Archive for August, 2013

Think Positive for Good Health

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

During my 5mile run yesterday, I had a great conversation about how a positive outlook influences great health. Looking on the bright side isn’t just a phrase, according to Hilary Tindle author of “Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging.” Tidle cites research and patient case studies as evidence.

In her book she mentions a few tips.
> Know The Simple Seven: American Heart Association has named 7 healthy steps that will help prevent cardiovascular disease, the top killer of most Americans. They are exercise regularly, eat well, maintain healthy weight, and keep the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels at normal range.
> Positive Self Talk: Changing any self negative talk takes courage. The behind-the-scenes changes can help fuel and maintain healthy behavior.

While running, I shared how when I turned the big 4-0 earlier this year some women ‘warned’ me of how this means things will go down hill from here. Just by entering one of the most exciting decades of my life? What? That’s crazy talk. Especially since I’m in the best shape of my life. When that was uttered my thoughts were ‘Really? Well, I’m not subscribing to that state of mind.’ My 40’s and beyond will absolutely be the best. Now, that I will subscribe to with a positive mind.

What It Takes

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

I, well Aaduri Healing Arts Studio, received a wonderful compliment from a new client. The client affirmed the effort we put into the healing space.

We assure that the moment you walk into the door you are greeted with a sense of instant peace. We live in a stressful world. Over stimulated emotionally, physically and psychologically by the constant fast pace we are expected to keep. There’s no hustle here, loud chatter or fast rapid movements. 

The minute you step foot into Aaduri Healing Arts, you are engulfed in the aroma.  Healing scents immediately take you away.  You look around and see the positive affirmations on the wall in the waiting room with the sound of chirping birds. Before you begin your treatment you are reminded to mute your phone.  There’s nothing like a ringing phone to break your relaxed state. When you enter the treatment room you notice the flicker of candles lit all around the room, the warm wall colors and the relaxing music. Next, the heat of the massage table instantly feels like nirvana.

You leave your session feeling rejuvenated, renewed and ready to book your next session.

Bottom line,  we do what it takes to create a warm, grounding and inviting experience.

Importance of Lymph Drainage

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

Last week I went to a phenomenal seminar about lymph node drainage. Now, I know what you are thinking.. what the heck is a lymph node? What do they do in my body and how are they drained?

The lymphatic system is the defense network and waterway of the body and is the principal route for detoxifying and cleansing the blood, liver and kidneys. When the organs of elimination are healthy the lymphatic system is able to do it’s job. When they aren’t healthy; overburdened and toxic due to unresolved negative emotions, poor diet, inactivity, etc. the system becomes stagnant. Hence the concept of draining the lymph nodes.

During this seminar I learned how to use acupressure points to manually move the waste products in lymph nodes. It was remarkable. During this 8hour lecture/hands on seminar I witnessed the swelling of one woman’s ankle go down. Of course, any treatment plan would require twice a week sessions for at least 6weeks to feel any significant effects of this gentle bodywork.

So, look forward to seeing lymphatic drainage offered soon. Especially, since I am moving my practice more toward the medical massage focus.

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Travel With Easy

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

Long rides can take a toll on the body. Whether it’s by car, plane or train. This week’s blog will give you easy to follow tidbits to incorporate gentle movement in your seat. It all begins before you find yourself confined to that seat.

Before you Leave:
Give yourself up to 15mins of stretches. You want to be sure these include spine twists.

While Seated:
To support your lower back place one or two pillows behind your lower back at the sacrum. You can also use a tennis ball or something similar to roll against your back will sitting.

Upon Arriving:
To restore circulation, lie on the floor with your legs bent at the knees resting on a chair. Or on a bed with your legs up the wall.

Also, at your destination try to incorporate your regularly planned fitness activities. During a recent vacation in San Francisco I made sure to continue my yoga practice. Sometimes it was a short sequence of poses before starting the day. The gem find was Integral Yoga Institute less than 3blocks from the vacation apartment. Sweet.

* Photo *
View of San Francisco from the porch of a Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

Massage Can Help Me With??

Posted on August 3rd, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

We all know that regular massage therapy sessions can help lower your stress level and it’s relaxing; however did you know what it can also help you loose weight and lower your blood pressure? Body Sense e-news magazine provides a list of other wonderful unknown benefits.



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