The Consequences Can Be Serious A man with turtle neck wearing a turtleneck sweater. The Epidemic of Turtle Neck Turtle neck is otherwise known as head forward posture. It has become an epidemic primarily born of electronic device use such as phones, computers, tablets, and televisions. Turtle neck is happening to younger and younger people.… Continue reading Do YOU have Turtle Neck?
Metal bleachers. Summer Fun Comes with Sitting With summer comes so many indoor and outdoor events. I have family, friends, and clients who have kids in sports, swimming lessons, concerts, etc., and they end up spending hours sitting on hard bleachers. A client recently came to me with a great idea for a blog: she… Continue reading Do you suffer from bleacher butt?
Neck Pain is Often Myofascial Pain A common issue I see with my clients is neck and shoulder pain. So many of us experience it because “forward work” is very common in our society. Forward work can include many different types of activities from keyboarding and mousing, to washing dishes, to using power tools, childcare… Continue reading An Effective Tool for Myofascial Neck Pain
Lemon water is a common cleanse, but what about your fascia? Many of us have tried at least one diet or cleanse during our lifetime to make ourselves healthier and ultimately feel better. I love to try new things, but I’m a little embarrassed to admit some of the things I’ve tried over my lifetime.… Continue reading The Best Detoxing Cleanse for Your Body Involves Your Fascia
We've all been told at least once (but probably hundreds of times) to "stand up straight." We know it's important, but we may not know the many reasons why or the profound effect that posture can have on our entire body including our fascia. While it's important to "stand up straight" as often as we… Continue reading Stress, Trauma and Your Posture
Your fascia surrounds and interpenetrates your entire body and all the systems within it. It is now being coined "the environment" of the body. If your fascia is stiff and tight, you are unable to move freely. Tight fascia also puts pressure on all your other body systems creating a variety of problems well beyond pain. Creating a… Continue reading Resilience
When it comes to fixing back pain, there is rarely a single answer. It often takes a variety of interventions; many you can do on your own and some that may require the input of an expert. My dear friend Christopher does a great job taking care of himself. He exercises regularly incorporating weights, HIIT… Continue reading The Key to Getting Control of Your Back Pain May Be Your Chair
Another blog based on questions my clients ask. I was recently teaching my Myofascial Self-Care Stretching Workshop and was asked the following question: "Is myofascial release helpful for pregnant women?" Rather than just saying YES, of course, it's great for everyone (because it is)! I did my usual, well, let's talk it through. Women's bodies… Continue reading Making Space for Babies
Conversations with my clients often get me thinking and inspire me to write something that I believe can help others. I had a client recently who came and said, in her words, "everything hurt." This wasn't typical for her. She said that she had done a popular online training video. I won't say the name,… Continue reading What is a “Beginner” Level Workout
I recently came across the old Steve Martin SNL sketch where he is making a Christmas wish for everyone. He experiences quite a bit of confusion as he is trying to determine his priorities for his Christmas wish. He starts with the wish that all the children of the world would join hands and sing… Continue reading My Wish for You in 2022