Compassion Fatigue You Are Not Alone By Michael P. Mansfield AAS, LMT, CNMT Helping or being assistance to others who have suffered trauma is an honorable means of serving others. However, in providing support for a trauma survivor does not come without cost. Health professionals, caregivers, and emergency responders (police, firefighters, EMS) are at risk […]
Diaphragmatic versus Clavicular Breathing aka Belly vs. Chest Breathing By Michael P. Mansfield AAS, LMT, CNMT In today’s chaotic world, most do not pay attention to how they are breathing. Chest or shallow breathing effectively cuts off the upper from the lower body and creates a physical imbalance in the body and a chemical imbalance
What Happens in Vagus Does Not Stay in Vagus Massage Therapy and Treatment of Diabetes By M. P. Mansfield AAS, LMT, CNMT Cardiovascular disease, stroke risk, high blood pressure, and neurological disorders (e.g. Peripheral neuropathy) associated with diabetes have long been considered contraindications to receiving massage therapy. However, with a doctor’s clearance, a therapist with
When You Hear Hoof Beats Behind You, Don’t Expect to See a Zebra By M. P. Mansfield AAS, LMT, CNMT “When you hear hoof beats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra”, was coined in the late 1940s by Dr. Theodore Woodward, a former professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr.