As a black woman in this time it has not only become important but necessary to strategize and actively participate in self-care practices. With the bombardment of unsolicited inquiries around race many black women are receiving in this time, the first and foremost strategy is to be sagacious in the use of energy and time.
We have been proud to offer Cupping In Sacramento for nearly a decade! (Back before it was cool. 😜 We like to say “It may look weird, but it feels great—and it works!” Cupping Massage is a treatment that is designed to break up stagnation in the tissue and loosen extremely tight muscles. The cups are applied to the skin, drawing in the skin and superficial muscle layer.
The hamstrings may be the most problematic muscle group that I’ve seen in my years as a trainer and massage therapist. They (the hamstrings) cross more than one joint, and commonly contribute to pain and injury in the knees and lower back. In our sedentary culture, the hamstrings are often chronically shortened by sitting, which further exacerbates follow-on issues.
Touch has profound benefits for human beings. But over the last few decades, people have become increasingly cautious about socially touching others for a range of reasons. With the novel coronavirus spreading, this is bound to get worse. People have already started avoiding shaking hands. And the British queen was seen wearing gloves as a precaution not to contract the virus.
It is natural to feel anxiety and stress during this coronavirus crisis. Elevated levels of stress directly affect breathing, however. Apart from the seriousness of the matter and heart-wrenching reports, watching the news, under the circumstances, may be also be an added threat to your sense of wellbeing and health, mental and physical.
Anxiety disorders, and panic attacks in particular, can mimic coronavirus symptoms, such as shortness of breath.