Here at Holistic Bodywork - Massage and Yoga, we encourage our
clients to continue the positive effects of their massage and yoga
session. Here are some helpful suggestions:
Take a bath...
with Epsom Salts to help relax muscles. The salts are made
with magnesium which relax soft tissue. They can heal and bring a
hematoma (bruise) to the surface more quickly. You could add an
essential oil to the bath like lavender to help with relaxation.
If you have a sore area on your body...
such as a sore low back/hip, at the end of your shower, put hip
under direct water pressure as hot as you can stand it (of course
not scalding ) for 1 minute, then turn to cold (as cold as you can
stand it ) for 30 seconds. You’ll be counting fast! Then back to
heat for 1 minute, cold for 30 seconds, heat for 1 minute, and end
with cold for 30 seconds. This is a form of contrast hydrotherapy to
help pump the blood to decrease pain & inflammation. It really helps
and only takes 5 extra minutes!
Take some yoga classes...
or do yoga with a DVD. Learn to do a sun- salutation correctly
and take 10 minutes to do a slow version with variations. This will
help stretch and strengthen many areas of your body as well as
The Miracle Ball Method...
by Elaine Petrone, is a 2 pack ball set with a small instruction
book. The ball is about the size of a soft ball, but it is firm and
also gives under pressure. You can use a bicycle pump to help make
it fuller or softer. It is a safe way to self treat tight/tender
areas in the comfort of your home or take when you travel!
Checkout Far-Infrared Products...
The Healing Tree has bamboo charcoal fabrics that are activated
by body temperature to help increase circulation, decrease
inflammation and add comfort to an injured acute and chronic issue.
The Geo-Wraps increase heat even more and are made with tourmaline
gemstones and magnets. The company offers some therapeutic clothing,
detoxing soaps, pads to sit on and pads for arthritic and aging
Contact Robin for more information and for product availability.