Sunday, November 30, 2008

Structural Integration

What is it and why do you want it?

SI is a process of re-educating the body through movement and touch. It systematically releases patterns of stress and impaired function. Basically, in a nutshell I organize the muscles of the body putting them back where they belong.

What do you mean"Organize" the muscles? Have you ever looked down at your feet to notice the way you stand? Are your feet pointing in or out or maybe just one foot is a little off?

Have you noticed how you always seem to be "tight" in the shoulders and sometimes it hurts to turn your neck because it feels tight? Have you been diagnosed with TENDINITIS or are you weak in the arms and you have numbness or tingling and loss of grip in your hands?

Do you suffer from severe migraines or just really bad headaches? Do your hips or knees hurt when your standing on tile floors or just standing for long periods of time in general?

Have you ever been diagnosed with PLANTAR FASCIITIS? Does your doctor recommend cortisone shots because you have an aching shoulder or knee?

Are you a runner who suffers from I.T. Band Syndrome? Do you or someone you know have TMJ? How are your sinus? Do you constantly feel plugged up?

Have you had a baby or are you trying to get pregnant(and the doctor has ruled out any internal issues for not)? Have you been in a minor fender bender or a really bad car accident?

How about SCIATICA? Or abdominal issues i.e. not enough or to many bowels, menstral cycle being to much or you skip months?

What about just being STIFF or feeling TIGHT? Are you always TIRED and you feel like you just can't move as easily or gracefully as you would like?

Are you a dancer, gymnast, hard core work out buff, writer, painter, guitar player, a violinist, a MOM or DAD, child with A.DH.D., a hair dresser, an athlete, someone who just wants to feel better and is tired of all the wrong answers for you?

Structural Integration is form of Massage Therapy. At times it can be intense and it is not a "Feel Good" massage, but it can change your life.

I would love to hear from anyone who has more questions about what I do, where I trained, how much sessions cost, how I could help you, why should you come see me, does this massage hurt?

Before 10 Session and After 10 Session Series

This client came to me because her hip kept popping out and she was seeing the chiropractor 2 times a week. She completed the 10 Series Session in about 7 weeks and so far her hip has been great. She is a very active athlete who continues to receive bodywork to maintain her flexibility, but she claimed to feel more energetic, have more endurance and not feel so tight. * Notice the difference in height in the before and after photos as well as the space between her legs and how forward or straight her head is. (you can't tell from this photo but she gained and 1 1/2 in. in height.

The 10 Series session is a series of 10, 90 minute sessions that completely realigns the body's structure and function. We work from bottom to top, top to bottom , inside to outside, front to back, opening up all muscles taking you to the core structure of your body.

It's completely amazing to watch the transformation in each client and for you to gain a greater understanding of how your body was designed to work.

S.I. is a Body Beautiful from the inside out!

Monday, November 24, 2008


So, in honor of Thanksgiving Day and all that it offers us as far as the many blessings of a delicious feast, I am giving to you a scrumptious recipe for stuffing.

Take from it what you will, but this comes from a girl who HATES stuffing and has always thought it was the most disgusting thing on earth. I have been making it for 3 years now and it is always something to look forward to!

I hope this Thanksgiving finds all of you healthy, happy and full of love(and lots of food)! Let's go running after, shall we? I hope you ennoy it as much as I do and remember:

Sausage and Apple Herb Stuffing

Half lb. Bulk Pork Sausage (I use the turkey or soy sausage instead. Still tastes great)
1/2 C Butter
1 1/2 C sliced celery and same of chopped onion
1 pkg (14oz) Herbed Seasoned cubed stuffing (or whatever flavor looks good to you)
1/2 C seasoned dried cranberries
2 C coarsley chopped apples
1 T Rosemary herb seasoning mix (or dried rosemary)
2 cans (14oz) chicken broth

Preheat oven 350
Cook sausage in skillet on med. heat for 3-5 minutes
Remove skillet and crumble sausage into small pieces

W/ skillet back on stove add butter for 1-3 minutes. Add celery & onions. Cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until veggies are crisp & tender, then combine stuffing, cranberries, apples, seasonings and sausage. Add vegetable mixture and broth, toss until moistened. Put in a deep dish baker, covered and bake for 30 minutes.

