The real reason you have shoulder pain, and how to fix it

 

 

brett-croppedThe real reason your shoulders hurt, and how to fix it

Guest Blogger: Brett Mehlman

 

 

 

If you’re like most people, you carry much of your tension in your shoulders, and feel pain and discomfort in between your shoulder blades. Although you’re feeling the pain between your shoulder blades, this is not where the source of the problem originates. Sometimes overly stretching that area canl actually exacerbate the problem and continue the cycle of pain.

 

 

So let’s get to the source of the issue.

 

One of the biggest culprits of this tension and pain is your posture. We typically spend several hours a day with our arms reaching out in front of us at the computer, driving, eating, using the cell phone, etc. These activities cause our chest to become chronically tight and our shoulders to round forward.


Then why do you feel the pain in your back between the shoulder blades? This is because those muscles become weakened, inhibited and overstretched. They are constantly fighting to get back to their normal resting length. This constant fighting against the stronger and righted chest muscles causes fatigue, and boom, that’s where your pain is coming from.

 

 

To truly fix this issue you need to do the following:

 

1. Stretch your chest. A great stretch is to stand in the opening of a doorway and reach your arms out, holding on each side of the doorway with your hands. Keeping your hands holding each side of the doorway, lean forward until you feel a slight stretch, as your arms draw back behind you.

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2. Strengthen your rhomboid muscles. While at your desk put your hand behind your head then pull your elbows as far behind you as you can, hold for 30-60 seconds, repeat 1x per hour, or as much as you can. You get more bang for your buck with this exercise as it will also stretch the chest.

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3. Position yourself in an ergonomic position with your chair slightly closer to your desk/steering wheel. This will ensure you can keep your shoulder blades slightly back and together, so that they do not need to draw forward to reach for your keyboard/steering wheel.

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4. Last, but definitely not least, come in to get regular deep tissue massages here at Fountains. The deeper work will not only release the overly tight chest muscles, but getting regular massages will also lengthen the adhered & tightened connective tissue that has built up. Deep Tissue Massage work is a necessity for your shoulders to fully and effortlessly return to their normal resting position. Breaking up the adhesions through massage, will cause any stretching and strengthening you do in the future to be more effective.

 

 

Doing the above regularly will address your pain at the source and help you find lasting relief!

You only get one body, take care of it!

 

 

 

 

 

Magnesium Oil

Pure Prehistoric Magnesium Oil

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

Magnesium Oil

 

 

Fountains is always looking for the newest and most effective products and treatments in the alternative health field, and out latest discovery is, Prehistoric Magnesium Oil (cold filtered for purity).  Though not an oil, it has a oil-like consistency, it can also be applied topically or taken orally.

 

Magnesium Chloride is a natural mineral used all over the world in homeopathic medicines, naturopathic medicines, as well as in emergency rooms. It is one of nature’s best kept secrets, and should be in every home in the United States, as it is one of the most necessary nutritional minerals which is incredibly fast-acting, safe, and very effective.

 

 

Who benefits from Prehistoric Magnesium application?

 

Magnesium deficits in the human body, have been tied to allergies, asthma, and even attention deficit disorder (ADD,) musculoskeletal conditions, such as fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, muscle cramps and chronic neck and back pain, as well as, anxiety and heart disease.

 

Magnesium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems in the world today, and there is no substitute for Magnesium; it is as close as necessary to our bodies as air is! It also balances DHEA, (dehydroepiandrosterone) which tends to be on the low side when the body is ill.

 

 

How do I take it?

 

Internally:

 

Drinking 3-5 sprays of Magnesium Oil in a glass of pure water is a good way to ingest magnesium internally. It assists digestion, counteracts excess acidity in the stomach, and delivers magnesium quickly into the bloodstream for distribution to all the cells in the body. The taste is not so pleasant in water and could be mixed in a pure fruit juice as an alternative. I also would recommend swirling it around in your mouth if you have any gum or mouth concerns.

 

Externally:

 

This is the quickest and most convenient way to transmit Magnesium Chloride into the cells and tissues. It can be used as an effective and safe deodorant spray for under the armpits. While it does not stop you from perspiring, it does balance out the body’s natural odor while effectively transporting Magnesium swiftly through the thin skin into the glands lymphatic channels and blood stream, for equal distribution throughout the body.

 

Magnesium Oil can also be sprayed onto the soles of the feet before bedtime to ensure continuous absorption. Finally a massage therapist can incorporate it into a massage treatment for added pain relief.

 

 

My personal experience with Prehistoric Magnesium Oil

 

I was introduced to Magnesium Oil six months ago by my Acupuncturist, as I was experiencing severe muscle cramps in my calf muscles, mostly at night and sometimes numbness in some toes in the day time. The cramps were so severe I would be unable to walk or stretch the muscles out. Needless to say, I was becoming sleep deprived, and we all know how awful that feels! It took just one application.

 

I applied the oil directly to the calf muscles the first time I used it, and I received instant relief from the most severe pain. With continuous use, I do not have the nightly pain attacks and have noticed my back is much less stiff in the morning upon rising, and of course – sleep has been so much better! My plan is to take it orally in the morning and to apply to the soles of my feet at night on a regular basis. I also plan on applying the Magnesium Oil to any areas that I experience cramping, as needed, although since starting to use the oil they have not occurred as often or have felt nearly as severe.

 

 

Use With Caution

 

Avoid contact with the eyes, do not use on your legs if you have recently shaved or have an open cut or bug bite; you will experience a stinging sensation. I recommend diluting the area with water first.

Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before using Prehistoric Magnesium Oil, if you are pregnant and\or suffering from a serious medical condition or are taking medication.

 

 

Cost of Oil

 

You can add on Magnesium Oil to any massage treatment to aid with treating sore muscles.

 

Cost: $14