Showing posts with label pain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pain. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Massage Multi-Tool!

The Med-Stone™ Muscle Scraper 3-in-1 is a compact and efficient tool to help ease client pain and therapist hands!

This handy 3-in-1 Tool is a Muscle Scrapping Tool, a Trigger Point Tool, and a Massage Tool all in one. It can also be used to apply heat to help relax muscles - only heats on one side making it comfortable for the therapist as well!

This features two muscle scrapping fins. The first fin is large, sharp and aggressive. While the second fin is smaller and smoother. Awesome tor breaking up scare tissue within the muscle and allowing toxins to be released. These techniques are beneficial to the detoxification of the body and in the restoration of healthy blood circulation to injured muscles!

As a trigger point tool, it has a built-in defined, rounded point. This point can be used to accurately penetrate knotted muscles and is superior for Trigger Point Therapy!

As a massage tool, the outer curved side is a heated, rechargeable massage tool. It holds a constant 130°F for two hours per charge. It can be used over clothing or on bare skin with any massage oil or cream! The Med-Stone™ Muscle Scraper is non-porous and is easily cleaned!





Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Sinus Issues Got Your Clients In A Haze?

Seasonal allergies and sinus issues in the Spring/Summer months can take the fun out of many activities, work and just day to day functioning. If you're noticing clients coming in stuffy, red eyed or dealing with sinus pressure, have a few services and products readily available to help ease their suffering!

Some favorites of our clients across the globe include:

Baby Magic Globes - these are a life saver! Store them in the freezer to have ready to place under clients eyes, along the sinus area and forehead. Amazing retail item, easy to travel with and simple to use!

Aromafloria Sinus Help Inhalation Beads - these are one of my all time favorites as well. With Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemongrass essential oils, this feels and smells wonderful when dealing with clogged and painful sinuses.

Sinus Mask by Elastogel - hits all of the sinus points to provide soothing relief to inflamed areas.

Essential oils are an easy way to add relief to nearly any service. From single notes to blends, you can customize for each clients specific pain point.

Clients may not even realize you can help them with these issues! Be sure to check in and keep dialog open to see all of the ways you can provide relief!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cupping Treatment

Are you looking to add a new treatments to your repertoire to help your active clients get back in the game with less down time? Cupping is an inexpensive treatment that many people belief speeds the recovery process of muscle tissues by stimulating an immune system response in areas suffering from overuse, inflammation, and pain. This is a great add on treatment for massage therapists, chiropractors, and more:



Longevity 14 Piece Glass Cupping Set
Set includes 14 lightweight, strong glass cups that come in a wide choice of sizes ranging in diameter from 1 inch to 2 3/8 inch. Smooth edges provide maximum comfort for your clients. Vaseline or simply warm water may be applied to edges to enhance suction. Cups can be sterilized by autoclave or with alcohol.

Components:
Pistol-grip hand pump
Carrying case.
(8) 2 3/8" dia
(2) 2" dia
(2) 1 5/8" dia
(1) 1 ½" dia
(1) 1" dia



MMT Professional 17 Piece Cupping Set with Pump Gun
Cupping Therapy is used to decompress and release adhesions, scar tissue, relax muscles in spasm, decrease trigger point pain, lymphatic drainage, decrease tissue changes and inflammation. BPA FREE. Available in a set of 17.

Includes:
17 cups
1 pump
Plastic suitcase




Acucups® Silicone Cupping / Set of 4
Extremely pliable, clear silicone allows visibility to monitor the skin while cupping. Can be heated and used with any lotion or oil. May be used in the shower as well. Very durable.

Includes:
(1) X-Large
(1) Large
(1) Medium
(1) Small
(1) Meridian chart with most common acu-points

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Got Tape?

Kinesiology tape is a phenomenal, and often under used tool to help relieve client pain, and as a self care tool for therapists.

The widespread use of kinesiology tape on professional athletes and physical therapy offices has made it much easier to talk to clients about. Aside from physical therapists, many massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and wellness workers have successfully incorporated it into their treatment plans to help alleviate pain, improve posture and stability.

It is also valuable as a self care tool to help with everything from hip and back pain to De Quervain's thumb!


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Clients With Pain? Biofreeze To The Rescue!

I know many people these days (especially with the cooler weather approaching in many places) who experience muscle pain regularly. From their regular daily activities to injuries and plain old getting older, muscle pain is no joke!

