Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST), is a type of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints. FST also targets the entire joint and joint capsule, using traction to remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication, by gently pulling and moving the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through varying planes of movement. The gentle movement is stimulating and relaxing at the same time. The problem with many standard stretching programs is, well, they are standard. An athlete will finish her workout, run through her … Continue reading What is it and what are the benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy?!
It’s Mother’s Day and what mom doesn’t love a great home cooked meal?! You sure don’t need to be a master chef in order to make this delicious recipe! Here is the recipe for our 30 Day Challenge Garlic Cashew Broccoli Chicken: Ingredients: 12 oz. chicken, cut into strips 1 1/2 lbs of fresh broccoli 1/3 cup crushed cashews 1 tbsp coconut oil 3 tbsp soy sauce 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp white vinegar 1 tbsp raw honey ground pepper Directions: Place the broccoli into a large pot with about 1 inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Dinner Any Mom is SURE to LOVE!
Have you ever had one of those nights when you have just finished a hectic, exhausting day and you are SO tired but as soon as your head hits the pillow you can’t sleep? We all have those nights sometimes. Here could be why… STRESS! The stress response is like an alarm system for your body and leaving on that alarm affects your ability to get a good nights sleep. There is very little chance of getting a restful sleep when your body is still in a state of alert! Your body also recovers physically and mental during your sleep. … Continue reading Are you a restless sleeper and ALWAYS tired?! Here could be why AND some ways to SLEEP BETTER!
Squatting is one of our most fundamental movement patterns. We have to squat in one way or another to basically get up from any position. It is the starting point just to get from one place to another. This movement is crucial to our livelihood and yet it is one of the most broken movements I see people perform. In the grand scheme of human history we have gone from “hunter/gatherer” to “Netflix and Chill” in a very short period of time. Among the dumpster fire of issues that has resulted, sitting and basic lack of movement may be one … Continue reading Two Tips to Squatting Better AND Why Squatting is SO Important to your OVERALL HEALTH
“Let Food be Thy Medicine and Medicine be Thy Food.” -Hippocrates You know that feeling when you discover something that just CHANGES your world? All of a sudden everything that seemed so complicated, difficult or confusing becomes so much more achievable and exciting. I am super lucky to honestly say I feel like that on a daily basis. I absolutely LOVE my work – I love hearing the stories from clients who are reducing and coming off medications, becoming stronger and more able to do the things they enjoy. I love seeing the colour in their faces changes, their skin … Continue reading FOODS that HEAL!