Symptoms of COPD:
- Increasing breathlessness during day to day activities
- A persistent chesty cough
- Frequent chest infections and/or chest tightness
- Persistent wheezing, especially in cold weather
These symptoms can slowly become worse without proper COPD treatment.
The primary cause of COPD (both emphysema and bronchitis) is smoking cigarettes, alongside regular exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include air pollution, such as dust and fumes, as well as infectious diseases and acquired genetic problems.
Middle-aged or older people who smoke are at a higher risk of getting COPD. Breathing problems start to become worse with the passage of time; however, different treatments and a change of lifestyle can help you control this condition.
There is no cure for the root cause of COPD, but with an effective range of therapies COPD symptoms can be helped to be managed.
Massage therapy is a therapeutic intervention that can help relaxation. Improved relaxation may help reduce anxiety associated with breathlessness.
Relaxation and comfort are important for the therapeutic well-being of the human body.
Cyclo-vibration therapy products from Niagara produce a massaging action providing a gentle but penetrating massage which can provide therapeutic relaxation and improve comfort.
How Niagara Therapy can help you to treat COPD symptoms
NHC Cyclo-Therapy is a cycloidal vibration spiral oscillation, a gentle but penetrating movement that massages, stimulates and can provide the relaxation of an effective massage.
Just like a therapeutic relaxing massage from a therapist or health professional can help to ease and relax the body giving relief.
Improved relaxation can help improve general wellbeing and reduced anxiety, that may form part of the active management for the relief of symptoms.