The combination of power and sensitivity is required to meet and engage with the intelligence of your body’s soft tissue and nervous system. Listening to what and where your body needs work, and responding accordingly with the right amount of pressure at the right depth of engagement is essential to giving your body what it needs to heal itself and function optimally.
My job is to facilitate a better placement of the body’s structures (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, joints and organs) so that they can relate to and assist each other more easily. When the body’s structure improves, its function follows.
My job is also to engage and restore your body’s nervous system. Because the nervous system is the sophisticated intelligence that controls the body, the rest of the body suffers when it is irritated. Stress is one of the greatest irritants to the nervous system, and unfortunately high stress is epidemic in our culture. Chances are your sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight/freeze) is chronically taxed and overworked if you have a body and live in America.
By disengaging the sympathetic nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for restoration, regeneration and healing), the body returns to and can soak in its innate health and wholeness. In this way, when you receive a treatment, your body heals itself and prevents future injury.