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What are Trigger Points and Why do they Matter?

Have you ever experienced achy muscles, tingling, or tight areas that don't respond to movement? The majority of us will answer, "Yes!", because these are common effects of living in the gravitational world. No matter how hard we try we are bound to acquire trigger points. "Posture, work conditions, sedentary habits, and injury can cause [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Fascial Stretch Therapy, Massage, Massage Therapy|0 Comments

Circumnavigating Three Sisters

Starting in the fall of 2015, I began circumnavigating mountains. I enjoy summiting mountains as long as they are not too technical, but there is something special about seeing every angle of the glaciers, high ridges, and alpine meadows experienced while circumnavigating. My first mountain was Mt. Hood. It was close to home with many [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Adventures, Hiking|3 Comments

How to Prepare for the Three Sisters Loop

In preparation for hiking around the entire Three Sisters Wilderness Loop at the end of this month, I've been preparing my body and gear for the two-day, long-distance adventure. When reading about hiking the loop, most sites refer to the total mileage being around 48-50 miles depending on which route you choose to hike into the [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Adventures, Hiking|2 Comments

Sparks Lake Adventure

We just moved to beautiful Bend, Oregon in May 2017. I’ve been visiting Central Oregon since I was little and have always enjoyed the scenic landscape, rugged mountains, and the smell of fresh mountain air with pine. Exploring different areas has been really fun so far. One of the first places we wanted to explore [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Adventures|0 Comments

My Health Story: Part 2

With a growing personal training business and personal injuries, I was caught in a conundrum. Do I continue on the path I am on and risk severe physical burn out? I thought long and hard and committed myself to going to University of Western States Chiropractic School starting in the Winter of 2014. We were [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|My Health Story|0 Comments

My Health Story: Part 1

Welcome to the beginning of my health story. I remember it all starting when I was 14 years old. I was in 8th grade and loved playing video games, specifically Medal of Honor and Need for Speed, in case any of you are familiar with gaming. I was a great student, organized and quiet. My [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|My Health Story|0 Comments

The Power of Traction

Traction goes by other names including decompression or distraction. It means to create space and unload a joint or joints typically accomplished by pulling or hanging. With Fascial Stretch Therapy, we use traction as one of the main techniques to fight the effects of gravity, repetitive activity, and poor posture. By using traction with movement [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Fascial Stretch Therapy|0 Comments

New location in Bend!

We have set-up shop in beautiful Bend, OR within Wellness Doctor Natural Healthcare and Chiropractic Sports Medicine. Renée and I will both be offering Fascial Stretch Therapy in addition to my massage therapy and bodywork. We are very excited for the new opportunity to function within a multidisciplinary environment with 2 Sports Chiropractic Physicians, 1 Acupuncturist, [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Fascial Stretch Therapy, Massage, Massage Therapy|Comments Off on New location in Bend!

2 Ways to Eat Chia

Despite their tiny size, these suckers pack a healthy punch! Originally grown in Mexico, the seeds were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value. In fact, they were even used as currency! It’s even been stated that Aztec warriors used chia seeds to increase energy and endurance. In the Mayan language, chia actually [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Nutrition|Comments Off on 2 Ways to Eat Chia

Breathing & Bodywork for Daily Living & Longevity

The topic of breathing has been coming up more lately in my day-to-day sessions with clients as well as my own reading and meditation practice. There are several methods on how to instruct breathing dating back to the practices of yoga up to the current methods in physical therapy. As a massage therapist and movement [...]