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Thawing out a "frozen shoulder"

Have I mentioned how much I love treating neck and shoulder pain? 

I must have mentioned it a bunch I got a call asking me for more info by my friend, Shannon Perry from the website genneve.com. Did you know that post menopausal women are more likely to have shoulder problems?

Read all about it here!

And if you have questions about your shoulder, you know who to call. (It's me! Call me!)

Jennifer Mason
New Free Workshop Tomorrow, Saturday, September 23rd at 2pm

Is it Menopause?

 

It's not something that we often talk about--especially if we're still trying to look like we're in our 20's and mostly getting away with it (and you are, you are!) but we're all headed for the big change.  I originally called this "What Your Momma Never Told You About Menopause" because my mom didn't tell us anything. She just yelled at us. But there's a lot to know! And there aren't many "Coming of Age" books for us 40+ year olds. Come learn about some common patterns, what to avoid and what to embrace, in good company and with some nice snacks and maybe sangria.    RSVP here! Saturday, September 23rd from 2-4pm 3354 Felton Street San Diego, CA 92104 If you get lost, call (619) 341-4288 I'd love to see you there!

It's not something that we often talk about--especially if we're still trying to look like we're in our 20's and mostly getting away with it (and you are, you are!) but we're all headed for the big change.  I originally called this "What Your Momma Never Told You About Menopause" because my mom didn't tell us anything. She just yelled at us.

But there's a lot to know! And there aren't many "Coming of Age" books for us 40+ year olds. Come learn about some common patterns, what to avoid and what to embrace, in good company and with some nice snacks and maybe sangria.  

 RSVP here!

Saturday, September 23rd from 2-4pm

3354 Felton Street

San Diego, CA 92104

If you get lost, call (619) 341-4288

I'd love to see you there!

Jennifer Mason
My first podcast interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jill Angelo of Genneve, a company that specializes in making the menopausal transition easier for women, not only with their products but also with information and a community for discussion.  She was asking me about fascia because she knows how "fascia-nating" it is for me.  Did you know that women in the 40's have more shoulder problems and tendon problems in general as they lose estrogen? We all have to do what we can to keep moving!

Give it a listen and tell me what you think! 

Jennifer Mason
Downtown Lunchtime Learning Workshop
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When:  Tues, September 19, 2017  12:00-1:00pm

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Where:  1111 Sixth Ave, 3rd Fl  San Diego, CA 92101

Why:  Learn something new while lunching. And get a ticket out of pain.

This talk is for you if you've been struggling with persistent shoulder or neck pain, or if you have the numbness that extends down your wrist. We'll look at how why this pain is so common and what you can do to keep it away. Jennifer Mason is an acupuncturist who has specialized in treating neck and shoulder pain since she herself experienced both the injury and the healing of it. Join us if you're interested in knowing more about this very common condition and if you'd like to know more about what you can do for it. Bring a lunch or enjoy some light snacks. I'd love to see you! Message me with any questions or comments.

 

 

Jennifer Mason

Let's meetup to talk about fun ideas for healthy that don't require an office visit!

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I'm hosting a brand new Healthy U meetup starting next Tuesday. We'll be talking about stress management at the Mission Valley mall Tender Greens at 6:30.  There's tasty food sold here and we'll have an outdoor table reserved for us (hopefully the one pictured below.)

 

Healthy U dining area at Tender Greens

Join the meetup or send me a message at jennifer@vitamin-chi.com to let me know you're coming so we can save you a seat.

Hope to see you there!

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Jennifer Mason
Stand up straight!
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A lot of people come in with back pain. Or shoulder pain. Or both.

I love treating people with pain because very often I can help them feel better. But it can be frustrating because it often comes back when they go back to the same life and habits that caused the pain.

I teach exercises to counteract the postures that cause pain, but it seems like fighting gravity--or worse--fighting the strong muscles and habits that our lives have developed. 

So, maybe you can understand how excited I was when my Sports Medicine Acupuncture classroom partner and I practiced some new techniques on the sacrum (lower back) and the middle spine and my back felt different the next day.  It was like someone had downloaded an intermediate yoga class into my spine because now pieces that I hadn't realized were stuck were moving.  And that lumbar vertebrae stacking that I had been trying to force myself to do feels effortless.

Do you want to know how that feels? Yes, you do. And I want to help you.  Let's get you a newly flexible back. It'll help with the funny bone and it could be the answer to your wishbone.

Jennifer Mason