How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body

06 Apr 2015
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How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body I recently had some relatives visiting from out of town who had driven down to visit me here in Orange County from the San Francisco area. When they arrived I noticed that one of them was rubbing her neck and wincing in pain as we spoke. Of course, being the always-on-the-job, Neuromuscular Therapist that I am, I asked about it. She indicated that she had spent most of the seven hour trip from the Bay Area to my home in San Clemente, getting caught up on work on her smart phone. She was now experiencing major neck pain and an excruciating headache.

Why Sitting is Bad for Your Health – Tips for Posture and Ergonomics

06 Mar 2015
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Recent studies have shown that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to overall health, but a few adjustments in posture or your workspace can make a huge difference.

25 Inspirational Health And Wellness Quotes

22 Feb 2015

Sagewood Wellness Center – Health, Wellness and Balance As a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Wellness Practitioner, maintaining balance in body, mind and spirit is a subject that I often discuss here on my blog as well as with my clients. This balance is also the basis for Integrative Mind-Body Therapy which I employ in assisting my clients. I believe that living a balanced lifestyle will typically provide the best health results. Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy journey, and we could all use some inspiration to support us along the way. With this in mind, I wanted to share 25 quotes that relate to health, wellness and yes, balance. They resonate.

Chronic Pain: The Truth Hurts – You’re Not Alone

02 Dec 2014

Pain is an epidemic that affects 85% of Americans. Most just live with it. If you’ve heard me speak about what I do and how I help clients, there’s a very high likelihood you’ve heard me discuss the topic of chronic pain. Many of my clients deal with chronic pain issues and come to me for relief. Through a holistic and natural approach, I focus on treating the underlying condition to break the cycle of pain while avoiding damaging pain medications. While some cases of chronic pain can be traced to a specific injury or trauma, such as a sports injury, a car accident, or even a surgical incision, other cases.

5 Simple, Natural Ways To Detox Your Body & What To Avoid

31 Oct 2014

Detox diets and cleanses are all the rage, but do they really work? I read an article this week that I thought was so useful and informative that I just had to share it with my audience. The article titled “28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body” caught my eye because I firmly believe in holistic and natural care of the body whenever possible. Detox cleansing is often misunderstood and has come to mean many things by many people. Many cleansing products may even be harmful to your body depending on ingredients and how they are taken. More importantly, cleansing shouldn’t be an isolated, one-time event. Cleansing is.

You Don’t Have To Live With The Pain

14 Oct 2013

You Don’t Have to Live With the Pain In most instances, our pain is caused by injured or tight muscles and tendons. Over the years, due to stress, injuries, too much or too little exercise and lack of stretching, our muscles and tendons (soft tissue) become tighter and tighter, creating imbalances and resulting in severe or chronic pain. Often, people walk around with chronic pain, sometimes for years, resigned to the belief that there is nothing they can do about it, except having surgery or taking pain pills, muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory medication.  Generally, the medical community is limited in their resources when it comes to eliminating pain derived from.

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