Resources


Myofascial Release Information

Fascial restrictions can exert tremendous tensile forces on the fascial, neuromusculoskeletal and pain-sensitive structures. This enormous pressure (approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch) can create the symptoms of pain and decreased muscular tone throughout the body.

Articles:

Research connecting stress,anxiety and its effects on the body:

1.    Gillespie BR, Barnes JF. Diagnosis and treatment of TMJ, head neck and asthmatic symptoms in children. Cranio. 1990;8(4):342-349.

2.    Gordon GA. Stress reactions in connective tissues: A molecular hypothesis. Med Hypotheses. 1991;36(3):289-294

3.    Pert CB. Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine. New York, NY: 1997Yoga

4.    The Science of Stretch The Study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine By Helene M. Langevin

Aromatherapy and Wellness Research Information

1.  Holmes C, Hopkins V, Hensford C, et al.
Lavender oil as a treatment for agitated behaviour in severe dementia: a placebo controlled study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry.2002;17:305-308.

2.  Kritsidima M, Newton T, Asimakopoulou K.
The effects of lavender scent on dental patient anxiety levels: a cluster randomised-controlled trial. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2010;38(1):83-87.

3.  Nagai, Katsuya et al.
Olfactory stimulatory with grapefruit and lavender oils change autonomic nerve activity and physiological function. Neuroscience: Basic andClinical. 2014 ;185, 29 – 35

4.  Woelk H, Schläfke S.
A multi-center, double-blind, randomised study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine. 2010;17(2):94-99.

5.  Hrdlicka, M., Vodicka, J., Havlovicova, M., Urbanek, T., Blatny, M., & Dudova, I. (2011).
Brief report: Significant differences in perceived odor pleasantness found in children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(4), 524-7. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1084-x

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WEDGES/BLOCKS
Boyd Woodworks 1-636-274-2101
Boyd5524@sbcglobal.net Helpful in balancing the pelvis and recommended for patients to use as a home self-treatment tool.

SACRO WEDGY (Male / Female)
www.sacrowedgy.com 1-251-653-9258
The sacro wedgy is the ultimate tool in helping to relieve back pain. The Sacro Wedgy stabilizes, cradles and elevates the sacrum.o.

4” YELLOW ALL BALL
www.sportime.com 1-800-523-1776
Facilitates soft tissue mobilization in a home self-treatment program. Sold by the dozen.

NOLA ROLA
www.nolarola.com 1-310-425-8853
Powerful device used to alleviate muscle spasms and stress. This tool can be used on the back and many other areas to improve soft tissue mobility..

THERA-CANE
www.impaccusa.com 1-800-762-7720
Because of the unique design of the Thera-Cane, the user does the work relieving those hard to reach tender points. A minimal amount of movement is all that is needed for effective treatment.

OCCIPIVOT
Superior, Inc. 1-800-538-4675
Based on the progressive increments of time and gravity, this system strengthens muscles which helps maintain healthy spinal alignment.

SONGS FOR THE INNER CHILD CD
www.shainanoll.com 1-360-385-0820
A collection of healing and soothing songs carrying powerful messages of affirmation and comfort for listeners of all ages.

FOAM ROLLS
Superior, Inc. 1-800-538-4675
A tool for self-spine mobilization, decreasing soft tissue tightness in anterior chest and neck and enhancing coordination of trunk, hips and shoulders.

CRANIOCRADLE
www.craniocradle.com 1-888-380-6748
Relax…tense tired muscles. Relieve…nagging aches, pains and fatigue.

For Children

Including SI for Parents: Sensory Integration Strategies for Home and School
by Jeanne S. Ganz, OTR/L, BCP
Published by Biographical Publishing
Information regarding this book is available on this website here: Sensory Integration Book.

The Hidden Senses: Your Balance Sense & The Hidden Senses: Your Muscle Sense
by Jane Koomar and Barbara Friedman
Published by PDP Press
This book is written for children to explain the vestibular and proprioceptive systems and how they function in our bodies.

The Hidden Senses: Your Muscle Sense
by Jane Koomar and Barbara Friedman
Published by PDP Press
This books is written for children to explain the vestibular and proprioceptive systems and how they function in our bodies.

“S.I. Focus Magazine”: www.SIFocus.com
This is a magazine that provides current information regarding sensory integration, through articles by both parents and professionals.

The Out of Sync Child
by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Published by Perigree Books
Provides many creative ideas for kids of all abilities,including sensory challenges.

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun
by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Published by Perigree Books
Provides many fun activity ideas for kids of all abilities,including sensory challenges.