Recently I hurt my poor thumb. It’s most likely from over-work or I must have tweaked it during Shiatsu or something. Then I remembered reading an article about treating the pain with aluminum foil which supposedly provides an anti-inflammatory effect. So I’m giving this a try.
You simply wrap the aluminum foil on the place that hurts. For me it’s my thumb. So I wrap my thumb with the aluminum foil like so and leave it overnight. When you do this try not to wrap it too hard or squeeze too much because then your thumb is going to throb if you do that. Aluminum foil must retain heat because I wake up with a sweaty almost pruned thumb.
You are supposed to do this aluminum foil treatment for 14 days and have a break for 10 days according to Chinese and Russian healers who introduced this treatment. I have done it for four days in a row so maybe it’s too soon to tell but is it working? Maybe. Because the pain seems to be a little bit less than before. Definitely not more than before for the amount of work I’ve been doing. It’s just I’ve been working so much lately giving 4-6 massages a day and I rarely have consecutive days off so it’s hard to tell.
So here’s my request. While I continue to do this myself if you have any pain and if you are willing to give this a try, please try it and let me know how it works for you. You can leave a comment below or send me a private message. I would love to hear from you. Supposedly this works for joint pain from arthritis, gout, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain and even sciatica. All you need is aluminum foil and maybe some bandage to keep this in place.
For more information you can Google “aluminum foil treatment” and you’ll find the information about this.
Massage Monday #333 – Does Aluminum Foil Treatment Work? http://bit.ly/mm-031317