Walk your way to wellness September 30!

Dynamic Walking WILL Change Your Walk & Change Your Life 

Ever wonder why the relaxation from a vacation disappears so quickly?  Your everyday habits of posture and stride reinforce tension in body and mind. But you can change your walk and change your life…

The Secret Right Under Your Nose – Four Swinging Pendulums

Your body has four swinging pendulums: two arms and two legs. When you learn to allow them to swing passively (not try to swing them), your body relaxes, your mood lifts and you reset a new balance in your body and mind.

Dissolve Tension

Gait Analysis describes the phases of walking as the stance phase and the swing phase. By allowing each leg to swing, instead of lifting it to step forward, as most people do, you can release habitual, sometimes painful, tension in your legs, hips, pelvis and low back. “I thought I was walking O.K.,” reported a student. “I didn’t realize how tension in my legs was causing knee pain.”

Your arms are also pendulums. By releasing to gravity and allowing them to swing passively, your breathing relaxes, spinal tension decreases and circulation of breath and fluids increases.

“I am breathing so much fuller, without thinking about it,” said a student, “and my jaw is relaxed.”

Lift Your Mood

From a mind-body perspective, when you surrender your legs and arms to gravity you release control. You signal your personality to let go, to let nature take her course. A profound shift in your nervous system occurs, from fight or flight to the relaxation response with its cascade of ‘feel good’ endorphins. You enhance blood flow for recovery and performance. Anatomically, your arms and legs are designed to be used as pendulums but busyness, haste, and cultural imprinting have conspired to limit this gift. “I feel like the walk is walking me,” said a student. “This is easy.”

Practice beside the water at Healus!

Reset a New Balance

Life gets you bent out of shape. However, allowing your arms and legs to swing passively rebalances your tension patterns. Here’s how. Your arms, right to left, are approximately the same weight, as are your legs. The momentum of their weight, swinging passively, creates a balanced, gentle, and repetitive action on your neuromuscular, skeletal and fascial systems.

Uneven stresses can occur from a stronger right leg push-off, for example, or muscular compensation from an old injury. This can torque your spine unevenly with each of the 6,000 to 8,000 steps you take daily which, left uncorrected, results in repetitive stress injuries. A balanced walk is a healthy walk. “I couldn’t walk more than 10 minutes without pain,” reported one student. “I learned to balance out my stride. After just one class, I can now walk for an hour or longer, pain free!”

The Benefits of Coaching

Your muscular compensations tighten over a life-time as your body tries to function the best way it knows how. This happens in all sports and activities of daily living, which is the best reason to identify and eliminate compensations in your most repetitive activity — walking. You can go out for a walk to release tension patterns, but since you’ve never been trained to identify and correct your imbalances, they will persist. As you age, you rigidify, lose flexibility, balance and vitality. Dynamic WalkingRM coaching helps keep this from happening.

Join our next training to…

  • Enhance vitality, conditioning and performance
  • Heal and prevent injuries that could limit mobility and independence
  • De-stress your life daily with an effortlessly easeful walking stride
  • Keep your Lifelong Legs walking

When: One two-hour training on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Where: Healus Neuro Rehab Center, 655 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, California

Cost: $50

Enroll: DynamicVitality.com or call (415) 342-3323

Dr. Suki Munsell holds certification as a Registered Somatic Therapist and Educator.  She will be joined by her husband, Russell Munsell. They have co-taught Dynamic Walking since 1990. Training with them “you’ll gain the freedom to choose and the power to change.”

Learn more about their classes and read The Ten Steps to Dynamic WalkingRM  http://www.dynamicvitality.com/dynamicvitality.com

Sponsored by Healus, the Center for NeuroMuscular Reprogramming held on their beautiful waterside deck.

Are YOU a HyperSensitive Person HSP? 

Do you feel everything intensely?  Do problems in your body become a total distraction until you can get them fixed?  Do you feel depressed that your body is falling apart? Are you in Chronic Pain and unable to escape?   …You may be an Ultrasensitive (my preferred term as it doesn’t imply you should be different).

