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About Hillary Howard

  • With a passion for elevating clients' baseline of health, Hillary creates a supportive environment where individuals can actively engage in their healing journey.

  • Through her expertise and personalized approach, Hillary empowers clients to take charge of their well-being, guiding them toward greater vitality, balance, and inner harmony.

Hillary Specializes in:

  • FST Therapy

  • Reiki

  • Chakra Attunement

  • Aromatherapy

  • Emotional Release Techniques

  • Sound Bowl Therapy

  • Holistic Health Coaching

 

Why Choose Hillary:

  • Hillary Howard is a dedicated practitioner focused on empowering clients to achieve optimal health and wellness.

  • She specializes in the transformative power of stretch therapy and Reiki, believing in their profound impact on physical, emotional, and energetic well-being.

  • Hillary emphasizes the importance of regular fascial stretch therapy (FST) for enhancing overall quality of life, targeting the fascia to improve mobility, flexibility, and reduce pain and inflammation.

  • Recognizing that trauma and emotional tension can be stored in the fascia, Hillary facilitates their release through FST, allowing for free energetic flow throughout the body.

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Whole Body Therapy

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FST

Fascial Stretch Therapy

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Reiki

Attunement

 

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Essential Oil

Coaching

What is FST

What is FST or Fascial Stretch Therapy?

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FST Targets the Fascia

 

A Crucial Component of the Body's Connective Tissue Network,

 

Which Houses Both

 

The Nervous System and Neurotransmitters.

By Addressing the Fascia,

 

FST Facilitates Improved Mobility, Increased Flexibility, and Reduced Pain and Inflammation

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) is a revolutionary approach to improving movement and function in the body. Developed based on science, FST targets multiplanar, multijoint, and rotational movement.

 

By applying techniques from Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), FST aims to restore balance and proper function to the body, reducing limitations and adhesions in the joints.

The Science Behind FST

  • Origin: PNF, developed in the 1950s by neurophysiologist Herman Kabat, initially focused on muscles. Recent research suggests that fascia also exhibits contractile properties, leading to the application of PNF techniques to fascia.

  • Benefits: FST not only improves movement in fascial nets, connective tissue, and muscles but also helps release restrictions in the body, enhancing overall flexibility and mobility.

What is Fascia?

  • Fascia is the intricate network of connective tissue that envelops and supports every soft tissue in your body.

  • It links tendons/ligaments to bone.

  • It envelops muscles.

  • It suspends organs.

  • It's richly innervated with sensory nerves, relaying movement information to your nervous system.

FASCIA ADHESIONS

 

Healthy fascia is pliable and continuous, facilitating smooth movement. However, adhesions occur when collagen fibers stiffen or become restricted, hindering mobility and causing discomfort. This disruption can lead to a chain reaction of restrictions throughout your body.

Imagine an ankle injury impacting hip movement, which then affects your lower back. Addressing the entire fascial network, rather than isolated areas, can yield comprehensive relief and restore optimal function.

WHEN DO FASCIA ADHESIONS OCCUR?

 

Adhesions typically arise after injury, surgery, inflammation, repetitive movements, or prolonged inactivity.

What to Expect?

Arrive in comfortable, stretchy attire for your session. During the initial assessment, Hillary will gather information about your injury history, posture, and mobility. While you'll participate in some muscle contractions, your main focus should be on relaxation and deep breathing.

Her pain-free approach employs finesse, not force, to coax your nervous system into a state of relaxation. This enables Hillary to unlock deep joint range without discomfort.

 

You may experience immediate mobility improvements after a single 60 or 90-minute session, although a series of at least three sessions is recommended for lasting results.

 

Regular maintenance sessions can be scheduled as needed.

How is Fascia Stretch Therapy Different?

  • Comprehensive Approach: FST targets not only muscles but also neurological and fascial systems.

  • Neuromuscular Communication: Enhances athletic performance by restoring communication between nerves and muscles.

  • Pain-Free Optimal Gains: Facilitates natural reflexes to improve range of motion without causing discomfort.

Who Can Benefit from FST?

