Are You Affected by Shoulder Pain? Self Care Tips!!!

 

Are you affected by shoulder pain?

Many people develop shoulder pain at some point during their lifetime. While some discomfort can be a result of a sport injury or over-use, there are a significant number of people who simply seem to 'wake up one day' with severe limitation of their range of motion in one shoulder. 

This article is to provide the general public with tips that may help. We will be working with a few techniques for one of four rotator cuff muscles. The Supraspinatus muscle is considered the 'master key' that unlocks a lot of discomfort. If you are a wellness professional, you might like to know you can accomplish astonishing results by properly facilitating the coordination between the four rotator cuff muscles with techniques we teach in our Muscle Tuner® Specialist Program. We call the process: Muscle Tuning™.

How can you drain stress out of the shoulder area? 

  1. First have a good sip of water or two....
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Stress Release Self-Help Technique

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2021

Unbelievably simple, Incredibly powerful. Anytime you are stressed, do the following.

Have you ever noticed when you're stressed, you tend to place your hands on your forehead? That is an unconscious attempt to release some stress. Imagine if you did that action with purpose and knew the secret 'ingredient' to making it work really well. Find this ingredient in CAPITALS below...

There are acupressure points on the forehead that help release stress because they act as pressure release valves for emotional tension. Perform this technique for 30 seconds to 3 minutes to stop that stress from continuing to circulate throughout your body. Find a quiet place and remember to fully breathe throughout.

  1. LIGHTLY place your hand or fingertips across your forehead while imagining a stressful situation for several moments. The specific points are halfway between your eyebrows and hairline on the 'bump' immediately above the coloured part of your eyes.
  2. If you can visualize, what does the stressful...
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Why ‘Muscle Tuning’ Can Improve Your Life

muscle tuning Oct 26, 2020

We want the best quality of life don’t we? Are some of your objectives to maintain your independence, strength and mobility for as long as possible? 

As we age, many of us notice we are losing flexibility, followed by a progressive reduction of strength and stability. Perhaps we don’t have the same length of stride when we walk or ability to reach for things like we used to. When did it become difficult to pull on a pair of socks or put the groceries away?

Many of us care about avoiding or at least delaying these challenges so we pay attention to healthy diet and regular exercise. We invest time and money in activities such as stretching, weight bearing exercises, regular walking and maybe some yoga, tai-chi or dancing to keep our muscles and joints as healthy as possible. Are you one of the many though, who are frustrated when these healthy activities don’t yield results? Go ahead and blame it on age if you’d like. However, are you ready to consider a...

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Sharing Knowledge is Like Passing on DNA

success stories Sep 01, 2020
 

As an every-day regular human being who might also be an educator, a parent, or a friend... do you feel compelled to share knowledge?

I love Ray Dalio's quote because it is very personal to me.

I had lived with pain and discomfort and low energy before discovering something that made a huge difference towards improving those conditions. It also positively supported me and my family during what developed into a very high-risk pregnancy where medical professionals constantly predicted dire outcomes. Beyond that, it continued to improve my quality of life with every visit to my new favourite health professional.

My eyes lit up and my inside voice shouted to me during my first experience with his method: "THIS is what I want to do when I grow up!!!"

LOL, I was 28 at the time!

Because of these positive experiences, I attended trainings from leaders and mentors in this field, some of whom have passed into the next dimension. Others are nearing that time of their lives....

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Observing Muscle Imbalances From Afar

muscle tuning pain runners Jun 05, 2020

I was walking in the woods this morning while three joggers passed me.

It was interesting to observe them because each jogger's running mechanics was noticeably different from the others. 

The middle jogger was perky, upright, toes forward, shoulders back, making running look effortless.

The one on the right had her feet turned noticeably outward as she ran. 

The one on the left had completely different mechanics with her arms a-swinging awkwardly along with corresponding effort from her legs where the feet seemed to loop outward before each heel strike. 

What did this tell me?

The jogger on the right probably has flat feet and will likely develop foot pain from running. I say this because outward foot turn often indicates the anterior and posterior tibialis and peroneus muscles are not firing properly. These muscles support foot arch and ankles. There's probably also involvement from the lateral hamstrings, adductors...

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Breathe Deeply for the Next Three Minutes

energy boost self-care tips May 06, 2020

Most people take breathing for granted. As Muscle Tuner® Specialists, we pay attention to breathing habits.

• Deep breathing is one of the best and certainly cheapest ways to lower stress. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then forwards this message to your body.

• Shallow breathing causes the body to produce adrenaline. There are enough other stressors in our day not to add one more, so learn to breathe correctly.

• Why punish our precious adrenal glands? When there's a good supply of oxygen, our adrenals in particular understand they are not required to prepare the body for 'fight or flight'.

• Deep (diaphragmatic) breathing properly oxygenates the body which is essential for numerous functions including metabolism and energy production
((= fat burning!)

• Dr. Sheldon Deal, D.C., says: "We live on the bottom of a sea of energy. When we breathe, it is a form of breathing in some of this...

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Stay Focussed to Stay Calm

Were you aware that activities that force you to focus on your breath or your body movements encourage your nervous system to relax and your body energies to 'ground'? Would that feel good to you about now?

Continue reading because the martial arts example demonstrates how your mind and body can become calm (but you won’t need to learn this art to gain benefits).

In martial arts it is important to constantly focus on your posture, how much weight each foot and joint is bearing, each phase of your breath, where your arms and hands are, at what angles your wrists and fingers are held, what direction your toes point and what you need to do to get to the next position...

Being this focussed on a single activity means there is no time to worry about what to make for dinner or how you're going to get your child to finish their homework. 

Many types of physical activities are actually like doing "moving meditation".

Lots of activities qualify. When you're in the gym...

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Special Edition Self-Care Toolbox by CanBeWell

self-care Apr 01, 2020

We are a partner association with Canadian Association of Bioenergetic Wellness here in Canada. They have put out a newsletter with numerous self-care techniques that may help you anytime you feel stressed. Good topic about now. Feel free to share and repost.

Click here for this special issue PDF.

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Two Things NEVER to do in the Shower!

self-care Jan 27, 2020
 

TWO THINGS NEVER TO DO IN THE SHOWER... or elsewhere!
Watch this video to find out if you do either of these innocent actions in your daily life... because if you do, you might be triggering discomfort in your body!
I'll be demonstrating activating spinal reflexes for the Latissimus Dorsi (the largest back muscle) and a hand receptor stress point that affects grip strength and neck kinks.

Very practical knowledge.

Be Strong. Be Confident. Be Tuned!

Denise Cambiotti 
© 2020 Muscle Tuners International Inc.

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Not feeling well after that Halloween Candy?

energy boost self-care tips Nov 01, 2019

It can be challenging not to be tempted by all the Halloween candy available everywhere this week. Did you resist so far? Did did you keep it to a small taste or two? If yes, congratulations!  If no, did you notice how hard it is to stop, especially when there are so many different ones to sample??

Eating sugary treats like candy, most breakfast cereals and even many gluten-free products is very hard on your pancreas because it is the organ responsible for producing the chemicals that break down all that sweetness. 

Here's a helpful tip to support your pancreas. 
There's a neurological reflex point that you can activate with small circular rubbing motions that helps stimulate the pancreas when it's gotten a bit too sluggish after working so hard: 

Rub this point gently yet firmly for about 30 seconds two or three times on days when you've indulged in something sweet. It really helps your body function more easily. 

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