Category Archives: Understanding the Body

What is Kinesthetic Awareness?

What is Kinesthetic Awareness?

Did you ever think you were sitting upright when you were slumped? Or maybe you were bent backwards in standing when you thought you were upright! It is normal to feel shocked when you realize your lack of awareness for position sense (Kinesthetic Awareness). This kind of experience is common for clients that come for… Continue Reading

Your Mother Was Right: Good Posture is Key to Good Health

Your Mother Was Right: Good Posture is Key to Good Health

Have you ever wondered why you have tightness and stiffness that comes and goes but never completely goes away? What makes the process of eliminating pain so difficult? Why are we annoyed by pain and stiffness as we get older? Is it part of the aging process or a consequence of poor neuro, muscular, skeletal,… Continue Reading

Finding Your Way Out of Pain Our Seventh Sense: Interoception

Finding Your Way Out of Pain Our Seventh Sense: Interoception

Interoception is the awareness of physical and emotional sensations in our bodies. In a healthy functioning nervous system, the nerve endings trigger all kinds of sensations in the body, from the feeling of tight muscles when we bend, to elation or depression. We feel these sensations throughout every day. Interoception also reflects the ability to… Continue Reading

Fascia—The Mysterious Connective Tissue Beneath Your Skin

Fascia—The Mysterious Connective Tissue Beneath Your Skin

Have you ever wondered what attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates the muscles and other internal organs in your body? Well, that’s the job of fascia! Fascia is made up of connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers. This connective tissue is a continuous system, like the nervous and circulatory systems. It is pervasive… Continue Reading

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