Sari Hands PLC July Newsletter!
Sari Hands PLC

Sari loves to help facilitate your Wellness and Quality of Life through a variety of gentle manual therapy techniques (including Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release) to help calm your tissues and nervous system.
Sari graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
After completing clinical internships in NY and CA, she settled in Arizona to begin over a decade of specialization in hand and upper extremity therapy, followed by several years working for Medtronic and Empi selling electrotherapy products. (TENS & muscle stimulators). 
In 1997, she returned to her true love of patient care and began studies with the International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners (The Upledger Institute) and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) where she completed over 1000 hours of training in Biomechanical and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and obtained certification as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist. (RCST®)  Sari also
has additional training using Craniosacral Therapy with newborns and infants.

Sari has has participated as a Teaching Assistant for multiple Craniosacral Therapy courses, including an International course in Kiental Switzerland in May, 2012. She has been invited to re-join the International Teaching Team
May-June, 2013.
Sari delights in focusing attention on patient care in her North Scottsdale office, where she works with a diverse caseload, ranging from birth to over 90.  She is also a contributing writer to online and print publications. 

Sari is a fitness enthusiast, participating in a variety
of step, spin, yoga and kickbox classes at Mountainside Fitness.  She is also a 'foodie', who loves to combine beautiful, fresh ingredients in delicious and healthy ways!
She is excited about her continuing adventure with CRAVE Phoenix and in making and deepening friendships and business relationships.

What do you CRAVE?

It's the 1 Year Anniversary of the CRAVE Phoenix book!  Sari is among 125 Women Entrepreneurs in the Inaugural edition of the Phoenix area CRAVE book!  Check out this Urban Girl’s Manifesto for Special Discounts and Events and all the things you CRAVE!Purchase a book now for $10 and receive $20 off your next session, plus a 20% discount for a session to give to a friend or family member!  Other business discounts also included from 10-50% for all of the things you CRAVE!  Discounts offered through June, 2013.

July 2012 Newsletter

But What Exactly Do You DO?
This is a question I am asked frequently.  Recently,
I told someone I was a therapist.  He said that it sounded like I was being evasive.  If I said, “I am a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist and Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (OTR/L, RCST®)”, would that have explained it or left his mouth to drop open with all of those syllables and alphabet soup? 
With 30+ years of professional experience + intuition, magic and a little luck, I combine a variety of gentle manual therapy techniques* all designed to calm the tissues and nervous system.  
*(These include Craniosacral Therapy, myofascial release, joint distraction, soft tissue mobilization and neural-tension releases.)
Okay, But What Exactly am I DOING?  Mostly, I am helping to create an atmosphere to help your body slow down long enough to allow calmness and balance through the Long Tide, or Primary Respiration (1°)
When you are experiencing the Long Tide, your perception can expand beyond the boundaries of
your body into a Panoramic Awareness of the Stillness

Like the mountains, you can move, yet hold a beautiful stillness.
Helping you to sense that, I guess, is what I do.
'Be still and know...' Psalm 46:10
Enjoy the Journey!  Be Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm.
On the Path

Michael J. Shea, Ph.D.

When I’ve assisted Michael Shea with Craniosacral Therapy courses or when he is in town teaching a course, we've generally tred to find time for him to receive a session with me.  
At the end of a recent session with Michael, he said,
“I don’t know what you do, but it feels wonderful
and is definitely at the pace of Primary Respiration.”  How lovely and validating!  It still doesn’t make it a lot easier to describe what I am doing, but sure helps me feel like I am on the right path!
On the Path~Kiental, Switzerland
May 2012

My readers' favorite link continues to be:

  4 Part Sequence for Upright Posture

Just 10 Seconds To Better Posture and Breathing!
Please feel free to share this handout
with family, friends and co-workers.

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