Also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or post-viral fatigue, this debilitating condition usually follows a viral infection. Its symptoms include extreme tiredness, weakness, muscle ache, joint pain, headache, stomach ache, lymph node pain, sore throat and depression.
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People with ME have memory problems and find it hard to concentrate. They tend to be sensitive to light, sound, some chemicals and foods. Neurological problems include dizziness and light-headedness, especially when standing up quickly. The condition is not due to exertion, is not alleviated by rest, and substantially reduces everyday activities.
Note – Indian Head Massage can help with associated depression and anxiety. A relaxing treatment without deep pressure is recommended. A shorter treatment is more appropriate, as clients with ME may find a full treatment too exhausting.
Head Massage for Whiplash
This is caused by a sudden, involuntary, forced movement of the head in any direction, with the rebound of the head or neck in the opposite direction. Consequently, there are injuries to the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. The commonest cause is a road traffic accident when the vehicle is shunted from behind. Headrests can reduce the risk of this injury occurring.
Note – Recent whiplash injuries should not be treated until the client has had a full medical examination to ensure no vertebrae or discs are affected. With older injuries, gentle massage of the neck can ease pain and restore mobility, but avoid vigorous movements.