What is ZHealth?
ZHealth is a cutting-edge, neurologically-based, individualized approach to brain and body health that helps you move better and feel better. Have you heard of neural plasticity? When your brain gets the precise input it needs through joint movements, vision, and your system of balance, your function improves, and life gets more satisfying.
Who can benefit from ZHealth?
Everything we do involves brain and body. From sitting at a computer all day long, to playing the tuba, to Olympic-level sports performance, we meet challenges that tax us physically and neurologically. ZHealth offers benefits for everyone, whether the goal is pain-free movement, clearer thinking, increased strength and speed, or better eyesight and balance.
What happens in a ZHealth session?
Based on your history and our thorough assessments, we use joint mobility drills to improve your brain mapping, vision and vestibular (a powerfully integrative component of the nervous system) work, respiration training, movements to stimulate specific cerebellar or cortical areas, mobilization of scars, lymph, and more. You are unique. Your nervous system shows us what works for you.
Please consider this a partnership. You bring your goals, your body, your history, and your willingness to participate. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, and full attention on you. We devote much of your first session to an in-depth conversation about your health and fitness history. We discuss your goals. These are very important; they provide our fuel and direction.
We then use movement, visual, and vestibular exercises to both assess and influence your brain and body function. You may see improvement in strength and flexibility or reduction of pain in just one session. You will receive short drills to do as homework to integrate new-found positive changes. You always have the option of taking photos or videos of the drills to aid in performing them at home. And – vitally important – you will learn how to assess your own progress.
ZHealth as a physical training method
The world of physical training is changing fast, and ZHealth, because it is neurology-based, is at the forefront of this change. The old approaches: agonizing strength and endurance training, stretching, aerobic workouts, and “no pain, no gain” are proving inadequate, often unsafe, mechanistic, and not a whole lot of fun.
ZHealth takes a brain-based, comprehensive approach to training, balancing safety with novelty, both of which our brains require. The development of pain-free mobility and strength are entirely integrated with vision, head movement, respiration, reflexes, balance, hand/eye coordination, and the influence of old injuries. Your individually-tailored workouts are founded in the requirements of your nervous system.
How can ZHealth help me?
As we work together, you can expect to…
- Move better
- Balance better
- See better
- Breathe better
- Feel better
- Focus better
- Think better
- Improve coordination
- Reduce stress
- Resolve injuries
- Minimize pain
- Get stronger safely
- Improve flexibility without stretching
- Accelerate athletic performance
- Expand your movement vocabulary
- Enjoy a sense of neuro-wonder
“In 2003, I suffered a stroke, lost the use of one eye, and thought I would never dance again. My sessions with Eliana picked up where Physical Therapy left off, and I now dance waltz, foxtrot, tango, and rumba.”Anne S.
“I feel lighter!”RF