Get a massage on Friday, May 18th, 2018 and 25% of your massage will go to Lyme Warrior!
Join us in supporting Lyme Warrior a Non-Profit dedicated towards funding and finding solutions for those suffering from chronic Lyme Disease. Come in for a massage on Friday, May 18th, 2018 and 25% of the massage proceeds will go to Lyme Warrior.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, that is transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected insect. This can include all ticks, mosquitoes, spiders, lice, etc. Symptoms can occur anywhere from days to years after the bite and can be wide-ranging.
It is estimated that approximately 300,000 people in the US alone are infected with the disease each year, but the actual number is probably significantly higher.
Lyme Warrior is a team of individuals fighting Lyme Disease who all have fallen into different levels of disability by this condition and want to prevent as many others from being affected as possible. All funds raised by Massage Away Lyme and other programs go to research for a cure for chronic Lyme Disease and awareness programs.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease include but are not limited to:
fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain and swollen lymph nodes. In some cases, a Bull’s Eye rash appears.**Less than 50% of people with Lyme disease recall a Bull’s Eye rash**As the disease progresses, symptoms can include:
- Severe headache or neck stiffness
- Various rashes
- Arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling, particularly with the knees Loss of muscle ton or “drooping” of the face (Bells Palsy) Heart palpitation or an irregular heartbeat Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet And many other symptoms
Testing for Lyme Disease
Standard testing for Lyme Disease is 20-30% accurate, meaning most cases of Lyme are missed. Standard testing is highly inaccurate for chronic cases. Igenex is the most accurate testing currently available. However, chronic Lyme Disease is a clinical diagnosis. If you suspect chronic Lyme Disease, seek a Lyme Literate Doctor.
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