Recommended Self-Care Products

Self-treatment is an essential element of your healing process.  Become curious about what your body needs from you to truly heal and release stored restrictions and past trauma.  

Ask your body!  Listen and be open to what you hear.  See your future self so that your body knows that you truly want to heal, become pain-free and create the life you love.  See yourself full of energy and enthusiasm; see yourself pursuing your goals and having fun!

Remember, we are not meant to suffer and be in pain.  We are not meant to struggle. We are meant to create the most fulfilling and beautiful existence we can imagine.

Follow your dreams and be patient in your healing.  Please enjoy these resources that will help you reap true benefits from your therapy.

Comprehensive Myofascial Self Treatment

A stretching guide

by Joyce Karnis Patterson, PT

4" Yellow Ball     -    Amazon single ball purchase

Facilitates soft tissue mobilization in a home self-treatment program.  I have also found a 4" super ball in the toy department at Wal-mart that works well, it is called a Sky Ball

How to treat with the yellow ball

Theracane Therapeutic Massager - A great tool for getting to those knots on the top on your shoulders.

The Thera Cane is a curved, fiberglass tool that has several knobs on it. The mechanics of this tool make it very easy to use, with little force needed to apply adequate pressure to a trigger point causing trouble or those hard to reach tender points.                                              

Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Trigger point therapy has been used for decades by doctors, pain specialists, and massage therapists to quickly stimulate the flow of oxygen and promote rapid pain reduction. This book makes the same techniques available to the general public with instructions that are easy to follow, and abetted by an extensive collection of charts and corresponding illustrations.

Foam Rolls - This foam roller will aid in stretching muscles

Foam Rolls -18 inch

Use your own body weight to help increase blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues.  Great for self treating any trigger points in the quadriceps.

Can be purchased online or is usually available at Wal-Mart.

How to selft-treat with the foam roller

Hot/Cold Pack - Bed Buddy  

Provides moist heat for aches and pains from your microwave in minutes.  Simply heat in microwave or place in freezer, depending on your need. 

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Conditions Helped by Therapeutic Massage & Myofascial Release/ MFR

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Restricted Motion
  • Chronic Pain & Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical Dysfunction
  • Scar Tissue Release
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Stress

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