Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sept. 29th B2B Event

A link to see some of tonight's highlights...


In conjunction with the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce We are hosting their new Business 2 Business Venue!

A Wine pouring with Grantwood winery will also be happening.
Grantwood is a new boutique winery in the Walla Walla Valley. Joe Grant and Doris Wood have been making wine for the past nine years. Their wine is made from Walla Walla Appalachian grapes. Grantwood makes small batches of wine, about 150-200 cases per year. The owners Joe and Doris are producing some world-class wines at a nice price.

From The Chamber Website:

Join us for our brand new event, B2B: Business to Business, the last Thursday of the month at 5:30pm.

Open to Chamber members and non-Chamber members. It's a great chance to meet local professionals
and create business contacts in a casual atmosphere.

Come and see what the Chamber can do for you!

Bring a non-member for a chance to win great door prizes!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Relief for Sciatica nerve pain

Going to continuing education for massage therapy in Portland often feels like I’m attending a convention for extras from a Science Fiction movie. Older women with oversized glasses and wildly disheveled hair cluster on one side of the room, discussing there lasted revelations with energy work. Students huddle together on the other side, awkwardly flirting between texts and sporadically looking at anatomy flash cards. The rest of the assorted gathering falls somewhere between the extremes, sitting quietly and sipping cheap hotel coffee. I always expect the older crowd to whip out a ruler and dispense some discipline on one of the flirting students, but this doesn’t happen and I turn my attention back to the class material.
The last class I attended was for sciatica relief, something many of my clients suffer from. Sciatica can be caused from traumatic falls or accidents but more often than not it is from prolonged sitting, poor posture, inadequate core support and poor flexibility. The key to effectively treating sciatica is being able to access where it is originating from and treating accordingly.
Most of the massages I do at the spa require the client to be passive and relax. Treating sciatica is almost the complete opposite. Retraining the muscles, nerves and joints requires active involvement of the client.
If you have sciatic pain, don’t expect this treatment to be a relaxing experience, but do expect results and to be actively involved in your healing. Having worked at physical therapy clinics in the past, these treatments are much more along those lines. With that I will also expect you to do the exercises at home that will continue to aid you in your recovery, and if you don’t I just might have to have one of my new friends from class whip out their ruler and dispense some discipline. Trust me, you’ll thank me in the end.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Problems with your rotator cuff?

One of the most frequent problems I come across in my massage clients is shoulder pain. Most of our jobs require a lot from our shoulders, whether it is from constant forward rotation at a desk job or the bracing and twisting of patient care as a therapist or nurse.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending a continuing education course on releasing the muscles of the shoulder girdle. I have since been able to use the techniques learned their on several of my clients to very favorable results. It’s amazing how just a few simple changes from what I learned at school changed the way I saw the shoulder, how it works, and the referral points that enabled me to give my clients the relief that I’d wanted to give my clients but couldn’t until now.
Most people with rotator cuff issues feel pain over the deltoid muscle on the top outer side of the shoulder, especially when it is raised. Motions like those involved in getting dressed and reaching up to get items from the cupboard can be painful and make the shoulder feel weak. When I came across these issues before I would work the area of pain and perhaps some of the surrounding areas to try and give my client relief. If I came across resistance I would try to push through it, calling it “Deep Tissue”. The techniques I learned at this course helped me be able to take what I knew and make them work much more efficiently.
When dealing with tense and painful muscles you have to remember to “knock first”. If you wanted to go to someone’s house you wouldn’t barge in and demand that they relax and expect positive results. The same goes for muscle work. The issue then is trying to find the correct “door” (muscle) to knock on. Thanks to this course, I am able to do that much more consistently.
If you have been experiencing shoulder pain or reduced range of motion in your shoulder, please come in. I would love to be able to help you get back your shoulder to what it used to be.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 11th 2011

It's been 10 years since the attack on the USA, and when the WTC towers were destroyed. We all have many Hero's to look up to from that tragic event. The Firefighters and Police officers especially. In remembrance of that day, and for all those who continue to serve and protect, and put themselves in harms way, first responders to help all we want to say THANK YOU! LeFore's has a wonderful Staff! One of our manager's and her little sister's baked 150 cupcakes and delivered them to local Fire fighters and Police officers on September 11 in honor of the service and protection they provide all of us with! Thank you Tash!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Change is comming.......

Here is the 1st part of the building that we have been working on........

What's happening.........

So....... wondering where we've been and what we've been doing? Things have been pretty hectic the last 6 months! We moved in March, from 4,000 square feet to a 10,000+ square foot building. It has been a huge undertaking that we are excited about. We want to share with you all the changes going on! here are the beginning photo's....