Being an Ultra-sensitive is both good and bad.  When it’s good it means everything delicious and wonderful is experienced in the delightful extreme. But what about when your body isn’t working properly?  You are in chronic pain and everyday is a burden.  It’s a total obsession to try and get it fixed and people think you’re a hypochondriac when you’re not.  It’s just a hypersensitive nervous system…

Treatment at Healus Neuro Rehab Center Helps

Reduce Chronic Pain and Depression Resulting From Dysfunctional Systems…

Yesterday a new client came in who has been in chronic pain since he fell backward with a ladder 11 years ago.  2 years later he was hit by a car, caving his legs in from the right to the left against a wall.   His equilibrium is faulty, he feels like he can’t walk straight. His low back is in pretty constant pain. His leg hurts all the time. It’s hard to concentrate. Many therapists have taken his money and not helped. When they are unable to help they dismiss people as hypochondriacs.  Doctors say they can find nothing wrong. (That’s the good news!)

He’s not a hypochondriac. His body structure has been damaged and is not self correcting. His pelvis is distorted. There is a vertebral instability at the top of his neck. His right eye slants down from the cranial bones being out of place. Eye tracking problems make him slightly nauseous.  The problem is compounding and getting worse over time, involving many systems: sleep patterns, digestive disturbance and balance and orientation issues; depression and anxiety.  There are rotations and counterrotations in his spine with a left hip hike which makes the inside of his right leg weak and unstable, so it rolls in at the hip, which pronates his ankle.  A podiatrist would suggest orthotics to prop the arch.  But this is only a small part of a multi-system breakdown.  There is pain in the gut and he can’t thrust through his right leg to his foot which means he is collapsing on his right side and feels like he has no strength. To exacerbate it all, he’s an Ultrasensitive and there is no ‘cure’ that will change that. Changing the problem is what remains to be done.

At the Healus Neuro Rehab Center we solve multi system breakdowns every day, a piece at a time.  11 or 30 years of problems do not go away overnight, but they do go away. NeuroMuscular Reprogramming unravels the tangle of residual structural dis-coordination and sets the body straight.  This is a huge relief!  When I described the problem as a chain of causation and consequence my client recognized the logic of and felt the truth of what I was saying immediately. He’s been looking for so long that everyone around has told him that HE is the problem. Just being heard and seen is the first step in the path to freeing the body’s resources to sort things out.

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming (NMR)® Relieves Stress and Improves Function–Fast!

NMR reduces the stress on the system by organizing the musculature to function correctly, not just by assigning exercises but by correcting stored motor coordination information that keeps the problem as the patterned response to movement. A dis-coordinated body cannot benefit optimally from exercise so Physical Therapy has not helped.  NMR has made a significant difference in only 2 sessions.  The back pain is reduced, the eye tracking improved, the face smiling in relief!

NMR belongs in the world of Physical Therapy, changing the motor coordination PRIOR to assigning exercises to condition weak muscles.  It should also be included in any fitness and conditioning program who’s purpose is providing support or rehabilitating a damaged structure.

If you have been plagued by a long standing problem which is getting worse with age you might benefit from our FREE 1/2 hour Assessments.  You will learn what is contributing to your symptoms and what it will take to correct those things.  Call today or refer a friend for a FREE ASSESSMENT! 415 388 9945 or fill out our questionnaire at  http://healus.com/intake-form/

 

What is Required for Avoiding Stiffness with Age?

Is your body getting stiff as you get older? Over decades, the gravitational effects of standing, walking and running causes fluids to pool in our legs, hips and low back. Sometimes our pumps, our muscles, are not being used consistently enough to keep our fluids moving.  Over time these fluids, which are rich in connective tissue cells, begin sticking the muscles of the legs together fixating us in our use or misuse patterns.  The muscles become increasingly inefficient at pumping fluids because they can’t move.  The legs feel heavy; the feet muscles get weak; plantar fascitis, shin splints and ‘neuropathy’ develop.  (I put this in quote marks because many times an ankle muscle that is not working is labeled neuropathy), often accompanied by swelling.  Some of these situations are just dysfunctional muscle coordination patterns resulting from adhesions between the layers.

