Category: Massage and Bodywork

Recovery from a Car Crash Using CranioSacral Therapy

Recovery from a Car Crash Using CranioSacral Therapy By Anasuya Basil, NC, Dipl. ABT, CST One moment you’re having a routine day, and the next moment, the sound of squealing tires and crunching metal jolt you into a new reality. This happens for almost 2.5 million Americans every year, so if you have been in… Read more »

A One-Stop Shop for Health and Wellness

Ridge Physical Therapy and Wellness Center and Ridge Fitness for Women  By Trish Hopps Since 2002 our therapy staff has been providing top-notch, hands-on treatment for people suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, any sort of orthopedic or neurologic problem, as well as incontinence and pelvic pain. Our Ridge community members as well as those… Read more »

Addiction Is a Feel-Good Strategy

Addiction-Taking Another Look  By Mary Ewing, DC, CMP, ABC, C.Ad.c We all love to feel good! Most of our behavior as human beings, no matter how it manifests itself, is an attempt to feel good, normal, happy, and/or balanced. Despite this wonderful intention, addictive and sometimes compulsive behavior can become problematic for some who use… Read more »

Oh, My Aching Head

Relieving Headaches and TMJ with Craniosacral Therapy By Anasuya Basil Twenty years ago I was standing at a busy intersection in San Francisco. The light turned green, I saw the “walk” icon, and I stepped off the curb. “Watch out!” someone yelled, just before the impact. My vision darkened and then slowly refocused on the… Read more »

Pain Proof Your Body

Pain Proof Your Body By Michael Turk It’s time to tell the scary truth: Pain is powerful. Consider its power to control humans. Punishment means pain. This works because humans avoid it. Different people have different levels of pain tolerance. Some people avoid pain and some develop pain-coping skills, but distressing pain cannot be ignored.… Read more »

Structural Integration

By Jean Louise Green, certified Rolf practitioner and CMT Four years ago, while snowboarding, Cara hyperextended her neck and back. Unable to work, her world spun in dizziness. After 10 sessions of structural integration that realigned her spine, she happily returned to work. Linda expected a hip replacement for a painful arthritic hip. After her… Read more »

Optimizing Structure, Function, and Energy

Like a building, human structure is subject to laws that state that masses must be balanced in order to be stable. Stackable segments of the body include the head, torso, pelvis, and so on.

A Time to Retreat

Sometimes in our busy lives we simply need to make time to get away, slow down, and experience the NOW.

A Divine Void

A traditional Womenâ??s Sweat Lodge ceremony occurs every second Sunday of the month at Stewart Mineral Springs in the Mount Shasta foothills. Participation is free, but donations are suggested.

Eco Chic Retreat

Making ends meet, working two jobs, raising kids, the never-ending list of â??to-doâ??sâ? â?¦ Sound familiar? With all that we have to do these days, who can really afford the time and resources for deep reflection and self-care?