Lehigh Valley Healing Circle
"Structural Massage & Wellness Center" 3312 7th St Whitehall, Pa 18052 484-241-7115

Postural Distortion Correction

Postural Distortions & Gravity:
A Root Cause of Pain & Dysfunction

Much of the time, musculoskeletal pain is caused by the way the body opposes gravity inefficiently, meaning, their body weight has shifted off the bones and onto the muscles. It is my experience that many of the painful afflictions people suffer from are caused by the gravitational forces being continually and inappropriately applied to their body and the way their body opposes it, often with painful results.

It is muscles taking over the function of bones and a constant fight with gravity causing some or many muscles to tighten so much they actually feel as hard as bones.

This body shifting, altering, and compensating, with accompanying chronic, musculo-fascial tension, often leads to a constant barrage of trigger point formation, referral of pain to distant areas, leg length deviations, and pelvis, spine and shoulder girdle misalignments.

As well, these misalignments cause the all too common downward stooped & collapsed posture and forward head positioning. (See illustration, above right.)

You see, the objective in our method of therapy is to create structural symmetry, musculoskeletal balance and relaxed, fluid movement of the joints and bones.

 

Structural Balancing: In-Depth

To solve the above described problems, we use a unique system of Structural Analysis & Postural Assessment. By determining what the bones are doing, we can therefore evaluate what the muscles are doing.

The angles and rotations of the bones tell us which muscles have become chronically over-shortened, those muscles, in turn becoming the targets of treatment. Whereas most methods of assessment focus strictly on localized soft tissues and pain patterns, we teach  you to focus on relationships between bones, and between bones and gravity, giving you far more accurate information as to which muscles to treat.

Muscles are the only thing in the human body with the ability to physiologically and significantly shorten or lengthen, therefore pulling bones out of alignment. In turn, lengthening certain muscles allows the body to return to proper alignment and balance.

Muscle tension from adaptation, compensation, overload and repetitive injuries will, more often than not, lead to joint restriction, joint fixation and inflammation and lastly, joint deterioration. Muscles have the direct ability to compress, degenerate, deteriorate, and fragment spinal discs.

In many cases, chronically over-shortened muscles pull bones out of alignment, or muscles reactively adapt to distorted bone positioning and lock those bones into misalignment, more-or-less permanently, if the Client does not find a practitioner who understands this process and how to treat it.

SPECIALIZING IN STRUCTURAL ENERGETIC THERAPY
My objective is to provide an approach to relieving a Client’s pain and dysfunction by DE-compressing and balancing their musculoskeletal structure. 

Principles of Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork address both highly specific as well as system-wide muscular imbalances and skeletal deviations such as twists, tilts, and rotations of the pelvis, spine and shoulder girdle, in turn causing chronic pain & dysfunction.

Correcting postural imbalances & compensation patterns by Integrating: cranial/structural techniques, myofascial release and structural bodywork, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage, scar tissue and adhesion release, postural analysis, Acupressure, Kinesiology testing. 

Muscle tension from adaptation, compensation, overload and repetitive injuries will, more often than not, lead to joint restriction, joint fixation and inflammation and lastly, joint deterioration. Muscles have the direct ability to compress, degenerate, deteriorate, and fragment spinal discs.

In many cases, chronically over-shortened muscles pull bones out of alignment, or muscles reactively adapt to distorted bone positioning and lock those bones into misalignment, more-or-less permanently, if the Client does not find a practitioner who understands this process and how to treat it.

Clinical Massage Therapy involves your newfound ability to understand and effectively identify and manipulate soft tissues of the body for the purpose of reducing chronic, excess muscle and nerve tensions contributing to onsets of pain and dysfunction. It offers an in-depth look at the various causes, symptoms, and conditions of muscle tension and the principles of reversing that tension.

Common conditions associated with the core distortion and structural imbalances are a chronic back pain, pelvic pain, and pressure, some digestive issues, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, one leg longer than the other, gird, degenerative disk disease, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, nerve entrapment and more... 

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