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Breathe Deeply for the Next Three Minutes

energy boost self-care tips May 06, 2020

Most people take breathing for granted. As Muscle Tuner® Specialists, we pay attention to breathing habits.

• Deep breathing is one of the best and certainly cheapest ways to lower stress. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then forwards this message to your body.

• Shallow breathing causes the body to produce adrenaline. There are enough other stressors in our day not to add one more, so learn to breathe correctly.

• Why punish our precious adrenal glands? When there's a good supply of oxygen, our adrenals in particular understand they are not required to prepare the body for 'fight or flight'.

• Deep (diaphragmatic) breathing properly oxygenates the body which is essential for numerous functions including metabolism and energy production
((= fat burning!)

• Dr. Sheldon Deal, D.C., says: "We live on the bottom of a sea of energy. When we breathe, it is a form of breathing in some of this...

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Stay Focussed to Stay Calm

Were you aware that activities that force you to focus on your breath or your body movements encourage your nervous system to relax and your body energies to 'ground'? Would that feel good to you about now?
 
Continue reading because the martial arts example demonstrates how your mind and body can become calm.
 
In martial arts it is important to constantly focus on your posture, how much weight each foot and joint is bearing, each phase of your breath, where your arms and hands are, at what angles your wrists and fingers are held, what direction your toes point and what you need to do to get to the next position...
 
Being this focussed on a single activity means there is no time to worry about what to make for dinner or how you're going to get your child to finish their homework.
 
Many types of physical activities are actually like doing "moving meditation".
 
Lots of activities qualify. When you're in the gym lifting...
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Not feeling well after that Halloween Candy?

energy boost self-care tips Nov 01, 2019

It can be challenging not to be tempted by all the Halloween candy available everywhere this week. Did you resist so far? Did did you keep it to a small taste or two? If yes, congratulations!  If no, did you notice how hard it is to stop, especially when there are so many different ones to sample??

Eating sugary treats like candy, most breakfast cereals and even many gluten-free products is very hard on your pancreas because it is the organ responsible for producing the chemicals that break down all that sweetness. 

Here's a helpful tip to support your pancreas. 
There's a neurological reflex point that you can activate with small circular rubbing motions that helps stimulate the pancreas when it's gotten a bit too sluggish after working so hard: 

Rub this point gently yet firmly for about 30 seconds two or three times on days when you've indulged in something sweet. It really helps your body function more easily. 

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Surprising Results from 'Power On Your Brain' Free Tip

By Denise Cambiotti.

We are sharing a pretty nice 'Winning Story' reported to us during our most recent Office Hours support video conference we regularly host for our members. One of our Muscle Tuner™ Specialists gave a wonderful report. It was related to one of the techniques we share in our free Energy Boost Five Tips giveaway on our homepage.

She had a female friend in her mid 30's perform the 'Power On Your Brain' technique. This woman had had a stroke eight years previously and had undertaken a series of rehabilitation efforts during this duration and things had gotten better but she still had a few issues. She currently suffered from a problem with her peripheral vision.  This meant she couldn't view her surroundings with any amount of 'wide angle' that we mostly all take for granted. 

Instantly after performing this technique, she said "Oh My God!" and reported that all her peripheral vision had returned. She also...

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New Muscle Tunerâ„¢ Specialist Hosts Successful Demo

By Denise Cambiotti

It was another proud day for Heather and I when one of our graduates joined a regularly scheduled Zoom conference support call to report how things went for her at a recent demonstration event she hosted.

She told us she arranged to use some meeting space at a local gym and distributed posters around town, posted on social media and sent out personal invitations.

She shared with us the fear she had had about whether she could offer demonstrable changes in the short time allotted for each attendee.

How Did the Demo Go?

She was delighted to have very positive results with every volunteer! For example, two people with considerable pain felt a reduction in discomfort ranging from ‘almost all’ to ‘completely gone’. Another person had an old injury that required her to re-learn how to walk. The crowd and the young woman noticed that she was already walking better after a few Gait Mechanism Reflexes were reset. Another volunteer later had a...

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Tip for Sore Joints and Muscles

no pain tips Oct 13, 2018

Warm Ups Are Important
Even though my gym is nearby I have been a little tardy in arriving for group sessions the last few visits and didn't get an effective warmup. Not a good habit. During my last session, one of my knees complained loudly. It quickly got surprisingly painful to the point I couldn't put my full weight on the one leg during some of the moves.

Simple, Effective Technique
Thankfully we soon got a brief water break and I had about 20 seconds to perform the "Origin / Insertion Technique' that we teach in our Muscle Tuner™ Specialist program. You will want to remember the theory of this technique in case you ever experience a 'muscle pull'. Perform it as early as possible and you will be impressed with the results. #TIP

How to Do It?
The only trick to the technique is having some understanding of where your painful muscle 'originates' from and where it 'inserts'. Once you know that, use your fingertips to make tiny circular wiggles all along the edges of...

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Handy Technique at the Fair!

no pain tips walking Sep 02, 2018

By Denise Cambiotti

Last week I spent time at the end-of-summer fair in Vancouver, BC and enjoyed the President's Choice SuperDog show (#pcsuperdogs) at the arena. However, when descending the steep concrete steps surrounded by crowds of people, I turned my foot oddly while stepping down. Ouch. It felt like a light sprain at the bottom of my foot and it felt like the arch collapsed a bit. Determined to be tough and not spoil the day I managed well enough until I finished lunch. When I stood up, the discomfort was even worse.  I started wondering how I was going to make the very long trek back to the car.

As a Muscle Tuner™ Specialist, I happen to know that the Posterior Tibialis muscles are involved in helping support the arch of the foot. As any devoted practitioner of Muscle Tuning™, I plopped myself down on a nearby bench, pulled off my shoe and thoroughly activated the origin and insertion of this muscle on my sore...

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No Pain After Waterskiing....WHAT?!!?

 

 

I went to camp (cabin, cottage) near Sault Ste. Marie and had a wonderful time playing in the water among other things. I had not skied for 4 summers and was excited to go!  I LOVE water skiing!

It was overcast and the 3-mile lake was calm. I skied almost to the end of it on the first day!  We passed 2 fishing boats and I was in heaven with the wind in my hair and the water under my skis.

What happened on Day 2?

The next day I skied again the boat pulled me up easily today. The real story is not that I skied, nor that I did so two days in a row, but it is about what happened on day three! Or should I say what did NOT happen on Day 3.  My body was NOT sore! I mean I could tell that I exerted myself more than usual, but I had no pain while walking, squatting, touching my toes; moving my arms holding onto things with my hands; my stomach was not even sore!  My body did not seize up on me, it was as if I had not skied at all and I was amazed!

How Did I...

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Who Knew?

April 21, 2017.

By Heather Phillips

Who knew that a little pressure on a Neuro-lymphatic Reflex point would make such a difference?

Recently my business partner, Denise, and I were in a photo shoot with Spenser Chapple (photographer) and Keegan McMahon (the model).  The goal of the day was to walk away with pictures and videos of 50+ muscle tests.  The starting position for Subscapularis was a challenge for Keegan, so we asked him if we could rub the lymphatic spots on the front & back of his body (T2-T3).  He said yes and we did.  Then we carried on with the other muscles. 

Once finished the “still shots” we moved onto shooting the videos.  Once again Keegan put his limbs into the start position of the muscle tests.  When we got to the previously challenging subscapularis muscle test, Keegan’s arm went into position with ease!  Keegan and Spenser were impressed and we were ALL amazed even though Denise and I regularly...

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