COPD/Asthma Specialist

Cynthia Orsi -  - Massage Therapist

Body N Balance

Cynthia Orsi

Massage Therapist located in Flemington, NJ

Do you suffer from COPD or asthma? Is it affecting your quality of life? If so, consider supplementing your treatment protocol with reflexology massage at Body N Balance, located in Flemington, New Jersey. Led by certified massage therapist Cynthia Orsi, Body N Balance wants to help you breathe easier. Learn more today by booking an appointment online or by calling the practice.

COPD/Asthma Q & A

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What is COPD?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a term that refers to progressive lung diseases characterized by increasing breathlessness, such as emphysema, non-reversible asthma, and chronic bronchitis. Non-reversible asthma is a type of asthma that doesn’t respond to medication or an inhaler.

Typical COPD symptoms include:

  • Wheezing
  • Increasing shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Frequent coughing with or without mucus

There’s no cure for COPD. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, preventing the disease from worsening, improving health, and preventing complications. With the right care, you can enjoy a full life with COPD.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a condition characterized by the narrowing and swelling of your airways, along with extra mucus production.

Symptoms of asthma include:

  • Chest pain or tightness
  • A wheezing or whistling sound when you exhale
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or coughing fits that get worse when you catch a cold

Asthma ranges in severity from mild to severe. Some people have symptoms all the time. Others experience them with certain triggers, and others have infrequent bouts known as “asthma attacks.”

Common asthma triggers include:

  • Exercise
  • Allergies
  • Workplace irritants (dust, chemical fumes, smoke, gases, etc.)

Like COPD, asthma has no cure, but it can be controlled with treatment.

How can reflexology help my COPD or asthma?

Reflexology can be a great complimentary treatment to your regular COPD or asthma care regimen. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to certain areas of the feet in order to bring relaxation and healing to other parts of the body.

To help your COPD or asthma, your Body N Balance massage therapist puts pressure on nerve zones in the foot that corresponds with the respiratory system.

Reflexology can relax your diaphragm and prevent tension, thereby helping you breathe easier. In addition to directing healing to your respiratory system, reflexology relaxes you, reduces anxiety, and promotes better circulation in the body.

COPD and asthma aren’t easy to live with, but with medication and self-care it can get easier. To learn more about how reflexology may help your COPD or asthma symptoms and your quality of life, book a consultation at Body N Balance. Reach out to the practice over the phone or via the online booking tool.

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