Practical Bodywork Blog

Touchy Topic Tuesday: What About This Four-Cups-of-Coffee Bombshell?

It’s been all over the news: a study published last week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicates that drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may be hazardous to your health, particularly if you are under 55. The researchers found that younger men who passed the 28-cup weekly threshold – which works out to about four cups per day […]

What To Do When Pain Disturbs Your Sleep

So many of my clients know the drill. Pain wakes you up, you sleep badly, the pain gets worse because you haven’t slept well. Talk about negative feedback loops! It can make you desperate. Web MD has a great checklist for helping yourself sleep better when you’re struggling with the pain/lousy sleep cycle: Cut back — or cut out — […]

The Traps of Treating Pain

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Pain | Comments Off on The Traps of Treating Pain

Doctors admit that there are sometimes few good options for treating chronic pain: Doctors hate pain. Let me count the ways. We hate it because we are (mostly) kindhearted and hate to see people suffer. We hate it because it is invisible, cannot be measured or monitored, and varies wildly and unpredictably from person to person. We hate it because […]

The Five Stages of Healing (Bodyworker Edition)

Posted by on April 07, 2013 in Ankle pain, Exercise, Medicine, Pain, Physical Therapy, Plantar fasciitis, Rolfing, Stress, Yoga | Comments Off on The Five Stages of Healing (Bodyworker Edition)

Like a lot of other practitioners, I tend to suffer from bodyworker machismo. I spend my days treating other people’s pain, and ignoring my own. Which is exactly what I advise my clients not to do. Recently, I hurt my foot. The technical description of what I did was tearing the plantar fascia on my right heel, after changing my […]

3 Quick Tips to Melt Stress, Boost Energy, and Enjoy the Holidays

Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Mental Health, Stress | Comments Off on 3 Quick Tips to Melt Stress, Boost Energy, and Enjoy the Holidays

What if I told you the Secrets to Stress Management, Time Management, and Improving your Health were all FREE, already exist inside of you, AND are inspired by ancient Eastern wisdom? Sounds too good to be true, eh? Then, what if I told you I could teach you these secrets in less than 2 minutes AND you could easily incorporate […]