Nourishing Soft Tissue

Nourishing Soft Tissue

During this workshop you will work with a partner to leam highly effective techniques that have an immediate and powerful effect on muscle and connective tissue. Leslie combines her knowledge of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Assisted Stretching to help individuals learn to apply precise pressure and movement during a specific stretch performed in multiple planes of movement.

The goal is to appeal to the autonomic nervous system in a way that leads to spontaneous release of the injured muscle, thus regaining the original resting length of that muscle. The result: fast and permanent reorganization of scar tissue, the targeted muscle(s) retum to the proper resting length, muscle imbalances are corrected, associated pain is decreased, and muscle performance is improved. Results are often obtained quickly and permanently. These techniques can be applied to soft tissue injuries in both acute and chronic situations.

Almost everyone can benefit from taking care of the soft tissue - the muscles, ligaments and tendons - in the neck, back, legs, buttock, and around the spine. The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments and tendons are all designed to move, and limitations in this motion can make neck, back and hip pain worse.

Individuals with ongoing muscle pain may find it takes weeks or months of stretching and other back exercises to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that meaningful and sustained relief of back pain will usually follow with increase in motion.

Helpful tips for this activity:

  • Wear comfortable clothes that won't bind;

  • Stretching should be pain free; do not force the body into difficult positions;

  • Move into a stretch slowly and avoid bouncing, which may actually tear muscles;

  • Hold exercises long enough (20-30 seconds) to allow muscles or joints to become loose.

Leslie Heinze

Other workshops with Leslie:
Self-Care Using Foam Rollers | Essential Oils Healing

Self Care--Foam Rollers

Self-Care using Foam Rollers

This workshop will focus on the importance self care at home and in the workplace by teaching participants to use foam rollers simply by using their own body weight on the rolls. The benefits include reducing pain and tension, restoring normal muscle length and gaining balance. You will learn that by gaining muscle balance, you will gain joint motion leading to decreased pain and tension. You will be amazed!

These exercises can be performed individually, anywhere. Leslie also offers modified versions of each stretch to accommodate each individuals need. Each participant will be given handouts of some simple techniques for soft tissue care.

Leslie Heinze

Other workshops with Leslie:
Essential Oils Healing | Nourishing Soft Tissue

Essential Oils Healing

Essential Oils

Essential oils were used in ancient times to lift the spirit and increase the energies of the body. The Bible contains many examples of oils being used to anoint and cleanse the body. The beautiful ritual of applying oils was practiced with the purest intentions in the hope of bringing great joy and relief to both those who gave and those who received it.

Leslie Heinze brings The Raindrop Technique to Emerald Retreat Therapy. This essential oils technique uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed to simultaneously reduce inflammation and kill the viral agents responsible for it. The principle oils used are: thyme (Thymus vulgaris), oregano (Origanum compactum), wintergreen/birch, cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), peppermint (Menthapiperita), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and marjoram (Origanum majorana). The oils are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches above the back and massaged and lightly brushed along the vertebrae until they are absorbed into the skin, infusing the body with their positive properties. Although the entire process takes about 45 minutes to complete, the oils will continue to work in the body for 5 to 7 days following treatment, with continued re-alignment taking place during this time.

A healthy body is the result of a well-rounded program of exercise and proper diet. Health is everything we do, say, hear, see, and eat. Healthy eating habits help prepare the body and skin to accept the oils better and more rapidly.

Leslie ia a Young Living Independent Distributor, member #1379168. If you're interested in using any Young Living products for personal use or would like to share with loved ones/friends or acquaintances, visit the website. To become a member or customer enter my member #1379168 as the sponsor and enroller. Enjoy spreading the vitality!

Leslie Heinze

Other workshops with Leslie:
Self-Care Using Foam Rollers | Nourishing Soft Tissue

Love and Heal Yourself


Join Life/Fitness/Nutritional Coach and “Conscious Comedian,” of Humor Healing Humanity, Abby Lodmer, for this magical workshop!

We will be learning about mental, emotional and physical remedies for life’s ailments. Abby will be teaching us about natural, holistic ways to heal any health issue and to love ourselves more!

We will be discussing the healing, WHOLE FOODS DIET and the mental, emotional and physical benefits of putting LIVING FOODS into our bodies!

Abby will be creating delicious, rejuvenating smoothies and juices and sharing many easy, awesome recipes.

We will also learn about the abundance of herbs and plans in our own backyards and how to use them as medicine to enliven and heal ourselves!

We will be making our own tinctures, lotions and potions! Get ready to slather yourselves silly!

Please see more on this multi-faceted woman and seasoned professional, at:

Abby Lodmer

Other workshops with Abby:
Humor Healing Humanity | As Within, So Without

As WithIN, So WithOUT

As WithIN, So WithOUT!

Join Life/Fitness/Nutritional Coach and “Conscious Comedian,” of Humor Healing Humanity, Abby Lodmer, for this life-enhancing workshop!

