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COPD: breathlessness

Niagara’s Cyclo-vibration therapy may help with general relaxation.
Greater relaxation reducing anxiety may help.

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.

COPD Symptoms

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.

COPD Causes

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.


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.

Interested in a free home demonstration? Get in touch using the form below and let us know when we can visit

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What Is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition that affects the respiratory systems in the body. Breathing can become difficult as the airways become narrower because of inflammation.

Types of COPD

COPD can be divided into two subtypes:

The first and most common type of COPD is emphysema, which damages air sacs (alveoli) causing breathlessness, wheezing, mucus production, and ongoing fatigue.

The second COPD type is bronchitis, which affects the airways causing inflammation and irritation of the airways. This type of COPD results in a long term chesty cough, feeling of breathlessness, spitting up clear or white mucus, and chest tightness or discomfort.

Both these COPD conditions can also occur together.


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