North Star Integration

I got my second vaccination dose!

After much consternation about getting my second dose scheduled, I was finally able to get my second dose at the Oregon Convention Center. I was very pleased with how smooth their whole operation was running, and it took minimal time for me arriving to walking home again. I glad to know that by being vaccinated I can offer all of my clients and even safer location for sessions.

2021-2-23 Update: Fully vaccinated now after my two week waiting period!

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I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1a Group 4!

I was very glad to be able to get the first dose of the vaccine today. Now it’s only 4 weeks until I can get my second dose and then another week to reach full vaccination status.

Of course, as the science is still being worked out about protection levels and ability to still pass the virus, full PPE and cleaning protocols will still be effect to keep everyone as safe as possible.

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Multnomah County has entered Phase 1 of reopening

Multnomah County has finally entered Phase 1 of reopening today. While this technically means NSI can reopen for business, there is a lot of required PPE and cleaning supplies that are needed in order to reopen. Some of these are hard to obtain right now due to back ordered products and shipping time, so we will be reopening as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 Response

Due to Gov. Brown requesting all businesses that can’t practice social distancing close down, I decided to temporarily suspend business effective 3-17. The plan is to follow the four week recommendation and re-evaluate as the situation develops. The virus is just too easy to spread with its potentially long asymptomatic period.

I will still offer consultations and movement sessions at this time, as those can be accomplished with the recommended safe distance. I hope everyone stays safe.

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=36192

2020-3-23: Gov. Brown put out a Stay Home executive order, so in person sessions are canceled till that’s lifted. https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_20-12.pdf

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Knowledge is only a rumor until lives in the muscle

I recently came across this wonder quote from the Ansaro tribe of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It was an episode of The OA with the slightly difference translation of “body” rather than “muscle” (I’ve also seen “bone” used).

It’s such a wonderful explanation for how Rolfing works as well. There is plenty to intellectually know about the work, but it’s the embodiment of it that makes it permanent and available on a daily basis. It also explains why the movement work aspect of Rolfing is so powerful and important. Learning to exist differently in your body allows the information experienced in the sessions to become an inherent knowledge for you that is always there to be used from then on. Without that integration, it’s just too easy to slip back into old patterns which sets us up to experience the same problems again later.

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I’m now an Advanced Certified Rolfer™

I just wanted to put out a practice update – I’ve now finished my Advanced Rolfing Training!! It was a great learning experience overall and I’m even more ready to help people now.

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Sorry for the delay

North Star Integration has been under, shall we say, technical difficulties for the last month or so.  Needless to say, everything is back up and running.  Sorry for the lack of updates to the blog.  This shall be rectified.

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Free Rolfer’s Childrens Clinic

Several Rolfer’s from the Portland area, myself included, will be sponsoring the annual Rolfer’s Childrens Clinic.  It will be held on Saturday, April 19th, 2008 from 9-11AM.  Generally, the mini-sessions will be 10-30 minutes in length.  And, did I mention that it’s totally FREE!!!  The treatments can be for concerns such as scoliosis, growing pains, pigeon toes, etc.   You could even use it as a trial run to see if your child would be interested in getting more sessions outside of the free clinic.

The location is to be announced, but it should be located on the near eastside of town.  If you want to make a reservation for your child, please call Karin Edwards at 503-230-0087 to schedule a time.

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Ok, so it’s finally up and running.

It took a while to get the theme worked out to match the rest of the site and to make some technical decisions, but the site is up and running. The layout is still a work in progress, so if the blog isn’t working, it should be working shortly. And if you’re using IE5 or IE6 as your main browser, the theme may look a little wrong, but the text should still work.

Thanks for bearing with me.

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Welcome to Jon’s new Rolfing blog

I started this blog to keep people up to date on the going ons of North Star Integration. Please forgive the look of the page for awhile as I’m still integrating the blogging software into the website. Stay tuned for more content such as tips, anatomy fun, places where Rolfing® and structural integration show up in the media, and maybe even general news about Portland.

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