Poor circulation in our legs affects the conditioning of our feet and legs for walking.  Muscles that aren’t being used become unable to move.  We feel stiff and lose the grace of moving freely. We walk in stiff and stomp along ways, using our feet as platforms rather than functional movers.

Here are 3 things you can do to avoid stiffness as you age:

  1. Stretch and wring out your tissues. The yogis have always said “To stay young, keep your spine limber.”  You can do this by holding the arms of your office or arm chair and twisting and breathing multiple times a day. Twisting your spine stimulates CerebroSpinal Fluid circulation.
  2. Hang over and dangle daily; maybe more than once. Let your hips and legs hold you up as you let your back sway and hang loose! Stiffness in your back affects your comprehension and produces cognitive confusion.
  3. Get bodywork!  The older your tissues get the more dehydrated or waterlogged they become.  Good bodywork and massage will keep those fluids moving and not sticking you together in ways that make you STIFF.  Good bodywork will wake your feet up and get them working again.

If your feet and legs are feeling heavy and weak perhaps you would benefit from a session with our talented NeuroMuscular Reprogramming® Therapists at Healus Neuro Rehab Center. Give us a call at 415 388 9945 and make an appointment today. Don’t let rigor mortis set in early…!

If you’ve never been here before and don’t understand how we can help you, you can ask for a FREE NeuroMuscular Assessment where you will meet with Jocelyn Olivier, founder and clinical director at Healus and the creator of NeuroMuscular Reprogramming NMR®.  She will assess your movement patterns and tissue quality and educate you to the best approach to correct those problems that are plaguing you.

Here is a great talk by British anatomist Gil Hedley on the facts about Fascial ‘Fuzz’ and how it sticks our layers together when we stop moving.  With NMR we test all your muscles and make sure they are all moving and working, we release your adhesions and wake up your coordination, more of your muscles working will get the work done easier. As my last client today said going out the door:  “I feel LIGHTER!”  That’s because all the stuckness was gone!

Give us a call at (415) 388-9945 and make an appointment today…Feel better for the rest of your life.

Working your muscles under cold and compression with interval training is a unique leading edge technology that allows you to build muscle faster than normal methods, and it’s safe for people of all ages.  The effects on your metabolism will be even more startling and satisfying. The Vasper System has been found to contribute to better sleep, faster fat burning metabolism, and better balance in older people.

Vasper Introduction Video

Vasper Performance Impact Video

The Vasper System boosts metabolism, builds muscle, and limits the overheating of muscles that contributes to O2 loss and longer recovery times accompanied by sore muscles. Vasper acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, keeping O2 in the muscle where it is used to quickly manufacture more energy for maximum muscle output.

It is currently being utilized in medical offices, in fitness centers, and training environments with sports teams and the military. The results in boosting testosterone and growth hormone have been astonishing. Vasper has even produced unexpected benefits with post concussive patients.

An efficient, safe, rapid conditioning system that can produce dramatic changes in just 30 minutes 2 times a week

Vasper is based on three scientifically proven principles – compression technology, cooling and interval training. When all principles are working together, the results are extraordinary.

The goal with Vasper is to minimally stress the muscles, still triggering a systemic recovery response. This new, patented health and rehabilitation technology stimulates the natural production of anabolic hormones, which have wide-ranging health, rehabilitation and performance benefits.


 

Vasper’s Low Impact NuStep T5XR

A perfect conditioning environment for people who are recuperating from musculoskeletal issues and haven’t been able to exercise and have lost muscle tone because of it.

Optimize your Vasper conditioning experience. Have a mini NMR tune up in conjunction with your workout. ~ Put your NMR corrections to work immediately.

