Christmas 2015


The time of Advent is a time of reflection as we prepare for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The events from 2000 years ago are represented in Luke 2:1-7:

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

As I read it, something came to me. This is a simple story. What a humble beginning. There is true power in simplicity. Seems to me that simplicity is a Godly characteristic that make a difference no matter where it is applied or found.

This is how I see manual therapy as well. Just hands, just knowledge of the human body, commitment and respect for God’s Creation, paying attention to His rules and internal mechanisms that are palpable, recognizable. Investing in His solutions and tapping into His wisdom that He instilled in our Autonomic Nervous System and DNA. What a privilege, what a wonder.

2015 was good to us at CtS. It has been the first year in our new location. We’ve been learning new skills. This year’s continuing education was a lot about “Strain-Counterstrain” applied to fascia of body systems: either organs like the liver, pancreas, colon, or entire arterial system from the heart to the end of a given extremity. It’s all about becoming more accurate and faster in our interventions.

We also continue learning new ways of screening/scanning the body for breakdowns, injuries,  and protective modes, that cause tension and chronic pain. Cranial Scan is becoming one of these amazing and useful daily tools.

We’ve been having Janna Laxton working part time on our marketing, website, and outside communication since August 2015. She is a graphic designer and holds a BFA degree from Watkins College of Art and Design.  Please stop by the office and say hi to Janna, she is here on Mondays and Wednesdays each week.

On this occasion, I also want to thank all of you who trusted your well-being in our hands this year. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with you, your kids, spouses, parents, and friends. Thank you for putting up with our shortcomings and imperfections. Know, that we appreciate every minute spent with you.

Finally, we wish you all Merry Christmas and a healthy, wholesome New Year 2016. May we all not get caught in the anxieties and pressures of this life. May we be spiritually alert, prepared for His coming. May we all reflect on His humble earthly birth and remember simplicity in our own routine.

Piotr Ulmer, MSPT
Certified Gluten Practitioner