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Sari Hands PLC August Newsletter!
   SARI ANN LEWIS
     OTR/L, RCST®
Sari loves to help facilitate your Wellness and Quality of Life through a variety of gentle manual therapy techniques (including Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release) to help calm your tissues and nervous system.
 
Sari graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. After completing clinical internships in NY and CA, she settled in Arizona to begin over a decade of specialization in hand and upper extremity therapy, followed by several years working for
Medtronic and Empi selling
electrotherapy products.
(TENS and muscle stimulators)
 
In 1997, she returned to her true love of patient care and began studies with the International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners (The Upledger Institute) and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) where she completed over 1000 hours of training in Biomechanical and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and obtained Diplomate certification as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist. (RCST®)  Sari also
has additional training using Craniosacral Therapy with newborns and infants.

Sari has has participated as a Teaching Assistant for multiple Craniosacral Therapy courses, including an International course in Kiental Switzerland in May, 2012.  She has been invited to re-join the International Teaching Team
May-June, 2013.
 
Sari delights in focusing attention on patient care in her North Scottsdale office, Sari Hands PLC, where she works with a diverse caseload, ranging from birth to over 90.  She is also a contributing writer to online and print publications. 

Sari is a fitness enthusiast, participating in a variety
of step, spin, yoga and kickbox classes at Mountainside Fitness and a 'foodie', who loves to combine beautiful, fresh ingredients in delicious and healthy ways!
 
She is excited about her continuing adventure with CRAVE Phoenix and in making and deepening friendships and business relationships.

What do you CRAVE?

It's the 1 Year Anniversary of the CRAVE Phoenix book!  Sari is among 125 Women Entrepreneurs in the Inaugural edition of the Phoenix area CRAVE book!  Check out this Urban Girl’s Manifesto for Special Discounts and Events and all the things you CRAVE!! 

Purchase a book now for $10 and receive $20 off your next session, plus a 20% discount for a session to give to a friend or family member!  Other business discounts also included from 10-50% for all of the things you CRAVE!  Discounts offered through June, 2013.


*4 Part Sequence for Upright Posture

Just 10 Seconds To Better Posture and Breathing!
 
 

August 14, 2012 Newsletter

 
Ooh Baby Baby!

Taylor was a month early and he was a Fighter!
 
Please indulge me some memories as my son, my only child turns 21 today.  He was so tiny that I remember being afraid that he would fly out of my hands like a slippery bar of soap during his first baths.  I remember beautiful moments of calm in the middle of the night
(and some not so calm moments)!  Guess I'd better not embarrass him with any more memories.
 
If I only knew then what I know now!
 
What I Do know, is that babies desire a Slow pace, and that is often not how things go during labor, delivery and the moments following birth.  Some babies settle into their own pace without difficulty.  Other babies need some help to slow down and sometimes to 're-tell' the story of their birth.  This may be include cries, heat release from the head, movement or stillness.  I always give a verbal or non-verbal apology to the baby for anything they experienced during or after their birth.
This can be very soothing to their nervous systems.

The slowing process is important for all ages.  
Together, we can effect this by creating an atmosphere and intention to help your body slow down to allow calmness and balance through the Long Tide
Primary Respiration (1°) , the slow rhythm of healing and restoration.  This is a way to calm the tissues and nervous system at any age.

Here are just a few photos from my gallery of babies:

   
Xander              Bella 10 Days    Olive 5 Weeks
20 Minutes Old!

Experience the Slowing and Stillness.
Be Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm.
 
Sari
Spotlight on Two Special People

Xander-Age 3
    
"I started seeing Sari about 15 years ago, before I could even drive myself to my appointments.  At the time, I had just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was in horrible pain day in and day out. Once I started seeing Sari, life became enjoyable again and my pain and discomfort was greatly reduced. Over the years, I have had a few minor surgeries and injuries and she always has the most helpful advice for me on how to take care of myself. I have always had such a great respect for Sari and it has just grown over the years that I have known her. I love that I can walk into her office, lay down on her table and she always knows right where to start to help me feel better even when I don’t even know what hurts the most myself!  

I was fortunate enough to also have her along my side during my pregnancy with my son, helping keep my body happy as I grew a life in my belly.  Sari was an amazing coach to have during my labor and delivery as well.  She helped to keep me calm and the pace slow. She was able to work on my son right after he was born to work with his shoulder that had been slightly dislocated during delivery.  My son, Xander is now 3 years old and Sari has continued to be a part of  his birthdays and our milestone celebrations. It has taken me a number of years to feel like I knew what I wanted to be when I 'grew-up' but I have finally decided on the field of Occupational Therapy. Sari has been such a great mentor to me over the years in all aspects of my life including personal, academic, and in my career. I know that physically I would have struggled without her and her amazingly talented hands, her intuition, and her incredibly caring nature. Xander and I are so blessed to have her in our lives and plan on keeping her around for a really long time."      Launa

Sari's note:  Xander seems to be a 'Southpaw', like me, so I look forward to teaching him things like
tying his shoelaces!
 
  
                           

 
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Address ~ 10601 N. Hayden Road, Suite I-108 ~ Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone ~ 480-998-8448
Email ~ sari@sarihands.com

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