When your clients come in for services (not just massages!) are you addressing their muscle pains in any way? If they aren't coming in for massage and noting they're in pain  - perfect time to offer massage! If you don't offer massage, you can still help them by retailing one of our best selling pain relief lines!

Biofreeze is a great product for use in services AND amazing to retail! I carry a roll on with my at all time - it works better than anything I've tried! Available in gravity packs, tubes, rolls, sprays and pump sizes for back bar use!




Thursday, November 12, 2015

Soaking In A Winter Wonderland!

Have you been thinking about your winter menu, or bringing something new and exciting to your services? Here is one that I wish I could take advantage of today on this cold, rainy day in NY!

All you need to do, is come up with a clever name for the service! This is a great soak to relax sore muscles, clear up congestion and drift off into deep relaxation. The essential oils in this also make it a great treatment for your male clients.

Here are a few reasons this makes an excellent addition to a winter menu:
Clearing Winter Soak
Mix together 3 tablespoons of eucalyptus leaves with 3 tablespoons of bilberry leaves in a mixing bowl. Add in 4 drops of spruce essential oil and mix well. Pour the herbs into a muslin bag using a funnel.

When filling the hydrotherapy or soaking tub, place the muslin bag in under the running water. Pour 3/4 cup of Himalayan Salt into the water, making sure it dissolves. Assist the client into the tub and allow them to soak for up to 20 minutes. Assist client out of the bath, follow up with some dry brushing, desert mineral detox scrub, a massage and/or detoxifying body wrap!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

How You and Biofreeze Can Conquer This Winter

I really don't want to be thinking about this, but Mother Nature decided to bring it to my attention. We had a random snow flurry here in New York over this past weekend. Before we know it, we'll be needing to shovel driveways and walkways, leading to some cranky muscles.

You want to start planting those winter massage seeds once the fall menu excitement starts to slow down. Getting your clients in for massage BEFORE they strain muscles from shoveling or sledding is key to a happier winter season. Make sure your clients are aware of the benefits of massage on their muscles and joints, and how it can help with winter pains (even from the cold weather, I know my old joints are not fans of the cold). Get them in the habit of increasing their sessions during snowy seasons to get them through pain free!

Also be sure to not only retail items like Biofreeze, but to be using them in your services. Ending a massage with Biofreeze on problem areas is a great way to keep your client feeling the benefits.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

"Text Neck" A New Trend In Massage

Move over carpel tunnel syndrome, an issue becoming more and more common is text neck. Yes, exactly as it sounds - neck issues stemming from tilting your head down to look at your phone/tablet.

Whether this is an actual medical term or not, text neck is a real problem facing a majority of people. Many clients may not even know the reason for their neck pain, shoulder pain and other issues (headaches are a common complaint!), only that they are in pain.

You can attract a new set of clients or, introduce current clients to new services by simply advertising "Texting Relief" or something much more clever! It gives you an opportunity to educate clients about coming in for massage regularly to alleviate text neck symptoms. It allows you to introduce busy clients who may not have time (or want) to come in for a full hour service. Offering an express massage focused on the head, neck and shoulders, is a perfect remedy!

Be sure to incorporate some deep muscle therapy relief like Biofreeze, Sombra or Mother Earth Polar! Also, relaxing aromatherapy blends, hot/cold packs for use in service and for retailing are key to have on hand!

Here are some awesome items to consider:

Headache Relief Essential Oils
Corpak Hot/Cold Pack with Strap Trisectional - this is amazing for text neck!
Still Point Inducer
Neck Wrap
Head, Neck, and Shoulder Massage DVD
Soothing Touch Muscle Comfort

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Beat The Winter Retail Rush On Heat!

It's barely fall but trust me, once the winter weather rolls around things like heat packs will be flying out of the warehouses. Don't leave your clients out in the cold!

For muscle pain or general relaxation, heat packs are always great to have on hand. You can obviously retail them but you can also have some available as a courtesy to your clients. In the winter especially, having a hot pack around your neck or on your feet is exquisite! If you are offering a paraffin or Eco-Fin treatment, these are a must have!


Take a look at all the colors and styles to wow and warm your clients!

Herbal Heat Packs
Herbal Mitts
Herbal Booties
Herbal Eye packs

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sub Zero Pain Relief!

With summer in full swing and sadly half over, many clients have been seeing an increase of sore summer muscles!

From swimming, running and playing on the beach among other things like gardening and sports, clients muscles are getting used in different ways than over the cooler months.

Aside from the awesome services you provide to alleviate pain, are you supplementing with a cooling therapy? Are you sending them home with something to help their sore muscles until their next treatment? Or are you just looking to try out something new?

