Tip for Shoulder Tightness (or ANYTHING else!)

Hello Dear One!

Ok, so if you’ve ever felt a bit stymied around how to create relief for something that’s of low grade discomfort but also relatively omnipresent – this video could be of use.

Tip for tight shoulders (or ANYTHING else!)

And here are all of the items I mentioned for this client should they be of use or interest for you as well..

Neck Pain Drain

Default Dinners

Power & Pain

ALSO if you’ve been missing Carolee’s presence and her gifts of Reiki and Reflexology – please know that her fall schedule is open and filling. 

Check out her schedule here.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, and how to make it work for you.

xox, M

No Pain, Deliberate Gain

Hello Dear One!

OK!  I had a thought to illuminate the other side of the coin in the realm of comfort and support, and it’s name is VANITY!

If you’re less motivated by preventing pain in your lower back (or knees), and MORE incentivized by how your backside and tummy might look by doing the same supportive moves – WATCH and listen to this please.

Developed butt, toned abs = sexy and safe

And if you do desire to know how to craft a shape that feels AND is molded to your liking – be in touch or check these coaching programs.

Or if having a little less on your caboose or tummy might be the first order of the day, learn about the freeing state of fat burning here.

The body is logicalGet guidance to get what you want.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, and how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Extensions Over Planks

Hello Dear One!


In the spirit of clarification, I thought it might be useful to get additionally real about what TRULY helps with lower back strengthening.

Planks can be a great stabilizing exercise and tend to relegate our core (our transverse abdominis), which IS the only abdominal muscle that goes all the way around our midsection.

By activating and strengthening this muscle we DO help with back stability, however we don’t necessarily create much more strength.

In order to do that we need to do more than an isometric contraction (static holding), and get some range of motion in the game, as well as RESISTANCE.

If you’d like a further spelling out of what this might look like (with a variety of options to boot), please check out this video.

Extensions over Planks

And if you’d like a full manual on YOU and how to stay safe and strong, I’ll encourage you to check out the ebook Power & Pain, OR to reach out about the in person option of Power & Pain which involves 2 sessions tailor made to deal with what you’re dealing with.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, and how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Lengthening is NOT Strengthening

Hello Dear One!


THIS is a distinction that has required some attention for MUCH time.

Frequently clients will give me a run down of what they’ve been doing exercise wise (especially on the physical therapy front) if they’ve been tending to an aspect of their body that’s been in pain.

The biggest misconception that tends to happen with the assortment of exercises that are prescribed, is that strengthening ones have not been made clear to be different than stretching ones!

And that matters BIG TIME in the realm of pain/weakness.

Give this a look see to get clarity on which is what and what might be serving you.  Or not…

Strengthening vs Stretching

And if you’d like to possibly prevent uncomfortable mumbo jumbo from going on in the first place – Power & Pain the ebook might be a useful resource.

OR if you’d like more one on one attention – Power & Pain can be done in person as a series of 2 hour plus training sessions.  Read a little more here, or please be in touch if there are further questions.

Lastly!  Have you experienced Reiki or Reflexology from Carolee yet this summer?  Worth checking out her healing touch if either curious or in need.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, and how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Lift with Your Chest!

Hello Dear One!

Have you ever realized a bit too late that you “might” be using your body (and back) in a less than proper way??

The truth is the way to stay away from harm is both to:

A) stay STRONG

and B) be mindful of your form

So often we move about the planet, and deal with load in an overly casual way – and this is most individual’s downfall when they run aground on PAIN.

So this quick, and highly repeatable (please oh please), cue should serve you well doing EVERYTHING frankly.

Really really.

Easy cue for back safety

And if you’d like a more complete body of knowledge that should reinforce this and MANY other concepts to keep you safe and sound – Power & Pain the ebook might indeed be a resource worth checking out.

Or in person is also an option if receiving this education in a more customized way is of interest as well.

Please be in touch with questions and what your needs might be if this is a desire.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, and how to make it work for you.

xox, M

Brace Yourself!

Hello My Dear!

If you’ve ever casually given your handbag or heavy door the old heave ho to feel a quick but slightly unpleasant twinge – please know there could be abetter way!

