Entries by Cait Gillaspy

Plantar Fasciitis

First and foremost, feet are about grounding. They are our primary connection with the earth on which we stand and walk. From this connection, we build our foundations for how we stand (and possibly what we stand for) with any level of “standing ground,” and move with varying degrees of “sure-footed” agility. Blocks or tension […]

Sciatica

By definition, ‘sciatica’ refers to compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. As the longest nerve in the body, running from the low back down through the entire leg, this irritation can have widely varying causes and symptoms for each person. Depending on where and how it shows up, different stretches or self-massage techniques may […]

Shoulders

etaphorically speaking, the shoulders are the place where people tend to carry the weight of the world. Shoulders are also the place from which we reach out to interact with the world: as the connecting point for the core body (concerned with ‘being’) and the arms (concerned with ‘doing’), tension in the shoulders can relate […]

Stress Reduction Tips

Although stress is generally not a primary complaint, it contributes to and can greatly exacerbate any pre-existing conditions or tendencies toward imbalance. By reducing stressors in our lives and reducing our own stress response to these triggers, many other aches and pains can soften and get easier to work with. Especially in the midst of […]