Some Resources I Love
Some Massage and Exercise Tools I Love
Yamuna Balls---A gentle, more precise alternative to foam rolling.
M.E.L.T tools---Sue Hitzman hit the bestseller list with her new book on fascial rolling, M.E.L.T. She recommends her own very soft alternatives to foam rollers.
My Favorite Foam Rollers---Here is my favorite. If you like to foam roll, please be gentle; try to “melt in” as a massage therapist would. (Please consult with a clinician before foam rolling or use at your own risk. It is not advisable for everyone.)
Back Buddy---The Body Back Buddy and products like it are great for massaging hard to reach spots. I have one you can try if you’re not sure you’re ready to buy.
SOME Websites I Love
alignedandwell.com---Biomechanical expert Katy Bowman's website, blog and videos give simple, practical tips for getting out of chronic pain and restoring health. Particular focus on pregnancy, pelvic floor conditions and aging.
drpalomar.com---The website for all things P-DTR. (Don't know what P-DTR means? Here's a great resource!)
liberatedbody.com---World's best podcast for exploring movement, manual therapies, and conceptualizations of the body.
musicianshealthcollective.com---A precious resource for movement and the body---not just for musicians!
neurokinetictherapy.com---Founder David Weinstock's website and blog discuss the roots of NKT and common relationships a clinician might find.
stopchasingpain.com---Chiropractor-plus Perry Nickelston's website and articles give tips and tools for movement self-assessment and care.
JUST A FEW OF THE Local Therapists I Love
Vikki and Melissa are both very caring, thoroughly trained therapists who are always learning. Vikki is just north of downtown, Melissa is further north on 281.
Suzi Hunter-McEwan, (210) 473-2977. Suzi has a deeply caring and conscientious approach to helping support the body as it heals, as well as a wicked sense of humor.
Jamie Carmody Zero Balancing is a gentle, relaxing technique that aims to restore equilibrium in mind and body. Jamie has completed all the levels of ZB and also teaches it.
JUST A FEW OF THE Personal Trainers & Exercise Classes I Love
PERSONAL TRAINING---The following are excellent, compassionate trainers who individualize treatment for your body and your history.
Stephanie Carter (yoga and psychology focus): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Goldstein (yoga and diverse fitness training): (210) 240-6141
Wiley Lee (Z-Health based movement and weight training): (512) 393-4514
Aida Zorilla (very precise, experienced Pilates and Booty Bar): (210) 219-4324
Joanie Brooks is a NIA Black Belt teacher and trainer. Her passion for Nia is contagious.