The focus of manual medicine is to bring greater balance, mobility and coordination to the whole. When the elements of the mind and body are balanced we experience less pain, less agitation and a greater ease of movement and function.
Through an amalgam of modalities I approach the body as a sum of many parts; not just tissue, bone, organs and vessels – but a concentration of energy and matter manifesting in different expressions. Each layer is met with different intention, each issue approached as unique and specific to the client.
The purpose behind this approach is the reestablishing and reinforcement of well-being – the treatment and rehabilitation of injury and disfunction, pain management, the regulation of the physiological processes of the body (digestion, sleep, appetite, stress), strengthening and conditioning, reconnecting of the client to their physiology and helping them to reach an overall greater comfort and stability within their structure.
This type of therapy is not always comfortable nor easy. To properly address areas of imbalance often can be challenging both physically and emotionally. It is my focus and intention to approach this practice mindfully and compassionately but it is our goal as client and practitioner to cause significant and lasting affect with the work we do. That being said – there are many tools in the box – not all of them are physically strong in their approach; some – such as CranioSacral – are far more subtle. For those unaccustomed to this work it can feel like nothing more than gentle holding of the tissues. However, in truth, some of the most subtle forms of work can sometimes be the most potent. This is not necessarily a “no pain, no gain” scenario. The techniques are dynamic, adaptable and designed for efficiency and efficacy.
Below is a brief synopsis of the modalities employed in my style of manual medicine. Within each section you will find a link to more information should you be interested.