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You’ve got this!


From a tired-eyed look of prolonged pain, to a smile of  hopeful relief. From a tense restrictive posture of discomfort, to amazement of newly acquired mobility without pain. From limpy walk or gimpy arm, to fluid gait and a triumphant wave. This is why I love to do what I do.

We all have challenges. We can learn from them. And, sometimes we get stuck in our stories and need help to move through them. We need encouragement.

en·cour·age·ment  –   enˈkərijmənt/ noun

  • the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.
  • persuasion to do or to continue something.
  • the act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state, or belief.
Skilled care and cutting edge techniques help relieve symptoms and promote healing, AND these efforts are enhanced by the clients doing some self-care. This is where the encouragement is helpful. I recently gave ideas for simple small steps of self-care to do every day to a client faced with the challenge of a great deal of inflammation. Including: sharing resources to improve nutrition- removing causative and adding healing foods; doing simple exercises spread throughout the day as to not aggravate the condition; drinking a tea( the client loves tea) with anti- inflammatory effects; adding music to the exercises (the client loves music) to inspire and uplift!
I love to share information and ideas. Good info and ideas with the intention of being helpful. Giving others hope and stimulating their ability to develop healing behaviors. Encouragement. Yes, this is one of my strengths.

Tricks to Treat You

The human body is an amazing creature. It’s healing potential is endless .  It responds to input. The trick is, what input will give you the desired output? All of our choices… food, activity, thinking, attitude, have a physical impact. Each choice is not immediately observable, but accumulation of choices manifest to outward signs. That may be vibrant glowing health, or physical ailments or diseases.

I’m attracted to leading edge innovative techniques that facilitate the body’s wisdom and promote efficient, effective outcomes.  I shared some of the tricks to treat flexibility limitations and thus positively impact posture. Posture is critical to an optimally functioning nervous system. I have more tricks in my tool box to treat your muscles, joints and fascia. Hands-on care combined with effective re-education exercises promotes movement that feels good. You deserve it.

Thanks to all the participants this weekend for being interactive and asking great questions. I enjoy giving input that helps you LIVE WELL.