Those of you who get massages know that your massage therapist is a great source of information on a variety of subjects pertaining to holistic health. If you get facials when you visit your spa you probably also know that your esthetician can have some great advice on caring for your skin. We have a growing collection of tips we would like to share with you. If you would like to know something specific please post it in the comments and we will see if we can get you a recommendation.
Below is a summary of a few recent tips for massage therapists and estheticians. Click on any tip for more information:
Alternating heat and ice can help sore muscles and joints: The next time you have a sore shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee, or other joint try this simple home treatment – alternate ice and heat. This simple technique is used by massage therapists, sport medicine doctors, physical therapists, trainers, and much more. First apply heat to the affected area with a hot towel or other source of heat. The towel should be as hot as you can take it, but not so hot that it will burn you. Read full tip on alternating heat and ice.
Sleep with a pillow under legs to reduce low back pain: People with low back pain can find great relief when placing a pillow under their knees while sleeping on their back. This provides support to the hips and low back for resting ease. If you sleep on your side…Read full tip on reducing low back pain.
Drink coconut water for hydration: During these extremely hot days, we need to stay hydrated, especially if like me, you have been sweating a lot!! Coconut water is the natural way to replace your electrolytes and Trader Joe’s has coconut water popsicles, with coconut flakes in them!! Read full tip on coconut water.
How to properly apply eye cream: When applying your daily eye cream always start from the outside corner and move inward with your ring finger. When you apply it the opposite way you are pulling any fine lines outward which we are definitely trying to avoid. Read full tip on applying eye cream.
How to keep your immune system healthy: Our lymphatic system is our body’s first line of defense, and keeping our lymph flowing is crucial. Our lymph, unlike our blood, does not have a pump to keep it moving. If you get swollen lymph nodes or swelling in your extremities this may be a sign of stagnant lymph. There are some simple yet effective self care methods to help your lymph flow properly that I would like to share with you. Read full tip on immune system health.
Is there stagnation in your body? By checking under your tongue you can find out! Read full tip.
These healthy tips were provided by massage therapists and estheticians at Hawaiian Experience Spa in Arizona.