Staying Active Post-Pandemic

Staying Active Post-Pandemic

Christine Wiese Movement

Although the covid-19 pandemic is certainly not over, things are finally starting to move here in the US in some positive ways. The number of cases and hospitalizations are down and slowly folks are reentering aspects of life that have been on hold since March of 2020. While this is great for getting back to all those parts of life …

What's Happening When We Breathe?

What’s Happening When We Breathe?

Christine Wiese Breath

Of the ten structural integration massage sessions, the very first one is called the breathing session. This suggests the importance of breathing to all aspects of overall wellness. In this first session of structural integration massage therapy we work with many of the muscles involved with breathing including the abdominals, the muscles of the chest, and even the diaphragm itself. …

Exercise for Staying Young

What Science Says About Exercise and Staying Young

Christine Wiese Movement

There’s a great article out in the New York Times at the moment highlighting some new research on the effects of regular exercise on aspects of aging. Specifically, they share findings on the effects of regular exercise on immune system function and muscle health. Inspiration While no one can predict the future, research suggests that there are things we can …

Winter Movement

A Few Ideas to Keep Moving in the Winter

Christine Wiese Movement

As winter drags on and early spring still presents some chilly weather, it can be hard to stay motivated to fit movement into our week. There are lots of ways that might work for you to keep a little movement in even the worst winter days. Keep it Simple You can always keep it simple. Take a walk around the …

Breathing

Reconnect To Healthy Breathing

Christine Wiese Breath, Massage

How often do you give any thought to your breathing? How is your breathing? Do you know? Are you aware of it? Thankfully, we don’t have to be consciously aware of our breath on a moment by moment basis, because we can only survive for six minutes without breathing. Our breathing is an integral part of how we feel. Although …

Five Health Goals for the New Year

Five Obtainable Health-Related Goals for the New Year

Christine Wiese Uncategorized

If you are anything like me, then you already have more projects, commitments, and plans than you could possibly complete in a lifetime. There’s so much to do and explore out there. I try to squeeze it all in so that I don’t miss anything! When it comes to goals for the new year, I feel a little reluctant, because, …

Massage Therapy for More Energy

Massage Therapy Can Give You More Energy This Holiday Season

Christine Wiese Massage

“It [structural integration massage therapy] is a physical method for producing better human functioning by aligning units of the body. Invariably, in matter, appropriate order is more economical of energy than disorder. Therefore, as man becomes aware of himself as a more patterned structure, he feels himself revitalized.” -Ida P. Rolf We acquire structural patterns in the body simply through …

yoga and massage for hiking

Yoga and Massage for Hiking…Yoga and Massage in the Wild

Christine Wiese Ashatanga yoga, Massage

Nearly every summer my partner and I venture off into the woods for a backpacking trip. It’s a great way to experience the quiet and beauty of the outdoors. We appreciate the feeling of aliveness that we experience from full days of movement. The break from city lights and flurry quiets our nervous systems. …and at the end of each …

postural patterns in cycling

Postural Patterns: Where Do They Come From?

Christine Wiese Massage

Where are your postural patterns? What do you notice about the postural patterns or patterns of structure in your body? Do you have one side that feels like the “dominant side”? We almost all do. Are you “right-handed” or “left-handed”? Do you prefer to kick a soccer ball with your right foot or your left foot? What about when you …