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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, Uncategorized|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 [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Exercise, Fascial Stretch Therapy, massage, massage therapy, movement integration, Personal Training, Self-Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breathing & Bodywork for Daily Living & Longevity

Bone Broth for Healing and Performance

Benefits of Bone Broth: Helps heal leaky gut syndrome by restoring gut lining and promoting growth of probiotics (good bacteria) Helps to overcome food intolerances, which are caused by thinning/permeability of the gut lining. Improves joint health via collagen, which is in all bones, skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and marrow. It is easily absorbed when [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bone Broth for Healing and Performance

6 Steps to a Balanced Lifestyle

Changing your lifestyle means emphasizing quality repetition, practice, and intention as key ingredients to successfully healing your mind and body. This means without restructuring your lifestyle to adopt to training goals, one will often suffer the consequences: burnout, over-training, sleep problems, injury, and nutritional deficiencies. By emphasizing specific areas in your life that often go overlooked you [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|nutrition, Self-Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Steps to a Balanced Lifestyle

FST Home Routine

Use these 3 moves for a FST Home Routine to open your primary fascial networks and maintain your mobility between FST sessions, pre- and post-workout, and enhanced recovery. Stretch 1 has two parts: This move is called the Core 4 and is an effective way to open up the entire mass of glute tissue. Sit [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Fascial Stretch Therapy, Self Stretches, Self-Care|Comments Off on FST Home Routine

Meridian Massage

First, let's take a look at a brief background to lead up to Meridian massage. In Tuina, the ancient medical system of China, the theory of qi (chi) energy flow tells of how, where, and when this life force of chi circulates the body. There is a pattern, or biorhythm clock, where chi energy reaches [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|massage, massage therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Massage for the Thigh

One of the effects of repetitive activity, either athletic, recreational, or professional, is that tension builds in the quadriceps, hamstrings, and inner thighs. Think about any athletic ready position with a slight hinge in your hips. This stance automatically loads the thighs as well as the glutes in order for a movement reaction to be [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|massage, Self Stretches, Self-Care, Self-Massage|Comments Off on Self-Massage for the Thigh

Tuina

Tuina can be translated as push/pull or push and grasp in Chinese. It combines both massage and medical theory and practice that includes the modern Swedish massage we commonly know today. In China, Tuina practitioner's study for over 7 years to learn more than relaxing massage techniques. They are the equivalent of our massage therapist, physical [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Fascial Stretch Therapy, massage, massage therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tuina