Kinetic Works for People

Kinetic works for people, KWP, is a very important part of a therapeutic massage.

Thus what is KWP?

The very definition of kinetic is in motion. We create the motion with  a series of movements customized for the client to increase free flowing range of motion for the muscles. Kinetic works come more into play after the massage to assist by providing gentle movements that will assist in journey to a pain free body.

MassageTherapy.com states : KINETIC AWARENESS
Developed by dancer/choreographer Elaine Summers, kinetic awareness is a system of bodywork that aims to increase knowledge of the human body by understanding tension as a positive and necessary part of movement affecting health, attitude, and emotional well-being. Designed to improve mental image, clients can gain a heightened sensitivity to posture and movement. All parts of the body are encouraged to be free to move in all directions in which it’s possible. A goal of kinetic awareness is to free the body so it is always moving away from pain and toward pleasure. There are five phases of awareness, including attention to breathing, simultaneous movement of body parts, level of tension, speed of movement, and relation to others.

Kinetic Awareness® Center interpretation is: Kinetic Awareness® is a bodywork system which is complementary to yoga practice. KA techniques release chronically tight areas of the body, enhance awareness and breath and facilitate greater range of motion. The unique feature of KA is the use of rubber balls (of varying sizes and textures) to support, massage and stretch localized areas. The result is a wonderful feeling of lightness in the body and alert quietness in the mind.
Rambling Cowgirl also has a Kinetic Works for Equines.

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Equine Ting Points

As I evaluate a horse body performance, I am always looking at the ting points. This is the area around the coronary band that gives us in site to your animal’s organ function. I found this wonderful article all about ting points and bladder meridian lines that I wanted to share with you. It gives wonderful detail. Please note that although I do agree that you can use these points in an emergency situation, I also realize the benefits of working these points regularly to maintain and evaluate your equine’s health. Click here to read the article.

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Horses and Lice

It is that time of year, well for most of the country, where everything begins to thaw, mud comes on strong, and parasites start popping up. Parasites include worms, bots, lice and more. Equine lice are our focus today. Lice are more common then many people believe and can happen to any horse. There are two types of equine lice blood suckers, Haematopinus asini,and chewers, Bovicola equi. Most lice are species specific (ie can‘t give to humans), but equines can get them from poultry and a few other animals. Click here to continue.

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Cowboy Seasonal Allergy Remdey

Cowboy season allergy remedy to eat honey made by the plant causing them. It works for animals as well as people.

Here are some great links for more information on honey and allergy relief.

Really raw honey

Honey or Honey Comb for Allergies

New farmers’ market sells honey for allergy relief

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The idea behind today’s Secret Widget is that “to attract money, you must focus on wealth.”

This means:

Don’t focus on how you are going to pay your bills.

Don’t focus on being broke.

Don’t focus on the problem.

Use the law of attraction by focusing on creating wealth. Look for solutions to the problem and believe.  If you start focusing on bring wealth into your life and creating a plan to bring wealth into your life. The money will begin to flow in. The more you implement your strategic wealth generating plan, the more money will flow through the doors.

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“The Secret”

My introduction to the book “The Secret” was very serendipitous. I had a good friend tell me about the book and how she had bought a copy for her daughter. She said she was applying the concepts to her life and was seeing results. “You really should check it out.”

A week went by and I went to a Brad Sugars event in Phoenix. I was sitting next to a crabby mechanic who really wasn’t there to better his business. Anyways about 10 minutes into the seminar, he leans over and says, “It sounds like that movie, The Secret. You know the one?” The what?

Then a few minutes later in the seminar Brad Sugars say, “I know you are all thinking of The Secret.” He went on to explain his theory on how dreaming + action = goal.

There I was three times in a matter of a week being told about The Secret. I looked it up on Netflix and there it was. Clicked. 3 days later, I lie in bed watching The Secret.

The wheels in my head started to turn. Was I really creating the frustrations in my life? Was the law of attraction real? Was Brad Sugars right about dreaming and applying?

I found out yes. The law of attraction is real. The mind is everything. It makes us who we are. The number one thing that attracts us to the opposite sex is the mind. So I started using mine to start creating a life I dreamed of.

Every day I look at my Secret widget and learn how to apply the law of attraction to my life.

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Rambling Cowgirl’s Journey, Part 2

By 13, I knew I was on to something with the herbs and staying healthy, but my world crashed as my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. So I was back to going to the doctors all the time, but not for myself. The nurses must take pity on the kids that hang around the chemo treatment rooms because they taught me all kinds of cool things like how to read blood counts, the types of chemo treatments, taking vital stats and more. I learned more by hanging out at the doctors then I was missing in school.

After two years of watching my grandmother struggle, she finely went to the blues concert in the sky. Just over a year later, I was up visiting with my great-aunt that was also sickly. I tripped on a rug and my right shin exploded in pain. And the trips back to the doctor started all over again.

The doctors performed test after expensive, painful, boring test after another. They couldn’t figure out what was causing the problem. I was in horrible pain for six months taking pain killers trying to get some relief. They did an MRI and called me to come back right away. Come to find out, there was nothing wrong with my shin, but I had a couple herniated disc in my spine.

Then it was more doctors trying to figure out what to do with a 16 year old with a lot of damage to her spine. (Caring for my grandmother caused most of the problems.) They talked about fusing my back together. It was pretty scary and there was a lot of decisions being made. They put me into physical therapy which consisted of exercise, massage, traction and electro-stimulation. I shocked everyone by maxing out the electro-stimulation machine and barely felt anything. Months went by without improvement.

Somewhere in here, I had started getting involved with horses and it was quickly taking over my life, but I was still pretty crippled and very bitter. My physical therapist recommended I ride more as it would be great for my back. I still hurt like crazy, but I started riding more. I met a really great chiropractor through this. I decided to give him a try to fix my back. “What could it hurt?,” I told my parents. (I had been to a chiropractor before, but it didn’t really do much.) The doctor nailed my problem right off the bat and within a couple weeks my shin no longer hurt.

I was on the mend and exploring a new path within my life, horses. I realized that “alternative medicine” fixed in a few weeks what modern medicine took months to find.

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Rambling Cowgirl’s Start in Holistic, Part 1

Many people don’t know why I got involved with homeopathic care. So I thought I’d clue you in………I found long ago, the only way to tell a story is to start at the beginning.

As a child growing up in Michigan, I was always sick. (You name it. I got it: sinus infections, colds, flu, chicken pox.) I was the kid that missed half a year of school because of being sick. I had literal growing pains that were excruciating. (Even though medical doctors don’t believe in “growing pains.”) With all that said, I was always at the doctor’s office getting some kind of drug or another to make me feel better. My immune system was shot from too many antibiotics.

One of my friend’s mother was always giving me herbs to fix me. They didn’t work over night, but I did find that the probiotics, garlic, bee pollen , Vitamin C and more were all working. By the time I was 13, I all but about refused to go see a doctor unless I was injured.

This was the beginning of my journey to homeopathic care. I have come a long ways from the kid who was just handed random herbal products to feel better. I am know the person constantly trying to get people to take or do something to fix their aliments.

In Part 2, I will tell you about a large turning point in my life in general, but it also pushed me to more styles of alternative medicine.

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Equine Personality Assessment

I wrote this article for examiner about Equine Personality Assessment. It will show you how to explore horse’s characteristics like alpha nature, energy levels, a personable, and bravery. These little traits combine your horse’s over all personality.

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Cow Horses in Phoenix

This is a nice introduction article about cow horses in general. It highlights Phoenix trainer, Al Dunning, as one of the few great cutting horse trainers. Click here for the full article.

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