Sari Hands PLC Summer 2014 Newsletter!
        Sari A. Lewis,
       OTR/L, RCST
Sari loves to help facilitate your Wellness and Quality of Life through 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 continues to participate as a Teaching Assistant for multiple Craniosacral Therapy courses, including International courses in Kiental Switzerland in May of 2012 and 2013 and September 2014.
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 Advisory Board of The Harp Foundation, supporting the use of live therapeutic harp music in healthcare settings.

Fall 2014 

In September, I returned to Kiental, Switzerland to assist Michael Shea, PhD in a course entitled "Ignition and the Midline."

In a car, ignition occurs when a spark ignites the fuel-air mixture.   

In Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Ignition refers to a Transition to a deeper level of Transformation.

Developmental transitions include conception, birth and the power of the first breath, adolescence, aging and the power of the final breath.  

Think about how you transition in life.  Do you find yourself fighting against the multitude of changes life presents, or conversely, do you easily accept these changes; "going with the flow"?  Can you be aware of how your pace shifts during these transitions?

Heart to heart connections, a relationship with nature, mindfulness and breath awareness are all tools that we can use to embrace change.
Through slowing and stillness, we invite our heart and brain to connect with ourselves and others.  This is the essence of the therapeutic process and ignites our deeper sense of health and well-being.

A comfortable and safe environment combined with a slow pace, serve to relax the mind and body.  This, in turn Ignites the system for change, promoting a sense of Wholeness and Transformation.

Give into the desire to take a deep breath.  It's the Spark!

"Respect and Reverence must be a part of every session."          
                                                             ~Wm. Sutherland

Ready to hike the Klangweg
Sellamatt, Switzerland
The Fantastic Life
My friend Craig Coppola has written a book called The Fantastic Life: How to Get It, Live It, and Pass It On.
It's about dreaming big, painting the picture of what a fantastic life looks like to you, and then applying eighteen rules to your life to stay focused, grab opportunity, and thrive!
I really think you would like it. Here is a link to read more about it on Amazon where it’s available for pre-order. You can also download the first chapter and read excerpts on his website at 


be present
[bee pres-uhnt]
  • to exist in the current moment
  • to be inspired by life
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