Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Message Therapy is Warranted

I have prescribed message therapy for Beth, and she has an appointment next week with the best in Rhode Island. I have offered similar therapy with other patients exhibiting addictive behavior, with great success.

From the American Message Therapy Association (AMTA) web site, there are mental as well as physical benefits to message:

Massage Therapy and Well-Being: Mental Benefits

  • Fosters peace of mind

  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness

  • Helps relieve mental stress

  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately

  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

  • Satisfies needs for caring — nurturing touch

  • Fosters a feeling of well-being

  • Reduces levels of anxiety

  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection


Martha is Hideous

martha, martha, martha, where did your parents go wrong?

How in the world can Martha Stewart call house arrest "Hideous"? She isn't even in the same universe as hideous! There are many of my patients, like Beth, fighting real fights, against real demons. When they tell it like it is, it is more than just a little chafing of the ankle.

To be blunt -- I was a fan, but now, I think Martha is hideous.

Russian Sues NASA for $300 Million

I don't usually complain about other professions, but the legal system is nuts! NASA is being sued for $300 million by a Russian, because they blew up that comet. For deforming her horoscope, and moral sufferings -- MORAL SUFFERINGS! How crazy is that? What about real suffering, like the patients I see every day! Like the emotional sharing going on here on this blog?

The legal system is broken!
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