Sunday, December 9, 2012

Eliminate Headaches with a simple head massage!

Eliminate headaches with a head massage naturally!

Before you reach for the Tylenol to eliminate your headache, lets try an all natural approach. It is easier for someone else to massage you, however you can massage your own head and neck if necessary. The best way to cure any physical pain is to search for the root of the pain. Where does the problem start.

  • Do you have too much stress at work?
  • Are you carrying your child on the same shoulder every time?
  • Did you sleep wrong so your neck won't turn in the morning?
  • Did you over exercise?
  • Did you engage in a heated conversation which has left you exhausted?
Physical pain can have an element of emotion attached to it. The Tylenol will stop the nerve from sending the message to the brain that there is pain, however could be it stopping a message you need to hear. Is the Tylenol causing side effects that you will have to address sooner or later. I am not saying that pain medication is bad, I am saying to only take it when it is necessary. If an emotional element is involved, sometimes the pill won't help and the pain could increase because you have not targeted the source of the problem. I will talk more about eliminating emotional pain later, however here are some things to help.
Getting to the massage!

  1. Sit in a comfortable position and place your hand on the head for about 10 seconds without doing anything.
  2. Take your whole hand and move in a circular motion. One hand at a time.
  3. Put an arch to your hand and only allow your finger tips to touch the head, once again move in a circular motion. Increase the pressure in increments.
  4. If the person has hair, tug on the hair gently to stimulate the scalp. (Increase circulation and hair growth) cover the whole head.
  5. Put your hands on their temples (the area above the ear), move in a circular motion gently. (most headaches originate here)
  6. Move to just in front of the ear, the muscle that keeps your jaw together and move in a circular motion as well. (If you grind you teeth, have TMJ or have been hit recently, the headache could be here)
  7. Put your hands over the head again and move your hands in a circular motion.
  8. End with resting your hands on the head and move your hand away slowly.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Top 10 questions to ask a massage therapist when look for a good massage!

Are you looking for a good massage therapist and you are not sure what questions to ask to increase your chances of receiving a good massage. You would rather test out the merchandise before you spend the money and the time on a full body massage. Here are what I call the top 10 questions to ask any massage therapist so that you receive a good massage.

  1. What is your speciality? If the massage therapist specializes in something and can give a good explanation about their speciality, they are more likely to be passionate about their work

  2. What massage technique do you use to relax extremely tight muscles? Some massage therapist do not know how to relax tight muscle, so having a specific technique shows experience. Good examples would be deep tissue, myofacial release, energy work.

  3. Have you taught a massage class or are you planning on teaching in the future? When you teach something, one has to know the subject twice as well as the student. This demonstrates knowledge of massage.

If you are still on the fence and they have answered more than half to your satisfaction, go ahead and give them a chance. Book the massage.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Foot Massage

I am a massage therapist. I have done many things in the past; however, I love being a massage therapist and a healer. I do Reiki, Synergia, Akashic Records and crystal healing.

Whenever I give a massage I believe one of the most important body parts to the massage are the feet. A good foot massage can alleviate muscle pain all over the body. Our feet carry us everywhere we need to go, so they receive a lot of wear and tear.

I used to be a waitress and my feet used to hurt every night. I bought myself a electronic foot massager, thinking this would solve my problems. My feet hurt so bad that the massager hurt my feet. So what is the best way to get relief from achy feet? I would say that you have a few choices.

If your feet are swollen then you must get rid of the inflammation, then you can use a foot massager.

  1. Find your significant other and ask them to rub your feet. (Need instructions)

  2. Get a wooden foot massager that looks like a handle and roll your feet across that. It will bring back circulation to your feet.

  3. Take your socks and shoes off and walk on the floor bare foot. Add peppermint oil to your lotion and rub your feet.

  4. Soak your feet in a mixture of Epsom salt and cool water. This will take the swelling down.

  5. Another good tip is to paraffin your feet, this could pull inflammation out of your feet and nourish your joints. Might be worth it to buy you own paraffin bath.
  6. It is a good idea to get a foot massager, however make sure that you get a good one. You can search below for a good foot massager.

If you need any help or have any questions let me know.