We often recommend ice to our clients to help manage inflammation and pain. While the traditional bag of peas works well, it's not that great when your back or hip hurts and you need to lay on the ice. In those instances, a flat gel-filled ice pack works best. And here's a simple option to make one yourself.
DIY Ice Pack
Massage During Cold & Flu Season
It's the time of year when there always seems to be something "going around" - fever, runny noses, coughing, sneezing... you know what I mean. Here are a few important things to know about massage and colds and flu.
Massage could be your secret weapon to help prevent colds and flu.
Recently, I saw a post on Facebook by someone looking for recommendations for a massage therapist. She and her husband do physically demanding work and want to add massage to their self-care routine. Immediately thought “Pick me! Pick me!” and posted all the reasons I’m a wonderful therapist.
How to Turn off Your Brain
Well, not exactly all the way off. But we want to provide a few tips to calm down a busy brain so you can relax during your massage.
Many of us have been on the massage table, hoping for a soothing experience, but those wheels in our head keep turning. We're thinking about our grocery list, worrying about work tasks, or perhaps replaying conversations in our minds. Try these tips to refocus on your body and the present moment.
Engage Your Senses to Relax at Home