  • Build muscle mass fast
  • Increase strength
  • Accelerate conditioning
  • Protect your joints
  • Enhance energy and stamina
  • Reduce inflammatory effects
  • Diminish joint pain
  • Raise mood and mental clarity
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost balance

Walk Your Way to Wellness Apr 29th 

Dynamic Walking WILL Change Your Walk & Change Your Life 

Ever wonder why the relaxation from a vacation disappears so quickly?  Your everyday habits of posture and stride reinforce tension in body and mind. But you can change your walk and change your life…

The Secret Right Under Your Nose – Four Swinging Pendulums

Your body has four swinging pendulums: two arms and two legs. When you learn to allow them to swing passively (not try to swing them), your body relaxes, your mood lifts and you reset a new balance in your body and mind.

Dissolve Tension

Gait Analysis describes the phases of walking as the stance phase and the swing phase. By allowing each leg to swing, instead of lifting it to step forward, as most people do, you can release habitual, sometimes painful, tension in your legs, hips, pelvis and low back. “I thought I was walking O.K.,” reported a student. “I didn’t realize how tension in my legs was causing knee pain.”

Your arms are also pendulums. By releasing to gravity and allowing them to swing passively, your breathing relaxes, spinal tension decreases and circulation of breath and fluids increases.

“I am breathing so much fuller, without thinking about it,” said a student, “and my jaw is relaxed.”

Lift Your Mood

From a mind-body perspective, when you surrender your legs and arms to gravity you release control. You signal your personality to let go, to let nature take her course. A profound shift in your nervous system occurs, from fight or flight to the relaxation response with its cascade of ‘feel good’ endorphins. You enhance blood flow for recovery and performance. Anatomically, your arms and legs are designed to be used as pendulums but busyness, haste, and cultural imprinting have conspired to limit this gift. “I feel like the walk is walking me,” said a student. “This is easy.”

Practice beside the water at Healus

Reset a New Balance

Life gets you bent out of shape. However, allowing your arms and legs to swing passively rebalances your tension patterns. Here’s how. Your arms, right to left, are approximately the same weight, as are your legs. The momentum of their weight, swinging passively, creates a balanced, gentle, and repetitive action on your neuromuscular, skeletal and fascial systems.

Uneven stresses can occur from a stronger right leg push-off, for example, or muscular compensation from an old injury. This can torque your spine unevenly with each of the 6,000 to 8,000 steps you take daily which, left uncorrected, results in repetitive stress injuries. A balanced walk is a healthy walk. “I couldn’t walk more than 10 minutes without pain,” reported one student. “I learned to balance out my stride. After just one class, I can now walk for an hour or longer, pain free!”

The Benefits of Coaching

Your muscular compensations tighten over a life-time as your body tries to function the best way it knows how. This happens in all sports and activities of daily living, which is the best reason to identify and eliminate compensations in your most repetitive activity — walking. You can go out for a walk to release tension patterns, but since you’ve never been trained to identify and correct your imbalances, they will persist. As you age, you rigidify, lose flexibility, balance and vitality. Dynamic WalkingRM coaching helps keep this from happening.

Join our next training to…

  • Enhance vitality, conditioning and performance
  • Heal and prevent injuries that could limit mobility and independence
  • De-stress your life daily with an effortlessly easeful walking stride
  • Keep your Lifelong Legs walking

When: One two-hour training: Saturday, April 29th

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Where: Healus Neuro Rehab Center, 655 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, California

Cost: $35

Enroll: DynamicVitality.com

Dr. Suki Munsell holds certification as a Registered Somatic Therapist and Educator.  She will be joined by her husband, Russell Munsell. They have co-taught Dynamic Walking since 1990. Training with them “you’ll gain the freedom to choose and the power to change.”

Learn more about their classes and read The Ten Steps to Dynamic WalkingRM at DynamicVitality.com  http://www.dynamicvitality.com/dynamicvitality.com

Sponsored by Healus, the Center for NeuroMuscular Reprogramming held on their beautiful waterside deck.