How To Sit properly

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How do I sit properly? Whether sitting in a work chair or on a couch, there are things we do that over time create predictable problems and pain. Awareness and practicing healthy options are all the defense we have against the constant pull of gravity. Here are some ways to keep back pain at bay. Make sure your back is … Read More

Living With Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain

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Chronic muscle and joint pain is a way of life for most of my new clients. Most of them have seen doctors and PT’s for help with pain or postural deviations prior to our first session. These clients often have unresolved pain or other lingering physical issues that previous practitioners treated unsuccessfully. Most healthcare practitioners spend their time trying to … Read More

How To Breathe Properly

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When I grew up, little thought was given to the idea of how to breathe. I was introduced to breath training around the age of 18 when my mother brought me to my first Chi Kung class. In many ancient Eastern cultures, health and wellness practices of energy cultivation and body control are historically common. In these practices, meditation combined … Read More

How to Stand Properly

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Most people develop some degree of muscle compensation patterns in their lifetime and their automatic posture and gait becomes less efficient. Posture conscious people often seek out guidance from one of the schools focused on postural correction. Many interventions have clients focus on body awareness in order to override compensatory postural presentations. Orthotic devices like shoe lifts and posture straps … Read More

Get Deeper with NYOM

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People always ask me if I do deep tissue massage. I say it’s not a simple answer. We need to redefine deep bodywork. Pressing harder isn’t the answer. The nervous system is the key. If we remove “software” and “hardware” miscommunication between the muscles and the brain, neuromuscular efficiency and joint range of motion becomes pain free. Imagine painless manual … Read More

What is pain? 

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The following comes from http://www.bodyinmind.org/what-is-pain/. Upon reading it, I realized that the words that have been repeated to my clients over the years couldn’t of been summed up better. I felt information was explained very well and was too invaluable not to share so I liberated it but will gladly remove if asked. Doctors, surgeons and many specialists let alone … Read More

P-DTR: The Neuro in my Orthopedic massage 

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P-Dtr drastically changed how I do bodywork. During my early years in the field I realized there was more to resolving pain than just giving someone a massage. I was stymied by the concept of recalcitrance. If you can get someone out of pain, why does it come back? To find answers, I studied with teachers in the fields of … Read More

Neurology or Magic?

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Magic or Phenomenal My client’s often joke that I’m doing voodoo or magic when they feel pain disappear. I explain that it’s neurology, not magic. When people live with pain, they expect that it’s not going to go away easily. Most clients have tried “everything” and simply accept pain as part of life. Reformed skeptics have come to be great … Read More

Old preconceptions Vs something new

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My parents were both public school teachers. My mom, dad and older sister each have masters degrees (my sister has two). Education has always been a big part of my life. When I wanted to learn martial arts, I studied internal and external, soft and hard styles so as to get a well rounded experience. I have a 16 year … Read More