Sari Hands PLC August 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.

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


October 2012 Newsletter

Be Gentle!

The Perpetrator and the Victim

For those of you who are a regular part of my world, you know how I love to chop and create delicious and healthy foods.  I finally took a cooking class and used my discount to purchase a new Chef's knife.  I wasn't rushing.  I was using correct knife-handling technique until a silly blink of inattentiveness changed my week!  

At this year's Summer Solstice celebration I set an intention to be gentle with myself, and to remind myself and others, whether friends or clients, likewise to be gentle with themselves.  
This includes being aware of our 'self-talk.'  

Once I realized that I had cut myself, I immediately thought, 'Listen to your own advice'.  I took a deep, intentional and centering breath to bring myself to the present while tapping my feet on the floor to help assist me in feeling more grounded.  I felt calmer and purposefully kept my awareness on staying calm and systematic.  A few stitches and looking back
a week later, what have I learned?

Well, I really mentally kicked myself a bunch of times for using poor technique.  'You know better than that, Sari.  What a stupid thing to do!' 

But each time, I stepped back, took a breath and reminded myself of the
lesson of attentiveness and intentfulness.  
How could I speak to myself in a more gentle way?  
'I really want to be mindful in all of my activities'.  
'Whew, I was lucky and will pay more attention now.' 

We're all going to stray from our paths from time to time.  The key is to be gentle with ourselves.
Experience the Slowing and Stillness.
Be Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm.

I'm delighted to share with you that last month The Harp Foundation Board unanimously voted for me to join their Board of Directors.

Their Mission is 'To provide therapeutic harp music for the essential healing, comfort and well-being of individuals in crisis or with special needs.'

I love the soothing sounds of the harp and the beauty in the movements of the hands on the strings.
(I have a weak spot for watching
hands at work and rest!)

As a Membership Committee member I would like to invite you to attend our Fall House Concert Fundraising event; the details are set out below.  And I would urge you to become a member of the Harp Foundation and to support its wonderful mission.

The Harp Foundation
'Transforming Lives and Healing Hearts'  

Step into a Magical world with 
 an Exquisite
 Harp and Flute Performance 
Under the Stars!

"In Concert" in the Garden
In the Garden of Joyce and Mike Buekers at
5752 North Second Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85012

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Champagne and cake reception 4:30 PM
Seating 5:00 PM
Performance 5:30 PM

Cocktail Attire/Valet Parking

$125 per ticket/$240 per couple
$1100 row of ten

Please feel free to contact me directly to assist you with ordering tickets or membership information.


Address ~ 10601 N. Hayden Road, Suite I-108 ~ Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone ~ 480-998-8448
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