When we approach moving load like all is light as a feather, we run the risk of getting walloped with unexpected pain and often being laid up from said casual activity!!

SO, if you’d like to be forearmed by being forewarned – THIS video will be of use.

And if you need a refresher on HOW to pack your shoulders, refamiliarize yourself here:
ALSO if you’d like a big fat start to finish education and a resource that you can have at your fingertips, Power & Pain is an ebook that was made for this very purpose.

Oh!  And LASTLY Carolee’s special for Reiki ends Tuesday July 17th.

– 60 min Reiki sessions are $70
– 45 min Reiki sessions are $60

If you’ve yet to experience her transformative touch NOW would be a great time to schedule and do that.
To getting you clearer on how the body works, and how to make it work for you.

xox, M

Speed Healing, Summer Special, & Dragon Boating

Hello My Darling!

Ok! Hopefully this sharing is useful for you or those around you (namely KIDS!).

I had a nasty abrasion from my Dragon Boat practice (check out an article that was written about our team in Motif Magazine), and was concerned about it not healing…

until I used this product that I got from my esthetician ages ago.

(Laurie Neronha at Viriditas in RI is a WIZARD, if you are in need GO!).

Check out this quick video that usurped the need to make a clip about Lymphatic Drainage for similar purposes.

Also if you weren’t aware almost EVERY type of bodywork aids in healing and health as it encourages the body to be in a state of homeostasis (= balance) during and after.

(Article on Reiki and our Immune System)

And if you’ve yet to experience the transformative powers of Reiki, OR have yet to join the Cult of Carolee, she is offering a Summer Solstice Special for that modality.

June 17th to July 17th
60 min Reiki sessions will be $70
45 min Reiki sessions will be $60

Carolee’s schedule is always limited, so book now to reserve your spot.

So whether it is Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Reiki or Reflexology – know that time you spend supporting your body from the outside, dividends will be reaped on the inside.

To getting you clear on how the body works in order to make it work for you.

xox, M

Glutes in Training

Hello Dear Ones!

Do you KNOW that you have sleepy glutes??

Do you not feel them when deliberately trying to use them in particular exercises, or do you feel like your backside has gone by the wayside due to endless hours of SITTING??!?

If so, please know you are NOT alone.

If you’d like to make sure you’re using your glutes more often than not, this quick activation series is sure to get them alert, active & back in action!

Check it out!

And if you’d like to know what to do with them AFTER you’ve roused them from their slumber, Power & Pain (ebook) might be a useful next step for you.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Linkage for Leverage (+ Reiki & Reflex are BACK!)

Hello Dear Ones!

When efforting to do something, it’s often not obvious for us to aim to use more of our muscles than the one that’s performing the action at any given time.

And often it’s not a necessity.

But when you’re aiming to move something heavier than usual &/OR far from the body – this concept is SO USEFUL!!

Check out this quick explanation & story of how it can serve one well over & over again.

And if you’d like a handheld reference that expands on this concept, plus spells out how to not get hurt AND to be most powerful in any given move, please check out Power & Pain (ebook), or be in touch to have some in person time in the same capacity.


And lastly, do you know that Carolee is back??!?

This Master Reflexologist & Reiki Instructor (as well as RN) literally has a cult following.

If you have a need or desire to experience her skillful hands in the realm of Reiki or Reflexology – she will be in the office on Tuesdays (which are now filling up!).

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xo, M

The Cult of Carolee

Hello Dear Ones!

If Reflexology or Reiki are modalities that you’ve either adored OR that you’ve always wanted to try – now might be the time to make some space for such things.

A highly celebrated & FOLLOWED therapist – Carolee VC Larimar, is BACK at Still Point on Tuesdays, beginning May 1st.

If you have a desire to experience Ayurvedic treatments for your feet, hands or face that induce relaxation & balance in the body – some time with this therapist might be in order.

Be in touch with any questions, needs, or interest.

Or check out her list of offerings on Still Point’s or our scheduling site.

To helping establish peace in the mind & well being in the body.

xo, M