If you’ve been shoveling snow, your back may need some extra care. Here are five things you can do to help:
- Shake it out. Begin by making a small, side-to-side movement from the base of your back and let your back lengthen as you rock.
- Imagine the spaces in between each vertebra and its neighbors lengthening.
- If you have ginger available, brew some to drink, and dip a washcloth in some, too. Then, put the warm washcloth on whatever part of you hurts.
- Rub some hypericum (a.k.a. Saint John’s wort, a.k.a. Saint Joan’s wort) oil into
whatever parts of you need extra love.
- Make an appointment to see me. Shiatsu, qigong, and herbs can help a lot! We’ll come up with a custom formula for an herbal footbath and go over herbs to use directly on your back as well as ones to take internally, we’ll come up with a customized qigong program, and I’ll give you a shiatsu treatment. Or we’ll do whatever part of that you prefer and skip the parts you’d rather skip. It’s up to you.