Do you have a Rice Sock?

When I think of the most useful little self-care tool I’ve ever used, I think of the RICE SOCK. We have kept one in our household, always, for years. It provides MOIST heat because the raw rice has a bit of moisture, which is emitted when it’s heated.It molds to any shape so it can […]

Feeling Shrimpy?

Have you ever felt a little shrimpy after a long day of work? Treat yourself to an unwinding stretch after a long period of sitting. You’ll be opening up the superficial front line of myofascial tissue of the body and uncurling that flexed forward posture. Here, I’m using a foam roller, placed vertically along my […]

Calves Need Love Too

Let’s meet two muscles which need some love: Gastrocnemius and Soleus, otherwise known as your calf muscles. When we are stationary for long periods, our calves can become tight and short. This can lead to aches and pains in other parts of the body further up and down the kinetic chain. Ankles can lose mobility, […]

Fast or Slow

Booth Health Tuesday is back after Hurricane Ida strolled through my area. Her winds were fast but her forward movement was slow. Muscles of the skeleton are made of fast twitch and slow twitch fibers. Slow twitch fibers make up a large part of deep and core muscles responsible for posture and stabilization, while fast […]

You Can Do This!

Let’s meet the extraordinary Myofascial Therapist, Kristin Schwab. Kristin agreed to share her technique for self-massage for the forearm. This is useful for us mouse-clicking, punch & rolling, scrolling and typing, audiobook narrators, and everyone else as well!

New Saddle in Town!

I got a new saddle! People often ask what type of chair is best for narrating, editing, and working. Answer: totally personal choice! I do recommend a backless version such as saddle, kneeling, or yoga ball chair. Engages the back muscles for improved back strength Maintains better posture, opening respiratory pathways Maintains proper spinal curves, […]

Are You Pulling Your Hair Out?

Do tongue twisting words in your narration make you want to pull your hair out? Me too, but did you know that hair pulling self-massage can restore your peace? Head massage goes way back in history all over the world and it is known for its benefits regarding stress reduction, healing and recovery, hair growth […]

My Head Hurts

Anyone have a headache? Meet the SternoCleidomastoid Suscle (SCM). There is one on each side of your neck. You can’t miss it. See mine? Tightness in the SCM from looking down at phones and desks can cause trigger points (areas of tenderness) that can radiate to other parts of the head, including the forehead, jaw […]

How Low Can You Go?

Squatting is an awesome alternative to bending, stooping, and sitting. The benefits range from digestive, respiratory, and metabolic activity. Blood chemistry is improved with less sitting because sitting for long periods increases insulin resistance. Not everyone can get low, so take your time. Sub squatting instead of bending to pick something up from the floor. […]

Bucket of Rocks

Sitting for long periods of time can cause tightness in the hips and groin, which can lead to back and knee pain. Here’s one way to stretch the hip adductors and lower back to bring some balance back. Bucket of Rocks Stretch: Place one foot on a stool, not too high. The bend in your […]