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Self Care at Home

With Covid-19 threatening public health and forcing us all to stay indoors, self care and in home workouts are our new normal.  I wanted to share some of my favorite self care massage tools to help keep you feeling good during this time. These tools can be used anytime, over clothing and can be very effective!

The Foam Roller is my savior, it keeps my back and body flexible and free of tension. The PRO FOAM ROLLER is my favorite brand. With a comfortable standard density (medium firmness) and multiple size options, these rollers offer a variety of uses and benefits.

  • PFR36B-2015Release tension
  • Break up tight fascia
  • Soothe sore muscles
  • improve flexibility
  • Aid rehabilitation
  • Increase mobility
  • Increase core strength
  • Improve balance and stability

For a great 5 minute foam rolling routine with Lauren Roxburgh to wake up your body! Click HERE

 

Massage guns have taken the world by storm in the last year with so many different brands hitting the market. After doing lots of research and trying different models I finally bought the KRAFT GUN and love it’s easy handling, powerful force, but quiet sound. I have to say it’s an incredible modern tool for self care, but there are also many cheaper models depending on your budget.

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  • Speeds up recovery
  • Relives muscle spasms and stiffness
  • Releases lactic acid
  • Increases blood and lymphatic Flow
  • Improves range of motion
  • Soothe Sore Muscles
  • Relief for Arm, Leg and Glute pain

For a great video to compare all the different models click HERE.

 

Massage balls are such a simple, but amazing tool for trigger point relief, especially for the back. You can use tennis balls if you have them or my favorite is Lacrosse Balls. The size and firmness of the lacrosse balls allows you to use your body weight to do the work. Here are the many benefits.

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  • Targeted relief for the deep muscles in the lower back
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Relieve headaches and pain at the base of the skull.
  • Foot and leg pain

For a great instructional video click HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment Post a comment
  1. elliswhale #

    Hi Courtney, I started to write you after your last newsletter but I don’t think I sent it. Nice to hear from you in your newsletters. I just wanted to say hi! I’ve had a mild flu that lingered for a few weeks so I’ve been pretty isolated at home. Besides the obvious concern there is something wonderful in the slowing down. I hope all you guys including your mom and dad are well. Sending my love from my Topanga music quarantine. Rick

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    March 27, 2020

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