Pec Major Sternal

All three Pecs Muscles, Pec Major Sternal (PMS), Pec Major Clavicular (PMC) and, Pectoralis Minor are very interesting but the Pec Major Sternal (PMS) in particular seems to go weak for a lot for people and some of that maybe caused by lifestyle factors.

So the pectoralis major muscle is divided into Pec clavicular (PMC) which lies on stomach meridian and Pec Major Sternal (PMS) which is one of the of the main liver meridian muscles.

There is also the pec minor which is deeper still and has nerves running to the arm and can get congested if lymphatics are not flowing smoothly in the area. Is a breathing muscle and associated with the lung meridian.

Functionally the pec major sternal moves the arm inwards and draws arm and shoulder forward. If too contracted it will cause the shoulders to roll too far forward.

If PMS is weak or not working effectively some of the problems that can be experienced are headaches, sensitivity to light, immune problems , liver conditions,  or glaucoma.

Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) works from a deeper understanding of human experience than does a more western approach. In TCM the PMS works in the liver meridian related muscle group. From the TCM approach the liver meridian is related to growth, flexibility and adaptability.  Bringing in a feeling of confidence and being understood and included can strengthen the liver meridian.

Lifestyle has a big part to play.  Fried, sweet foods, caffeine and carbonated drinks can all have a negative effect on the PMS. And if you are waking constantly of a night time between 1am and 3pm take a good look at your diet particularly of a night time to ensure you are digesting food and adapting to the days challenges. Or your liver meridian can have you up thinking about it.

Foods that will strengthen the PMS are green leafy vegies, parsley, vitamin A and rose hip tea.

To help your PMS to function more effectivly Kinesiology is a good option. Mind Body Integration, 33 Fourth St South Littleton. 0448513171

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Strategies to help with handwriting

Strategies to help with handwriting in children

 

Many children have difficulty with handwriting skills and brain integration. Primitive and postural reflexes have always been of interest to me especially supporting my children through school.  My knowledge is much better now than when they were smaller but everyone learns somewhere.

Starting at the beginning with the Palmer reflex. This is a primate reflex which emerges at about 11 weeks in utero and usually and lasts until about 4-6 months as a baby starts to focus and use hand eye coordination to reach for objects and begin exploring their world. This movement starts as a reflex and is most notable when a baby’s hand will grip whatever he touches and you need to pry their hands open. As they start reaching for items and developing their hand eye coordination the reflex is no longer needed.

The development of the pincer grip for picking up smaller items which often go straight to the mouth.  Using the thumb and forefinger is the forerunner for holding a pencil as well as being able to track and write from the board at school.  As a baby the hand will often then go straight to the mouth developing the fine motor skill incorporating hand and mouth movements. The Babkin Response (movement of the hand which will in turn purse the lips and open the baby mouth) is also key in developing handwriting but also because the mouth is also involved so smooth speech being able to coordinate hand and mouth movements together.

Task initiation can also be problem with children with hand writing problem. Problems in knowing where to begin planning tasks, starting projects independently, keeping track of possessions, keeping bedrooms and school bags tidy all seem to come up for children with poor hand writing skills

The early development of fine motor skills is crucial to handwriting skills , being able to shift focus from board to paper and spacial awareness and development of smooth speech.

These skills can be improved with exercise and coordination skills and developing core strength as the body core does not engage fully if a child has struggled with hand eye coordination problems.

Crossing the midline is great exercise for developmental skill. Helpful for visual tracking and reading and writing left to right, as well as throwing and catching a ball.

Kinesiology and fine motor exercise can build strength in the intrinsic muscles of the hand to help a child to improve their fine motor skills and develop  greater confidence in their handwriting ability, task inhiation and coordination.

Mind Body Integration 33 Fourth Street Lithgow 0448513171

This artwork pictured is a small peak at a scribble drawing by my daughter Beth Flynn and will be on display in Mosman Youth Prize from the 16th March 2018.

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Transform your Weight

Kinesiology is a great way to achieve lasting results with weight issues without personal self-sabotage.

Weight issues are complex and very individual.

