•                                    holistic+greentree

    A place to learn how to heal the pain in your body

    Are you ready to dig deep and learn what the different pains in your body are really about? The information we commonly receive when we work to understand and treat pain are meaningful pieces to the puzzle, but there is more. There are the parts where we are involved; where we have choices. This is where we, the people experiencing the pain, have control and power. I love the simple yet key advice, which I’ve heard my husband say 100 times, focus on what you have control over. Focusing on anything else is a waste of our precious and limited mental energy. So what DO we have control over?

    We have control over whether we listen to what our bodies are telling us, try to numb out the messages, or a mixture of both. We get to choose how and where we sit and for how long. We choose what we put in our bodies and we choose how we move. We chose to be hard on ourselves or forgive ourselves when we don’t make ideal choices. And here’s what I feel is a powerful and relevant choice that I have noticed, many people haven’t realized matters- IF we choose to manage our stress. Also, if we answer YES, then we are privileged with the choice of how we will do this. If you think about it, there are many choices and it is all a factor to our pain. I believe deep down each one of us knows it. It is a tough, but empowering reality.

    How do you start to heal your pain in a productive way?

     

    Together, we will work on increasing body awareness, or strengthening the connection of your mind and your body. Then, organically, the body tells us how to heal itself; it gives us the clues. When we learn how to listen, a relationship develops between the body and the mind and everything inevitably shifts. I believe in a holistic approach, but I am a Western-trained physical therapist. I am comfortable with complicated surgeries, injuries, and diagnoses or plain old aches and pains. I am a certified Pilates instructor and I believe wholeheartedly in the power of shifting habitual postures and breath patterns; the power of using your body differently.  I will ask you what you feel during different positions and movements, and we will discuss the information your body gives us. We will figure out what the body is trying to say. I will use my hands to feel what is happening in your unique body, while mobilizing joints and releasing tension. This is how we start to understand and heal your pain together. Want to know more about me? Click on the Who Am I? link.