An Open letter to the un-necessary ownership of the extension of energy.
…I have been dragged through the mud post. I thank blessings for when they arrive…
To whom it concerns:
To what is the course and nature of my life, I have always and currently feel a sense of responsibility beyond myself and now over the reach of misrepresentations and inappropriate actions made by the purchasers of what business and community that was created, sold and how that comes to effect individuals extendedly.
Unfortunately since the transfer and inception of that business, there has been clear deception in representation and safety discrepancies marked as ‘being young’ or ‘working things out’. This is not the case. A safe, although sometimes seemingly strict yet free environment, was turned into more of an underlying, unreliable circus show. Literally.
Although a business can reap the benefits of association, representational ‘awards’ for things such as cleanliness or paid for popularity, this may not be the actual case. Just because boxes are checked on applications does not mean those requirements are being attended to daily or to what requirement is necessary. Whether in cleaning, business or interpersonally.
These misrepresentations flow through a 3 1/2 year personal struggle to receive payment for the aesthetics, ‘look and feel’ of the business, The Brand which says ‘original owner’ and is associated with the previous work and reputation. To hard goods like all shelving units, and daily business functioning like office supplies, cleaning, absolutely everything for a turn key business.
This all while continually and essentially ‘future faking’ with promising to finalize and allowing months to span in between, as tens of thousands of dollars were spent building a separate business, with attempts to return used and abused items unaccounted for, unless found and pointed out.
Unknowing of the personal history and full actions of said purchaser, I have no knowing or whatpersonal effect this transaction would end up having on my own central nervous system. It being ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ had actually led me to a complete break down in relation to dealing with issues associated therein, business and complete community.
It has been a long haul of 2 years going through and coming to my own ‘finalizing’ a few pieces of additional personal information. A place in life I knew I would have to tread, yet unknown until finally in the experience. Completely breaking down a vision of a community, that one had hand in being part of and building.
What I didn’t know is how extremely deep and deadly grinding at my soul and body it would be. As absolutely painfully obsolete as what center could be, it was also exactly the opposite, at the exact same time. Painfully absolute.
The deep seated issues that lie within the process and community, were that of ability to trigger a grown adult back to resolve a lifetime of fractured self. Completely in position and willing to consider self psychiatric diagnosis as well as professional, in order to better understand not only self, but therein relation to the outside world.
That is exactly what was found. I have a fortunate and unfortunate experience to not have a choice but to live in a particular highly elevated form of sensitivity in relation to the outside world.
I have been diagnosed and live with Borderline Personality Disorder. To which, will be better described and discussed in the future. It is not easy and it is not my choice. It is the very real effects of damage encountered while in utero, abuse in multiple ways throughout the course of my life and living in or coming from consistent chaos.
Over the course and nature of my life, it has been extremely difficult for me to live in relation to behaviors and actions that are inconsistent with, oh so much. Everything is a deep, swaying feeling that creates a roller coaster of emotion throughout my day.
Not swaying too far from center but noticeable to the outside observer. My processing can be very confusing, intimidating, raises many questions. I am used to it. It hasn’t made it any easier because I am under psychoneuerochemical physical reactions that are truthfully, ‘beaten’ into my existence in so many ways. Fortunately not physically beaten. Threatened. And not ‘my own’.
This is when I become tired. Because of this I am extremely and surprising to most, private in my personal life. An unexpected introvert as most ‘want’ me to be extroverted and available as ‘they see I should be’, for many reasons. I am hyper sensitive to knowing this.
Over time and final bits of research I have come to finally appreciate that I carry a diagnosed situation that actually needs quite a bit of outside understanding, meeting me where I am and allowance for me to be. Rather than so much external pressure for me to show up, perform to one’s expectations and giving so much less unreturned energetic space.
Gratuity. For not having it as bad as others. Although it was ‘not good’ to get me into this whole life situation. That comes in a lifetime of jaw dropping, interesting, experience provided to us from even outside of myself.
Coming into ownership of this now what is a lifetime diagnosis led to a particular restructuring internally, to be reflected externally. This comes partially in taking a public level interest and ownership of inappropriate or inconsistent actions that are not mine, but myself or energy that led people to come into contact with such experiences.
