In the Works
I have been having horrible neck pain for the past 6-8 months and I have no idea why…. Well, maybe I have a clue or three. My daughter is three and a half and weighs 36 pounds. My twin boys are 21 months and weigh 30 pounds each. One of them is ALWAYS attached to my left hip. Usually it is Cash, but when he feels independent, Romans hops on. When they are busy, Mia wants a turn. I am fortunate I do CrossFit because I cannot imagine how much worse it would be if I didn’t stay in shape. I am strong and healthy and I try really hard to maintain great posture, but after lugging 30 pounds around for more that 15 minutes, and I am sure my posture is less than perfect!
Needless to say, massage therapy… or should I say torture, has helped immensely. I have a wonderful massage therapist named John that really knows how to crush the knots. He is comparable to the incredible hulk… especially when he hits the tight spots! Even with his help, my migraines from muscle strain have continued. I tend to “tighten up” more on my left side (non-dominant side that I carry the kids) but I do have issues with my right side too. Actually, I have issues with my entire musculature… just ask John!
Anyway, I am in the process of developing a muscle serum for knots and tension. I am testing it right now and perfecting the recipe. So far, I think it has made a difference. It will be a blend of organic extra virgin olive oil infused with cayenne pepper, menthol crystals, eucalyptus, rosemary and clary sage. The ‘heat” therapy is the cayenne pepper and the “cold” therapy is the menthol. The eucalyptus, rosemary and clary sage help to relax and loosen tight muscles and knots. I apply 2-3 drops to the affected area 2-3 times a day and more frequently when I ham having issues. Today was a “migraine day” and after three applications and some self-massage, the migraine and muscle ache was gone after about 4 hours. I hope to have this ready for sale by summer time.
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