Sari Hands PLC October 2013 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 International courses in Kiental Switzerland in May
of 2012 and 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 and a 'foodie', who loves to combine beautiful, fresh ingredients in delicious and healthy ways!

She serves on the Board of The Harp Foundation, supporting the use of live therapeutic harp music in healthcare settings.
CRAVE Phoenix
Sari Hands PLC will continue to honor CRAVE Phoenix 20% discounts through the end of 2013.  Sari made professional connections and new friends through her participation in the inaugural edition of the CRAVE Phoenix book.

October 2013 Newsletter

Many of you know that I recently traveled to Wisconsin to help care for my sister after she underwent bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer.  The good news is that her lymph nodes were unaffected and she will not require chemotherapy, radiation or tamoxifen.  She's on the mend and has an amazing attitude!  We are so grateful for the numerous ways that friends and loved ones supported my sister, which included helping me to help her.

In order to promote the most healing environment for my sister, I encouraged her to create resources to use as Anchors.  Like a ship's anchor, these resources help to keep us in the present and help avoid going adrift in a sea of 'what if's' of worry.  They can calm us and promote a sense of quieting and stillness.  And healing happens in the stillness.
Here are some of our shared Anchors.  I encourage you to explore your own unique resources and Anchors.
  • Healthy foods with many ingredients freshly picked from the garden
  • Soothing music
  • Photos to elicit happy and serene memories
  • Intentional, purposeful breaths
  • Enjoying and appreciating nature
  • I also included gentle yoga flow routine  and meditation

          Ahhh…Peace on the dock

My sister's beautiful property is on a private lake, surrounded by preserve land.   Floor to ceiling windows throughout the house made it  possible for us to have a view of nature at all times.  Visiting creatures included deer, squirrels and lots of chirping frogs in the wetlands.  It's easy to feel the 'dynamic stillness' of nature in a setting like this.  

The more I practice Craniosacral Therapy, the more I realize that it is really more about creating and maintaining a heart-based, heart-centered, loving and safe atmosphere for rest and healing than it is about any specific techniques.  Since our electromagnetic fields extend beyond our bodies several feet, we interact together in a 'calm bubble' within the therapeutic space.  I welcome you into my calm, healing space.
From my heart and hands to you,

The Greater Phoenix Jewish News, featured my practice and information about Craniosacral Therapy in the linked article 

Recently, I was invited to speak to the Cardiac Rehab. Support Group for Scottsdale Healthcare.  I shared the history of Craniosacral Therapy and led them in some exercises in grounding, breathing, dynamic stillness and sensitivity to light touch and heart-centered therapy.  More about Craniosacral Therapy and cardiac health in my next newsletter.


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