Its very important to bend properly, our spines are not intended to bend as much as we do. We have other joints for that! This is a great article that goes more in depth into this:
this is a great way to open and stretch your upper back and decompress your spine. Anyone who spent a lot of time on the computer, on their cellphone/tablet, or with their head propped up on a pillow watching tv needs to be doing this!!
Heat is one of the best ways to ease muscle tension and relieve body aches. Moist heat is typically more effective than dry heat, but both will work just fine.
Note: For new and acute injuries with active swelling, ICE is recommended, NOT heat!!
This is a very affordable heating pad, by Conair with removable foam insert for moist heat.
It's a typical rectangle shape and will conform to most body areas.
This Sunbeam heating pad is perfect for upper shoulder/neck soreness. This pad actually
hugs your neck right where you need the heat to go!
ThermaCare self-heating strips adhere right to your body where ever you need a spot-treatment and are perfect if you're on-the-go or have a particularly tough area to get to with a full heating pad. They get hot and stay hot for a long time!!
If you want a little weight to help ease your stress and tension away, with a nice aromatherapy accent, this microwavable neck wrap will do quite nicely!
While I am a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate, I use many different brands of essential oils every day, and I am happy to share my favorite oils with you:
This is a great starter pack from Majestic Pure, a brand I love
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Roll on roller bottles
Amber Dropper Bottles
Wood grain Teardrop
I will be posting products, services and helpful tips for self-care that I find to be most effective.