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Day 12: Massage & Relax Day


Friday, June 14, 2013

Had a massage today, hoping it'll help my shoulder.

Ate a lot of fruit (love fruit in season!) and stayed at the low end of my range. Drank extra water too.

So far as exercise, I did my 2 x 10 minutes to keep my streak going but aside from that not much. Dug out a start on the new flower bed but not much.

The massage therapist that I went to today (2nd time) also does reflexology and other modalities. She sent me home with a book about zone reflexology. Not sure what to think of it. . . .but I do know my arms tingled when she worked on the corresponding zone in my feet. . . . kinda spooky if ya ask me.

What do you think about reflexology???? Have you had it done? I'm really curious & would appreciate some feedback.

Gonna hot tub and hit the sack . . . really tired.

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GABY1948 6/15/2013 6:33PM

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2BDYNAMIC 6/15/2013 5:02PM

    I wholly prescribe! ........ I have it done often, and I especially LOVE acupuncture: my Dr. is a Dr. of Chinese medicine ........... and I do see results ....... whereas, w/ seeing a physician in our country, I can usually expect MEDICATION which has side effects as long as my arm!!! ...... (so tired of) ............. If you felt some tingling in your arm/ shoulder, it is likely increased blood flow, which you need for healing ............ so it sounds good! ............ (I have also been suffering from neck and shoulder strain, so painful .......... the Dr. said I had a blockage in the scapula) ............. Now I TRY to limit myself on the computer as it worsens ...................

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FUNLOVEN 6/15/2013 11:24AM

    It is sooo strange. I have tried to enter a post on this blog several times and keep getting this notice to remove any profanity or HTML. Wonder what that's all about !

So I'm going to try it this way and see what happens:

I love getting massages ! I have been thinking of that myself lately to try and help this darn pain I keep having. Only problem with this is that I just can't quite invision getting my behind massaged where my pain frequently starts ( talk about a pain in the you know where - LOL ! ) .

As far as reflexology goes I don't know a thing about it except that I have heard the word passed around. I am surprised about what ELVISINTHEHOUSE stated about Dr. Andrew Weil - " Until better evidence is published in peer reviewed journals, he remains skeptical of claims that by massaging or applying pressure to specific points on the hands or feet, a reflexologist can alleviate problems in corresponding organs or other systems throughout the body"

It has been scientifically proven that pain in one part of your body can display symptoms in a different body part. It is called "deferred pain". So like Kelli said - "If it makes you feel good and not making anything worse, enjoy!"


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1CRAZYDOG 6/15/2013 10:45AM

    Dr. Oz had a segment on reflexology about a week ago. Seems there is something to it! He has these reflexology socks so that he can rub the pressure points that correspond with any problem areas (like the spot that was rubbed on your foot that made your shoulder tingle). Worth a try. What's the worst outcome? It doesn't work. What's the best outcome? It helps!

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MSLZZY 6/15/2013 7:43AM

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KELLIEBEAN 6/15/2013 7:08AM

    If you felt something in your should when a spot on your foot was rubbed, I'd say you are on to something. If it makes you feel good and not making anything worse, enjoy!

I love a good massage and something about getting my feet rubbed just makes everything melt away.

I hope your shoulder is feeling better as the day goes on!

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123ELAINE456 6/15/2013 6:11AM

  i have read a little bit about Reflexology. It is very interesting subject to read and learn more about. Glad that You had a Nice Day. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Big Fun Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/15/2013 4:29AM

    I love massage and hot soaks, no idea about reflexology though.

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 6/14/2013 11:27PM

    Ummm....hot tub....that sounds so good. Wish I had one of those. I'll have to settle for an Epsom salts bath instead.

About reflexology: I've heard good things, and know a couple of people who swear by it. Here's what Dr. Andrew Weil says:

"Reflexology is of great value for relieving generalized foot pain caused by cramped or chronically tight muscles. He also believes that, like other forms of massage, it may release endorphins, leading to pleasurable, relaxed states. --- Until better evidence is published in peer reviewed journals, he remains skeptical of claims that by massaging or applying pressure to specific points on the hands or feet, a reflexologist can alleviate problems in corresponding organs or other systems throughout the body. He has seen no evidence showing that reflexology is effective for pain or any health problems unrelated to the feet and hands."

I was wondering if it would work for detoxing all the heavy metals and who knows what else from taking anti-convulsive meds for so many years. Alas, he was skeptical on that score.

However, if you felt a tingle.....?

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