Tag: self-massage

Self-Massage for Achy Sinuses

It’s cold season. Here in New York, it feels like it’s cold season much of the year, whether it’s appropriately chilly out or not. The common cold comes in many forms, from many strains, with a variety of symptoms. Today, I want to talk about the sinus headache. You know the one: the stuffy nose, the ache in the front…

Take Home Massage

You know that old proverb, the one about how if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime? I really don’t know much about fishing. My grandparents were pretty good with their fancy wading pants back in the day, but those skills were not…

Acupressure for Labor

A recent study in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health¬†found that acupressure to LI-4 (a powerful point on the large intestine meridian) applied for the duration of each contraction at the beginning of active labor decreased labor pain immediately and up to two hours afterwards, and reduced the duration of overall labor. I’ve only read the abstract (and the…