Shingles - A Quiet Place for Massage | Sanctuary Therapies

Jun 16, 2019

Understanding Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This virus is the same one that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in the body and reactivate years later, resulting in shingles.

The main symptom of shingles is a painful rash that usually appears as a strip of blisters on one side of the body. This rash is often accompanied by intense itching, tingling, and burning sensations. Shingles can affect anyone who has had chickenpox, but it is more common in older adults and people with weakened immune systems.

While conventional medical treatments such as antiviral medications and pain relievers can help manage the symptoms of shingles, many individuals seek alternative and natural medicine approaches to complement their healing journey.

The Benefits of Alternative and Natural Medicine for Shingles

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in alternative and natural medicine for the treatment of various health conditions, including shingles. The holistic therapies offered by Sanctuary Therapies can provide numerous benefits for individuals dealing with shingles:

Pain Relief and Relaxation

Massage therapy, one of the key offerings at Sanctuary Therapies, can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with shingles. Skilled massage therapists use specialized techniques to target the affected areas, promoting relaxation, improving blood circulation, and relieving muscle tension. This can bring much-needed relief and aid in the overall healing process.

Boosting the Immune System

Alternative and natural medicine approaches, such as acupuncture and herbal remedies, focus on stimulating and strengthening the body's immune system. By enhancing immune function, individuals with shingles can experience faster recovery and reduce the risk of complications.

Reducing Stress

Shingles can be a physically and emotionally stressful experience. Integrative therapies like aromatherapy and meditation can provide a calming effect, reduce anxiety levels, and promote a sense of well-being. These techniques can help individuals cope with the stress associated with shingles.

Addressing Post-Shingles Pain

Some individuals experience ongoing nerve pain, known as postherpetic neuralgia, even after the shingles rash has healed. Sanctuary Therapies offers specialized pain management techniques, such as chiropractic care and acupuncture, to address this issue and provide relief.

Comprehensive Healing Approach

Sanctuary Therapies takes a holistic approach to treating shingles, considering the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each individual. By combining various alternative and natural medicine therapies, they provide a comprehensive healing experience tailored to the needs of each client.

Visit Sanctuary Therapies for Effective Shingles Relief

If you're seeking comprehensive and natural relief from shingles, Sanctuary Therapies can be your partner on the healing journey. Their team of experienced practitioners will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan, combining various alternative medicine modalities to address your unique needs.

At Sanctuary Therapies, we understand the challenges shingles can bring, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your path towards shingles relief and overall well-being.

Ed Pastore
Great article on shingles! 🌟 Really helpful information, thanks for sharing! 👍🏼
Nov 12, 2023
Keith Drexel
Great information on shingles!
Nov 8, 2023