Self-care is the answer to our Health Care Worries
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Work-well tip for the Week
'Way more than muscle work, massage is therapeutic for every system of your body
Check out these benefits:
- Flu prevention--it revs up the Immune System
- Stress relief
- Relief from muscle tension and spasms
- Soothing to the nervous system
- Balances blood pressure
- Improves digestion
- Helps relieve stomach ulcers
- Counteracts effects from Crone's Disease
- Relief from Firbromyalgia and Chronic Fatiigue symptoms
- Relief and reversal of TMJ issues (Temperomandibular--jaw)
- Mood elevator--better than most drugs
- Relieves digestive disorders
- Spinal Decompression
- Frees up joints for more pain-free movement
(There are so so so many benefits, I'lln keep adding to the list and send me some of your own: Contact Me)
"Prevention is the best medicine ! "
R&R for Gardener
Did you know that massage can help your knees?
Joints are troublesome when the muscles around them are so tight that they pull the bones together at the joints. Bursitis, osteoparthritis, inflammation, and bone erosion are examples of problems that muscle imbalance can cause.
We use our bodies in groups and in pairs --there's no such thing as using just 1 muscle. There are many things YOU can do to alleviate the problems
- Rub what hurts when it hurts
- Don't get fancy, just use your fingers to apply pressure and warmth
- Use your fingertips to rub circles around the bones of your knees
- With soft fists, soundly pound your upper thigh muscles, front, side and back if you can reach them
- Using a rolling pin, rub back and forth over your calves and thighs--you can reach almost anywhere!
- Pump your legs back and forth in a marching motion to move acid and toxins away from the area
R&R for Travelers
Avoid tight arms and wrists.
I keep a golf ball and tennis ball in my car at all times for a little self-care relief from too many hours and too much stress behind the wheel.
The hand flexors are located on your forearm, connecting your wrist and elbow. When they are tight, you feel the pain on the site of stress, which is usually the opposite side--where the extensors are being over stretched, inciting touch receptors to tell the nerve to notify the brain that, "hey! We're hurting down here! Make this arm stop so we can repair!"
So, you see, rest is restorative and there are other tricks to soothe the soreness out of your muscles.
- Move your hands and arms through varying positions while driving.
- Avoid clenching.
- Shake out tension often.
- Use a tennis ball to massage deep forearm muscles--front and back