  • Individuals with chronic back pain

  • Athletes seeking faster recovery

  • Those with sedentary lifestyles or poor posture

  • Individuals with degenerative joint conditions or arthritis

  • Anyone rehabilitating an injury

  • Those experiencing stress-related tension

  • Individuals seeking guidance with stretching

  • Those who prefer a non-invasive alternative to massage

HOW DOES FST EXCEL?

  • Enhances sports performance

  • Decreases risk for sports-related injuries

  • Improves joint range of motion

  • Enhances posture & circulation

  • Reduces pain due to tightness

  • Increases release of endorphins

  • Promotes relaxation of the body and mind

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Reiki

Understanding Reiki: A Holistic Approach to Wellness

Reiki, a Japanese technique, is a method aimed at reducing stress, inducing relaxation, and fostering healing. This practice involves the gentle laying on of hands to channel a universal life force energy believed to flow within us, sustaining life itself. When this energy is low, it can lead to illness or stress, while a high level promotes happiness and health.

The Essence of Reiki: Combining Spiritual Wisdom and Life Force Energy

The term "Reiki" originates from two Japanese words: "Rei," representing "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power," and "Ki," symbolizing "life force energy." Therefore, Reiki can be understood as "spiritually guided life force energy."

The Reiki Experience: A Path to Wholeness

Reiki treatments offer a serene sensation, akin to a radiant glow enveloping and flowing through the recipient. These sessions target the entirety of an individual, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. The effects are often profound, inducing relaxation, inner peace, and an overall sense of well-being, with some reporting miraculous outcomes.

Beyond Belief: Reiki as a Universal Practice

Reiki transcends religious boundaries, devoid of dogma or mandatory beliefs. Its effectiveness remains uninfluenced by personal faith, making it universally applicable and accessible. While Reiki may deepen spiritual connections for some, its essence lies in promoting harmony and inner balance.

The Reiki Ideals serve as both a framework for graceful living and virtues worthy of cultivation. Embracing these ideals not only enhances the healing experience but also encourages personal growth and self-improvement.

Reiki presents a holistic approach to wellness, intertwining spiritual wisdom with life force energy to promote healing and personal growth. Whether you seek stress relief, physical healing, or spiritual balance, Reiki offers a path toward wholeness and harmony. Join Hillary on this transformative journey towards holistic well-being.

Essential Oils

Understanding Essential Oils

Embark

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of essential oils, Uncover the captivating history of essential oils and their profound impact on health and wellness while exploring their therapeutic and spiritual significance. Delve into the incredible versatility of essential oils, learning how they can soothe stress, enhance sleep, boost energy, and promote overall well-being. Navigate the world of essential oils with confidence, mastering safety precautions, proper dilution techniques, and responsible usage.

Unlock

Unlock your creativity as you explore the art of blending and formulating custom blends tailored to your unique needs. Transform your daily routine by integrating essential oils into every aspect of your life, from morning rituals to bedtime routines. 

Elevate

Elevate your essential oil journey with advanced techniques and specialized applications, including chakra balancing, energy healing, and targeted protocols for various health concerns. Join us on this exhilarating journey and discover the endless possibilities of essential oils for enhancing your health, wellness, and vitality.

Pricing

Hillary Pricing

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST):

  • Enhance flexibility and relieve tension with FST sessions

  • 45-minute session: $100

  • 60-minute session: $120

Reiki:

  • Relaxation and energy balance through Reiki sessions

  • 30-minute session: $50

  • 60-minute session: $100

Essential Oils:

  • Guidance and education on essential oils and their supplements

  • Empowerment through knowledge of benefits and safe usage

  • Essential oil coaching is available at $50 per hour or complimentary with a membership

  • Membership pricing options are available

Ionic Foot Bath:

  • Promote detoxification and relaxation with an Ionic Foot Bath

  • Price: $75

Full Emotional Release Session:

  • Comprehensive session combining Reiki, FST, and therapeutic essential oils

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Price: $250

Dr. B's Wellness Clinic

6435 Central Ave.

St. Pete, FL 33710

Mon - Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
​​Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
​Sunday: Closed

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