I see this as a fore warning to those who come across it and an apology to those who need one. To the reality that I am here on varying levels and generally open to particular discussions that clarify any interest, point of view or believe system that I may hold, agreeable or not. I am here.
Thankful, that although I was not well enough to speak about this in time, that time and energy turn, for the truth does make its way and it will continue to. As it has come back to me from inside and out multiple times, we will continue to make room for our stories and unfortunate lessons.
I am so fortunate for these seemingly small, last minute blessings that just seem to make it all worth it. We soo have to exercise patience, tolerance for our own selves and feelings, those who have them. It is not easy, it is hard. And it is so big and so much nothing. Very difficult to transcribe.
Anyway, this is my current message. I know I will be back to read, edit, look back and forward. So many things.
Thank you so much, anyone who came across what studio was created in the energy provided at the time of the space and those who enjoyed and reaped benefits in the space in between. We do know that the framework still provided the benefits people need. We know that these practices work. It is humans that can really put a wrench in the works.
Please continue to seek ways in which benefit your well being in the best ethical, moral and healthiest ways possible. We know there’s going to be bumps in the road, learn to lean in and turn them into something useful. Whether or not you can smile or frown about it, it will be what is made from it all, doesn’t matter how long it takes.
Classic 1, 2 & Intermediate Bodywork Classes ~ 1-3 Weekends, 20-60 NCTMB CEU's.
This means, there is no longer a need to take one weekend before another. The classes are now rounded out to accommodate students varying interest and scheduling.
These courses are open to all Yoga, Reiki, Relaxation practitioners, Massage Therapists, Nurses, Health Care workers, educators and the general public who have a healthy desire to learn how to meet some one where they are and to physically assist in another's restorative practice of self care and well being.
Attendees receive Nationally Certified Continuing Education hours, whether to work privately, by improving their current practices, as well as those simply wanting to provide comfort to their families and friends, which can also develop into a part time or full time practice.
This is the “Classic Routine" or Massage Nationalized and formalized by
Ajahn Sintorn Chaichakan the founder of The Traditional Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang, Mai Thailand.
As recorded and published by C. Pierce Salguero & D. Roylance, in The Encyclopedia of Thai Massage.
This will be taught with Westernized safety precautions for the client and practitioner by S. Cheiky.
'The combination practice of acupressure, sen line energy work and yoga is meant to balance the bodies energies and musculatureas well as give a sense of tremendous comfort and spirit, for both the client as well as the practitioner.'
Within all of the weekends we will cover the basic principles, ethics, bodywork and theory of the
Thai Healing Art of interactive massage, energy meridian work, and yoga treatment.
~No experience is necessary to start in any one weekend.
~Taking them in order is recommended for beginners, as to sequentially build upon the previous information and practice.
~The workshops can be taken out of order for those willing and able to accept the light and
added challenge of receiving the information in a non-linear way, which can be a great lesson in creativity!
~Full attendance is required for hours.
*If you have experience or a certificate of training at another school, need CEU's and or would like to
discuss continuing education with our programs, contact Sarah directly.
Massage Therapy & Acupuncture Updates
June 3, 2021
At the beginning of the pandemic, the Ohio Department of Health issued orders that contained requirements and guidance for providing health care services in Ohio. As of June 2, many Ohio Department of Health orders, including those impacting the provision of massage therapy and acupuncture services, have been lifted. Click here to review the Governor’s press release. You can also view the Responsible RestartOhio Social Distancing, Masking, and Congregating document and stay updated on the Department of Health’s guidance for healthcare providers here.
We are grateful for the efforts our healthcare licensees have made to continue to provide care for Ohio’s citizens during the pandemic. As always, we will continue to update our licensees as information becomes available.
ABMP, May 14:
In a May 12, 2021, news release, Governor Dewine announced that most pandemic health orders will expire on June 2, 2021. Measures being removed will include facial covering protocols, social distancing guidelines, and capacity restrictions for indoor andoutdoorevents. https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2021/04/27/file_attachments/1784979/Addendum%20to%20social%20distancing%20order%20%2004.27.21.pdf
YouTube Link: Sarah Cheiky NLMT CYT NCTMB
A long time being asked whether or not I have made videos, I hadn't. There is so much available online. I do believe we are all meant to journey and find our way, trying many avenues. To my clients, I did not want to be "the answer", just have some answers.
