier on the day of treatment too. Sleep is your body’s time to process the day’s activities and repair to be ready for the next day.
If you are suffering with back pain, shoulder pain, or are needing help recovering from injury, hands-on gentle care at NBH make be suitable for you. Supporting your recovery and allowing you to live a happier, healthier life. Contact the clinic here or on 087 1815007 to arrange your first visit.
NBH is a health care service located on Cork Street, Dublin 8 providing the inhabitants and workforce of Newmarket, the Coombe, Dolphin’s Barn, Rialto, Inchicore, Kilmainham, and the Liberties with natural hands-on treatment.