I love my job. I really do.
I love that I can help people achieve pain-free routines, and sustain active healthy lives. When a client comes to see me, I consider it a sincere privilege to help them find relief and more simply – to move better.
But I do have my limitations…
Truthbomb: as a Structural Integrator and Massage Therapist, there’s only so much I can do.
There’s only so many times I can treat each individual client each week. Not to mention that I can’t follow them around all week in between our appointments to make sure they’re watching their posture or lifting that big heavy object properly.
Pain management, especially that for long-standing, chronic pain – is a joint venture between the patient and practitioner. When my clients “do their homework”, their results are much better and long-lasting.
This is why I frequently assign clients take-home strengthening exercises and stretching routines. These exercises help them manage their discomfort in between appointments AND also minimize the likelihood of an injury recurring.
Some of the most common issues I treat are:
- low back pain
- tight neck and shoulders
- tight pectorals
- tight hips
- TMJ pain (jaw pain)
And the good news is that I have an exercise or stretch to help with each and every one of these conditions.
Ready to live with less pain and move more freely? I thought so!
Here are 7 stretches for every area of your body that you might be experiencing pain in.