Clavicle Position and Neck Pain

Clavicle Position and Neck Pain

Before I started Restorative Exercise™ my clavicles formed a V formation. V formations help boost the efficiency of migrating birds and in aircrafts in military flight missions. However when it comes to clavicles, a V formation negatively affects your neck, shoulders, breathing mechanics, upper body, and core strength. This is how my clavicles were mal-aligned last year (see photo below).

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Margo’s Book Review of Alignment Matters

Margo’s Book Review of Alignment Matters

The following is a review of Katy Bowman's book, Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says.  As the title implies it's five years of her blog posts nicely organized into a book. Pros: Everything is indexed in the back of the book, so it's easy to find what...

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How You Get There

How You Get There

I was fortunate enough to write a guest post a couple of years on Katy Bowman's website. I've reposted it here.... A note from Katy: This is the first guest post ever on KatySays, which has allowed me to get some extra family time with the new baby. Each post is...

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Can The Uterus Be Trained To Stay?

Can The Uterus Be Trained To Stay?

One in 10 women misses one to three days of work each month because of debilitating menstrual cramps. “Sound Medicine” field producer Andrea Muraskin was one of those women. After trying every recommended medical treatment, Muraskin finally found relief from a massage therapist. Megan Assaf of Bloomington, Ind., specializes in the Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy®, which focuses on the idea that a displaced uterus can impede circulation, compromise nerve pathways and block the flow of energy through the body.

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Fibroid Management

Fibroid Management

A compiled list of natural fibroid treatments. Also addressing less known causes of fibroids such as mechanotransduction of extracellular matrix. ECM stiffness has a direct effect on fibroid formation and growth…

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Pull-Ups, It’s OK To Ask For Help

Pull-Ups, It’s OK To Ask For Help

This post is a follow-up to the pull-up journey I did last year.  The theme, as always, is how you get there. This is the original video that demonstrates how to do a pull-up like a badass ninja wannabe and not like an actual badass ninja.  Read original post here....

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How To Use Your Dome

How To Use Your Dome

I've created this guide for my Restorative Exercise™ clients,  so they have a handy dandy reminder of how to use their styrofoam domes. I love this inexpensive tool. Here are a few ways that I use this versatile little prop.  I keep one at my standing workstation, in...

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Psoai Am I

Psoai Am I

Our psoai (or psoas if you prefer) can hold the fear response. These deep muscles aid us in escaping danger or curl us into a ball to protect our internal organs. That’s why bullying the psoai into lengthening through intense stretching or with deep “search and destroy” type massage can be emotionally and physically upsetting.

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About Me

About Me
Hi, I'm Barbara Loomis. I specialize in several forms of abdominal therapies for reproductive and digestive health. What lights me up is to see people connect with the inner beauty and wisdom of their bodies.

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