It is natural for the body to compensate for daily wear-and-tear, and even absorb and cope with larger traumas. Since everything is connected to everything else, any "tethering" will reverberate throughout the entire body. For instance, a diaphragm-liver adhesion may well impair the natural motion of the liver, restrict breathing, and even refer pain into the right shoulder.
There may come a time when the body has compensated to its maximum capacity and can do little more -- this is the place where dysfunction begins to visibly manifest. "All I did was pick up the bar of soap..." is often actually the point where a body system that has been running at capacity gets overwhelmed and things simply spill over. Any little bit of water poured into an already full cup has no where to go but over the edge.
Although our bodies have amazing abilities to adapt, it is not necessary to wait until symptoms appear to benefit from treatment. Preventive maintenance on a regular basis can help keep symptoms from arising. Just as visits to the dentist twice a year and changing the oil in your car every 3000 miles helps prevent problems, receiving a treatment for your body at regular intervals is valuable as preventive care.
I have often witnessed profound transformations in my clients when I use Visceral Massage techniques.
This work involves a gentle, yet specific touch, where restrictions and adhesions are identified, brought into a place of ease, and released. Visceral lymphatic massage, as a form of Visceral Massage Therapy, not only works to release deep restrictions, but also decongests tissues that have endured chronic inflammation and pain. It is not unusual for clients to report heightened states of awareness and deep euphoria during sessions due to the profound releases they experience.
Sessions generally last one hour.
These modalities were developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly and Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral.
To learn more, please visit the Barral Institute web site at www.barralinstitute.com.
CranioSacral Therapy is a scientifically based system of bodywork pioneered and developed by osteopath Dr. John Upledger, which utilizes very light touch for both assessment and treatment. While CranioSacral Therapy can be used to treat a variety of problems, it is most well known for its effectiveness in identifying and treating problems involving the muscles and spine, structural alignment, and for healing from emotional trauma. If you suffer from back, neck, or shoulder pain, headaches, TMJ, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or anxiety, CranioSacral Therapy might be for you.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that works to release restrictions around the brain and spinal cord in order to allow the body to bring itself back in to a place of homeostasis, or balance.
A CranioSacral therapist works not so much by 'doing' something to the body as by stimulating the body's self-corrective mechanisms. Clients are often surprised that even though a therapist may be touching them very lightly, they feel the impact throughout their entire body. At times clients may also experience an emotional release.
CranioSacral Therapy sessions last about an hour, and can be extremely relaxing. Patients also sometimes experience memory flashes that are related to the healing process, as they relive and release memories stored in the cells of the body. This results in a reduction of symptoms, and in increased feelings of well-being.
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