As I sit in my Mom’s house this late summer morning in the SouthEast, USA, listening to crickets chirping, I have much to reflect on and share, mainly in regards to doing self-care. My recent move out of The Sacred Balance clinic and trip to the USA has shown me once again just how profound and life changing a simple 5 min a day technique can be.
Many of you have heard me say this, doing self-care is like brushing one’s teeth. Like brushing teeth there can be dire consequences for not taking care of one’s body. In this case, increased cramping and digestion distress….Even I can lapse, sometimes, to follow my own advice. Through the chaos of a big move finished the night before getting on a long international flight and some other events in-between, like signing a new office lease, my body reminded me what can happen when self care is neglected.
This move meant I spent a lot of time lifting and moving heavy boxes and bags (which I encourage all women to do minimally or not do at all ) and then I sat idle for long hours on an international plane ride. Not a good combination for one’s pelvic health, especially a woman’s. What happened later was excruciating, I had a come back, with vengeance, of so many health issues, including one of the most severely painful periods of my life. The good news is it was a very short episode of pain, much shorter than in my past, however, the first 1hr or two was so painful, I couldn’t move with this sensation of nauseousness b/c I was in so much pain, which the nausea was a new sensation… After that cycle, I immediately started doing my self care again and since have been doing so much better physically, including an improvement to my digestion which was also starting to go askew during the move and travel. Actually before the move and travel, things were doing so well down in my belly I thought I had a little leeway when it was time to move and travel. Not so, and my body told me so quite loud and clear.
I share this story with you, because even though you may have come to me for some issue or another, the real power lies in your own hands and dedication to your own health. I’m just a guide and coach, helping you co-create your optimal health or achieve or get closer your own health goals. I’m also understand why some Arvigo Therapy practitioners only continue to work with long term care people that are compliant in doing diligent self-care. I also share this story to hopefully encourage everyone that has come to see me for an Arvigo treatment to keep up with his or her self-care. A good gauge for Arvigo Self-care is doing the treatments at least 3 times a week, with 5 -7 times being better. Remember, ladies, do not do the lower belly portion of self care when bleeding or if you have an IUD/Merina or other kind of abdominal implant. And of course, do not do self-care while pregnant. Men, you can do the self care each and every day.
Here are a few announcements for the end of Aug.
First, for the first time ever in Hamilton (to my knowledge) my partner and I are hosting two Byron Katy, The Work facilitators from Waihiki Island. For those of you that do not know The Work, it is an amazing and deceptively simple method of questioning, reducing and hopefully eliminating stressful thoughts. Valli and Gramya are amazing people and have been doing the Work for years. It saved their marriage and certainly has improved the quality of their lives. I can also attest to the profound nature of The Work, as both Sam and I’s quality of life and relationship have been greatly improved by practicing this process. The Work is a great tool for any stressors in one’s life and is even more powerful done in a group of like minded people moving towards their own deeper sense of peace in life. Come alone, with a friend or partner and question any thought and stressful life event. Meals are including as part of the tuition fee. Lodging is separate from the class fee.
Click this link to find out more:
25-27 September 2015
Friday 25: evening 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
(please arrive 5.45 p.m. for registration & 6 p.m. start).
Saturday, 26: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday, 27: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Contact Dr. Sam with questions:
111 Peachgrove Road
Second, Sam and I have found our new office space. We’ll be practicing out of Anna Goodwin’s clinic and we are super excited to be part of Anna’s committed team of other health care providers. The new clinic address is:
31 Pembroke St.
Hamilton Lake, Hamilton, 3204
Across from the YMCA
Third, I will be doing treatments starting on Sept. 22nd. You can email me at ElizabethsTherapeuticMassage@hotmail.com with any questions or concerns that come up while I’m gone or to make a booking. Sam will being treatments again starting Sept. 6th.
Until then, may you be well and full of abundant health.