Two Things The Media Won’t Tell Us

The current world situation has sunk us into an environment of uncertainty that’s caught us off guard. We don’t quite know what to do or how to proceed, and compounding to the problem is the mainstream media. We rely on it for information and guidance but more and more we are realizing that the only…

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Temporary Measures During COVID-19

Last Modified: 9/25/2020 These are the steps I’m taking to maximize our safety. I’ll be doing extensive cleaning and disinfecting prior, in between, and after therapy sessions. These measures are subject to change based on the latest updates or notifications from the CDC and the department of health. If you’re in my email list, you’ll…

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Kettlebells to the Rescue

I have access to two excellent gyms on Bainbridge Island, which I’d normally visit prior to starting my day at my practice. They’ve been closed for two weeks now, following the norms dictated by the Governor. Our apartment complex also has a nice gym with other amenities. They’ve been closed for about three weeks now,…

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Stay Home!

It’s been a week since I temporarily closed my practice, a heartbreaking decision since being there is one of the highlights of my day. How I love saying hello to you, treating you, and then witnessing your improvement. It is such a fulfilling privilege that I feel blessed to have made Counterstrain therapy my calling.…

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Aromatherapy, Counterstrain, and The Oils Maven

It is early January 2018. Though the shock from my beloved Dad’s unexpected passing three months before is dissipating, it still affects me as does the grief that was magnified by the recent holidays. Add to it the deep layers of PTSD that were stirred up by the events, and it’s easy to understand the…

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Trauma, Counterstrain, and Somatic Transformation – The Mission of Healing and Protecting the Patient and the Therapist

Dr. Sharon Stanley arrived in my life serendipitously. Perhaps that’s not the right word since life keeps showing me that people never arrive in our lives by accident. Sharon arrived at a time when the shock and grief of my beloved Dad’s unexpected death compounded with deep layers of PTSD to drive me into paralyzing…

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Counterstrain and Chiropractic Medicine – Complementary, Not Conflicting

I met Doctor Chris Grams, DC, at a point in which I was convinced that Counterstrain was the one and only modality that I—and everybody else—would ever need for the rest of our lives. And it’s not that I hadn’t even tried chiropractic medicine in the past—all the contrary! It was chiropractic medicine what delivered…

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