Before I get started on my steps to this post I would like for you to read the contraindications as well as the requirements first.
Contraindications and requirements are as follows:
This is for adult application NOT for use on babies or small children!
This is for adult application on a person without open sores or bruising.
ALWAYS BE CAREFUL OF THE TEMPERATURE!!!
I always test the towels after they come out of the microwave fully open on my inner arms before applying to another person. I also have the patient touch a very small portion of the towel to always asking if they can handle the temperature of the towel as well as prior to placing the entire towel on an area I only place a small portion on the area at first then ask again if the temperature is OK for them.
This is only for a section of a person's body never cover the entire body up with warmed up towels.
Always never cover the face up at all.
This process is only for short term use.
Now let’s get started;)
I have noticed is if I use towels,(hand or body size works the best)that have been damped and then wrung out very well, then microwaved to become warmed up NOT HOT when applied to the person’s area of the muscles that feel tight this not only aides in the loosening up of the tight muscles this helps create a blood flow to the area that is quite soothing as well. Some of you would probably say to me that this is something that almost all massages come with when having done. However, so many of my client’s themselves, family or loved ones have never had a massage so they aren’t aware of this simple step.
Once the towel has been applied to the person’s area that is in need I use gentle touch massaging pressure to the area. Client’s state that this feels absolutely lovely.
This will also aide in the gentle removal of dry skin so after you use the towel applications a nice lotion with German Chamomile or Lavender essential oil blends can be quite lovely if your loved one can tolerate the lotions on their skin as well as if they don't mind the smell.
When I became a licensed massage therapist I did not want to ever be the type of licensed massage therapist that worked in a spa. It wasn’t until I became a licensed massage therapist that was allowed the honor to work with hospice patients that I came fully to understand what type of massage therapist I truly was. It finally made sense.
I would visit patient after patient all shapes and sizes all ages as well and contemplate if it was necessarily that they had to go so soon. I get that we all have to go sometime. I get that. I truly do. I just couldn’t help but feel more of the patients that I would give massages to may have had more of a fighting chance if their diet had been changed earlier in their lifetime.
This eventually led me to the path of studying health related nutrition. Everything that one is to be consumed is literally nourishment for your body to make for a more fulfilled life.
The water that we drink.
The foods that we cut, peel, dice, mince, mash, boil, bake, fry, barbecue, blend, puree.
The herbs and spices dried, fresh, ground.
Have to be wholesome