Whatever the reason, take a look at the new SubZero™ Cool Pain Relieving Gel! Colorless and odorless, this menthol packed gel will be a great additional to your tools!

Take a look at the whole line!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pain In The Neck...Massage Therapy News For Chronic Neck Pain

Multiple, hour long sessions every week are more effective
in treating chronic neck pain than shorter or less frequent sessions
It's no secret that massage therapy is highly effective in the management of chronic pain. Are your client's coming in for long enough sessions frequently enough to gain the most benefit?

I was just reading a study done by the Annals Of Family Medicine that concluded multiple, hour long sessions every week are more effective in treating chronic neck pain than shorter or less frequent sessions. According the the Annals Of Family Medicine, neck pain is the 8th leading cause of disability in America and the 4th worldwide! 

Do you find a majority of your clients coming in specifically for neck pain, or asking for extra attention on their neck? As with most things, prevention is key. Educating your clients on stretching, awareness of proper posture and of course regular massage therapy will ease their pain. Educating them on the effectiveness of weekly hour long sessions for chronic pain is huge. Within a few short weeks, clients who usually come in monthly or every few months should notice a decrease in their daily pain and hopefully, increased range of motion in their neck (generally speaking, not taking into effect specific injuries/issues).

As always, having effective items for your clients to use at home will aid in the pain relief (and endear them to you even more!)

Here are a few of our massage therapists top picks:

Biofreeze (especially the roll on...clients can take it with them for easy application wherever they go!)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Relax & Wax

Everyone remembers that scene from The 40 Year Old Virgin when Steve Carell's character gets his chest waxed and screams in pain. No one wants that to happen to them. No Scream Cream and Get the Bump Outta Here by Relax & Wax were shipping like hot cakes this week. Seems like everyone is getting ready for the summer... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Relax & Wax selection HERE!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Got A Pain In Your Neck?

Therapist, technicians, physicians and more at some point in their career have experienced neck pain. No matter how mindful you are of body positioning and self care, sometimes it's just inevitable. Sleeping positions and stress are also great causes of neck and shoulder pain. While receiving regular self care (massage, chiropractic or whatever you prefer!) is vital, here's something to help out as well.

This may not look like much but this little thing rocks. It's got a cool design and has high density foam that forms to your body so it's a natural comfortable fit. It takes the pressure off of the neck and shoulders to relieve tension, relax the muscles in your neck and shoulders (which can also help with anyone who clenches their teeth) and support your head.

I like this one because it's inexpensive, it works and it's a great retail product- I'm always a fan of something I can use that works that I can share with clients (and of course the retail profit doesn't hurt). I've heard clients say that it's the best thing between appointments to help alleviate their pain.  It's also nice that you can use it while you're watching television/reading, while meditating or even sleeping.

If you are looking for something to help your neck pain or have client's searching for a product to keep them in check between appointments, give this a shot.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Fight the Cold Weather with a Warm Kozi Herbal Neck Wrap

What does the cold weather bring besides snow, traffic, and ice? Aches and pains! And what better way to soothe those aches and pains then a Kozi Herbal Neck Wrap. They were in and out of the warehouse this week. I'm thinking about getting one for my father for Christmas - He's always complaining about something hurting him. The lavender seemed to be the most popular this week... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Kozi Herbal Neck Wrap selection HERE!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Study On Treatment Of Knee Osteoarthritis

For years, many people have treated their knee osteoarthritis solely with medications which have potentially serious side effects with long term use.

For many, losing the ability to perform activities they enjoy due to the pain it causes is enough to lead them into depression or give up on trying any activity at all.

A new study conducted by researchers in Kentucky has found that the use of Biofreeze allowed patients with pain from osteoarthritis of the knee to perform tasks with less pain than those given a placebo.

According to the study, 20 people were given either Biofreeze or a placebo and asked to perform 5 different tasks. In 4 of the 5 tasks the people who had used Biofreeze reported a decrease in pain while the placebo group did not.

While there were no indications that the Biofreeze helped with actual performance of the tasks, the fact remains it decreased the patients' pain. Less pain can lead to a more fulfilling life.

While Biofreeze is in no way intended to replace medications or medical advice, it is a great addition to treatment for those suffering from knee osteoarthritis pain, as well as a great new avenue for retail sales growth for your practice.

If you don't already have Biofreeze in your office or to retail to your clients, it is a great product that will result in many thankful clients.