Over time, I have gained comfort in the idea of having the feeling of community through small avenues to help support us along the way. My videos are intended for my personal clients and at this time have no formality to them. Just us, doing some stuff, with some reminders and cues along the way.
I do hope to update regularly as I also have to log some old Thai teaching videos and other fitness content as well. I look forward to seeing what's there.
Thank you for checking it out and subscribing. Take care of your self to be well in the Now!
Massage Courses During Covid 19:
We are following all State Medical Board Safety Protocols for Massage Therapy, including but not limited to:
Mandating masks for teacher and student
Taking temperature upon entry
Screening for Covid-19 symptoms
Protective covers on massage tables under the sheets to prevent spread of germs and virus
Top sanitation procedures including cleaning all surfaces (door knobs, light switches--everything!) in-between clients
Air purification systems in the rooms
Steam cleaning floors
Disposable lotion cups, masks, and all other products
Please stay tuned. This will be edited. 4/2022
Hello all! The Studio Cleveland is moving on and up!
You may or may not have heard, TSC is changing hands in ownership this September 1, 2018, to Ms. Sara Syed (& David Dissel) We were fortunate to be in space and time that allowed us to connect to a process of transition that has been one of tremendous ease and fluidity.
It is quite an honor to have built a space and created something that yes, people loved, and that many would want to run, direct, operate or practice within. Having the actual opportunity to be able to physically hand over such a large project in order for its continued survival, in what way suites the community best, has absolutely an amazing level of gratitude and state of awe, on so many levels.
Over the course of the next few months and years, I will continue to be part of The Studio family as a consultant or guide and in my regular fashion of being a Licensed Massage Therapist and Educator first. Having invested spiritual interest in seeing the space grow beyond what I was capable, will be my first past time. Vacation will be in there as well, apparently we should take some time off when things like this happen they say.
There is no real way for me to fully express the stories of the years here and now. We are still moving forward in order to make sure that The Studio, it's processes and it's growth is fully supported. We look forward to you possibly making your way through to some of the new classes that will be offered in the space.
So many thank you's to so many and all of the people who had come to support The Studio Cleveland, myself personally, their own personal practice or learn how to build their professional practices. A community of Independent Professionals who were able to grow individually, yet help elevate a platform, by being part of the collective. A grand achievement and reflection of all hard work, time, energy, dedication and love put forth these years.
What I do hope for is enough space and time coming up to reflect more fully on the times, all of the times at The Studio Cleveland, and with each individual person's essence that arises in good time. I have a lot of healing to do, my store has been open 24/7, 365, for over 8+ years, working double shifts for a good bit of that. It's time to find some ease in between all of the action.
Professionally, I have created the usual avenues of contact, Website with blog, Facebook, groups, YouTube channel, etc. that I will be functionally working with to update with old and new information and links. I look forward to sharing stories and reflections as they arise, if they want to be shared. 😉 Nothing is perfect for sure. Will be in constant editing discovery.
Please subscribe! I look forward to seeing you there and in the future along the way!
Look for me in all the locations and have twitter and LInkedin as well!
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Continue learning to live and be well all!
Thank you so much for the time and years, I am looking forward to seeing you around!
With the ability to sit in silence, we learn to be able to listen to ours and universal truth, create space in between, in order to truly find ourselves. In turn, when this is registered fully in oneself, it is time to get up and move forward with your meditation, walking with it, living with it, in it, being it and doing it fully, to the full extent of oneself. I now know why there are stories of the yogis burned up and disappeared, because of their true level of commitment and passion. I do wish these things for all beings, to sit, feel, know and practice. I do hope we all continue to strive to keep learning this. We are human and become busy in our lives, when we are householders, managers, business owners, team representatives, with responsibility to others. I do hope the world continues to learn consistency in their promises through actions, hopefully out of and in love, rather than illusion, delusion and greed. To this world, this humanness and the spiritual experience...
