By Jennifer Ofstein
DHAC Licensed Massage Therapist
Who takes care of our loved ones when they are sick or are suffering from an ailment other than sickness such as surgery or injuries? Doctors, nurses, family members, friends, assisted living personnel, etc.
At first it may seem easy, but as time progresses, caring for our loved ones may feel a little overwhelming. We want to care for the sick people in our lives. But who takes care of the caretakers??? To help other people, it sometimes means that you need to take care of yourself during the process.
Think about treating yourself to a swedish massage. Massage helps to relax a person. As a massage therapist, even I seek regular massage treatments to balance out my work load. Other self care options include acupuncture or yoga.
There are no set of standards as to how much and how often you should do these alternative treatments. It depends on how much you are doing and when YOU feel like you need it to maintain that happy balance in your life.
How do you take care of yourself? We’d love to know!