I’ve tried lots of different work-outs, stretches, hot/cold packs, and massages to no avail. And, I’d love to tell you that I’ve found something or somebody that has completely diminished my knots…but, no. Not yet, anyway. I think a lot of it has to do with time. I don’t have a lot of extra time to spend on these knots…I’ve got stuff to do. So, for now…I try to keep the headaches away by doing as much as I can on my own. When my kids are older…I’ll get these puppies taken care of. My husband, being the carpenter that he is, has this super clever idea to get a hammer and just hit them really hard until they give. That or get a saw and cut them off. Both of which are last resort options for me.
I’ve had many rice bags in my days, but this one from Etsy’s Ferris Wheels shop is by far my favorite! It’s designed to hang lower onto your shoulders and curve up to surround your neck…it gets all the main areas! The other one’s I’ve had have to be propped up onto my neck…but, then there is nothing left to cover my shoulders. These ones take care of that. I love, love it. You can regularly find me sporting one of these every morning…even when I drive my kids to school (keeps me from tensing up when it’s chilly outside)! Also, they can be used heated up or chilled. Great gift idea too 🙂