Physical Therapy – For Prevention?

Image courtesy of: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armymedicine/16271445509 Greetings Everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written any articles.  Life sure has been very busy lately!  I suppose blogging gets put on the back-burner when making huge life shifts to support my full-time massage practice. Recently on my table, I’ve been seeing more ..Continue Reading

What Craniosacral Therapy Means To Me

HI Everyone! I have the honor and pleasure of practicing Craniosacral Therapy at Lavendar Moon Store in Goodyear, AZ.  I am very excited about this amazing prospect because the store is owned by my friend Tonya and is a beautiful oasis of all things holistic.  Lots of amazing products and ..Continue Reading

Less is More… Effective Bodywork @ 5 Grams or Less

Allow me to invite you to expand your perspective on bodywork and massage.  I know there are some of you that love your deep tissue massage and like the feeling of something “hurting so good”.. But hear me out… Maybe even suspend some beliefs for the time being.. Let me ..Continue Reading

The Craniosacral Rhythm: The Inner Tide

One of the key diagnostic tools for a Craniosacral Therapy practitioner is the Craniosacral rhythm.  The Craniosacral rhythm is one of many rhythms that are palpable within the human body but the most subtle.  For instance, it is easy to detect one’s own heartbeat, and breathing rhythms but to determine ..Continue Reading

Deep Tissue massage – Restoring Function and Balance

Deep Tissue Massages addresses the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The basis for tissue change lies in part with muscle and the fascia.  Fascia is the connective tissue that is found everywhere in the body and connects everything to everything else and also gives muscle form. Stressed and ..Continue Reading

The Low Back Pain Master – Meet Quadratus Lumborum

Just wanted to talk about one of my favorite-est lower back muscles and source of a lot of pain for many of my clients…  Meet Quadratus Lumborum (QL). The QL is comprised of three subsections that have distinct fiber directions: The  iliocostal section. Ilio meaning ilium and costal meaning ribs. So, to put this all together. ..Continue Reading

The Heroes Behind Our Heroes

Just imagine you are sitting in traffic while not so silently griping about the car in front of you that is sluggishly moving along in the passing lane. Other than the irritation of not getting to work fast enough, your day is pretty mundane. Between grocery shopping, dance lessons, karate, ..Continue Reading

“Do You Take Insurance?”

This has been a very common question I’ve been getting in my practice.  I’ve been asked this question so much, that I feel I need to address it here.  This particular entry mainly answers the question regarding private insurance companies. The short answer to this question is “no”.  The reason ..Continue Reading

“My Neck Hurts! I Think I slept On It Wrong”…

Our quick-flip lifestyles can be rather hard on our bodies.  We spend so much time worrying about our next task, we never take time out for ourselves, let alone give ourselves anytime for any self-care. Oftentimes, I will have someone visit me who is in a crisis, meaning they are in ..Continue Reading

Are You Feeling Psoas Hell?

Lately, I have been getting clients who report hip and low back pain.  Some even feel the pain in the groin making life a little challenging to say the least. Because many of us spend lots of hours sitting where the body is in a constant state of flexion, this ..Continue Reading