With the snows of winter quickly melting and becoming a faded memory, maybe you’re eager to undertake spring cleaning in the yard. Rakes, shovels and hoes patiently await their turn, still tucked behind the snow shovel and salt bucket. Even so, we’ll soon break them out to make way for the new green grass and springtime blooms!

garden shoesWhen preparing for outdoor chores, be aware of the possibility of injury. We tend to be more active as temperatures rise, and in some cases, we may not have used some of our muscles very much during the winter. Stretch to warm up and avoid strains and pains. Work in short bursts with regular breaks, and be sure to stay hydrated. It’s easy to forget to drink extra water on a cool spring day, but hydration is important long before the heat of summer sets in. Also avoid overdoing it on the first day of your spring cleanup. Overworking neglected muscles can result in pain, and perhaps even putting off your project. Finally, when the yard is looking good, and the perennials are leafing out, we like to recommend taking time to relax and enjoy a massage. Along with cleaning up the yard outside, you may want to detoxify on the inside with Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

Lymphatic Drainage is a type of gentle massage that enhances and stimulates the lymphatic system to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues and filter foreign substances. Benefits include the following: detoxification of the entire body, minimization of lines and wrinkles, rehydration of the skin, and reduction in fluid retention and swelling. It can also assist in easing side effects from medications and those incurred during cancer treatments, including radiation therapy. Because at Body Healing Power, we help your body heal itself naturally.