Have you ever found yourself a little sore in the hands, neck, shoulders or arms, after a long session of knitting or crocheting? I usually feel it in my hands, and have often wished that I had access to a hand massage therapist. (Is there such a thing? But truthfully, I don’t want to go anywhere. I just want the therapist to be right there in my living room when I need him/her.) When Loopy Groupie Barbara from TX emailed and suggested a blog post on hand care exercises, I thought it was a great idea. Upon doing a little research, I found several great posts and articles already out there! So here are some of my top picks for you to check out:
Liat shares tips from her massage therapist sister, on how to stretch muscle fascia and why that’s important.
The “Dummies” website gives stretch instructions for neck, shoulders, arms, hands and wrists.
Stacey focuses particularly on wrist stretches in her post.
The Livestrong website has a great stretch for fingers and arms, which I think would solve the tightness that I get in my hands.
Lindsay, a physical therapist, shares her column about the proper way to sit and knit (preventing many aches and pains).
I’ve started a board on our Pinterest page that links to these and other sites with exercises to help keep hands and wrists limber and healthy. I have many years of projects and beautiful yarn to get to, don’t you?