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Flexible Friday – Best Stretch for Wrists

By December 7, 2012April 16th, 201418 Comments

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  • Deanna says:

    TGIF – AMEN!! Thanks for all your encouraging emails, tips, workout demonstrations, and healthy recipes, Flavia. Bless you,

  • Sandy in Toronto says:

    Hi Flavia,

    So sorry to hear about your neck/headaches. I’ve been there before. I just want to pass on something to you. I have had a few injuries in the past and have discovered a technique out there called MAT (muscle activation techniques). Unfortunately, not too many people have heard about this. I absolutely swear by it over any other type of therapy, including massage.

    I was a bit skeptical at first, until after a few sessions and my leg injury totally disappeared. I had constant pain for over a year from doing too much long distance running, but no more! I have also had amazing results with my lower back issues too. I have been going to see my therapist for several years as my body requires adjustment, or if something flairs up.

    Being a nurse you may have already heard about this, but being a success case with this type of therapy I wanted to share it with you and with your followers.

    Happy Friday and hope this was of interest (and help) to you, and maybe others!


  • Elizabeth says:

    Youre right! I dont think about that 🙂 thanks for the reminder!

  • Reka says:

    You have beautiful arms! 🙂

  • michele b. says:

    Oh I need this one! Thank you!

  • Anna says:

    Amen TGIF!!

    These are great stretches, Thanks Flavia. I hope your headache is better, treat yourself to a massage!

  • Lily says:

    I have the same problem. Good posture and massages really help. I also had carpotano so those stretches are very helpful. Thanks! 🙂

  • Judy says:

    Hi Flavia,

    My husband has been coming home with swollen hands and painful wrists from mousing so much at work.

    I’m wondering how many of these he should do and how much pressure do you apply when doing them.

    Thank you Flavia

    • Anna says:

      Hi Judy!
      See if he could try taking small breaks in between typing to move around his wrists and do these stretches to help prevent the pain and stiffness. 2 – 3 times per day is great, you can’t hardly stretch too much. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds. Go to the point of mild to moderate discomfort, stretching shouldn’t be painful.

    • Flavia says:

      Ice should relieve some swelling and Wobenzyme (i find it in a natural food store) is a really great joint protector and helps repair the tissues that have been damaged. For sure get him to stretch his wrists and forearms.

      • Judy says:

        Thank you Flavia – I will definitely get some Wobenzyme as well. I had never heard of it. Say thanks so much for all the gifts. I especially loved seeing you cook and the video was so well done and the atmosphere was calming. Plus you have a beautiful kitchen to enjoy.

  • Judy says:

    Thank you so much for the advice Anna.

  • Jabeen says:

    Hey Flavia,
    i know you’ve already heard this a million times on this blog but…. THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    this really helps with the pain i experienced in my wrists whilst training from pushups
    now i can do them without having to worry about a swollen wrist
    Thank you 🙂

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