November 10, 2022

Self Care Resources for Massage Clients

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Self Care Exercises


Videos of self-care exercises are at

https://massagelibrary.com/category/self-care/


Pillows


I have had three whiplash accidents and have tried many different pillows for my neck pain over the years. The most comfortable pillow I have found is a buckwheat hull pillow. The pillow can be molded to any shape and will hold its shape. When lying on your back, you can bunch it up under your neck like a cervical pillow, then when you lie on your side, you can bunch it up higher to support your head.

Here is a link to one of the pillows on amazon.com

 

Intermittent Traction Device


Intermittent traction to the neck pumps the intervertebral discs, helping them to be healthy.

Here are links for a neck traction unit. The unit provides intermittent traction by using a release strap.

 

This video shows how the traction unit works:

 

Whole Body Vibration

 

Whole body vibration using a vibration plate can help with strength, balance, and bone density.

 

This is the unit I have in my office:

 

 

Research articles about whole body vibration are on my blog page at:

 

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