Sari Hands PLC Spring 2015 Newsletter!
        Sari A. Lewis,
       OTR/L, RCST

Sari loves to help facilitate your Wellness and Quality of Life through gentle manual therapies.  These techniques include 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. For over a decade, Sari specialized 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).  Sari 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 also serves on the Advisory Board of The Harp Foundation, supporting the use of live therapeutic harp music in healthcare settings.

Gift Certificates for all Occasions!

Friends and Family will appreciate the gift of a relaxing Wellness session.  Contact Sari for special offers for Wellness packages.
Just 10 Seconds!
Ten seconds for better health and wellness!  

Spring 2015 

Favorite Tips

Here are some excerpts from favorite newsletters to help you be Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm.

The Long Tide, also referred to as Primary Respiration, is the pre-existing wellness template in the body. 

This subtle force within us combines the outside presence of the atmosphere and inside influence of our biological systems.

Imagine or listen to the soothing flow of ocean waves.

This similar slow tempo of around 50 seconds each direction (from ‘head to tailbone’) can be perceived and palpated throughout the body.**

A slow tempo helps to reduce stress in our systems.

'Telescope' your vision out to the mountains or into nature for stillness and focus.  I encourage you to find brief moments to slow down to enjoy and appreciate nature.  Even looking at a photo of the beauty of nature is calming to the nervous system.
10 Second Grounding Exercise
1.      Tap your feet gently on the ground.  This gives you awareness of the ground beneath you.  Be Grounded.
2.      Take a breath.  You can’t breathe in the past or save up extra breaths for the future!  Be Present.
3.      Now take a breath that you imagine coming from the bottom of your tailbone up your spine, dividing at the head into two Rams’ horns along the side of your temples.  Be Centered.
This breath up your midline simulates the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid (produced in the ventricles of the brain), which nourishes your brain and spinal cord.

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                         Allow yourself to feel more 
               Grounded, Present, Centered & Calm
Slow down and be gentle with yourself.  Allow yourself to be filled with a breath that comes from within.  Ahhhh.

This breath differs from an intentional 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?

*Stillpoint=The natural rhythm within the craniosacral system easing into a therapeutic slowing/standstill.  
This is our healing state.
The German word for nursing/breastfeeding is Stillen.
Psalm 46:10 says, "Be Still and Know".


Say the word to yourself as you take a breath, gently in and out at your own pace.

Feel your feet, tap them to feel some input you your legs to your core.  Take a breath.  You are grounded, present.

And if you feel a breath rise up from within you, from the base of your sacrum to your head, savor it.  You are grounded, present, centered and calm.

Your spine is bathed in fluid, surrounded by fluid.  Your bones and tissues are moist and alive, welcoming the fluid nutrition, circling around your brain, down your spinal cord, exiting to all areas of your body, through the nerves and tissues.

You feel a sense of the Energy of the Calmness, the Energy of the Stillness.

Now just take a moment to sit quietly in that
beautiful slow pace.

Thank you for sharing your Wellness journey with me!

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