posted on November 7, 2013 by Olivier
Anatomy and physiology are a passion of mine. The field is challenging and constantly evolving. A lot of the assumptions and hypothesis we have made about the human body are constantly revised and questioned.
One of the current hot topic in human biology is the role of the microbiome in our general health. The microbiome is the collection of organisms that live in and on our body. One of the most mind-boggling concept is that there are more ‘foreign’ organisms than ‘human’ cells in every one of us. some of those organisms have a very mutualist relationship with us, others are merely commensalist and a few parasitic. It is this extremely complex environment that we are just beginning to appreciate.
I stumbled upon an article about the relationship of an intestinal bacteria and rheumatoid arthritis. It is truly fascinating. Well worth a few minutes of your time.
And I would also recommend the book ttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393081575/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0393081575&linkCode=as2&tag=fouhanbodandm-20 by Mary Roach as additional reading.
Meet your therapist:
My passion for the human body and the relation to its environment has led me to study the history of many healing traditions around the globe. Throughout this ongoing journey, I have noticed that one of the most widely used tools for diagnosis and treatment is touch, or what I like to refer to as ‘hands on medicine’.
A graduate of the Brenneke School of Massage I have been a massage practitioner since 2003. I have focused my early training on the art of traditional European massages and the science of myofascial, craniosacral, visceral and neuromuscular therapies. I have since specialized my work using Structural Integration and Orthopedic Massage techniques. With this deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, I integrate different massage modalities to craft a session optimized to meet your specific goals.
I specialize on treating people of all ages with chronic pain as well as every day or competing athletes with fresh or recurring injuries.
I also specialize in working with special needs population.
I am a massage therapist on staff for Seattle Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center providing massage for in-patients families. (more…)