Sari Hands PLC September 2012 Newsletter!
     OTR/L, RCST®
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 and 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 Diplomate 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, Sari Hands PLC, 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 and 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.

Just 10 Seconds To Better Posture and Breathing!
*4 Part Sequence for Upright Posture

September 2012 Newsletter

Ahhhh Moments

Merriam Webster's newly revised
words for 2012 came out recently.
Energy Drink made the list.  Do we really need to make it easier to speed up artificially?  

I was unfamiliar with the term 


noun \ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\  a pub, bar, or tavern that offers meals of high quality.
Is that the oxymoron of 2012?
How about Aha Momentpopularized by Oprah?   Merriam Webster defines Aha Moment as a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight,
recognition, or comprehension.

I pondered the times that I had experienced
Aha Moments recently.  Each time seemed to be related to a pattern of reminding myself to slow down and to be gentle with myself and others.  Immediately, I felt
filled with a breath that came from within.  Ahhhh 

This breath differs from an intentional breath (which is also grounding and calming). Purposeful Breath

This slow, deep, nourishing breath comes from 'being breathed' by the slowing of our nervous system.  
Dr. Wm. Sutherland referred to stillness in our systems as the 'Heart of the Bird'.  

This breath then, could be described
as the bird effortlessly taking flight
and landing gracefully on a perch to rest. 

How can we invite this nourishing and nurturing breath?

Awareness helps, but when we are busy,
how can we shift gears?

I often recommend a Resource List to my clients.  When you are already overwhelmed, it's not the time to depend on your memory to call upon the
resources that calm you.  

Your Resource List might include favorite music, photos,
dance, specific people or places.

(I hope you will include me in your list!) 

Sometimes, just looking at the list and realizing all of your resources might be enough to help you sense the breath from within.

Turn your Aha Moment of awareness into the Ahhhh Moment of a calm nervous system breathing you.

Enjoy the Journey!  
Be Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm.*


*Plan ahead!  I will be out of the office October 10-16th

 Client Spotlight-Rhonda

"When I decided on Craniosacral treatments for relief from migraine episodes, I hadn't expected to receive so many gifts.  I'm a writer and an artist.  I'm on creative overdrive much of the day.  Sometimes this affects my mind body connection.  This connection is crucial for sending messages to me about how to manage (and balance) the physical and mental stresses of my work.  I can end up swinging from frenetic energy to no energy pretty quickly. 

For me, the beauty in Sari's work goes beyond the therapeutic treatment, which is effective in helping to eliminate my pain, but also transports me to a tranquil place I can only describe as inner knowing.  I leave my appointments with a sense of having rested deeply. From that place of rest I reconnect with my natural rhythm and my creative source.  These are the gifts Sari gives, all with a gentle hand.  Amazing."  

'Thanks so much for the encouragement, Sari.  I love my treatments.  I am learning so much and noticing so many changes.  Coming in for an appointment is such a gift.  I NEVER relax that much or that well any other time'.                         Rhonda McCormack                                                                                          
To learn more about Rhonda's journey:
 check out her new novel wildflowers


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Phone ~ 480-998-8448
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