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My Body Has Lupus. But Lupus Does NOT Have Me

Posted by Ruby Woods on Thu May 6th, 2021 at 10:18 amIsolation will kill you. Don't shut yourself away, even if that feels like the best way to deal with it. We can still have hope. I always tell people, "My body might have lupus. But lupus does NOT have me."

Getting a Message During the Pandemic FAQ: How to Stay Safe

Posted on Mon Nov 23rd, 2020 at 2:04 pmWhile you may want to wait until the pandemic is over to treat yourself to a spa day, some people rely on regular massages to manage medical conditions like chronic pain, injuries, or headaches. Going for a massage is not entirely risk-free, but there are steps you can take to stay as safe as possible during your visit.

Maria's Story of Healing with Myofascial Release Therapy & Mind-Body Connection

Posted on Wed Nov 18th, 2020 at 12:00 pmI've been dealing with chronic myofascial pain since 2005, but I've experienced remarkable improvement through mind-body healing, particularly myofascial release therapy. In fact, I published my memoir this year—The Invisible Key: Unlocking the Mystery of My Chronic Pain.