I provide massage therapy sessions that are purposeful, technical, specific & effective. The heart & lungs develop efficiencies & our minds become clear. But so often in our modern world we run into little hitches when our neuromuscular system becomes lazy from inactivity, leading us to stabilize our bodies poorly & to move inefficiently, frequently followed by injury & pain.My skilled eye sees subtleties in movement & posture, allowing me to provide tailored movement instruction that translates seamlessly to your body. I firmly believe that any movement system, natural or skill-based, is wonderful & excellent & good. As we attempt to find fixes, we come close but often miss the mark.
When this disconnect occurs, usually it's the stabilizing muscles losing their connection & since stability is of utmost priority, your large, strong moving muscles get recruited for the job, while your stabilizing muscles continue becoming even weaker & more unengaged.
Caught up trying to provide stability for your body, doing too much of the wrong work, your moving muscles are disadvantaged because they’re being asked to do two jobs simultaneously.
They aren't free to provide movement through their full range of motion when attempting to provide stabilization.
Scott and Leah spent over a week out near Pylos in a town called Gialova. It would be easy to be a vegan if it meant eating like they do everyday.
I joined them on the 23rd for sevaral days of relaxing and swimming before the race.
Had the pleasure of giving a Google Talk recently and would like to share the video with you.When I look back on videos of me talking, the sentence below always comes to mind...Christopher's description of me in Born to Run: "Barefoot Ted talked the way Charlie Parker played the sax: he’d pick up on any cue and cut loose with a truly astonishing torrent of improvisation, seeming to breathe in through his nose while maintaining an endless flow of sound out of his mouth." In the end, I truly love telling the story of my barefoot journey, primarily because I think that it is a journey worth taking for any sophisticated, 21st century, highly evolved primate with human ancestors.Done well, running makes us happy and fit..if done thoughtfully and presently, running reconnects us both to one of our greatest fundamental physical capacities and to the earth. I say don't obsess about distance and speed...rather seek out that sweet spot of joy in running and let that be your guide.In the end, joy is a great teacher..both your mind and body.It's easy to feel hopeless when you’re in pain & don’t fully understand why, most especially when you've been told to accept your limitations. Usually, pain is a symptom of imbalance & the thing that is with you is your biggest opportunity to become stronger & more balanced than you'd previously imagined possible.