Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Monday, June 27, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
It's that time of year again folks!! Two weekends ago found me in West Virginia "on staff" and "teaching" at my favorite 4H horse camp! This is my 5th year participating and each year is more rewarding than the last. #howluckyami
Saturday, January 16, 2016
I'll be speaking on Friday evening (6pm) about massage you can do with your animal companion and other healing modalities, including the importance of a healing team.
"Kneading Animals- Basic massage techniques YOU can do on Your Animal Companion"
*Do you "knead" animals?? I know I do! Come learn a few ways in which you can help massage your pet! You will be given instruction on how to massage your own animal(s), including contraindications, when and when NOT to massage, an overview of body parts, and those which tend to "knead" it most and what to look for when choosing an animal bodyworker for your companion.
Monday, March 16, 2015
"Why teeth are so important for the posture? The skull is the heaviest part of our body and it is supported at the top, on the last cervical vertebra (atlas). To ensure that our head, which weighs on average 4 kg, remains at the top with the least expenditure of energy, Mother Nature has devised a very ingenious "bio-mechanical system of levers".
The question that we must ask is: "What or who is holding the skull on the last cervical vertebra?"
We will try to give you a picture of the situation.
Until a few decades ago people believed that the skull was simply supported by the neck muscles operated by our willingness to stand upright. Over time and with the birth of gnathology science, clinical trials have shown a functional-anatomic and physiopathological link between skull-mandible (CMD) and skull-cervical dysfunctions, aggregating various areas of the body in a single tonic-postural system: the skull-cervical-mandible joint.
In short, scientific literature, or rather some pioneers in this new sector, has started to understand the role of the mandible in the human postural system, and that consequently neck and back problems are caused by skull-cervical-mandible disorders.
Having established that, we can realize that in this bio-mechanism that keeps sustained our head on top of the first cervical vertebra, the "jaw" has a vital role in supporting the skull.
It is a matter of fact that these medical-science pioneers have managed to understand, more or less, the bio-mechanism and how to act on it with the use of a bite in order to alleviate people health problems, but they have always proceeded by trial and error without ever being able to develop a proper relationship between correct body posture, jaw and teeth."