Health & Lifestyle Coaching
Breathing & Relaxation Exercises
When we are under stress our breath becomes shallow and irregular. This has a negative affect on all our body systems. Breathing slowly and deeply slows the heart rate, reduces blood pressure, increases oxygen flow to the brain, relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety and triggers the release of relaxation hormones.
The breathing and relaxation exercises I teach are simple and can be done anytime and anywhere. You will feel better instantly after doing as little as 5 minutes of doing one of these exercises.
Insomnia Care - an Integrative Approach to Sleep Hygiene
Over 70 million American's suffer from sleep issues. Lack of sleep tacks a toll on all aspects of life and affects our health in a negative way: high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, memory impairment, and a weakened immune system are linked to impaired sleep.
I can help you resolve your sleep issues through my integrative approach to sleep hygiene, which includes a careful assessment of factors contributing to insomnia, lifestyle and nutritional recommendation, botanical and aromatherapy, and the implementation of personalized, soothing bedtime rituals.
" I went to see Saskia because I've been dealing with insomnia and anxiety for several years and in the past six months it had become worse. Saskia spent a lot of time going over my habits and reviewing my health history. She then laid out a list of options that she thought might improve my situation. The options included supplements; behavioral changes; and mindfulness practices. We talked about what options I thought I could realistically incorporate into my routine and which ones I probably would not be able to stick to. I implemented most of her recommendations for a month. One week into the month, I started to experience amazing results. My sleep patterns have improved significantly without medication. My anxiety has receded and I have more energy. I will continue to work with Saskia as needed and I could not be happier with the outcome. I am recommending her to all my friends." M.K. Public Health Attorney and Program Director
Postural Assessment & Exercise Instruction
Postural imbalances lead to pain and discomfort. A postural assessment will help you understand your weaknesses and correct them with simple exercises and ergonomic changes.
Injury Prevention & Care
My training as an orthopedic therapist and my years of doing martial arts and many other sports have given me a lot of knowledge and experience in both prevention and care of injuries.
Hydrotherapy for Common Ailments
Hydrotherapy, the use of water, ice,cold and warm moist heat is very under-used in the US. Hydrotherapy has well-established history and use in Europe. I was raised using the principles of hydrotherapy to care for a wide array of ailments. Coughs, colds, flues, musculoskeletal problems like muscle tension, sprains and strains, immune system issues, blood pressure and circulation problems, insomnia and depression, as well as menstrual cramps and headaches all can successfully be addressed with hydrotherapy.