Haramaki or Kidney warmer anyone?

Those of you that have had treatments with me will know that I am keen to send people away with homecare strategies to support their wellness and health goals. This is an approach I like because it gives us an opportunity to really take care of ourselves and puts some control of our health and wellness back into our own hands. It is also a basic philosophy of the Arvigo approach, with the Self care massage being our most favourite and cherished skill we pass on to our clients.

One quite common presentation I see with clients are those that are missing warmth/energy from their core body. There can be varying reasons for this, depending on the individual. There are many ways to stimulate this energy and warmth in the body, Maya Abdominal Therapy, Acupuncture, Yoga etc….Whatever approach resonates with you is the right one for you to take.

There is also a passive way for you to take care of your core body and that is by wearing a Haramaki or Kidney warmer.  Originating in Japan, they were first used as belly protectors by the Samurai soldiers and have evolved from those 12th century days to the multi purpose garment we have today. It helps maintain your core warmth, boosts circulation, warms up the gallbladder meridian, keeps the internal organs warm, aids digestion, promotes quality sleep, provides support during pregnancy and supports your lumbar spine. They are particulary welcome in the winter and early spring months providing an extra layer of warmth too!

My friend Claire Taylor makes beautiful ones.

I highly recommend them, and if you get one do come back and share your experience!


About Adrienne Egan

Adrienne Egan is the first Certified Arvigo Practitioner in the Republic of Ireland. She has trained with: • Rosita Arvigo in the Arvigo Institute, United States and Belize. • Marty Ryan, LMP specialising in Palpation, Assessment and Clinical Applications of the Abdominal Viscera. • Alexandra Pope on The Woman’s Quest Apprenticeship Training. • Uma Dinsmore Tuli’s Womb Wisdom Well Woman Yoga training. She is a qualified Swedish Massage therapist, a Reiki Master and Findhorn Flower Essence practitioner. Adrienne was a Director on the Board of the Endometriosis Association of Ireland 2012 - 2014 and is a member of The Arvigo Institute, NH, USA.
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