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Beka Chandler Therapeutic Massage
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Sometimes in life you just have to go for it! This is my new life coach, the honey badger.

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Pom juice, stevia, apple cider vinegar, probiotic digestion & beauty enhancer I give it 4 thumbs up
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PROTOCOL FOR CLEARING GLOBAL SPASMS, an Ashland Massage & Injury Specialists Guide to Clearing Painful Muscle Spasms
What do you do when someone is experiencing a painful back spasm that does not respond to local trigger point release in the area of a spasm? I found out on an emergency house call I made for a woman (I will call "Sue" for patient privacy) whose back spasm was so severe, she could not leave the house or drive.
When a patient of mine contacted me about his wife's back pain, he was clearly shaken and scared about his wife's back spasm that showed no signs of clearing. I told him I would take my table to his house and work on her.
Normally, a spasm will immediately start to clear as soon as you hold trigger points in the area of the spasm. It is important to have the client breath, because they often hold their breath, breathing decreases the time it takes for the points to clear. I have worked some trigger points that would not release at all until I reminded the patient to breath.
I held trigger points and did Swedish strokes to the spasm but it was obvious we were getting nowhere. She was experiencing a global spasm, not a local spasm. I thought if I could find a way to release pressure from her spine and nervous system from associated points down the line, much like a plumber, we would release the spasm. Even though she felt no pain in her feet and hands, when I pressed the centers of these areas they were tender and as these tender trigger points cleared, the spasm and pain in her back began to ease up.
We had solved 50% of the mystery. However, there was still tension in her back that would not let go. I remembered from cranial sacral class to place both hands on two points of the spine and gently apply additional traction as the tension eased up to release hypertonicity and/or trauma. I also remembered how traction helped patients with whiplash in the chiropractic clinics I had worked at in Alaska and Oregon and in my own 20 years+ therapeutic massage practice. As I applied traction to Sue's spine in the area of the spasm, I told her to feel her spine relaxing and getting longer. I also told her to imagine her fingers and toes getting farther from her head. "as you take full relaxed breaths, imagine the pain and tension melting away".
It worked! Sue's pain diminished, her back expanded to it's normal length and she could move pain free. She and her husband were very grateful for my help. I was grateful too, I now had a protocol for global spasms. I have had great success using this protocol on patient's who come in with global spasms, or as I sometimes like to refer to them as turtle backs. When a spasm won't clear from local trigger point release and deep tissue strokes, I know just what to do!

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Here is a cleansing I was featured in! Has great info from Noah, an ayuervedic medicine doctor also. Thanks Rogue Valley Messenger!



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Massage and injury specialist Beka Chandler also finds that improving the lymph tissue and frequent massage is important in cleansing and overall health. For the past 20 years, Beka has been teaching and helping others to cleanse and lead a healing lifestyle. Beka says that a “massage cleans the body better than running a marathon.” Along with the usual massage benefits of relieving stress, relaxing muscles and improving blood circulation, Beka has found that when the body has an overload of toxins, it usually stores them in old injured sites. This makes it more difficult for our body to eliminate toxins, so treating these new or old injured sites through massage will help. Another technique she has found to be effective in cleaning the lymph tissue of the body is known as a full body dry scrub. A dry skin brush will cost you anywhere from $5 to $20. She suggests starting at your extremities, including the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, making your way towards the heart. Don’t forget your face and neck. Dry skin brushing “exercises the muscles in the pores of our skin, which need to be exercised to get rid of toxins from our body.” Beka also finds benefit in taking cool rinses at the end of showers. Similar to dry brushing, start by rinsing your extremities and finish off with your spine and lower back. This will help loosen your muscles, create more blood flow and increase mobility. Beka assures that by following these simple techniques, your friends and family will compliment you on your newly refined “glow.”
Both Noah Volz and Beka Chandler have upcoming events and workshops that you won’t want to miss if you’re thinking about a cleanse! Noah Volz will be leading a three-part Yoga and Ayurveda Spring Cleanse class at Om Sweet Om in Talent (108 S Market St) on March 5, 12 & 19. You will receive 3 inspirational classes, a 15 minute pulse and tongue evalutation, complete cleanse handbook and much more. Cost is $90. 
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I have been rubbing castor oil on my abdomen every night just before bed especially on the right side. This morning I felt a lumbar muscle, the nerve from my spine that leads to my gall bladder and my gall bladder release simultaneously. Doing this for myself feels so healing & nurturing. 

If you sit a lot and your back is tight, stretch your legs. Sitting shortens the legs and this pulls on the back. Check it out see how it opens your back.

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I love this, thanks for teaching us!
I consider non-violence to be compassion in action. It doesn’t mean weakness, cowering in fear, or simply doing nothing. It is to act without violence, motivated by compassion, recognising the rights of others.

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If you want to fly your highest, eat some uncooked live organic food at every meal with life force & live enzymes. All cooked is blah, 60% raw is ahaa! 
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A client from New York contacted me with some very helpful feedback. His neck had gone out and he was seeing neck specialists but his neck would not stay in alignment. Then he remembered one if the exercises I taught him after his massage to keep his pelvis and hips aligned. He balanced out his bottom half and his neck stayed in place and his neck pain was gone. He was his own specialist. 
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