Bodywork Analogies

Not quite sure how these techniques can help the body? Maybe these analogies will help give you some insight into how the work brings balance to the body as a whole.

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Boggy or Stagnant Water

  • Enter the food we eat, the environment that surrounds us, the daily stress we have, etc

  • The body ends up becoming stagnant like the brook 

  • Enter pain, inflammation, reduced joint movement, headaches, etc

  • How do we help our bodies get back to free flowing?

  • The bodywork techniques help the stagnation to be released and to begin to free flow again

  • How long it takes to get back to fully free flowing depends on the body's response to the techniques

  • Each person is individual and unique

Free Flowing Water

  • The body internally is supposed to move like the free flowing brook

  • The body needs regular maintenance of at least once a month to keep the body in homeostasis (big word for balanced)

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Technique Moves & Fascia

I read about this analogy in regards to fascia. I hope it will be helpful

  • The skin on a mandarin/orange is "like" our skin

    • This is where I perform the bodywork moves with light touch​

  • The white part under the orange skin is "like" the fascia under our skin

    • This is where the "signal" from the move is sent through

  • The fascia runs throughout the body and covers every organ, joint, muscle.  It's literally everywhere.

    • The lighter the touch the better the signal​

    • The signal goes to the brain and lets it know that an adjustment needs to happen in the body

    • Think about how a sound moves through water and can be heard for miles. These signals move through the fascia in a similar way.

Layers to Health

Think of your health like an onion. There are many layers and as each layer is peeled away, whether through bodywork, health coaching, or a combination, your body begins to head toward healing.

This is why I suggest for a new client to have 3 to 6 sessions at the beginning to help the body with peeling away the layers. The maintenance afterwards is to keep the health of the body maintained.

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