Mueller Orthopedic and Medical Massage LLC facilitates structural change which relieves painfully restricted tissues. Mueller Orthopedic and Medical Massage provides injury rehabilitation and prevention for all ages, genders and budgets.
Why not celebrate by purchasing a package special for the Mom in your life? Mother's Day is on May 13 this year, and a massage or package gift certificate can be a great way to show your love for mom. Three 90 minute sessions for $315 or four 60 minute sessions for $280. Single 60 minute sessions available for $80.
The benefits of grapefruit include: cleansing the body, especially the liver, reducing depression, stimulating the immune system, decreasing fluid retention and inflammation, and curbing sugar cravings. Rosemary's health benefits include improving digestion, and cognitive function, relieves stress, boosts the immune system and relieves pain due to inflammation. The combination of the two and dark chocolate must not be missed! For those of you interested in purchasing your own batch of truffles, you can purchase onsite at the Kowalski's on Hennepin Ave or from the Lake Street Wine and Cheese shop.
If possible, it is ideal if the birth partner can accompany mom-to-be to a prenatal bodywork session. At a session, the partner can learn how to effectively alleviate the woman's sciatica, general aches and pains; figure out which techniques work (i.e. reflexology, or smooth, flowing strokes) and which do not. Additionally, massaging the mom-to-be once a day for 10-15 minutes can help the birth partner bond with baby, and help the woman sleep. If the birth partner learns these techniques early, chances are greater that communication skills will be healthy, so the partner knows not to massage too hard or too fast. This will also clarify reflexology and acupressure points, to ensure the birth partner is not scared or in danger of inducing a miscarriage.
Prenatal bodywork sessions can also help to establish creative visualizations of a fantasy birth. The more detailed the visualization is, the more powerful it is for how the birth will manifest. For example, maybe a string quartet is playing in the hospital room when you deliver your baby, maybe your favorite restaurant delivers food to your hospital bed, or perhaps you deliver your baby in a tropical Tahitian island setting, or even at the top of a waterslide. The waterslide is an extremely strong visualization for promoting a smooth, easy birth. Another powerful visualization technique is to go back and envision where you were on your honeymoon, because often this is where people conceive. Getting your mind back to this place can help facilitate the birthing process.
Visit this link to learn 10 ways to be the perfect birth partner. And this link for more information on the impact of visualization for pregnancy and labor.
Health Benefits of Therapeutic Grade Frankincense Oil
Ever wonder what King Tut's life was like? Well, we know that Frankincense essential oil was found in his tomb, so integrating Frankincense into your essential oil repertoire could bring you closer to his lifestyle! Frankincense has an aroma that is sweet, balsamic, warm, and incense-y. It will calm you while uplifting you, and enhance your spiritual connections, which is why it is commonly used in meditation and worship rituals. This oil is also incredible for bronchitis, relieving lymph congestion, promoting immune health, easing depressive symptoms, and ameliorating digestive issues. It is also great for your skin, reducing the appearance of scars, boils, wrinkles and acne. Feel free to request it in your next massage session. To learn about more uses and benefits of this powerful and sacred essential oil, you may visit these websites: Health Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil Frankincense Oil Supports Healthy Skin and Is Grounding Frankincense Essential Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Precautions
If you aspire to be a runner, but are new to the practice, one way to ease into it is by run-walking. When I started running, I was a walker but wanted to increase my heart rate. So I would run the length of one house, then walk the length of the next house. You can also run for 10 steps, then walk the next 10, and so on. Then gradually increase how much you run. I have a couple clients currently training for marathons, and they started their running routine by run-walking, so it is a very effective way to up your fitness game. Speed-walking is another good way to increase your heart rate.
Don't forget that massage and bodywork are just as important for people who walk as they are for folks who run. And remember that walking is a very valid approach to cardiovascular fitness. Walking also works your gastrocnemius, soleus, hamstrings, quads, and all the up to your psoas. Lengthening of psoas is so important, because these muscles contract when you are sitting. When you walk, the psoas stretch out, and act like a pendulum. Stretching these muscles then eases lower lumbar pain that develops when we sit for too long. So, contracted psoas muscles can lead to lower back pain, as can weak core muscles. In fact, the psoas are part of your core muscles, so walking does work your core, and can help ease lower back pain. Also, don’t forget to foam roll regularly to help prevent injuries and get your massage to last longer. For more supportive information on run-walking, check out this article.
Many people struggle with chronic neck pain. It is especially common during pregnancy, due to changes in the body's posture. It is also common for folks who have suffered any head trauma. A recent client of mine struggled with chronic neck pain as the result of a bad fall on her head as a young adult. When using the CranioSacral Therapeutic technique of holding her head in my hands, I could feel the trauma, described as an energy cyst. I generally feel these when people have been in a car accident, or experienced whiplash. As I continued to hold her head, I could feel all that energy releasing, and she too could feel relief as everything unwound itself. Of course, neck pain can lead to other consequences, including depression - postpartum or non, anxiety, sleep disruptions, weird dreams, sleeping in odd positions, foggy headed-ness, and many other complications. To learn more about chronic neck pain, head injuries, and how CranioSacral Therapy can help, click here.
Dry-brushing works wonders for promoting holistic health outcomes. It is amazingly effective for relieving edema and fluid retention during pregnancy, helping to drain toxins and waste products in the body through the lymphatic system, removing layers of dead skin cells, boosting immune system and skin functioning, stimulating circulation as well as hormone and oil glands, and toning the muscles.
So how do you dry brush? You can dry brush daily before showering, ensuring the brush and your skin are both dry. Start at your feet brushing vigorously in a circular motion, then work in long sweeping motions up the legs, torso, back, arms and hands moving towards heart, then brushing down toward the heart when brushing the neck. Before your shower, tap the dead skin cells off the brush into the trash, and when you get out of the shower, be sure to moisturize with a natural plant-based oil such as coconut, cocoa butter, jojoba, almond, etc. Wash your brush once a week with hot soapy water, then dry completely in a sunny or well-ventilated area. Always store your brush in a dry area so it won't get mildew-y. Care to learn more about dry brushing? Here are a couple links to check out... What is Dry Brushing? Benefits and How To A Step-By-Step Guide to Dry Skin Brushing
Full Flower Moon, which occurs on May 29th this year, is a time to pause, relax with your favorite beverage and ask the question, "What am I ready to release". Or, another way to express this: "Is there anything that no longer is of benefit to an authentic relationship with myself". For more on the full flower moon click here.
The snow is gone. The tulips are coming up and my forsythia is blooming. Time to clean up the sand and take out the garden furniture. The days are blissfully longer and we are all increasing the time we spend outside. As we enthusiastically move through Spring remember to take time for self care: book your massage before injuries occur. Soak in a tub of steaming hot salt water. Massage your feet with coconut oil or shea butter after enjoying a long, lovely day of walking in the sun. Eat dark chocolate, plant trees, stay hydrated, love your Mother. Savor the scent of lilacs and lily of the valley. Go online to schedule your next massage session: schedulicity.com or blooma.com Or text me at 612 205-4453 to schedule your massage. Looking forward to seeing you soon!