Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening http://www.stretchingusa.com/aboutAIS.cfm
Arthritis - Benefits of Massage for
Common Trigger Point Charts http://www.painwhisperer.com/ptpath/ptpath/trppaindisorders.html
Your Body's Call for Water: Keeping a Whimper from Becoming a Shout by Carole Suzanne Jackson
Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyzyn - may help budget for making massage a regular part of your life.
Cold and Hot Therapy Instructions and Products
Following are detailed instructions about effective use of cold and heat therapy. Please review. Do call us with any questions.
Cold Therapy Reduces Inflamation
All these in the following link are great commercial cold pack. Except the neck
one doesn't conform well unless it's pulled too tight.
An ice massage with water frozen in a paper cup (peel the cup down as the ice melts) is especially effective for inflamed tissue. Keep the ice moving—it’s a massage. Holding in one spot can damage tissue. Follow the instructions at this link carefully.
Gardening for Health
http://www.earthbox.com/ provides an easy way to garden urban or country.
Click here to access the current version of our spreadsheet giving basic garden planner information for starting from seed.
Muscle Health Books for Great Self Care
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual (2nd Edition)
by Devin J. Starlanyl & Mary Ellen Copeland
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition by Clair DaviesStrength Book: Active Isolated Strengthening: The Mattes Method
Specific stretching for everyone by Aaron L Mattes
Active Isolated Strengthening: The Mattes Method
by Aaron L. Mattes
Favorite Recipes - (yummy, healthy, quick economical)
Ratatouille - click here
(French origin; vegetable medley ideal for home grown veggies)
See our referral tab for markets providing exceptionally fresh veggie.
Self Care Journal Check Sheets
Food and Water Intake Guide coming soon
1200 calories - click here
1300 calories - click here
1500 calories - click here
1800 calories - click here