Most of the doulas I've met make these great rice socks for their clients. I've made a few myself and...
Most of the doulas I've met make these great rice socks for their clients. I've made a few myself and they work well to help sooth neck, back, and shoulder pain. You can make one for your own pregnancy aches and pains. Here's how:
- Take one old or new tube sock; a clean one preferably :)
- Fill the sock with about 1.5 - 2 pounds of dry uncooked rice. Although you can use different grains or seeds. Many of folks I know use flax seed -- but I don't think flax seed smells very good heated up.
- If you like you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dry rice. That will make it smell nice when heated. Note that your sense of smell is heightened during pregnancy though, so a drop or two of oil goes a long way.
- Knot or sew the sock shut.