Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy technique used to treat various anatomical systems of the body. There are natural tendencies of the body to undergo reflex spasms as a form of protection due to trauma, injury, and inflammation. These kinds of injuries are occurring in our everyday lives, from activities as simple as stepping off a curb incorrectly, or eating something that inflames our gut. As these spasms persist, they can cause pain and form diagnostic trigger points over time. These spasms can present as conditions such as idiopathic pain, stiffening of joints, and digestive disorders. With FCS, the therapist can locate and treat these trigger points and release tissue spasms with surgical precision.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole body health and performance. The stresses and strains with daily life are absorbed within the body. There is only so much tension the body can handle before the tissues begin to tighten, and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body. CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self correct.
By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST has been shown to naturally reduce pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease and enhance your health and well-being. And because it is so gentle, CST has been shown to be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. CST has shown to help full spectrum of pain and dysfunctions, including chronic neck and back pain, stress and tension related disorders, spinal cord injuries, migraines and headaches, infant and childhood disorders, post concussion symptoms, TMJ syndrome, scoliosis, central nervous system disorders, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, post traumatic stress disorder, and more.
Somato Emotional Release
Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process designed to rid your mind and body of residual effects of past injuries and negative experiences which are stored as energy cysts within the cellular memory of the body. The physical forces that were put into a person’s body at the time of an accident or injury may be dealt with in one of two ways:
- The injured body may immediately begin dissipating these forces and the natural healing process will follow.
- The physical forces imposed upon the person’s body may be retained rather than dissipated.
During the therapeutic session, the release of the energy cyst frequently results in some re-experiencing of the pain, fear, anger, etc. that was present with the original incident, as well as other details that may have been long-forgotten. This re-experiencing of aspects of the original injury is a very good sign that the treatment is releasing some or part of the retained problem. When this type of experience occurs, a patient should not try to suppress the pain or emotion, rather with the support of the therapist they should allow the experience to unfold and move naturally towards a healing resolution.
Viscera relates to internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. VM is a gentle manual therapy technique that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. VM does not solely focus on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. Underneath the pain or diagnosis is a compensatory pattern created in the body with the initial source of the dysfunction often being far away from where the pain is felt. Because of this, the practitioner searches for this pattern and the source, and treats the related tissues. The treatment is a gentle compression, mobilization and elongation of the soft tissues. As the source of the problem is released, the symptoms will start to decrease.
Some conditions that can be treated with VM are: whiplash and seat belt injuries, carpal tunnel, digestive disorders, acid reflux, post operative scar tissue pain, swallowing dysfunctions, women’s and men’s health issues, chronic pelvic pain, fibroids and cysts, pediatric health issues, colic, anxiety and depression and many more.