Carefully remove lid and bake for 30 minutes more

Saturday, November 15, 2008

How's Yours?

So... How's Yours?

Where would you put a phrase of such simplicity?
How about over the best seat in the house?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

13.1? Did I hear you right?

As I start to run I feel good. Somewhat calm and at peace with the decision I have made to run this race. Not just any race might I add, but a half marathon.

Now for those of you runners out there your thinking : Why even blog about this. I am a 26.2 world champ. Maybe (Megan you fit in this category) even having run the marathon 3, 6, or 12 times. But for those of you who don't run or like I, just started running and the most you have ever run was 8 miles 2 weeks ago, this is like a really big freaking deal. 13.1 miles ain't for the weak at heart.
No, on no it's for those who are ready for a challenge. Not just of the mind, but of the BODY. You start out feeling good. Maybe even really good, but then on about mile 6 you start saying to yourself "Man, a 10k(6 miles) is sounding real good about now".

At about mile 8-9 your calf muscles begin to get weak and the seem to lose blood circulation. What was once squishy, soft muscle has now turned to what I like to call... STONE. Very heavy stone which makes you have to physically check out so that you can continue to focus on the matter at hand- finishing the race.

Most of the experts say that you begin to get a runners high that takes over and just gives you this un-imaginable power that helps you to proceed. Hmm... I must have missed the mile that we picked that up cause I never got that. I kept hoping that somewhere along the next turn I would get a ride on that train that should have been coming through, but nopes I missed right out.

As I approached mile 11.5 I started feeling the rumblies in my tummies and I seriously thought (even for a second) about jumping into the lava rock and becoming one with nature. It's hard to imagine I know, but when your running that long something happens to the insides of you. (no worries, I was able to contain myself)

The #12 never looked so sweet on the tiny orange cone I had been looking forward to seeing all along the way that would let me know each time just how much longer I would endure the thrill of this self induced joy ride! "A mile and a half" were the words they were yelling and suddenly I felt the goodness from within that I had been hoping to have at mile 3, suddenly kick in.

I started running faster(not much because at this point there was some definite numbness in the balls of my feet, besides a tingle and frozen shoulder in the right upper trap) and I could totally see Snow Canyon High where we were to end this amazing journey.

I rounded the corner and ran past all the people and I even vaguely remember a few watery tears drifting from my eyes as I realized that grass and a toilet were there with my name BOLDLEY written across them.

It was totally awesome! Hauling as much butt as I had left to haul on that track to cross the finish line. Feeling all the while like I can't believe I just put myself through this, but knowing all the more that I am doing it again baby! Oh yes, you heard me right. You start to become kinda excited by the thought of doing better next time. Running faster, being stronger and pushing yourself harder then you ever thought possible.

Some may call me crazy, I call me crazy to but watch out cause here I come!

The best part of running begins the night before with this delicious feast of carbs and sugar. Those of you who know me know exactly how much I enjoyed EVERY LAST BITE!! Oh, was it pure heavenly bliss!
Wo, Is that a 4:52? No, the 1 was broken so the used the 4. 1:53 baby. Can you see me? Ya, I'm the one with the pink bandana ready to collapse. I'm glad you couldn't see my face from the front. Not a pretty sight
Me, Sara, and Angie. 3 runnin babes!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Burgers anyone?

What do you do when your sweet dear hubby says he is going to be the Burger King king for Halloween? You buck up and be his queen! NOT

Even better you become his em-ploy-ee! Yee doggies
(please don't let those tights scare ya, very very CrEePy). Instead of makin burgers, we just made us a 'lil frankie

As the night continued we did some trick-or-treatin and had a fun block party with all the neighbs in the Highlands. There was a cake walk and cat walk with prizes for best costumes, tonz of yummy chili and breadsticks and lots of FuN! We had a blast

Halloween has always been a little more special to us because it is Gramps B-day! He is a sweet 'ol cowboy born and raised up in Texas. We love you Gramps and hope yer day was great!