Remote healing: 7 new benefits, office still closed.

COVID-19: 7 new ways to heal; 3 special offers

Life turned upside down, didn’t it? I considered the advice of health professionals. I chose to limit face-to-face exposure, for my own health and yours. Then, I closed my office for in-person sessions during the coronavirus pandemic.

It has been hard on all of us. The first four months, I didn’t realize I was already infected–an early, unrecognized virus variant.
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Sprained Ankle Still Bothering You?

If you ignore a sprained ankle, it doesn't just go away. A moderately sprained ankle from childhood, or from sports or athletic injuries, can become a big problem later. However, even a chronically sprained ankle can still heal.

Brain Injury-Auto Accident!

This rose reminds me of friends who helped after auto accidentRosi! Not another auto accident!?

I have had head injuries before. After I was rear-ended in an auto accident, May 2015, I wouldn’t let them cart me away in an ambulance because I didn’t want “to take care of a bunch of doctors!” (I agree, that was evidence of impaired judgment.)

Within 10 minutes of the auto accident, I was having continuous seizures and could not speak or walk normally.… Read the rest

Ortho-Bionomy® as a Healing Art

2015-04-26 16.19.37Ortho-Bionomy®–healing art or science?

Is Ortho-Bionomy® a healing art or science? Currently, science is mostly viewed from a medical perspective. Although great strides have been made in medical research in the last hundred years, most well-funded medical research is about treatments that can be done to a person, rather than what we can do to heal ourselves. That doesn’t mean that our self-healing capacity is not science-based or evidence-based.… Read the rest

Neuroscience of Empathy, Emotions, Touch

yay-9914062Does neuroscience have anything to do with what makes a massage feel good? When we look at touch, we are looking more than skin deep. We are looking at how humans as a species have survived and how we relate to each other. We are looking at our individual histories, our emotions, and how touch can make us feel held, loved, seen, alive.… Read the rest

Healing Moments: The Woo Is In You

Sometimes I work on people who have amazing experiences of healing. I don’t put myself out as a “healer” because I would rather empower you. Then, what is happening with the amazing experiences, the unexpected woo? It’s not in me. The healing is in you.

Ortho-Bionomy® and Self-Corrective Healing Reflexes: Not Woo

I usually explain Ortho-Bionomy® in terms of its origins in Osteopathic Positional Release and the principles of Judo.… Read the rest

Trauma: Tiger, Tiger! Trust the Body

The weekend before last, I had been reading Peter Levine’s In an Unspoken Voice1 about how the body releases trauma. I wasn’t planning an experiment to test it out. My plans changed.

I take my mother to a therapeutic swim midday Mondays, so that’s the one evening I don’t visit her. Instead, Monday had become the late night at the office.… Read the rest

Functional Neuro–A Different Bodywork Approach

Functional neuro tracks the brain-body connection. Brain_human_normal_inferior_view_with_labels_en.svgMy capacity to make a difference with massage and bodywork changed enormously in 2012, when I took a year-long advanced course called Functional Neurology for Bodyworkers. It increased my understanding of the relationship of brain, nervous system, body, and emotions, and how we create neuroplastic changes. I learned to perform a functional neuro assessment. (1)

It can be used to treat chronic pain, numbness, “brain fog”, head injury (see Head Injury), or other neurological conditions.… Read the rest

Understanding Fibromyalgia Pain

Understanding Fibromyalgia

continued from previous post–Fibromyalgia: From Disbelief to Documented

Over the past 18 years, doctors have recognized fibromyalgia as a centrally sensitized pain condition. (This was written in 2013, updated 2015. Research has improved since then in terms of understanding fibromyalgia.) Central sensitization means there may be changes in your brain that affects your experience of pain. Or, a part of your brain that normally regulates pain perception doesn’t work well.… Read the rest