Today I had a very localize infection from… a hang nail of all things! (Serves me right for always joking about how your body doesn’t know the difference between a paper cut vs. something really serious in terms of how it can overreact to a paper cut). More on that in a future post! Well, it happened to me today. My thumb got infected and swelled up within 24 hours.
So I had to have it lanced, and it was very painful. And my whole body was writhing in pain while getting it lanced. I felt all my muscles tighten in my neck and upper back. And after I felt very much in shock…sort of dazed and confused.
Right after the treatment, I pulled out my Gua Sha spoon (which I keep in my bag), and worked on the back of my neck out to my traps and shoulders and voila! I immediately felt relief. It was like a wave of relief. My brain came back on line, and my body relaxed. It was amazing and very cool!