A Rotator Cuff Quickie

Hello Dear Ones!

OK! So MANY of you deal w/ shoulder discomfort stemming from a weakened Rotator Cuff due to either significant injury, overuse, or NEGLECT!! :O

Let’s change that! And let’s do it quickly & easily.

I too need to do upkeep w/ that series of muscles due to a shoulder dislocation a couple years ago.

The thing that’s both a pain & a privilege is that discomfort & dysfunction will creep up slowly & alert you to the need to tend to this joint. So a touch of regular upkeep can not only keep you SOLIDLY in the game – but also aware of what needs to happen & when.

So cozy up to a door jamb if you’re in need, OR to create a super strong & stable joint that will more than likely prevent an injury in the future.

To making your body, & it’s maintenance, work for you.

xo, M, A, A, & C

Rollout! (& the other heavy hitting 1/2 of Recovery)

Hello Dear Ones!

RECOVERY!!!  OMG!  This is one of the hotter topic inside the walls of Still Point!

There are 2 main things that will either slooooooow the process of breakdown (or build up), or prevent it form happening in the 1st place (yay!).

1. Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements:

  – these are companies that have voluntarily adhered to the same strict standards as companies that make pharmaceutical drugs.

  – Ie: every ingredient has to be listed on the bottle, what’s in the tablet has to match what’s listed on the bottle, formulations & batches must be consistent, the product must be free from contaminants, the product has to break down w/in the body in 30min or less (USANA’s breakdown w/in 20min).

  – USANA is the company I’ve used for AGES & ADORE.  If you wish to know more pls be in touch, or check things out yourself at www.michaela.usana.com

2. Foam Rolling:

  – the nature of muscles is to contract & relax.  However if we use our bodies & don’t make an effort to undo some of the tension that accumulates from use (massage, stretching, or FOAM ROLLING) we will end of feeling progressively tighter resulting in stiffness, heaviness, pain, & potentially injury. :(

  – Foam rolling indiscriminately challenges the tissue w/ using your own body weight for pressure against a cylinder of compressed foam.

So check out this video if you wish to have a quick rundown of where to roll & in what order, accompanied by a little ditty by Ludacris ;).

Foam Rolling & Recovery

Enjoy!

To drving home the same points to hopefully make them stick ;).

xo, M, A, A, & C

 

Safe, Strong, & WAY Better Looking!

Hello Dear Ones,

OK!  What’s ONE area of the body that tends to get compromised RIDICULOUSLY easily?

Our SHOULDERS!!!  Yay!  That’s right!

That joint has a million needed uses, & a high level of flexibility as well as vulnerability.  BUT if you pack them while using them (which is essentially ALL the time), you reduce the potential level of harm to next to nil.

So if shoulder concern has/does trouble you – check out this quick clip & aid yourself in staying in the clear from now until forever more ;).

Shoulder Packing

To illustrating how you work so you can potentially navigate the world w/ an increased element of grace & ease.

xoxo, M, A, A, & C

 

Wrinkles, Baggy Eyes, & Wound Healing – Oh my!

Hello My Darlings!

Ok, well if beauty & speeding healing are both points of interest for you (especially ON YOUR FACE) – this video may be worthy of inspection.

My recent surgery has prompted the desire to employ Lymphatic Drainage in an effort to speed healing, as well as to prevent scarring :O.

AND this technique also paves the way for less wrinkles, management of puffy eyes, allergies, sore throats, tooth pain & more!

Lymphatic Drainage Post Op (face)

BUT if overall detoxification is something that you desire to achieve – please know that THAT process happens on a daily basis, & is best served w/ a clean diet, exercise/sweating, & supplementation (USANA’s Essemtials & Hepasil DTX are products I swear by).

Reach out w/ questions or any desire for greater understanding.

To giving you more tools to use while off the table.

xo, M, A, A, & C

Wash While Speeding Healing??

Hello My Darlings!

So, if you’ve had accidental or organized (medical procedure) trauma to your body, & have wished to either NOT deal w/ swelling & bruising – OR to speed healing around those issues – this video might be for you.

