Meet Wendy Figone
Expert Level Myofascial Therapist
Wendy has traveled around the country gaining expert level certification from John Barnes, the leading authority in myofascial release. In addition to being an expert level Myofascial Therapist, Wendy is also a Yoga Therapist, Certified Massage Practitioner and meditation teacher. For the past eleven years, Wendy has been volunteering for Wisdom 2.0, studying the effects of technology on the mind and body. She has also been volunteering and practicing meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center for the past 20 years. Wendy is a Certified Compassion Ambassador (ACT) through Stanford University and Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Her experience also includes acting as a consultant to The Veterans Administration, Stanford Research, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and various schools around the Bay Area.
This unique combination of skills and techniques were learned and practiced along a very personal journey through chronic pain, which lead her into the field of myofascial release. Wendy was put on a lifetime path to help others learn skills to decrease and manage chronic pain. Wendy believes how we manage and view stress in our lives strongly impact how we feel in our body.
Why Somatic Ecotherapy?
In Japan, doctors prescribe a mindful walk through the forest to treat many conditions that the US treats with medicine first. My mission is to subtly and not so subtly bring people back home to themselves and feeling good again through the portal of nature. While you will be learning valuable self-care techniques, you will also be immersed in the beauty of the natural world, which is healing all by itself.
I encourage you to practice self-myofascial release outdoors whenever possible.
When we can't get to the forest, we can still enjoy some of the health and wellbeing benefits that forests bring. Research has shown that viewing an image of a forest scene on a screen causes changes in the body and brain that make us feel more relaxed. When you combine this with self-myofascial release, you will be surprised how much better you feel immediately.
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