I was working with my client Angela, “Hi Angela”- doing a muscle release at the base of her skull with my fingertips and she said, “They should make something that did that.” I went on to tell Angela that there is something called a Still Point Inducer and it’s about $25 on-line.
Many of my clients deal with headaches and neck and shoulder tension. The muscles that originate at the base of the skull can get very tight due to stress and unsupportive pillows. I purchased a Still Point Inducer when I was studying Craniosacral Therapy, but I have discovered that you can make on of your own for a fraction of the cost.
The items you’ll need to make your own neck tension tamer may already be in your home. You will need a good old tube sock, two tennis balls and some sturdy string or a needle and thread. Really, this could not be simpler. Put the two tennis balls all the way to the foot end of the sock making sure the tennis balls are tight close together. Then, after the second tennis ball, either tie the sock off with a piece of sturdy string or sew it shut. Cut the rest of the sock off about three inches after the string or thread.
Place your new hand-made tension eraser at the base of your skull where your neck meets you head. You will be able to tell if it’s in the correct place, it will just feel right. Keep it there for about 5-10 minutes and take some deep relaxing breaths while it’s working its magic.
I just love inexpensive homemade remedies and this one will help alleviate headaches, migraines, sinus pressure and neck and shoulder tension. Enjoy!