There can be many triggers which prevent us from living a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Food addictions, emotional eating, genetics, poor self-worth, family culture, linage, advertising, self-sabotage all sorts of elements can be the catalyst to prevent the sustainable change we are looking for?

Kinesiology is all about setting goals and having the power to achieve them.

A goal balance is basically this:

# use an affirmation you wish to achieve such as “I am comfortable at my ideal weight”

If your body agrees with this statement you are probably your ideal weight already. If it doesn’t a muscle test will indicate just what is required to make this statement true for you. It may be working with a specific muscle group or group of muscles to regain tone but more important switching so that muscle works as it should. To manually strengthen a muscle can help can help implement change in the muscle and the state of mind.

Kinesiology can also suggest which foods can help strengthen your overall health.

Everybody is unique and following a certain protocol and making a statement like “I am comfortable at my ideal weigh” true for you. Done this way within time changes are sustainable.

Your body is always working in your best interests if we can remove the blocks to self-sabotage to doing so.

 

Some affirmations you might like to try for healthy weight are.

 

I release peer pressure around my body size.

 

I nurture and nourish my physical body every day.

 

My metabolism functions at optimal levels.

 

I am motivated to release excess body weight.

 

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Why do I need Kinesiology?

Kinesiology helps to restore health by balancing the body physically, mentally and emotionally.

So physically it can help with aches and pains. By circuit locating muscles which are reactive. A reactive muscle is a muscle behaving too strong (bully) while other muscles are switched off and not doing their job at all. When this situation is reversed it restores normal muscle tone. Trigger points also can be helped as well by targeting specific lympatic flow assisting knots to be released usually without the pain of deep tissue massage.

Mentaly, Kinesiology can help with anxiety, addictions, depression, obsessions and phobias.

On an emotionally level Kinesiology can help devellop self confidence, goal setting, strong relationships, self empowerment, creativity,  or improve work, sports, or school performance.

The mind body connection is amazing and you can start feeling empowereded by seeking out what information your body has to share with you.

I love sharing the pictures of Beth Flynn please enjoy this anatony drawing recently completed at the National Art School.

Phone for an appointment 0448513171 Amanda Spargo 33 Fourth St South Littleton. I work between the hours of 9am and 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings by appointment.

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About Me

My name is Amanda Spargo I am a Remedial Massage Therapist, Kinesiologist, and Artist working from my gorgeous home in Lithgow on the outskirts of the beautiful Blue Mountains.

I am Passionate about health, healing and creativeness in in all aspects of my business. Since 2005 when I qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist I have been actively learning and discovering new ways to advance my healing skills. I am fascinated by the process of Kinesiloogy and believe there is so much more to health and living a healthy life that can not be accessed through any other means. I find Kinesiology a valuable tool to uncover the innate healing available to us.

This same wonder draws me into the world of art and colour. The main style I use in art is Expressionism and the media I use vary from Resin, Acrylic and Mosaic . I am drawn to vibrant colours and if I can make something shiny, glowing or transparent this adds extra interest to the piece.

My clinic is located 33 Fourth St, South Littleton it is surrounded by bush land and filled with beautiful art.

Book in for Remedial Massasge or Kinesiology while your there take a look at the unique art works by myself and my talented daughter Beth Flynn.

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Wellness when it Matters

What can you do to optimise your health into the future?

How can you deal with stress now and prevent it from escalating into health problems?

How can looking after your own needs make sure you are physically and emotionally available to those you love in the present but also into the future?

 

There are many reasons we don’t seek out the benefits of preventive health until someday something goes wrong.

I offer some really good options for someone wishing to take care of themselves and optimise their health in Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage Massage , and Kinesiology.  All of these modalities when maintained and enjoyed will have you feeling better and on a path towards greater personal power and happiness.

Remedial Massage can reduce muscle tension, reduce stress hormones , improve joint mobility improve the recovery of soft tissue injuries. Remedial massage can helpful for those suffering with insomnia,  migraines, arthritis and other acute and chronic painful conditions . Overall just maintaining healthy muscle tone is good for posture and vitality as we age.

Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that uses muscle testing to identity physical, chemical, nutritional and emotional imbalances in the body and treats the body as a whole. Kinesiology can help with overcoming emotional , physical or mental stress, help with releasing fears and phobias, addictions, overcoming past trauma, enhanced learning abilities identifying where nutrition can help balance muscle tone.

Amanda Spargo  Mind Body Integration

33 Fourth St South Littleton

0448513171

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©Beth Flynn

Preventive Health

 

What can you do to optimise your health into the future?

How can you deal with stress now and prevent it from escalating into health problems?

How can looking after your own needs make sure you are physically and emotionally available to those you love in the present but also into the future?

 

There are many reasons we don’t seek out the benefits of preventive health until someday something goes wrong.

I offer some really good options for someone wishing to take care of themselves and optimise their health in Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage Massage , and Kinesiology.  All of these modalities when maintained and enjoyed will have you feeling better and on a path towards greater personal power and happiness.

Remedial Massage can reduce muscle tension, reduce stress hormones , improve joint mobility improve the recovery of soft tissue injuries. Remedial massage can helpful for those suffering with insomnia,  migraines, arthritis and other acute and chronic painful conditions . Overall just maintaining healthy muscle tone is good for posture and vitality as we age.

Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that uses muscle testing to identity physical, chemical, nutritional and emotional imbalances in the body and treats the body as a whole. Kinesiology can help with overcoming emotional , physical or mental stress, help with releasing fears and phobias, addictions, overcoming past trauma, enhanced learning abilities identifying where nutrition can help balance muscle tone.

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Today is International Women’s Day

As women taking control and learning to design a life where we naturally attract positive relationships, perceiving our own value and being true to our own wisdom.  Kinesiology can help to improve overall wellness, confidence and happiness today and every day.

Acting with self esteem in both our private and professional roles and not allowing fear to hold back from the life we want for ourselves.

Kinesiology helps to dissolve negative self talk by releasing what is necessary for happiness.

Here is a list of positive affirmations which would be great as goal statements.

I have the willpower to break abusive cycles.

I am able to receive without conditions.

I release the need for approval from others.

I attract loving people into my life.

I am at ease with, myself now and always

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flows into every area of my life.

My body has the freedom of movement.

I am responsible for my personal growth.

Book in for Kinesiology or Remedial Massage Today  ph 0448513171

Amanda Spargo

Mind Body Integration

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Emotional Vs Physical Health

When considering emotional wellness it isn’t very different than physical health.

In kinesiology I use a 5 element emotion chart which finds it roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In TCM they have an emotion for each of the bodies organs for example the liver corresponds to the emotion anger and it’s said that too much built up anger can affect the healthy functioning of the liver. While it’s said that grief affects the lungs. Have you ever felt sick to the stomach with worry or weak at the knees, knees can represent pride and ego , the inability to bend and can often be linked with unbalanced kidney energy.

Emotions affect our thoughts, feeling and beliefs and Kinesiology borrows that idea from TCM and uses the emotion to get to the core of issues.

To gain a deeper insight to your body using an holistic approach book a Kinesiology appointment today?

Mind Body Integration

33 Fourth St

South Littleton (Lithgow)

0448513171

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Think less Feel More

Think less and feel more .  Your mind may be working overtime needlessly.

In life we are always attracting experiences into our life both positive and negative. The key is to always keep moving,  the best you can, towards positive experiences .

Kinesiology allows you to achieve congruency between mind and body and by making statements that your body is congruent with helps you bring this experience into your life.

Here is a list of possible goal balances.

 

Self Acceptance

I fully accept myself now and always

Relationships

I have committed loving relationships in my life.

Health

I focus my energies on regaining my health

Career

I am open to new career possibilities

Addictions

I choose to release all addictions which are a substitute for self love

Personal power

I worry less about what others think and allow myself to do what makes me happy.

Grounding

I make the commitment to myself to stay grounded at all times.

Weight

I release excess fear around healthy weigh and allow my body to return it its ideal weight.

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©Beth Flynn