Self Care 2.0-The Power of Touch

“Surround yourself with people that add to your life! It’s basic addition and subtraction….either a person adds or takes away.”

For me there is nothing like the human touch that comes with so much warmth, love and sensitivity during a massage.  I’m a hand and thumb therapist personally, as opposed to forearms and elbows! They allow me to feel with much more awareness as to what’s going on within and where I need to focus my energy and attention. But when you can’t or need some self care in-between bodywork sessions here are a few of my favorite therapy aids:

IT bands don't stand a chance with this tool that you either love or hate

Foam Roller

IMG_0049 Acuball

Theracain

Theracane

IMG_0050Yoga Therapy Balls

IMG_0055Bodyfit/Giant Therapy Ball

1.Foam Roller – great for the side body(i.e….. IT Bands, latissimus dorsi)

2. Acuball – my new favorite for the gluteus medias, piriformis, SI joint, sub scapula and occiput.

3.Theracane – comes with a manual that shows you all the trigger points and because of it’s design allows you to work as deep as you want while creating some cross friction.

4.Yoga Therapy Balls – allow you to give your entire body a self massage because they are firm enough to get into the connective tissue while not irritating the skeletal system.

5. Bodyfit/Physical Therapy Ball – After a long day of the shoulders folding forward this amazing aid allows you to open and stretch the upper pectoral muscles, decompress the spine and close the eyes for some mediation for 5,10 or 15 minutes. For those who don’t have a regular mediation practice it might be the first time within your day to do just nothing.

Although I have my favorite I love them all! The key is to use them. That for most is the hardest part because it takes a lot of discipline. It’s like wanting the financial reward that comes with being famous, but not realizing the hard work and effort that goes along with it. I can only do so much as a therapist, we are a team! And together WE can make a difference in your health and well being.

To Be Continued:

Remember today is fast Friday

Join me today: 

10/30 in Mission Viejo Yoga Works Vinyasa Flow level 2/3 12-1:10

Tomorrow:

10/31 Mission Viejo Yoga Works Vinyasa Flow level 2 9:30-10:55

Mexico Retreat info is still in the creating stages

The wisdom in me recognizes the wisdom in you….The spirit in me acknowledges the spirit in you…. And the love in me embraces the love in you….

Until we meet again

Nameste

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