Neuromuscular Therapy (St. John Method)
Developed by Paul St. John, LMT, Neuromuscular Therapy is a blend of applications and an ongoing study of the dynamic principles of several natural laws.
Originally conceived and born out of necessity to find treatment and relief from acute and chronic pain, Paul St. John was himself a multi-accident victim.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) involves the following principles:
- Structural Balancing and symmetry. When the body is asymmetrical then the muscular system must become part of the support (skeletal) system to keep it balanced in gravity. Muscles move bones, and through the soft tissue, the skeletal system can be re-aligned without being forced into place. The body's dynamic geometry is always trying to achieve balance. It creates many different tension patterns when in trauma.
- Nerve Entrapment. Caused by hypertonic (tense) muscle or bones or discs impinging upon a nerve or nerve bundle. This causes more pain or tension anywhere along the neural pathway.
- Inflammation. Best treated through the nervous system by acupressure. Often a result of overuse or acute trauma.
- Proprioceptic Neuromuscular Facilitation. ( PNF ) stretching the ligaments and tendons to relax a specific area or group, while re-educating the neural pathways so the pain pattern does not recur.
- Active release techniques. Involving participation of the client to release muscle/tendon that is stubborn.
- Adhesions. Connective tissue can be extremely restrictive, “ grabbing ” large areas and throwing the skeletal symmetry out of alignment.
- Arthritis, of many forms. Joint limitations.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a direct hands on treatment and involves no drugs or machinery. It is the preferred modality of many national sports teams and those suffering from back pain, sciatic pain, frozen shoulders, whiplash and migraines.
Developed by Dr John Upledger, D.O, F.A.A.O. CranioSacral® Therapy is a deep blending of the body and mind.
The therapist and client become in synch with the subtle electrical currents of the brain and the rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid. The CST therapist can direct the body's own intelligence to facilitate it's own healing ability.
This often can lead to profound changes and has an effect of synchronizing or balancing the systems of the body.
Many clients report a flood of new thoughts or awareness and a deeper connection with themselves.
Holistic Psychology & Wellness
Old emotions are subconscious patterns. During a time when we were young and developing our ego we relied upon our parents or caregivers to provide their beliefs to us, that is how we then view the world.
Those thoughts, true or false, whether given to us in fear or by misguided attempts at love, once accepted became part of our psyche. These beliefs now are the point of view we see ourselves from. Judgements and fears can somatize or become resident in the subconscious mind and body, creating real illness and disease.
My practice involves bringing the inner child, the body, subconscious mind and higher self to meet each other and work as a team to release the mind/body from the illusions that are causing limitations.
True healing takes place on every level of being. This therapy is a guided event that includes the entire person.