MJ came into our care on 24 April, 2018. She was completely paralysed. We are giving her a chance at life. She has had xrays done which showed a compression on her spine. We are taking her to the chiropractor for treatment. She is now holding up her head, eating well and taking her bottles. She is a real sweetheart, but strong and wild. She is quite strong on her right side, the left side seems to be where the paralysis is, but we are seeing daily improvements.
I have been using hemp oil to massage MJ's body. I am doing this twice a day. She loves it and it really relaxes her.
Hemp oil is made from pressed hemp seed and makes a wonderful massage oil. This environmentally friendly oil is jam-packed with essential fatty acids (good fats!), anti-inflammatory gamma linoleic acid (GLA) as well as a bevy of nutrients like calcium, potassium and a veritable alphabet of vitamins.
Communication is a crucial oil massage technique. Before you begin, find out where your joey is feeling discomfort or tension and make sure you are aware if they indicate anything that feels uncomfortable.
Circular motions are some of the easiest and most relaxing massage techniques to perform. Make small circular movement using your fingertips.
From heating up the oil in your hands and making sure your hands are warm enough, to warming up the recipient's muscles before getting “stuck in”, warmth is crucial to a good massage. Once the oil and the environment are at a comfortable temperature, warm up your recipient's muscles by beginning a back rub with long, slow, lightly pressured movements, moving over the neck, shoulders, spine and small of the back. Perform this movement around seven times. (very important for pinkies)
Massaging bone can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant, so it's important to avoid applying more than very light pressure to areas like the shoulder blades, spine and tailbone. Focus on soft, muscular areas like the sides of the neck, the inside of the shoulder blades and the areas just to the left and right of the spine.