Self Help...

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 energize you.

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 pets.

Contact Robin for more information and for product availability.

Relax

Call Holistic Bodywork today to schedule your next appointment at (425) 231-4377.