Conversations on Wellness

For most of us, the achievement of wellness is a journey down many paths, not all of them leading us to where we want to go. We created this blog in order to share with you some resources and ideas that we have found helpful for ourselves and our clients. We hope that you, too, will share your resources and experiences.

A Tribute to Sandy Levy and AMI

Sandy Levy founded Alexandria Myotherapy in 1985 after graduating from Shaw Myotherapy Institute, where she was trained in trigger-point myotherapy. She augmented her basic education with training in Neuro-Muscular Massage Therapy, foot reflexology,...

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Welcome, Patience!

Welcome, Patience! We are happy to announce that Patience Ulstad has joined our practice. Having recently moved to the area from San Diego, Patience brings 20 years of massage and wellness experience. She will be offering weekend hours for our...

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Check Your Feet

by guest blogger, Ann Steck I thought everyone had a longer second toe because I did and everyone in my family did. I never gave it a thought. In fact, folks with straight across toes were a little funny looking!  I didn’t become curious...

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The Marvel of Gyrotonics® and Gyrokinesis®

by Rita Offer, PhD, LMT Note:  After seeing some shockingly good results—actual realignment of the body—in a client who had begun to do Gyrotonics, I asked Rita to write about her experience with Gyrotonics and Gyrokinesis.  Sandy Levy, MS,...

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Are Pain and Sleep Connected?

by Jen DeLorenzo, PT, CFMT, TPS, NBC-HWC*     Ahhh, I slept like a baby last night. What image does this conjure in your mind? How would you describe a baby sleeping? ….Peaceful, quiet, tranquil. How many nights does...

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Open-Heart Meditation

By Sandy Levy Many people come to us with pain they believe is caused by stress, for which massage therapy can be very helpful. Meditation is also well known to reduce stress, and has the added benefit of requiring no more than a quiet place and a...

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Another Look at an Old Remedy

by Sandy Levy Note: The following is offered as a report of my research and experience, and not as medical advice. Please check with your physician before using this product. Castor oil packs should not be used by pregnant women or where there is...

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Kids Need Massage Therapy, Too

By Sandy Levy Kids need massage for all the reasons that adults do and more, because they cannot even survive and  grow without loving touch.  Like adults, some children suffer from injuries and from general muscular tightness and pain—think...

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Foot Fitness

By Sheri Bergen Do your feet ever hurt after a long walk, or after an event in high heels or tight-fitting dress shoes? After a long day mine did, that is until I trained in Yamuna Body Rolling and discovered Yamuna’s Foot Wakers, two rubber...

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Live Dirty, Eat Clean

by Sandy Levy “Live Dirty, Eat Clean”  is the mantra of Bethesda, MD gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan.  In The Microbiome Solution, subtitled: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out, Dr. Chutkan, who heads The...

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