Denver, CO 80206,USA
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Mano-a-mano

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Mano-a-mano

I know my hands got tired last year.

…And I know exactly where it came from… It wasn’t the hundreds of hours I spent working as a massage therapist. Kayaking didn’t hurt my hands a bit. Even gardening was a relatively gentle experience when I used gloves.

It was all the high fives at the Bronco games. The team scored over 600 points, and I am certain there was a high five for each point. Ouch!

The hands are crazy networks of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. All this traffic in such a confined space is worse than the mousetrap* was back in the day. This highway travels all the way up the forearm to your elbow.

When I was working on a computer all day, my forearms used to burn. With massage school during the weekend, the burn was a napalm like fire. My friends assured me it was because of massage. And then I went to Thailand. I was off of a computer for a month and did ten times as many massages, and the pain amazingly disappeared. There is something to be said about the repeated motion of fingers on a keyboard. It’s just not natural.

Fortunately, forearms, hands and elbows are fairly straight forward. Flexors and extensors of the fingers make up a large section of forearm muscle. By working your own forearms, you can relieve some stress on your hands.

Look up a few stretches online.

Taking care of your hands and forearms will assure your mobility stays healthy, you have a natural range of motion, and it may even keep your fingers from getting cold!

Or, come see me 🙂 Your friendly neighborhood massage therapist is always ready to help.

*Old Denver highway reference