3 Ways to Reduce Tension

When practicing Tai Chi, Qigong or stretching, our main goal should be to first identify an area of warmth or resistance, then secondly remove the resistance.  Ideally, the removal of tension should be more than physical.  Our body is incredibly adaptive, and once the tension has found a home, our tissue quickly remembers.  Here are... Continue Reading →

Video — Qigong for Hand and Elbow Symptoms

If you're experiencing numb/tingling hands or burning on the inside of the elbow, try this Qigong exercise to find relief.  'Nerve pain' is often caused by an entrapment of tight muscle and bound fascia.  A daily practice is important to keep these tissues healthy; try to find time (5 - 10 minutes) while at work,... Continue Reading →

Body Awareness Through Tai Chi

Structural Integration does a great job of making immediate and profound changes in muscle tone, suppleness and posture over the course of just one session.  Although the changes are long-term, when clients neglect to make habitual changes in their work and play routines, the restrictions will return over the course of weeks and months. One... Continue Reading →

Is Structural Integration the same as Rolfing?

This is a question I’m asked all the time, and it has a long but simple answer.  Structural Integration is a type of bodywork; ‘Rolfing’ is one of several ‘brands’ of Structural Integration.  ‘Rolfing’ is the original brand of structural integration developed by Ida Rolf.  The term ‘Rolfer’ is given only to practitioners who complete... Continue Reading →

Beyond Pain Management

As our bodies age, joints start to creak and muscles start to ache, at some point we resign ourselves to the ‘fact ??’ that we just have to live with this pain.  Options like medications and even surgery seem to be viable options to help us endure the pain. I don’t believe we need to... Continue Reading →

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