Convalescence is a lost art in this country. In fact if you are of a certain age you probably won’t have even heard of the word! Convalescence comes from the Latin word ‘convolescere’ which means ‘to grow fully strong’. It was once considered a distinctly separated and essential stage of aftercare and recovery from illness.
With Christmas fast approaching it’s time take a few moments to think about how we are going to use our body in the coming weeks… and how we can look after it going into the new year. Did you know that back problems become more common over the festive season?
Many people do not think themselves as ‘carers’. They simply see themselves as a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter or friend looking after someone they love. If you provide regular unpaid help and support to someone who suffers from an illness or disability and they can’t cope alone, then you are a carer.
There are many reasons why a holiday could be important to you:
Time to switch off – life is so busy now that we need to de-stress, unwind and basically stop thinking about work.
Spend quality time with your family/friends – having fun, talking, doing things together with no distractions like the TV, phone or computer. Enjoy a digital detox!
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“… is an innovative new concept in bedtime comfort. Using our patent pending measuring system you can discover your pillow height/size in moments. Knowing your personal pillow height/size takes out all the guesswork of finding a pillow that keeps your body in perfect alignment when sleeping. And when you are aligned in bed, you are
“… One way stretch elastic support belt, boned back dart. Touch and close fastening. In strong white elastic.” The belts are available in different sizes and you will be fitted for the correct size at the Clinic. The Sallis Lumbar Support Belt is available to purchase at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic Visit the Sallis Healthcare website for