4 M’s that can help lower pain levels are mindfulness, magnets, massage, and music. Mindfulness helps with pain by helping to think about what’s happening now instead of the pain that has happened in the past. Meditation is a form of mindfulness. Massages help by targeting area of pain to help lower it. Music helps the brain and also copes with certain moods a person might be feeling. Magnets help improve blood flow and helps treat ailments.
- Being mindful is about staying aware of what people are experiencing, rather than pulling back from it, so they can manage it.
- Magnet therapy is an ancient technique, and is both cheap and almost effortless; simply wear something magnetic.
- Music can soothe and stimulate, and is an excellent method of managing sensations that could otherwise be overwhelming.
“My massage therapist told me that even a single massage session has been shown to significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels — which reduce stress.”