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Attitude Of Gratitude 

   

August 2011
When I'm grateful, I'm happy, often recognizing that I have received a gift that I did nothing to earn or deserve, realizing that it's also a powerful ingredient of healing. In fact, recent research indicates that being grateful may be the best way to achieve happiness, prosperity, and a long healthy life.

Bernie Siegel, surgeon and author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Peace, Love, & Healing confirms my experiences working with my motivated clients when he says, "when people are willing to make an effort to cure what's incurable, I'll work with them. What goes on in your head affects your body."

It's true, clients who believe they can get better, usually do.

It's also easier to see the humorous side of life when I'm feeling grateful, sometimes even in difficult situations. Humor stimulates laughter, and laughter affects our physiology. Steven M. Sultaoff, PhD claims laughter leads to health benefits such as stress reduction, bolstered immunoglobulin A, an antibody that fights upper respiratory disease. Laughter also tends to boost killer T-cells, antibodies for fighting infection.

Being grateful, relaxing and not taking myself so seriously, accepting life as it unfolds, thankful for all the good things I take for granted--my good health, family and friends, and remembering humor and laughter, is the best medicine, makes life much easier.

 


In This Issue
Frequently Asked Questions
Emotional Energy Release
Treating Frozen shoulder Painlessly
Headache Relief
Plantar Fasciitis
Change For The Better

Frequently Asked Questions:

 
  1. How do you treat carpal tunnel? My procedure is a non-invasive conservative approach, lengthening the soft tissue in the forearm, mostly the overworked and tight flexor muscles on the palm side of your hand, focusing on the cause of the problem instead of only treating the symptoms. 

  2. What is the characteristic most common among clients who present with pain in the low back, hips, knees, and feet? Approximately 75% of clients with these problems are overweight.

  3. How can I relieve my headaches?  I suggest you try acupressure, an ancient healing art, using your fingers to press the same key points used by acupuncturists that open energy pathways, release muscular tension, and improve blood circulation. Check out Acupressure's Potent Points, A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments, lots of good illustrations and photos for locating points for various ailments.  

 

Emotional Energy Release
--transforms emotional and physical blocks held in the body using a deep breathing protocol. Trapped emotional energy is often a result of traumatic events such as accidents, abuse, loss of loved ones, difficult relationships, and is detrimental to our health.

Clients with chronically tight muscles (character armor)  unconsciously block their healing, and are good prospects for  Emotional Energy Release. 



   

Frozen Shoulder Release
Treating Frozen Shoulder Painlessly

Deep fascial adhesions in the shoulder joint become like superglue, limiting range of motion, making it impossible for a client to do a side arm raise no more than 90 degrees (parallel to the floor).

Treatment consists of first restoring balance around the shoulder joint and reducing the tension in the joint by relaxing the pertinent muscles. The adhesions are then softened and mobilized, using the head of the humerus as a massage tool, heating the fascia in the joint with very gentle pain free movements, and adding a gentle capsular stretch.

Range of motion and proper structural alignment are restored. See a brief video of this technique on my website. 
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Headache Relief 

All types of headaches, including migraines have trigger points that relate to nervous system impulses and buildup of metabolic wastes in the tissues.  

 

Most types of headaches respond favorably to bodywork techniques, 90% caused from tension, and 6% migraines.

 

Soft tissue and muscle contractions involved with the headache, back, neck, shoulders are softened and lengthened, after correcting the head, neck, shoulder, forward posture in 90% of clients presenting with headaches.   

 

Extrinsic Posterior MusclesTreating Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common problem that causes sharp debilitating pain, usually in the heel or in the arch, usually worse in the morning--taking our first steps after getting out of bed, after playing a strenuous game of tennis, or taking a run.

 

The plantar fascia, which runs along the bottom of our foot connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot and supports the arch similar to a bridge.  

 

Clients present with common structural distortions that need to be corrected: laterally rotated foot, inverted arches, hyper-extended and medially rotated knee, anteriorly rotated pelvis, and one or both shoulders medially rotated. 

 

Individual fiber strokes to the plantar fascia are applied only after the myofascial holding patterns supporting the structural distortions have been treated. 

 

 

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Change For The Better  


"Isn't my life full of potential good that I'm not using? Couldn't I bring it to fruition by changing my attitude? As a beginning, I will apply liberal amounts of gratitude for even my littlest advantages and pleasures. When I build on this precious foundation of present, tangible good, things will continue to change for the better."

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