Pain Management

11 Surprising (Natural) Ways to Relieve Pain

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

If you usually look for pain relief from a pill, you may want to give these effective natural pain relief solutions a try. Natural pain remedies can prevent and ease your symptoms while lessening the risk of liver damage, stomach ulcers and more that can come along with some drugs.

8 Tips for Happy, Healthy Feet

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Take a minute to look at your feet. Go ahead—kick off your shoes, peel off your socks and pay some attention to these two unsung heroes. Your feet, after all, put in a lot of work, but aside from a monthly pedicure and an occasional foot massage, most of the time they don’t really get much love.

Daily Habits That Can Lead to Pain

Written by 
Amanda MacMillan
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

Muscles are like rubber bands: You can stretch them or compress them, and they'll usually bounce back to their original shape without trouble. However, repeating certain postures and behaviors can push and pull your muscles to the point that they begin to lose healthy flexibility and elasticity.

Discover the Root of Your Migraines

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you know all too well how intense they can be. Though migraines can be complicated, taking the time to learn about and address some of the things that could be causing yours can go a long way. Here are a few common causes of migraines.

Do Your Knees Hurt?

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Karen Koffler, M.D.

Knee pain is an equal-opportunity concern: It can affect professional athletes, weekend warriors and, well, just about anyone who enjoys walking on two legs. In fact, knee pain is the most common type of joint pain.

Everyday Stretches for Pain Prevention

Written by 
Amanda MacMillan
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

As you age, your muscles have more of a tendency to compress and weaken, causing such bouts of pain to arise more often and last longer. You can play a part in helping make movements that are easy today stay that way by keeping your muscles active, strong and loose.

Feel Better After Your Workout

Written by 
Jessica Cassity

It can feel good to push yourself during exercise, but your body may sing a completely different tune the day after a rigorous bar workout or an intense trip to the weight room. Although soreness is normal and even beneficial, that doesn’t make the aches any less uncomfortable. These six tips can help you feel better sooner.

Fend Off Foot Aches

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Foot pain is something many of us don't think about until it strikes. After all, you eat a healthful diet to protect yourself from heart disease and go to the gym to prevent the loss of lean muscle mass, but are you doing anything today in hopes of heading off foot pain tomorrow?

Healing Therapies for Headaches

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

When your temples are throbbing, it’s hard not to divert all your attention to your head. But when it comes to finding relief, it’s helpful to broaden your focus and remember that your body is a series of interconnected systems and pathways all working together to keep you well.

Massage for Pain Relief

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

Massage can be used to help treat everyday aches and chronic pain, as well as pain resulting from cancer or its treatment. Some studies even show that massage provides better relief from pain, in some instances, than some medicine.

Relief for Shoulder Pain

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Karen Koffler, M.D.

If you’re aching, it may be helpful to take a deeper look at the causes of shoulder pain and how to treat it—and it could be encouraging to know that strengthening the area can help you have more pain-free days.

Simple Ways to Ease Your Neck Pain

Written by 
Cathy Ginther
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Karen Koffler, M.D.

If you’re like most people, you carry your head too far forward. That may not seem like a big deal, but over time that little shift in your posture can cause structural changes—and pesky pain in your neck (and your head…and your shoulders).

Soothe Your Aching Feet


Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

You may be able to alleviate some or all of your foot aches simply by loosening muscles and reducing inflammation—both contribute to everyday soreness, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and other concerns. Consider these options the next time your feet are begging for a little TLC.

Why Do My Feet Hurt?

Written by 
Meghan Rabbitt
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

When it comes to health concerns, foot pain may be one that seems to have a clear cause and effect. Sometimes there’s more to what can cause your discomfort than meets the eye (or the foot, as it were). Some factors are largely or even completely beyond your control…