A Healing Touch Transformational Bodywork, LLC

Relax into well-being.

Home Care Instructions

There is much you can do at home to continue your healing process.  Number one is to listen to your body.  Bodywork sessions can trigger what is called a "healing crisis."  (Read more about what a healing crisis is here.)  This means that old injuries and traumas that have been stored in your tissues can be reactivated and cause a flare-up of symptoms.  You may feel worse before you feel better.  What is important is that your body is re-organizing.  It is changing.  Support your body in these changes by drinking extra water and reducing your stress load.  You may find it helpful to nap, work-out, journal, cry, scream, take epsom salt baths or put on rhythmic music and dance.  Following are some of the self-care tools I recommend and video instructionals on how to use them.  I sell therapy balls, essential oils and warm pillow packs at my office and you can set up a free 30 minute session to explore which products best serve you.

 

I sell 4" inflatable balls that you can use to help release restrictions in your soft tissue.  Learn how to use it here.

Purchase here.

A Theracane is a self-massage tool that I highly recommend.  Watch a video here.

Purchase from Amazon here.

http://www.theracane.com/exercises.htm

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook was written to teach the layperson how to find the muscles causing pain patterns and to self-treat.  It is a wonderful resource and well worth investing in along with a Theracane.  Purchase here. 

The National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists offers a symptom index on their website to help you identify which muscles are involved in your pain and dysfunction.  Check it out here.

A CranioCradle can be used to induce a still point in your craniosacral system as well as to relieve tension in the body.

Learn how to use it or purchase it here. 

 

This website contains information about lymphedema and this page has a link to limb and breathing exercises that stimulate lymph flow. 

 

Here are videos and websites that I recommend:

John Barnes explains and demonstrates self unwinding.  This is a valuable technique that you can do at home everyday.  

Steps to take for relieving chronic pain. 

Symptom Checker for Trigger Points Creating Chronic Pain

Short article entitled "How to Protect Yourself as an Empath"