Feb 132014

Exclusive Rejeuvenating Retreats for one or two at SpiritWorks Homestead and Healing Arts Refuge

Though your retreat can start any day of the week, it encompasses arriving in the afternoon, maybe on a Friday, and leaving during the morning two days later, in this example Friday afternoon to Monday morning.

Afternoon of Arrival (any time after lunch, early afternoon is best):

  • settling in
  • tour of property (one hour approximately)
  • orientation to Wellness Adventure  (approximately two hours) See description at http://spiritworks.us/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Wellness-Adventure-Description.pdf  You will be able to use these modalities as desired during your stay here.
  • individual meetings with Lindy to discuss your health / rejuvenation goals (approximately one hour each)
  • light dinner
  • use of Wellness Modalities before sleep as desired

Day 1 and Day 2:

  • a two hour individual session scheduled  for each of you according to your time preference — please see http://spiritworks.us/  and specifically the information under the SESSIONS and SERVICES tabs for a comprehensive sense of what I offer
  • the person not in session may utilize  Wellness Adventure modalities, enjoy and explore the gardens, walking paths, one of the many fine rocks to sit, or enjoy a hammock on our 10 acre property (weather and season dependent)
  • light cleansing organic meals will be provided thoughout your stay here

Day 3:

  • sleep in, followed by breakfast and leisurely time on the land,
  • 1/2 hour meeting with Lindy before you depart by noon

I know that you may wish to visit others and to do many things in this beautiful part of the world while here.  I would encourage you to create a bubble exclusively for yourself during your retreat time that is just for you both.  I am happy to have you extend your stay a couple of days so that you can visit with local people and see other local attractions after your retreat.

The timing and everything you experience here is held in deep confidence and only those you choose to share with, will know of your stay here.

If you are wanting to learn more about the SPIRITWORKS HOMESTEAD and what I am offering to WWOOFers and college interns, please visit http://carolyndewey.wix.com/spiritworks

I look forward to having you here and to offering you the most delicious and restorative experience for your health and well-being.


Nov 172012

A good friend, Bill Anderson of BAProductions, recently visited and created several videos for you all to see what I offer at the Spiritworks Healing Arts Studio and a tour of where I am located.

SpiritWorks Healing Arts Studio

This is a brief introduction services offered at SpiritWorks Healing Arts Studio in Whitefish MT, including a description of the Wellness Adventure that I offer with sophisticated healing technologies from around the world and the nature of my private practice with craniosacral therapy and other touch modalities.


Sailing into Whitefish

This is a tour into Whitefish, featuring soundtrack from The Jazz Collective, local jazz musicians extraordinaire.


SpiritWorks Wellness Adventure

A Comprehensive Orientation to the SpiritWorks Wellness Adventure with Healing Technologies from Around the world
This is a comprehensive 31 minute video, describing each of the modalities offered in the Wellness Immersion Experience at SpiritWorks for groups of 4-12 people. Cost is $44 per person for 3-4 hours, time frame determined upon group size.

Aug 242009


Myofascial Release and Integration

Working with fascia addresses the continuity of the soft tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body and wraps every muscle fiber, muscle tissue, blood vessel, nerve, organ (including the heart, lungs, brain, spinal cord as well as the abdominal organs), body cavity, and bone.

Fascia becomes restricted with physical or emotional trauma, injuries, accidents, surgery, habitual poor posture, toxicity, overuse and infection, resulting in muscle tension, rigidity, headaches, structural misalignment, compressed nerves, inflammation, tissue thickening, diminished blood flow, all of which cause pain, and more muscle tension and inflammation. Myofascial work breaks this feedback loop at different places in the cycle.

Myofascial work is an integral component of Polarity, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Work, Stretching, and Osteopathy. Myofascial techniques involve a variety of approaches to address the restrictions, eliminate pain and restore motion. These include applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to elicit a gentle tissue stretching, positional release, deep trigger point pressure, soft tissue mobilization, scar tissue releases, strain counter strain techniques, active assisted stretching, and foam rolling.

Fascial release resets muscle fiber length, restores organ function, improves circulation, flexibility, proper posture, balance and stability, fluid movement and ability to handle stress, while reducing tension, restrictions, and pain. It is an important precursor to strengthening as flexibility and range of motion need to be restored first or your body is forced into compensatory movement patterns around the existing restrictions.

This work also addresses issues of TMJ, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, and migraine headaches.

It can be an effective compliment to other therapies, surgery, and athletic training and competition.

Carol Manheim summarized the principles of Myofascial Release:

  • Fascia covers all organs of the body, muscle and fascia cannot be separated.
  • All muscle stretching is myofascial stretching.
  • Myofascial stretching in one area of the body can be felt in and will affect the other body areas.
  • Release of myofascial restrictions can affect other body organs through a release of tension in the whole fascia system.
  • Myofascial release techniques work even though the exact mechanism is not yet fully understood.

Manheim, Carol. 2001. The Myofascial Release Manual. 3rd Edition. Slack Inc.