When you can't come in for a session, let me help you successfully relieve your aches and pain at home.
I get it. We are all putting off our regular appointments as long as possible, seeing what we can do for ourselves or what we can make at home.
During my time at home, when I could not work due to the pandemic, I pulled out my massage tools and started to work out my tight and sore spots. And it worked. I was able to address some old trigger points and found relief from some annoying aches.
I have three things to offer today. Two products and one invitation. I am providing the links to the tools and if you make a purchase through the link, I will get a small monetary commission with no extra cost to you.
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I recommend The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davis, NCTMB. This book is very user friendly and teaches you how to work a trigger point safely.
A trigger point is a bundle of muscle fibers that are in a contracted state. Trigger points cause pain at the site or somewhere else in the body, called referred pain. Davis shows you exactly where to press to address a particular painful area. I also like that Davis advises to treat each point with a slight press and stroke instead of just applying deep pressure for several minutes. The stroke method allows fresh blood to come to the area and removes waste products. This promotes healing to the area. He also suggests 6-8 strokes several times a day. Less work, more frequency. The trigger point is released when it no longer feels tender and the referred pain is gone.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davis
The Frozen Shoulder Workbook by Clair Davis
Next, you will need the Thera Cane to be able to reach some of the points on your back, side and hips. There are plenty of versions of this tool, but I like this one because it is slightly smaller, sturdy and doesn't have extra features that get in the way. I feel like I can get good leverage without having to use a lot of extra strength.
Come along with me and let me help you learn how to work on yourself while you are staying at home or in between bodywork sessions.
I will be making some videos to show how to work out some common tight spots, but in the meantime, I am offering a free 15-minute zoom consultation to help you get started with working on your trigger points. Send me an email to schedule.
Take care and stay well!
Massage and CranioSacral Therapist
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Hi, I'm MeriJayd O'Connor. I love the human body and I so appreciate our human experience. Come along with me and explore topics that excite me like health, healing, CranioSacral Therapy, gardening, being a Mom, dancing, and good food.