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In a healthy body normal physiologic movement is present and balanced in the musculoskeletal, nervous, vascular and all body systems, from the superficial structures all the way down to the cellular level. When this isn't the case and the body has depleted its ability to compensate, symptoms often arise. These areas are where the body is compensating for stressors or traumas, and this protection has resulted in the loss of movement and function.

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Loss of movement and function may express itself as neck and backache, headache, arm and leg pain, digestive issues, etc. The approach to manual therapy that I practice searches to identify and treat the areas in the body that have lost both normal movement and functional integrity within the body as a whole.

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Stillness and Movement

Stillness is always present in a healthy living cell. Movement is also always present. I believe the interplay between stillness and movement creates the space in which we can function optimally to adapt to the various demands our lives present. Stillness and movement support one another. We are aware of movement because it is more familiar, comfortable and obvious. Stillness is more unknown and can be uncomfortable. But stillness
also has movement, just as healthy movement has stillness.

The snow geese of the Skagit Valley are migratory visitors from Antarctica on their way to the Arctic. I have watched and photographed them, mesmerized by their numbers, by the individual bird who is part of a greater flock, and the flock which is all at rest or all in motion. Their instinct for space is amazing; they never bump into each other despite what looks and sounds like moments of sheer chaos. We can draw a lesson for ourselves from this marvelous bird about the interwoven nature of movement and stillness.

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