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Friday, September 2, 2011

Top Ten Reasons to Get a Shiatsu

Number 7

Stagnant Qi leads to depression. What is Qi (Chi)?. When we speak of Qi we mean life force. The energy that animate us. That which is breath, air, movement in us. When that gets stuck or stagnant, we have lots of consequences to how we feel and our health in general. Depression is one of the forms that results from stagnation of our life force. In chinese medicine, we try to move blood and Qi to get that life force moving and balanced in the body. Stagnation can result from emotional or physical causes and can come from internal or external sources. Shiatsu, Tui Na and acupressure move blood and Qi. Why not try a session and get your mo jo working!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to get a Shiatsu

Number 8

Stagnant (not moving or flowing; motionless.) Qi (vital life force) pronounced "Chee" causes pain. If your Qi stagnates from blockage due to injury or lack of volume of flow like a kinked hose with not enough water pressure, pain results. Shiatsu and asian massage techniques (acupressure) can help move Qi and blood and eliminate pain. We can help boost Qi in the body along with good food and exercise to overcome many painful symptoms. Repetitive activities such as daily computer use, manual labor and holding the same physical position for hours can result in blockage, stagnation and pain. Try a relaxing shiatsu massage and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much it helps!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to get a Shiatsu

Number 9
Helps your golf swing, or bike ride or yoga pose, or whatever sport you love. Getting regular bodywork helps all the jobs we do and fun we have. It keeps your muscles supple and flexible. Keep your Qi flowing smoothly and everything is better. I've helped athletes who run, golf, bike, play softball, hike and those who sit at a computer all day in a stagnation marathon. Come in and try acupressure and shiatsu and see if it works for you.

Top 10 Reasons to get a Shiatsu

Number 10
Heat and Humidity can add damp to your body. This makes it hard for Qi to move causing Qi Stagnation! Qi stagnation and damp show up as feeling heavy, and slow. You might have headache, or frustration and impatience. Often pain, usually dull, achy type of pain in the legs and arms. Shiatsu helps move the Qi and unwind the stagnation. Free and easy Qi flow makes everything easier.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shiatsu and Bike Race this Sunday

Chair Shiatsu at Bike Race this Sunday

Join us for a day of thrilling bicycle racing and family fun at 48th and Chicago, July 24.  The 2011 Southside Sprint is the first amateur bike race to be held in Minneapolis in nearly 30 years!  Come and cheer on some of the fastest racers in the Upper Midwest as they fly past the shops and restaurants on Chicago Avenue and wind through the streets of the neighborhood.  

We have lots of other family fun activities in store, too.  Kids ages 12 and under can ride the same course as the racers in our kids fun race.  Everyone wins a medal and anything with wheels is welcome!  We’ll also have some BMX stunt riders showing their stuff and a group of lowrider bicycle enthusiasts will have their rides on display.  

Many of the local shops and restaurants are participating sponsors, including the South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance, Town Hall Tap, Wells Fargo, Bikes and Pieces, Pumphouse Creamery and Spruce Floral and Home.

If you’ve always wanted to try bike racing, try our “Citizens Race” - no experience necessary – and if you come early, you can attend our free racing clinic.

Racing starts at 8 AM
Kids fun race starts at Noon – right before our feature race.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

thanks for all the support

Many clients have been helpful to me as I am launching a new website (up and running next week, I hope). I'd like to thank you all- Sarah for photos, comments and support, Jackie for making me "seen" through her marketing and internet savey and a great testimonial. Other testimonials from Dave, Berta, Edward, Sean, Pat, Susan L, Susan N,and Joan. Thank you for your kind words and support. Other friends have commented on my website design and given great feedback, thanks to Vicky, Audrey, Caty, Dave, Mike, Sarah and Stacia.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure

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Nancy Zidonis
Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Periodontal disease literally means disease of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. It is by far the most common oral condition suffered by cats. The majority of cats who are over two years old are believed to suffer from some degree of periodontal disease.
The outer surface of the teeth is made of enamel, which is the hardest material in the body. In a young cat, this enamel is smooth. Every day the teeth become covered in bacterial plaque, but through chewing, the plaque is constantly wiped from the smooth enamel. Plaque is soft, but it rapidly hardens to produce a substance called calculus, or tartar. Unlike enamel, tartar is rough in texture and so plaque is more difficult to remove from it.

The presence of bacteria in the plaque irritates the gum edges and causes them to become reddened and inflamed: a condition called gingivitis. As the gum grows increasingly inflamed, other bacteria start to cause further damage, and the gum may begin to recede around a tooth. Eventually the attachments holding the tooth in place are weakened, and it may then become loose. From: Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.
To help prevent or minimize periodontal issues, give your cat's mouth a regular check-over. If you think that he may be suffering from dental disease, take him to your vet for a thorough dental check up.
In addition, using the acu-poins noted below, can benefit the health of your cats gums and teeth.

Friday, June 17, 2011

on the web, here is my link to the neighborhood website. I will have a new website up by July 11, 2011.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Bike Race

Sunday July 24, 2011

Southside Sprint

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How emotions affect the meridian system

In acupuncture theory there are sayings about the damaging effects of emotions:

Too much anger injures the Liver

Too much fear injures the Kidneys

Too much sadness injures the Lungs

Too much thinking/worrying injures the Spleen

Too much joy/excitement injures the Heart

Too much emotion injures the Heart

Keep in mind that in the context of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine the names of the organs when capitalized are not the same as the organs we know from western anatomy. Chinese "Kidneys" e.g. is the adrenals and endocrine system, "Bladder" is the kidneys and urinal system, "Spleen" is the energy system located throughout the body, "Liver" is partly the liver but also something throughout the body, "Lungs" is not only lungs but also skin.

These injuries also have an effect in the other direction: an injured Liver causes anger and injured Kidneys cause fear, etc.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Moving from winter towards spring. As the sun rises higher in the sky, the light is changing. We feel spring is about to happen. It's a time of renewal, and sometimes stagnation and frustration. Get your chi flowing and get your body ready for the spring season. Acupressure, and shiatsu is a relaxing massage done through clothing and based in chinese medicine. It is great for all types of injuries as well as a wellness treatment.