fbpx

Posts Tagged "pain relief"

After a recent cold I was left with what felt like water in my right ear. It was that congested feeling you get after swimming and you have to jump on one leg trying to get the water out.  But I didn’t go swimming. It didn’t help that I also have constant ringing in that same ear. A quick check confirmed that it wasn’t an ear infection, so no antibiotics. I took some over the counter allergy medicine that did nothing to relieve the congestion. I started thinking that my Eustachian tube might be inflamed or congested. The Eustachian tube is a canal that connects the middle ear to the upper throat and the back of the nasal cavity.

 The Eustachian tube’s job is to:

  • balance pressure in the middle ear, keeping it equal with air pressure outside the body;
  • protect the inner ear from nasal secretions;
  • drain middle ear secretions into the area between the nasal cavity and upper throat.

When I experienced the congestion, the typical medical approach was to treat symptoms (e.g., with antibiotics, decongestants). No to the antibiotics, but yes to the decongestants. The holistic approach includes natural medicines and Eustachian Tube Massage (ETM), which can alleviate congestion and the discomfort it causes by stretching the soft tissue that lines the tube. This helps reduce pressure and promotes release of fluid from the tube. You can perform ETM on yourself.

How to perform Eustachian Tube Massage:

  1. After washing your hands, use your index or middle finger to feel behind the ear lobe for a bony bump. With firm, steady pressure slide your finger down until it slips into a groove between the ear lobe and the jaw.
  2. Follow that groove down the neck with your finger, sliding down (with same steady pressure) until you reach the collar bone.
  3. For a child or small adult, it may help to tilt your head to the shoulder opposite the ear that you are massaging. (Ex: If massaging right side, tilt head to left shoulder)
  4. Repeat three to four times per side, about three times a day.

You can also schedule a massage with one of our skilled massage therapists.  The 30 minute Scalp, Neck and Shoulder Massage would be a great massage to address congested Eustachian tubes. Always consult your medical professional before seeking out alternative treatments. You would be surprised how many medical professionals also seek out massage services!

A massage using CBD offers an unconventional way to get relief from muscle soreness, chronic pain, tension and stress.

 

Massage Benefits

 

  • Stress relief. Can lower heart rate and blood pressure in just one session of a massage. Adding CBD to your massage routine can significantly reduce stress levels.
  • Relaxation. Getting a massage will force you relax. Your body’s cortisol levels will decrease allowing you to be relaxed and restful.
  • Muscles. If you suffer from neck or back pain, releasing tension from your muscles might be what you are looking for. Massage therapy will help relax any tense muscles.
  • Headaches. Treat headaches and tension related headaches with a massage. By focusing on the neck, shoulders and head, tension that causes a headache is released.
  • Improves posture. Poor posture can have cruel effects on the body. Muscles are loose as the tension leaves; there is more flexibility in the body.

 

Incorporating CBD into Massage Therapy

 

The benefits of both massage therapy and CBD individually provide great relief to the body. When CBD is incorporated into massage therapy the results can be more intense. CBD will bind and act on the CB2 receptors which can be found near the skin. This will activate the endocannabinoid system to deliver pain relief.

 

Since CBD is non-psychoactive you do not have to worry about getting a high feeling from the CBD massage. It is derived from Hemp extracts and contains 0 % THC

 

 

CBD Can Benefit Your Health in Many Ways

 

CBD works on a cellular level and absorbs into your skin. It seems to work wonders for a wide variety of conditions. There are over 125 terpenes and over 80 cannabinoids in hemp and each strain has its own unique blend with different health benefits. Many studies have shown a variety of positive effects hemp extracts have on your body including pain relief , anti-inflammation , anxiety, stress relief, appetite, sleep, nausea and neuro protectants just to name a few.

 

The CBD Hemp Extract used in the massage is a plant based pain relief solution made with the highest quality organic ingredients. It’s NON-GMO, Cruelty Free, Deep Penetrating, Paraben Free and Made in the USA.

 

 

Disclaimer   

Disclaimer: The statements made regarding CBD products were not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of CBD products is not confirmed by FDA-approved research. CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information presented here is not meant as a substitute for information from health care practitioners. It is also not meant as an alternative to information from health care practitioners. Before using any CBD product, you should consult your doctor and ask about the risk of interactions or complications. Must be over 21 years old to receive this massage.

Copyright © 2018 Elements Salon and Wellness Spa. All rights reserved.
Top