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Dry brushing.

An easy way to slough off winter Get smoother, glowing skin. Calm your mood. Provide gentle stimulation of the lymphatic system. A few minutes a day of dry brushing can achieve all of the above. Special care is required to ensure that lymph fluid is not moved towards the area in which lymph nodes have been surgically removed. The best effects of dry brushing are achieved when the natural flow of lymph is followed. Gentle circular movements of the dry brush starting: Near the heart Descend down the arm to the finger tips, then back up to the heart. Repeat on the other arm. Top of the torso to the belly button and back up to the heart area. Below the belly button to the top of the legs. Top of the leg to the toes and back up. Repeat on the other leg. Under your chin and down your…

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Focus on unwinding your stress

Stress can be compared to the effects of water on  rock; the more stress we have and the longer it is with us, the deeper are the marks it leaves on us.  Stress is more than feeling overwhelmed and agitated.  It is a physiological response that starts a cascade of  changes, many of which wear us down over time.  Massage therapy can help to counteract the effects of stress and provide renewed energy.

pain between shoulder blades

Pain between the shoulder blades

Wherever your arms go, your shoulder blades go.  Given that our arms only work well in front of our bodies, the resulting rounded shoulders and forward-straining neck causes muscles between the shoulder blades to stretch and strain. That’s the long story.  The short story is aching and stabbing  pain around and under our shoulder blades that often shoots into the neck or down the arm. Help is at hand. Self-treatment of painful muscles is easily achieved with a tennis ball against the wall. or a focused massage therapy treatment can release pain-causing trigger points and get you back to full functioning. ][