The primary goal of Therapeutic Bodywork, or "fix-up work”, is to resolve the primary issue you are having with your body. This most typically involves resolving issues of chronic pain and stiffness in specific areas of your body. Some of the techniques used are Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial release, and energetic techniques such as Craniosacral Therapy and Therapeutic Touch. Even though the goal of Therapeutic Bodywork is not relaxation, you are likely to be quite relaxed by the end of such a session.
Some of the benefits of Therapeutic Bodywork sessions include pain relief from repetitive motion, motor vehicle accidents, falls, sport injuries, and surgeries. It also helps relieve the tension and stress that typically gets lodged in the classic chronic pain zones of your body such as the head, neck, shoulders, low back, hips and the joints of your body.
With the Therapeutic Bodywork sessions, you will be resolving your primary concerns, without receiving and experiencing the wholistic benefits of the Rolfing ten session series protocol or recipe. In many cases this involves simply resolving an issue in your physical body. However, within a Therapeutic Bodywork session working with issues of your body-mind (Body Psychology) can and is often used depending on your interests and needs.
After having received two sessions of Therapeutic Bodywork on the clients forearm weeks after having undergone surgery: "Thank you so much. You have helped me many times, but never in such a significant, impressive way." - Alicen After one Therapeutic Bodywork session: "I want to thank you. Whatever you did, for a single treatment, moved me farther and faster along than anything else has." - Adam
After one Therapeutic Bodywork session: Thank you, thank you. I can’t believe the difference in my ankle. My foot is striking the floor differently when I walk. Things are cracking and readjusting and I have some interesting sensations around my left sitting bone. I’m hoping I can hold on to this benefit (which seems like a miracle to me). The wrist is also very much improved. I’m hoping we can repeat the same stuff next week.Thanks again. I’m very, very happy. - Anonymous
After Receiving two Therapeutic Bodywork sessions (note: she had received the Rolfing 10 sessions series 2 years prior) Sorry it took so long for me to update you about the condition of my foot, but my foot feels soooo much better, I even forgot it hurt. It has been giving me no trouble at all. It took a bit for it to feel like this after the last session, but it is great now. I am definitely not walking like a cripple in the morning anymore. Thank-you for the the relief, from the dread, of having to walk on my feet in the morning. Have a Happy New Year!! Thank-you for helping mine be better. - Pam Donahue
The problems of poor posture, muscle tension, and stress-caused pain are corrected by seeing them through the lens of kinesthetic awareness. Normal kinesthetic awareness is lacking in much of the population and typically overlooked by health care practitioners. Craig Williamson
The Role of the Nervous system - Why do we experience pain?
When pain does not go away, we call it chronic. The question is what is the origins of chronic pain: the type that is always moving around or does not go away? The role of the nervous system is critical in answering this question. It boils down to the nervous system giving our body a pain response. It does so because the nervous system's job is to keep us alive and to survive. So, it will alert us of of any emanate danger and reminds us of any past dangers. The problem is that he nervous system may continue to give us a pain response even if the danger from the past is now gone. It may give a pain response that is disproportionate or to what is actually going on. This is key. Once you learn what the nervous system is trying to protect you from and the danger no longer present, the pain response has the potential to greatly lessen and stop.
Rolfing Movement Integration Experience the joy of movement! Move like never before. See how to have better posture, greater athletic performance and to rehabilitate. Learn how to walk, run, stand, work, and/or do your sport more effectively/efficiently. Get acquainted with your breath, and how trauma is held in the body. Rolfing Movement is a system of movement & embodiment education. The purpose is to increase ease, joy, and efficiency of movement, to develop a more powerful sense of self, and to release the stress caused by "gravity resisting" movement patterns. It is a process of exploration, education, and self-discovery. The work is gentle and non-intrusive. The Rolf Institutes description of Rolfing Movement -www.rolf.org/about/movement
Learning to breath fully and properly is fundamental to movement and to pain resolution.
Essentrics - Therapeutic and Dynamic Movement / Stretching Miranda Esmonde-White
Essentrics - 1.A dynamic workout that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, long muscles. 2.A full-body technique that works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process. 3.A completely original workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body. 4. Medical Definition: Eccentric training is defined as active contraction of a muscle occurring simultaneously with lengthening of the muscle.
Corrective Meridian Stretches - The Genius of Flexibility Bob Cooley
This is a form of stretching that is rehabilitative, corrective, and dynamic. It involves resistance flexibility or isometric stretching. It also targets and treats the organs via the meridians of the body. It is good for anyone of all abilities.
Egoscue - Passive Stretching - A Revolutionary Method to Stop Chronic Pain Pete Egoscue
Egoscue is a proven method that gets to the root of your chronic pain by returning your body to proper alignment, function and balance. Web site - http://www.egoscue.com Pete Egoscue - Pain Free -a Revolutionary Method For Stopping Chronic Pain
Primal posture: Ubong tribesmen in Borneo (right) display the perfect J-shaped spines. A woman in Burkina Faso (left) holds her baby so that his spine stays straight. The center image shows the S-shaped spine drawn in a modern anatomy book (Fig. I) and the J-shaped spine (Fig. II) drawn in the 1897 anatomy book Traite d'Anatomie Humaine. Courtesy of Esther Gokhale and Ian Mackenzie/Nomads of the Dawn
Low Back Mechanics and Rehab Dr. Stuart McGill
Understand the Mechanics of low back pain & How to mobilize and strengthen the low back pain spine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyGaKuSzD_M Book - Back Mechanic - the secretes to a health spine your doctor isn’t telling you - The step by step McGill Method to fix back pain Book - Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance
Locations to purchase in Edmonton Massage Essentials – South Edmonton - 780-701-5018 Fitness Depot South Side - 4920 – 99 Street – South Side – 780-433-8887 West Side - 10430 – 169 Street West (“service road” of 170 Street)
Another important ingredient in Rolfing, Therapeutic Bodywork and general healing your body is by understanding why your body is hurting, how it got that way and what exactly is needed to heal the issue.