Massage tools are wonderful. The other day i once again lifted a box that was way too heavy for me considering my body size. Ouch!! My lower back and hips are in extreme pain with every movement. Thank goodness i have a recapitulator this is the only massage tool that suits all my needs and is solid to use comfortably and effectively in so many easy to learn applications.
For instance, today i have to do alot of computer work, so i turned my office chair into a massage tool. I work on all the sore areas of my back usually consisting of neck, all around the shoulder, middle of the back above the kidneys, and of course my most painful is around my pelvis area. So i use the medium bolt and the larger knob (attached at the end or middle of the board), turn the board sideways into the back of my chair and lean back. Ahhhh!!
I found that by applying pressure to the place that hurts will relieve the buildup of energy there or to any given area. When i strained my lower back muscle, the injury immediately swelled up in that area and when i ran my hand across my lower back it was quite lumpy, bumpy and painful in the areas that mainly had those lumps and bumps that weren’t supposed to be there for a normal, healthy back.
So by having the recapitulator in the back of my chair all i have to do is lean back a bit, use a little more push at times, stretch it out a bit anything to induce the muscle to move and relax. We love our bodies and we can feel better by loving ourselves enough to trying a self massage ourselves instead of doing without this fantastic relief that will also strengthen you simply by ‘pressing where it hurts’.
In those moments when waiting for a page to load, thinking about this or that, wondering what to do next, i massage with my recapitulator. A great way to make the most of your time, your body will thank you and you will feel better much faster.
I find that by using the recapitulator massage tool shortens my down time or painful experiences to a fraction of recovery time and is a easy way to massage your self thoroughly and efficiently. Using more or less pressure as the time demands, adjusting to another nearby area or the other side of your body as balance does have alot to do with it. Massaging yourself, getting all those troublesome knotted areas out to be smooth and supple muscles once more and continue with working too, now in a more relaxed manner getting better as the time goes by, instead of continuing to work with this pain and it actually getting more stressed.
The same massage tool setting can work for your middle and upper back, neck and shoulders too. I often get pinched muscles around my should blades from the stress and i relieve it easily with this recapitulator tool.
I choose this tool over others i have tried in over 20 years of bodywork and i like this recapitulator best because there is not electrical pulse and you don’t have to hold it to use. It has a good strong base design that can be used on virtually all parts of the body, a very solid and versatile tool.
You just lean into, lay onto, roll onto or sit or rest a body part on the chosen knob end size and that’s it. If you roll a little further or cross your leg over the other to add extra weight to the area being pressed on the effects are quicker to responding and i find more satisfaction in relieving and moving on to another area, a bit ruthless is action at times. Be serious about relieving that painful tight problem muscle and this tool can help.
Sure we can go to a masseuse or body worker but like my lower back the muscles are so tight it feels like bone and it will take alot of energy and pressure to continually sustain enough pressure there to effectively reduce the swelling, tight muscles and pain. So when i can i use my tool, it works wonders.
More information on a new way to more awareness of how our body works can be found at www.nuhealth.org the connection between mind and body. Your body will talk to you!
A good explanation of massage therapy can be found at the medical dictionary
and has this to say:
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
* reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
* relief of muscle spasms
* greater flexibility and range of motion
* increase of the ease and efficiency of movement
* relief of stress and aide of relaxation
* promotion of deeper and easier breathing
* improvement of the circulation of blood and movement of lymph
* relief of tension-related conditions, such as headaches and eyestrain
* promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments, and reduction in pain and swelling related to such injuries
* reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
* enhancement in the health and nourishment of skin
* improvement in posture through changing tension patterns that affect posture
* reduction in stress and an excellent stress management tool
* creation of a feeling of well-being
* reduction in levels of anxiety
* increase in awareness of the mind-body connection
* promotion of a relaxed state of mental awareness”
And goes on to give more info on origins etc. Lots of info on the web.
Start pressing your wrists, fingers, toes, arms, legs any place and most likely you will find in a short time, a stressed area, keep pressing, work on it and the muscles WILL RELAX and go back to normal, as intended.
I can answer questions, ask away!! Happy Healing!!