Simple Massage Pain Relief Techniques Can Really Help

Simple Massage Pain Relief Techniques Can Really HelpYou never know when pain is going to strike, especially if you lead an active lifestyle at work or at play. Even housework can overtax your muscles and joints that lead to pain and if you don’t have a good massage strategy for pain relief you are in real trouble.

Never mind the pain medications, you can relieve some pain by simple massage techniques you can do at home, at the office, or the gym. All you need is the right know how and sometimes tools.

One favorite is the yoga ball. We’ve all seen those large inflatable balls that people use during yoga. Well they have other uses for people who need pain relief . Especially if you’re suffering from temporary back pain. They come with instructions or you can hit up a site like YouTube to see how professionals use these items. Once you get the hang of it you’ll see how they apply to your particular situation and get some relief.
For people suffering from myofascial pain, a foam roller can come in handy. They boost the circulation and also break up the fibrous tissue as well as increase flexibility. You’ll see them all over the place. They’re usually small, about six inches in diameter and come in different densities. Firmer is better in this situation and they’re not difficult to lean how to use. Just spend an hour on YouTube watching how pros use them and you’ll be on your way.

Nature has provided you with your own pain relief equipment and procedures, all you have to do is let it do the job, with self massage. That’s right, built into your mental repertoire from millions of years of evolution, you have the ability to alleviate pain via your own fingers. Just relax and let you find what alleviates the pain from slight finger pressure to circular motions. Again, there are videos on this technique and once you learn them you will never forget. Your mind and body will provide you with all the energy and healing power to do this and sometimes to miraculous results.

Just simple things can lead to big gains when it comes to pain relief and massage. Prevention is also worth a pound of cure here. Don’t over extend yourself. Try yoga to make sure those muscles and ligaments and tendons are in great working order. That will lead to less accidents. Do the right work in the right temperatures. Exposure to extremes of heat and cold can really beat you down. Watch your clothing as well. Nothing restrictive should be worn. Also, eat a descent diet of high nutritional value. The more ammo you give your body, the better off you’ll be in the short and long run.

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About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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