Unplug, unwind and try to be in nature. It's amazing how this has a very healing effect on the body, mind, and spirit. Even the simple act of walking barefoot on grass or sand or being by water helps to soothe the body. It also is a great way to connect with your intuition or "gut" feelings.
Wishing everyone a very Happy 4th of July week!
How Big of a Problem is Stress and Anxiety?
You've most likely heard, read or experienced firsthand how stress and anxiety impacts the body. A quick Google search for "stress and anxiety 2018" results in 1,450,000 news reports. Clearly this is an issue that has a huge effect on all ages. A Mayo Clinic article outlines how stress alone has the effects listed below. A few effects of anxiety are also listed below from another Mayo Clinic article.
Why CranioSacral Therapy?
One of the best parts of my job as a bodyworker is seeing the before and after effects of a CranioSacral Therapy session on a clients face. It's amazing how such a gentle technique normalizes the central nervous system. A stressed out client may feel more relaxed so they can approach their job, family and life with more ease. A very lethargic client may feel more energized and better equipped to handle the everyday tasks required of them. (Visit the Upledger FAQ website page to learn more.) One of these days, I may have to start taking before and after photos (with my clients permission) and share them on my website. It's that noticeable!
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Common effects of stress on your body
In February, I completed more advanced training that helps relieve tension patterns around the eyes, face and more. Below is from ScienceDaily.com website. The link below provides more information regarding the study.
"Simply moving the eyes triggers the eardrums to move too, even in the absence of sound, says a new study by neuroscientists. The findings, which were replicated in both humans and rhesus monkeys, provide new insight into how the brain coordinates what we see and what we hear. It may also lead to new understanding of hearing disorders, such as difficulty following a conversation in a crowded room.
The researchers found that keeping the head still but shifting the eyes to one side or the other sparks vibrations in the eardrums, even in the absence of any sounds." (credit Science Daily.com)
Volleyball Setter's Sprained Ankle
This past spring, an athlete - who also happens to be my daughter - sprained her ankle after a classmate accidentally stepped on it in gym class. The ankle swelled up immediately and she had a big JO volleyball tournament the following weekend. In addition to standard protocol of ice, compression and elevation, it was a great opportunity to see if CranioSacral Therapy - combined with Fascia/Tissue Release - would help the healing process. And most importantly to my daughter, get back on the court in time for the tournament.
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy, uses a very gentle, light touch approach. Pain and problems are relieved at the source. The body's natural self-healing mechanism is activated while soothing the central nervous system.
While gently applying the techniques above and below her injury combined with standard injury protocol, she could feel the muscles and surrounding tissues begin to relax almost immediately. She was able to get back on the court in time for the tournament and insists it's the fastest she's ever recovered from a sprained ankle.*
Additional Pain Relief Note: My daughter is currently playing college volleyball. In addition to the sprained ankle, this work has helped support her body through normal stresses an athlete goes through with muscles and joints. It also eliminated a migraine that she developed on the court which most likely was due to bumps and dives during the game.
CranioSacral Therapy is also helpful for the following conditions**:
Post concussions symptoms
Muscle and joint pain relief due to stress and injury
Sinus Pressure Relief
Easy, convenient online scheduling is available 24/7.
*Individual results may vary
**Not intended to replace medical advice. Please consult a physician for medical advice.
New Client Special Ends 12/31/2017 for Gentle CranioSacral Therapy in Maple Grove, MN with Lisa Snyder Bodywork.
Ready to try gentle CranioSacral Therapy for pain relief? The new client special of 90 minutes for the 60 minute rate of $85 (includes all taxes) ends this year. Please note, this is not a massage and you will remain fully clothed on a padded table during the entire session.
CranioSacral therapy has many applications for the relief of headaches, migraines, sinus pain and pressure, injury recovery and more. Accepting clients newborn through adult.
Conveniently located in Maple Grove by the Shoppes of Arbor Lakes. Book an appointment before the special ends!
CranioSacral Therapy for newborns and young children is now available at my office. The earlier a client (newborn - adult) is able to receive CST after symptoms start, the better the results. Disposable, latex free gloves are used while mom or dad holds their baby.
CranioSacral Therapy complements other therapies a client may be already receiving and is not intended to replace medical advice. It has been shown to be helpful for many conditions to include: ADD & ADHD, chronic ear infections, colic/reflux and digestive disorders, connective tissue disorders, lactation issues, tongue and lip ties, torticollis to name a few. (More complete list is on the brochure.)
For testimonials and more information about CranioSacral Therapy, please visit . www.upledgerclinic.com/testimonials.php
photo credit: Christine Coe, LMP website: photos of babies, parents and Christine taken by Carol Gray.
Very happy to announce the arrival of a new electric lift table! The table lowers to 18" and raises to 37" to accommodate clients of all sizes and mobility. In addition it is bariatric rated with a total lift capacity of 650 lbs. The table purchased is wider than average measuring at 32".
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CranioSacral Therapy may be very beneficial for post-concussion symptoms.
*I am not a medical doctor. Please consult your physician for medical advice. The video provided below is for informational and educational purposes only.*
This video takes a look at some of the medical doctors in the past who have studied and used high doses of Vitamin C for various symptoms.
The latest technique now available at Lisa Snyder Bodywork targets the immune system more specifically while applying CST. It helps support the overall health and wellbeing of the client. If you have issues with the immune system that need additional help, this gentle technique is easily incorporated into a session. This work does not replace medical treatment you may be already receiving.
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