I have been quite reserved to post a photo wearing less than full clothing, but with friends doing it and sharing their more than inspirational experiences, I feel like I too can reveal myself.
At 16, I didn't look past the scale when it said 186, but my assumption was that it didn't get any better that following summer. (To put me into perspective, my boyfriend was 6'8, at least 325+. Referring to another photo).
Less than 2 years later, I figured out that losing weight in an unhealthy way, would not do. It landed me in the hospital, to which I lied to my parent, as to the reason why I was there. I knew I couldn't lie to myself.
It takes a lot of practice, experimentation, honesty but I knew that if I wanted to look like what I do now, it would take a lifestyle and lifetime commitment.
In 2002, I felt the first time that I understood what it meant to bring all aspects of health together as I felt the success.
2003, I had my daughter, I reached a lovely, and comfortable 206 lbs! The process is not always easy and we fall into old habits and ways; hopefully, overtime, our consciousness will not allow or accept personal untruths.
19 years later and in this case, enjoying food, self, the simple fact that I have a body that I can use, have full function of my life and limbs, I will use them. Until they retire.
Per our original ideals, just because I wanted to look this way on the outside, at that time, I didn't know that it was how I understood and felt about myself that would get my body here.
As I am honest with myself about what works and doesn't, my body has decided to do this. Apparently, because I enjoy the food, the exercise, my lifestyle, this is what I get on the outside.
I just pray , that the inside is truly doing just as well;-)
Repost 8/18 - It's been a while since I posted this; A friend needs to see it.
It's not the destination, it's the journey and how we treat ourselves along with others on the road...
This body and mind, is what it is. I am not perfect. I was told, "they" see me as having room for improvement, ie, things I cannot change, loose skin, scar tissue, "natural beauty", not wearing heals or more makeup more often, cutting or dying my hair sooner...
I too know that I have room to improve, but my opinion and perspective is different from theirs...
It is always within the qualities of how to be more honest, with more integrity and truth in compassion and words, for self and others. Patience, finding the most honorable words. Living these words, in this life.
In my whole life, I have wondered why people are so scared, of being this within themselves and outwardly. I know, I had been programmed, I am learning.
We are so confused... Fed so many different messages. Even though we know the untruth, it can be sad, depressing, debilitating.
We don't have to tolerate it or be it any longer, outside or inside.
Oh yeah... Just say, "fuck it" with a smile on your face!
Viparita Karani Variations
There are a few different ways to perform this pose, and whichever you choose depends on your own abilities.
Legs Straight up the Wall Version
Lie on the back with your bum against the wall, or as close to the wall as possible, with the legs raised straight up the wall hip distance apart. Feel free to prop the bum up on a pillow, particularly if you are pregnant. The soles of the feet should be facing upward toward the ceiling and the arms should be placed beside you for balance. The amount of stiffness in the hips determines how close to the wall your legs are. Ideally, the will be touching the wall, but it might take a while for you to get there.
Legs in a Wide “V” VersionFor deeper stretch, do the same as explained above, but insead of keeping the feet hip distance apart, spread the legs into a wide V formation. This will enable you to feel a deeper stretch in the groin area while being gentle at the same time.
Soles Together VersionTurn the knees outward and put the soles of the feet together, with the legs pressed against the wall. This is quite an intense stretch, allowing you to experience the deepest groin stretch from the pose.
Advanced VersionThis version requires more mobility and balance. If it`s challenging for you, stay there.
Benefits of Viparita Karani
1. Increases Blood Flow and Decreases InflammationThis pose increases blood flow and circulation, particularly after a day of sitting or standing for an extended period of time. It reduces swellings as well, especially swelling in the feet, ankles, and calves.
2. Improves Hamstring Mobility and Reduces Lower Back PainThis pose stretches out the hamstrings, which often become shortened as a result of sitting at a desk all day, causing lower back pain. By performing this pose, you will relieve the pressure on the lower back, relieve pain, and improve hamstring mobility.
3. Reduces Stress and Stimulates RelaxationAs it alleviates pain and increases blood flow, this pose also relaxes you. This stimulation of the nervous system brings you into a more relaxed and calmer state. Hence, it also induces sleep and allows you to get a better night`s sleep.