All of these symptoms can be a sign of tight a scalene, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital and levator scapulae. When all of some of these muscles are tight they can give you symptoms similar to allergies or asthma. Before reaching for cough medicine try getting a massage to lessen neck tension.
If you can’t get in for a massage try a few simple stretches
Mellody Waurig, HHP, CCMT, Massage Professional
Mellody Waurig is a graduate of Mueller College, as well as North State Massage Institute, and has been practicing massage since 2005. She trained over 1,300 hours in a verity of massage techniques to became a Holistic Health Practitioner and California Certified Massage Therapist.
In her sessions she brings together a synergistic mix of techniques to provide each client with a customized blend of body work. Some of those technique include Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular facilitation, myofascial release, sports massage, cranial sacral and Asian cupping.
After an long time career in corporate customer service, Mellody understands the havoc those high stress level can create in us. She feels a calling to help restore wellness and balance to as many as are drawn to her service.
Using heavily perfumed products can irritate and dry your skin. Without leaving you kitchen you can naturally heal your skin.
Coconut oil can be applied to hair as a masque and liberally to skin as a non-irritating moisturizer, also use as a ‘mouth pull’ swig for 15 – 20 minutes for healthy mouth and better breath!
Combine coconut oil, honey and raw sugar to buff dead skin from sensitive skin like your face and lips!
Lemons help clear problematic skin, lighten sun spots and clear away dry skin!
Use your pantry for a better looking you!
Highly under underused in the West, Abdominal Massage helps treat many health issues in a natural way. A few of the ailments that abdominal massage addresses:
-Indigestion (chronic and intermittent)
-Gas / Cramp
-Stress (including headaches, indecision & sleeplessness)
-Can reduce lower back pain
-Can improve liver function
according to Harvard health publications the brain-gut connection affects stress levels and even the perception of pain:
“Research suggests that some people with functional GI disorders perceive pain more acutely than other people do because their brains do not properly regulate pain signals from the GI tract. Stress can make the existing pain seem even worse.”
A simple 5-10 minute abdominal treatment added to your massage can create lasting effects. Ask you therapist add-on abdominal massage to your next treatment for optimal health!