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Pain relief, stress reduction and ease of movement through the gentle yet powerful techniques of Ortho-Bionomy, either table or on-site chair massage.
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I managed to tweek my knee this past week while cleaning the garage (picture ladder, falling). I should have gone to get ice right away, but I delayed 15 or 20 minutes. Tactical error! The knee swelled up and wouldn't bend (or straighten) after a few hours. I did ice and work on it a lot each day, to good effect, while I limped around, going about working. I'm happy to say that Day 4-5 allows me to climb up stairs and walk normally. Getting down stairs sequentially is imminent. So the message is ICE IMMEDIATELY, sports fans, and often. Plus elevate. It will save some of the collateral damage that swelling brings about.
I'm on a quest to have everyone work on improving his or her balance. We start losing our balance long before it is noticed in our later years, but it is easy and fun to remedy this. All it takes is a minute or two while on the phone, fixing a meal, or standing in line. It will pay off if you ever trip, there will be less chance of falling and breaking something. This becomes even more critical as we age. Especially when starting out, it is important to have something stable at hand to hang on to, be it a desk, counter, chair or wall. To begin, pick up one foot, and let go of the support to see how long you can balance. Try the other foot. Is it different? (One leg will often be stronger than the other, but that can even out.) Go back and forth to see how your legs feel and what you notice. Are your legs getting tired? You are getting stronger! When you do this a couple of times a day over a week or so, you will notice an improvement. When you feel more stable, try lifting your leg higher or out to the side to challenge yourself. Even if you don't remember to do it as often, you can still improve. (It is something I regularly do when standing in line.) The main thing to remember is SAFETY! Have a stable surface at hand if you need it. Let me know what you discover about your balance and your work to improve it. Do you have a favorite position? How fast do you notice a difference? Thanks for taking care of yourself! Nicky
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The importance of Warming up and Moving You know what jello looks like, right? There is fluid in our joints to lubricate movement that is like jello. When we sleep or are immobile for a time, especially as we age or are injured, the fluid gets thicker and less liquid. It starts to dry out. (Picture cold or dried out jello.) When we move, we literally "warm up" the liquid and stir in more liquid and the movement gets easier and more "fluid". (This is also why drinking water regularly is a good thing, not to be forgotten as we age.) So when you get up in the morning, think about your body warming up. Just a little, easy exploratory movement will get the job started. (More if you are particularly stiff.) If you are going to exercise, doing easy versions of your movement will get you warmed up appropriately. Having your body warm also helps your muscles loosen and relax. (I will often use a heating pad if my back is stiff, which helps.)
Welcome to Biotune Massage Therapy.
If you are looking for pain relief and ease of movement through the gentle yet powerful techniques of Ortho-Bionomy®, I'm here in the San Fransisco East Bay area to help you.
I also have a practice in Marin County.
(510) 710-4732Nicky Roosevelt
(510) 710-4732Nicky Roosevelt