When In Doubt, Breathe With It.

It’s not uncommon when I’m working on a client, to come across a knot – a little spot in the belly of a muscle that somehow missed the message that it doesn’t need to contract anymore, and is stuck in a state of tension.  What I notice, when I start going to work on these knots, is that my client will hold their breath.  Their reaction to my locating this often painful, bean-sized offender will range from, “Ooh!” to, “What is that?” and sometimes even, “There it is!” And whether these are spoken or silent reactions, the natural accompanying reaction is to hold one’s breath, and wait for it to go away. Continue reading “When In Doubt, Breathe With It.”

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Why Self-Care is a Resolution You Should Keep

“I’m going to take better care of myself this year.”

“I’m joining a gym.”

“I’m going to eat better.”

“I’m going to learn how to meditate.”

“I’m going to treat myself to a massage every month.”

…Sound familiar? Resolution time!  New Year, New You, right?  But wait…cheese tastes good.  So does beer.  And cinnamon buns.  And it’s too cold to go to the gym.  And my mind’s too much of a jumble to meditate.  And the holidays really took a toll on my wallet…and I really don’t have time… Continue reading “Why Self-Care is a Resolution You Should Keep”