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Smart Use of Painkillers

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Facts About Fatigue

Many Americans complain about constantly feeling tired. Fatigue can develop from the simple problem of not getting enough nightly sleep to medical conditions like depression, anemia, or a sinus infection. If constant fatigue is wearing you down, consider some Read more


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One of the best ways to unlock stress and open the door to relaxation and a better night’s sleep is a day at the spa. Anything from a manicure and pedicure to a deep seaweed wrap have the ability to put us in a state of relaxation and self-indulgence that can have physical, emotional, and psychological benefits. A day at the spa is a relaxing endeavor from the moment you make your appointment. Just knowing you will be spending a day relaxing and getting pampered immediately has an effect on the mind.

There are a multitude of spas around the Buffalo area that offer a variety of holistic treatments that soothe, relax, and detoxify the body. You can get a facial that extracts the impurities from your face or a hot stone rub where hot rocks are strategically placed on the body and then used to massage the body. You can also get massages on any part of your body that is tense or sore, or strained. Many times when people are on medication it tends to build up waste in the muscle tissue making them sore. When you receive a massage it breaks up these deposits. A seaweed wrap will help detoxify the body and help to remove these impurities which help the body function better. Removing these impurities and helping the muscles and body to be purified can aide in a more relaxed state of mind, providing a sense of well being that can lead you to a better night’s sleep. Many diseases can benefit from a day at the spa; arthritis, MS, back pain, hypertension, and many more.

So set a day aside and take the plunge into a day of pampering at your local spa. You won’t regret the feeling of relaxation and well being. As with any treatment you take upon yourself do so with the blessing of your doctor. Make sure a day at the spa is something you can benefit from and not be endangered from. If you are unsure if you should make that spa appointment, contact the medical professionals at WNY Medical, PC at for an appointment before you go. Have fun and enjoy!

Written by Diane Woolverton