I had a basal cell carcinoma removed from my forehead last Fri 5/27, & made a point to treat myself to some self drainage in the OR in order to prevent/mitigate visible signs of trauma from the surgery.

Things are looking good, & I have faith that taking a little time w/ this method helped.

**FULL DISCLOSURE:**

  I went into this surgery super supported (physically strong, well rested, antioxidant/nutrient levels in blood high due to supplementation, inflammation in body low due to a fat burning diet & supplementation, & feeling hopeful/excited about procedure vs fearful) – which MATTERS.

  We’re not a segmented system, so multiple elements of full bodied/being support is essential, lymphatic drainage being one of them in this situation.

So give it a look see, & evaluate if this might be a useful & simple addition to your daily routine.

Everyday Lymph Drainage for Healing

AND if you wish to understand more about full bodied detoxification, &/or how that can help in the realm of weight loss – be in touch.

Happy to offer education in an area that fascinates/confounds most.

To giving you more resources so you can use the ones you have less. 😉

xo, M, A, A, & CL

How to Protect a Tweaky Lower Back

Hello Dear Ones!

Ok!  Does your lower back feel tenuous & therefore challenging to move about the cabin that is your life?  Especially when getting out of the car, standing up from a chair, or rolling over in bed??

Well, IF a little know how in this dept would be welcome in order to reduce discomfort & concern while increasing support – watch away.

Plus this technique can also shave a bit of the ‘ol belly off if done w regularity.  :O

To hopefully ALWAYS helping you to hit 2 birds w/ 1 stone.

xo, M, A, A, & C

When to Roll, When to Receive, & When to Workout

Hello Dear Ones!

Ok! If you’ve ever had a deeper discussion about your body at Still Point, there was very potentially talk of cause of discomfort, & also possible routes out of the dark spot you might have currently been inhabiting.

Posture is strength is often a well loved topic, as well as FOAM ROLLING.

If you’ve forgotten about that bastion of cruelty AND comfort that probably resides in your closet – this may be a good reminder as to why you might wish to get it out. (Or head your sweet patootie to the gym…)

Watch on to understand what you might consider doing based on how you feel.

And check out this time honored video that kicked off the inclination to visually share ages ago – that will guide you through where to roll, & in what order.

To hopefully offering clarity for the inexplicable, & solutions for the inclined.

xo, M, A, A, & C

Flat Back Rap

Hello Dear Ones,

Are you still wrestling w/ the inexplicable spasm & seizing up of your backity, back, back?

Are you still feeling less certain as to how to prevent this anomaly from happening??

WELL, a lovely client illuminated why a simple cue that I have aimed to drive home might not even make sense to be focused on in the first place! :O

Watch away w/ this quick clip as to how one might wish to position themselves, & why. Forever.  & ever.  Please. 😉

To sharing basics, & using reinforcement to hopefully help them become a way of life.

xo, M, A, A, & C

 

Healthy Back Track

Hello My Darlings!

Ok!  Are spasms & inexplicable tweaks still getting you down?

Would you like to have both an understanding & a habitual approach to do away w/ that madness for good??

WELL, if so – you may wish to watch this.

Strength creates support, and positioning ensures your body will remain uncompromised. If you desire some of either, or more of both, employing this series of exercises & actions will keep you chugging along happily w/ no fear of derailment.

To making sure you stay on course, & preventing future mishaps.

xo, M, A, A, & C

 

How to Protect Your Lower Back (by understanding HOW to stick out your butt)

Hello Dear Ones!

Does your lower back trouble you? If so, do you feel destined to be subjected to it’s seemingly fickle & sometimes volatile nature?

Well, if you’ve wished to take action and have remembered my incessant crowing to, “Stick out your butt!”, but have not actually understood HOW – watch away!

This is a heavy duty visual on pelvic mobility, & some guidance to get you to do precisely the same.

To understanding HOW to use it, in order to not lose it.

xo, M, A, A & C