Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Gift Certificates

       Hurray!  You've survived 2016!       

It's been a muckier year than most, so you might be feeling an above-average accumulation of energetic gunk. Now, we just have to get through the holidays before we can flop past the finish line into a nice, fresh, new year. Right?

Treat your loved ones or yourself to a Rolfing Gift Package to re-align, cleanse energy fields, and get ready to take on 2017 with cat-like grace. 

Standard Gravity Rolfing 2016 Gift Certificates
3 Rolfing Sessions $415 (Reg. $450)
10-Session Series $1,395 (Reg. $1,500)

Head/Neck/Shoulder Sessions
40 Min. $60 (Reg. $75)
3 Sessions $210 (Reg. $225)

Inner space is the key to peace.
Because some problems don't get smaller,
but the space around them can increase.

Please email me at to get a Gift Certificate in either PDF or paper form. 

      My Re-Opened SF Rolfing Office       

As most of you know, I just returned to the Bay Area after 3 years living abroad. I've re-opened my Rolfing practice in Downtown San Francisco. Currently I'm working Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays. Here's my address :

220 Bush St #1084

5 minutes from Montgomery BART

Happy Holidays!
I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Certified Advanced Rolfer

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Back Pain: S-Curves, J-Curves, and Childhood Nutrition

A naked woman walking. Notice the S-curve of the spine.
Collotype after Eadward Muybridge, 1887. wikimedia commons

In the past few days, I've been seeing NPR's report on Esther Gokhale's work on spinal curves appear on my newsfeed. Gokhale traveled the world to study societies that don't suffer from back pain and discovered that these peoples have a J-curve of the spine, rather than the assumed "healthy" S-curve that we in western, back-pain plagued cultures know.

I have my own theory about this: Unnatural early childhood nutrition causes the prevalence of S-curved spines in developed countries. Some of you know that I've been obsessing about teeth lately, and here I see the connection. 

Nature's Perfect Smile

No braces needed here. Natural smiles (clockwise from upper left corner) 
from Tibet, Afghanistan, Gambia, and Polynesia.
images: wikimedia commons

My baby refused to drink from bottles at 8 weeks. I panicked because I had to go back to work part-time. But then I realized that she was protecting her future teeth, her health, and her pretty face.