Ask Cathy: What kinds of things is ONDAMED used for? Does it hurt?
People rely on ONDAMED for pain management (from injuries and chronic ailments such as arthritis) and to alleviate a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, insomnia and Lyme disease, just to name a few.
The ONDAMED experience is totally pain free. Most people find the their sessions to be very relaxing and many clients take naps!
ONDAMED is unique because it finds dysfunctional areas in the body, such as inflammation, and helps to alleviate pain and promote healing.
Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP, CBCP
Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified ONDAMED® Technician, and a Certified Emotion Code® and Body Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.
Ask Lisa: I have neck and back pain every day. I know it has to be from working on the computer so much. Do you have suggestions for preventing this and making it better when it happens?
One of the first things I evaluate during a session is a client’s overall posture. There’s a lot of information that can be learned here!
It’s not just hunching over the computer: how you sit, sleep and move on a daily basis contributes to your posture and the communication is two-way. Postural imbalances can actually change how you sit, sleep and move.
Chronically tight areas put a strain on the joints and the impact is felt throughout the whole fascial system. Muscle aches, fatigue and sleep disturbances are some of the many ways that dysfunctional posture patterns impact your health and wellbeing.
Another factor that contributes to poor posture (which is often overlooked) is your emotions. Stress, anxiety and depression influence the way you carry yourself, as much as any of your physical activities.
Feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world shows up in the neck and shoulders; anxiety often causes a tightening in the chest or gut.
Recognizing the patterns is half the battle! This awareness is the starting point to initiate corrective movement and facilitative releases.
The relief that is experienced, as the body is brought back into balance, can be profound – and it’s often the best motivation to stick with a course of Advanced Bodywork sessions and follow through with self-care routines at home.
Lisa Manning, CST, CHt
Lisa is a Craniosacral and Myofascial Release Therapist. She’s also a Master Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in Somato-Emotional Hypnosis to address chronic pain and anxiety. Lisa is trained in Ionic Foot Detox.