Analogies to Better Understand the Bodywork Techniques


Free Flowing Brook


Stagnant Brook

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

  • 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


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.