Abby will discuss the journey from thoughts to words to deeds... to the actual manifestations in OUR LIVES! Abby will lead us through very concrete ways to BETTER our circumstances in every way!

Through this workshop, you will gain invaluable tools and techniques guaranteed to improve every area your life. This workshop will include entertaining, inspiring, motivational discussion, journaling and vision boarding!

Get ready to call in your BEST LIFE EVER!

Please see more on this multi-faceted woman and seasoned professional, at:

Abby Lodmer

Other workshops with Abby:
Humor Healing Humanity | Love and Heal Yourself

Humor Healing Humanity

Humor Healing Humanity

Join Life/Fitness/Nutritional Coach and “Conscious Comedian,” Abby Lodmer, in this fun, fabulous, joy-filled, empowering workshop, based on her life’s mission and modeled after her show by the same name, “Humor Healing Humanity.”

Abby will combine motivational stand-up comedy, laughter yoga, group therapeutic discussion, guided meditations and comedic writing exercises in this wonderful workshop where we will “write our lives to RIGHT our lives!”

We will explore, discuss and transform the pain in our hearts through HUMOR!

We will learn how to turn tragedy into COMEDY and have a fun time doing so!

Let the HEALING HUMOR begin!

Please see more on this multi-faceted woman and seasoned professional, at:

Abby Lodmer

Other workshops with Abby:
Love and Heal Yourself | As Within, So Without

Increase Stress Threshold

Increase Your Threshold for Stress…

This workshop will provide specific tools and coping skills for participants to deal with the ups and down of life much more easily by protecting yourself from serious physical and emotional problems caused by stress. Participants will learn to increase mental abilities, creativity, learning ability, focus and concentration through the use of basic cognitive/behavioral techniques and improved socialization.

Sergio Gueller

Other workshops with Sergio:
Relaxation Techniques | Teen Talk | FUNctional Aging

Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques to reduce anxiety, fear, anger, depression...

Be happier, peaceful, and compassionate, through the daily use of proven methodology to focus on the “here and now”. Learn how to self-monitor, eliminate “toxicity” from your life (including “toxic” people and environments).

Sergio Gueller

Other workshops with Sergio:
Increase Stress Threshold | Teen Talk | FUNctional Aging

FUNctional Aging

FUNctional Aging:

This workshop, developed by Sergio, encompasses Sergio’s expertise in gerontology and the most updated theories of functional aging. Participants will be exposed to Continuity Theory which includes all aspects of successful aging: spiritual, mental and physical. Participants also engage in sharing their positive experiences and learn from each other as they share how they continue to enjoy life and healthy relationships while reinventing themselves.

Sergio Gueller

Other workshops with Sergio:
Increase Stress Threshold | Teen Talk | Relaxation Techniques

Trust is the Way

Trust is the way

Dr. Siri Sat Nam shares his insights regarding the value of establishing and maintaining relationships based on mutual trust. We discuss, process, and analyze common errors by people who develop relationships that cannot be trusted. This valuable workshop helps us grow and improve our socialization skills, which results in better spiritual, physical, and mental health.

Living My Way Through Life

Living My Way Through Life

The capacity to climb the “tree of life” asserting our wants and needs without compromising or depending on others is examined in this powerful workshops that teaches us that we are worthy of our own unique experience of Being.

The Art of Being

The Art of Being

This workshop will focus on learning how to “stay present” and become aware of roadblocks to effective living by utilizing basic techniques such as meditation, engagement in structured social and recreational activities, and expanding your social support.

Dates, Location, Pricing

Workshops to be announced.


  • “I left floating on air after Reflexology.” —Leslie, Cranial-Sacral & Massage Therapist

  • “Thank you for all the help you’ve given me towards following my heart.”

  • “I am 1000 times improved after the Reflexology.” —Connie, with Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • “Using nature as a framework and venue to relax and simplify, was what I liked the most about your teachings.”

  • “You have put the inspiration back into my life.”

  • “Reflexology works!” —Eugene, M.D. and client

  • “You made my back feel better in a 1/2 hour by working on my hands.” —Joy, school counselor

  • “A few minutes daily is what I invest in my mental, spiritual and physical health…with far greater returns.”

  • “You enriched my spirit… you make me laugh and love again. You are wonderful.”

  • “You have the Art of Touch. It is not something one can teach.” — Cindy & Colleen, also Reflexologists

  • “You’ve been a true light in my process. Thank you for your grace.”

  • “Your relaxation and detoxification techniques are simple, affective and powerful; helping greatly to reduce my anxiety, intestinal regularity and weight control.”

  • “Without you, I’d be some fraction of who I am.”

  • “Socializing and working together was a great teaching of group therapy, making me feel a part of a greater thing.”

  • “I’ve been inspired beyond belief! Your work is truly amazing.”

  • “Thank you for putting me in touch with my truth.”

  • “For your smile, your encouragement, your spirit, I thank the heavens above.”

  • “I am starting to believe that anything is possible.”

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