How Can I Help Myself?

When should I use ice?
When should I use heat?
What is your detox bath salts recipe?

When should I use ice?

If you have been recently injured, your body has experienced trauma. Your body reacts to trauma by increasing blood circulation within the injured areas. This causes your tissues to become inflamed, which causes additional pain. Ice cools the inflammation, reduces swelling and eases your pain.

If you are using a bag of frozen vegetables, know that it is only good for six uses. At that point there is a chemical change that keeps it from freezing to a low enough temperature to be useful again.

When should I use heat?

Heat is used for chronic problems.

What is your detox bath salts recipe?

Detox baths help release toxins and promote energy, circulation, and well-being. Here are two of my recipes:

An alternate recipe, which works better for some clients:

For both of the above recipes: