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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Original Mustard Bath Is Back!

Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath has returned! One of the most sought after bath additives and retail items, just in time for the winter and holiday season!

Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath is known for its stimulating, cleansing, and rejuvenating qualities. The warmth of mustard gently opens pores and assists in the elimination of impurities. This potent alkaline medium helps assist in the restoration of a healthy body pH. The aromatic essential oils of wintergreen, eucalyptus, rosemary, and thyme were carefully chosen for their therapeutic benefits to help reduce nerve pain, assist breathing, and provide general antiseptic properties!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Vegan Muscle Rub!

Looking for more natural and eco friendly products to offer clients? 

Muscle pain is something that many clients experience, for some on a daily basis. An easy retail item for your associates and for clients to pop in their pocket or bags, is the Sacred Earth Botanicals Organic Muscle Rub! Clients on the go don't want to have to worry about getting their hands/fingers messy or greasy when applying product. Having an easy to use tube makes this a perfect grab and go item!

Made with muscle relieving products such as menthol, eucalyptus, cinnamon, hemp and more to effectively calm cranky muscles and smell wonderful!

SacredEarth Botanicals products:

  • Contain certified organic ingredients.
  • Are certified vegan.
  • Are unscented and do not contain synthetic fragrances or colors.
  • Are free of nut oils.
  • Are not tested on animals.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sore From Too Much Summer Fun In The Sun?

From weekend warriors to extra long beach walks, your clients may be experiencing an increase in muscle soreness. After a massage, continue the clients relief by retailing the Kneipp Bath Oil - Joint & Muscle - Arnica. 

It's no secret that arnica is a popular option for relieving muscle and joint aches and pains. The Kneipp bath oil blend contains beneficial blend features revitalizing arnica extract, cabreuva, rosemary, and pine essential oils. Dermatologist tested and recommended! Kneipp products contain plant-based functional ingredients. No paraffin, silicone, mineral oils, or animal testing.

Clients can relax in a warm bath while continuing to soften sore muscles! An amazing way to end the day - a relaxing massage followed by a relaxing bath!

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, August 10, 2017

Tools For Tightness

Everyone experiences a tight muscle every now and then, for some, all of the time.

Massage is obviously an excellent way to get some relief and loosen muscles. For the therapist, having tools helps treat the client, as well as saving their hands.


Here are some of the benefits of massage tools:
  • Effective in loosening tight muscles and trigger points (depending on which you go with)
  • Just as effective for self care for the therapist
  • Economical
  • Can be retailed to further boost profits
  • Easy to use

Now for some of our clients favorite tools:

Foot Rubz - For less than $7.00, you have a tiny powerful ball of relief. This is an easy retail item! Leave a few testers out, use them in a service and place a container at the reception counter!
Jacknobber II - awesome for trigger points!
Footsie Roller - Double by Body Tools
Tiger Tail Self - two sizes to meet your specific needs!
Core Stones - looking for something highly effective that clients will ooh and ahh over? Go check these out!

Take a look at all of the massage tool options to find the best one for you!

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, 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 13, 2014

Ginger Oil For Pain Relief

It's no secret if you read my blog posts that I adore essential oils and all things aromatherapy. What I love most, aside from lovely aromas, is the therapeutic benefits associated with the oils.

I was just reading an article in Massage Magazine on a study done on the effectiveness of ginger oil combined with Swedish massage or traditional Thai massage on chronic lower back pain.The group conducting the study monitored both the short and long term effectiveness of the ginger oil and compared it against the baseline pain level at the start. Both modalities (although Swedish proved to be more effective) led to significant improvement in pain levels and disability.


Ginger oil is also known for increasing circulation making it a great oil for sports massage and client's with poor circulation.

Want to give this natural pain relief combo a try? Here are a few options to get you started:

ESS® Ginger Pure Essential Oil 
Lotus Touch Ginger Essential Oil

Like making your own lotions, oils, scrubs?

SPA PANTRY Ginger Root Powder / 1 Lb
Organic Ginger Root
Organic Ginger Root Powder

I never tried ginger oil with any of my clients, but I am excited to give it a try!

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.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Brain Pain Slowing You Down? Don't Lose Money Because of a Headache!

It seems for one reason or ten almost everyone experiences some form of brain pain at some point. Whether it's a stress headache or a full blown migraine, brain pain can seriously affect your routine.

If you've ever experienced a migraine then you know the pain, light sensitivity and nausea they bring. It can sometimes be difficult to hold anything down, including pain relief medicines. Thankfully there are other options to help ease the suffering. A new favorite of mine that has been working wonders for me this past week is the Lotus Touch Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend. Just a few drops on a tissue sitting on my desk so I can smell it while I work has been a life saver. Now, my first thought when it was suggested I use this was NO way- I'm already nauseous from the migraine - I'm not smelling anything. After a while, I was desperate, so I gave it a shot. The combination of extracts was not overpowering at all and not only started to calm my nausea and pain down, it also relaxed me. It did not completely cure my migraine but I was able to continue my day as usual. This is great for days when you have back to back clients and can't afford to be off your game. It also is a wonderful retail item - no matter what type of services you provide!

Some other great options to ease headache pain (for both you and your clients!!!) include:

HeadachEase Herb Tea 20 Tea Bags by Health King Enterprise / 20 Bags
Core Headache Ice Pillow ( I'm obsessed with this lil guy- the ice pack hits the pressure points on the base of the skull that help with headache pain of all kinds)
Cold Marble Stone Set for Migraine Therapy- why not offer some specific treatments to increase revenue!
Cold Stone Therapy for Migraine Headaches DVD- great video to learn how!

Keep some on hand for yourself or your staff....and be sure to keep extras on hand to increase your bottom line by retailing to your clients!

ALSO - if you're dead set for the traditional relief methods we have got you covered too!
Sinus Headache Caplets
Advil
Tylenol

There's no need to let a headache or migraine cost you money! You can keep up your regular pace and even make some money retailing any of the above products!