Having a migraine can make life come to a halt. There are some massage techniques that can help relieve that pounding head and uncontrollable nausea. Acupressure on different parts of the face can help, by applying pressure to different facial points to release that blocked up feeling and help your head feel clearer.[Read more…]
Have you heard of white flower oil? If not, this website is very informative. It explains how white flower oil can help with minor aches and pains. If you already know of white flower oil and its amazing benefits, you may find it interesting to learn how it came about and what else it can be used for other than aches and pains. Click the link below to read more about white flower oil.
This month I want to discuss professional burnout which can transfer to other areas of our lives. When talking about this you have to ask yourself, “How much of a workload can I take in one day and feel normal the next day?”. I’m sure the next question that comes to some of you is “What is normal?” Which is a good question and since everyone is different I am unable to give an exact description for everyone but I will leave you with this, normal is having energy throughout the day to complete your tasks after a full night of rest.
According to Michael Leither, PHD, co-author on Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving your Relationship with work, “Burnout has three elements. The most immediate is a fatigue you cannot overcome.” The second element is diminishing joy. The third is loss of confidence and your sense of being effective. Ironically those who are most motivated, dedicated and whose job is a big part of their identity and more vulnerable. This book also explains some of the things you can do to catch this early enough so it doesn’t become too overbearing. Things like; Understanding your physical limits, paying attention to your body, letting it go, figuring out your finances and be kind to yourself. Which brings me to massage and how regular massages can help you with a couple of these categories. Massage brings awareness to your body so you can notice problem areas and address them before they become major problems. Massage can also help you with understanding your physical limits. Most importantly though massage is a great way to be kind to your body. So come see myself or Jess for all of your massage needs here at East Wind Acupuncture. With togetherness we can make our world a better place for everyone.
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Did you know doing the bride pose regularly, stretches the chest, neck, spine and hips. Strengthens the back, buttocks and hamstrings. Improves circulation of blood. Helps alleviate stress and mild depression. [Read more…]
Hello East Wind followers. Today I am going to be going over how our posture may affect our blood pressure and how massage can be beneficial in correcting one’s posture. Let me begin by going over a little bit of anatomy so we are all on the same page with our thoughts. First, when we are talking about blood pressure we are referring to “the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.” per google dictionary. Secondly, I will be going over capillary hydro-static pressure which is the force that drives fluid out of capillaries and into the tissues.
Over the weekend I was looking at soothing foot baths for sore feet. I ran across this website (linked below) that has 3 simple amazing ways to detox your body through your feet. I notice the ingredients are mainly in homes already. If they are not, your local store will carry them at a low cost. I did try the Salt Detox Bath and I really enjoyed it. I also added 10 Drops of Wintergreen, 10 Drops of Peppermint and 5 Drops of marjoram to the Salt Detox Bath. Click the link below to see how to detox the body through your feet. Be sure to try all three detoxes!
Back mouse is a term used for a painful nodule commonly found in the low back region. This little “mouse” can cause significant pain and discomfort. The mouse is a fatty herniation through the fascia of the low back. Direct pressure on this area will cause more pain but massage in the surrounding area may be very helpful to alleviate the discomfort. So come see one of our massage therapist to help release your “mouse”. If you want to learn more about this condition you can follow the link below.
Fascia is the body’s connective tissue, also known as tendons, ligaments and myofascia. It is a head to toe, inside to out, interwoven system of fibrous connective tissue found throughout the body. We all have a layer of fascia (myofascia) directly beneath the skin that completely covers the body and as one connective system, a trauma to the ankle can cause tension in the neck.
The traditional view has been that fascia in the human body was passive, with its function to only “hold things together” and transmit mechanical force. This concept is now out-of-date.
Did you know that infants (age 2 and under) can receive great benefit from massage? Truthfully, it’s great for everyone at anyone. AND, what’s not to love about a massage? No matter what kind of massage you get, from Swedish massage to deep tissue or even prenatal massage, you will receive mental and physical benefits each time. So why not give your infant a massage? The benefits babies receives from an infant massage are amazing!
By Sean Devine
Hello again EWA followers! I am following up last month’s blog on Upper Cross Syndrome with Lower Cross Syndrome. This condition really affects those people who sit a lot or do more squatting than the average person. Now it helps if you keep in mind on how the muscular system of our bodies works.