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Wendy Figone Myofascial Release

Wendy Figone incorporates a variety of modalities that support clients.

Science is finally catching up with the value of myofascial release, recognizing fascia as a new organ in our body. What does that mean and how do we care for this new organ?

Wendy teaches how to recognize, manage and care for stress that accumulates in the body. Any prolonged position or repetitive motion leads to fascial dehydration, lack of mobility, and finally chronic pain. This process often happens subconsciously.

Recent studies show that chronic pain is not a collection of symptoms, but rather a disease of its own right, which responds very well to a collection of modalities that may be learned and skillfully incorporated into a lifestyle.

Physical and emotional pain are deeply intertwined and stored in our bodies. Depression and anxiety are manifestations of chronic pain that respond well to myofascial release, restorative yoga, diaphragmatic breathing, mediation, yoga/exercise, and spending time outdoors (in Japan, this is called forest bathing and is a national health program).  Wendy brings together all these modalities to support her clients.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Expert Level Myofascial Therapist

  • BS Exercise Nutrition from CSUH

  • Certified Yoga Therapist

TRAINING & COURSES

  • Stanford Compassions Training

  • Esalen Workshops on somatics

  • Dr. Andrew Weil lifestyle medicine skills

  • Forest Bathing Conference

  • Wisdom 2.0 - 11 years

  • SpiritRock Meditation Center - 25 years 

  • Physical Therapy Assistant, Sports medicine

  • Multiple trainings in breathwork, pranayama, and restorative yoga

SPEAKING & TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

  • San Mateo and Santa Clara County Schools Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fremont, Burlingame, Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto, CA

  • Ravenswood Family Health Center East Palo Alto, CA 

  • Big Panda Mountain View, CA

  • Oracle Redwood City, CA  

  • Veterans Administration Palo Alto, CA

  • Stanford Research Institute Menlo Park, CA  

  • The Nature Talks  Online Conference

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