2017 October

October 29, 2017

Do you have or ever had that persistent nagging or occasional twinging pain in your shoulder that seems like it just won’t go away? This pain can be in the front or top of the shoulder or near the shoulder blade.

Often times it can be a referral pain from chest or upper back (lats) muscle tightness.

Sitting hunkered over a computer, doing lots of driving, your sleeping position or simply having chronic bad posture could be the root of the pain pattern.

Massage therapy would be a great combination with the stretches below. A massage therapist can warm these muscles up followed by a stretch. This can put your muscles in the ready position to be stretched/lengthened as you begin this stretching program for 6 weeks. Remember that Energy Fitness has Mae Jensen, LMT (licensed massage therapist) and she can do KT taping as well to help alleviate pain and tightness. Just be consistent whatever you do and be mindful of your posture.

Try the 5 stretches below 1-2 times per day
hold each one for 20-60 seconds or longer if helpful.

Breathing is key for these stretches as you want to open up the diaphragm and help the ribs go wide when breathing as well as being sure to exhale all your air so the ribs under the chest don’t stay in the “flared upwards” position.

         

This stretch addresses the biceps and the position of the arm in the shoulder socket.

with our without ball
with our without yoga block

Here’s how to reach us:

If you have a pain somewhere and want me to do a blog post just sho0t me an email energymemphis@gmail.com.

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Energy Fitness, 552 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

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October 7, 2017

cra•ni•o•sa•cral ther•a•py (involves the cranal – head and the sacral – sacrum bone pelvis region)

Instead of reaching for medicine, sugary foods, or other vices for stress, pain, orthopedic problems, TMJ syndrome, brain fog and etc.. discover how YOU can get better and longer lasting results from this mode of massage therapy. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Energy Fitness’ Massage therapist Mae Jensen is trained in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) developed by  John E. Upledger, DO, OMM. John is an Osteopathic Physician & pioneered the method after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Call NOW to schedule your session with Mae Jensen, LMT 256-454-2297

1 hour $75 (new clients $50)

Click on the videos to see & hear Mae’s explaination of Craniosacral Therapy if you are more of a visual learner, if not check out the bullet points below.


Set your intention before getting started!

Cliff Notes on how CST performed &  some health benefits?

  • Stress & Strains of everyday life = body compensation
  • Body compensation =  body tissues tighten and distort the craniosacral system
  • Distortions = tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions.
  • Restrictions = can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
  • Soft touch techniques by the CST practitioner using his/her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system & testing for ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal core can help release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
  • gentle, hands-on approach using light touch
  • generally no greater than 5 grams of pressure – about the weight of a nickel
  • the touch releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction
  • practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround, support & nourish the central nervous system
  • this improves overall health and well-being & performance
  • complementary method of hands-on bodywork helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life; improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress.
  • works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources.
  • CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?

    • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Migraines and Headaches
    • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
    • Autism (click to see video for techniques)
    • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
    • Motor-Coordination Impairments
    • Infant and Childhood Disorders
    • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Fibromyalgia
    • TMJ Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Central Nervous System Disorders
    • Learning Disabilities
    • ADD/ADHD

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • And Many Other Conditions

Call NOW to schedule your session with Mae Jensen, LMT 256-454-2297

Isn’t your well-being worth it?

1 hour $75 (new clients $50)

Mae is located at Energy Fitness, 552 South Main Street, Downtown Memphis, TN