Upper Body Posture Alignment
Forward Head Postures such as the Upper Crossed
Syndrome (Fig. 1) are the result of poor sleeping
positions, driving stress, computer neck, whiplash, and
faulty breathing habits. Pain becomes apparent due to
muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis, pinched nerves
and overstretching of the spinal cord. A significant part of
head, neck, jaw and shoulder pain is due to poor
posture, tension,trauma, and central nervous system
malregulation. These symptoms may reveal as fibromyalgia,
myofascial tender points, TMJ, and chronic fatigue
syndromes. (Exerts and Image from Eric Dalton; Freedom
from Pain Institute).
Lower Body Alignment / Pelvic Stabilization
Lower-Crossed Syndrome (LCS) is also referred to
as distal or pelvic crossed syndrome. In LCS,
tightness of the thoracolumbar extensors on the
dorsal side crosses with tightness of the iliopsoas
and rectus femoris. Weakness of the deep abdominal
muscles ventrally crosses with weakness of the
gluteus maximus and medius. This pattern of
imbalance creates joint dysfunction, particularly at
the L4-L5 and L5-S1 segments, SI joint, and hip joint.
Specific postural changes seen in LCS include anterior
pelvic tilt, increased lumbar lordosis, lateral lumbar shift,
lateral leg rotation, and knee hyperextension. If the
lordosis is deep and short, then imbalance is
predominantly in the pelvic muscles; if the lordosis is
shallow and extends into the thoracic area, then
imbalance predominates in the trunk muscles (Janda 1987).
The Stress Eliminator works to release and relieve stress and pain throughout the entire body not just your superficial tissue. The session is started with the client face up and Osteopathic techniques are used to eliminate any current pain, to put the body in a relaxed state. This is followed by subtle joint releases and some relaxing lower bodywork that focuses on the legs and feet. As I move to your upper body, generous time is devoted to the shoulders, neck and hands. The process is repeated when the client turns face down and again this portion of the session begins with pain and joint release techniques first. Then relaxing bodywork is devoted to feet, glutes, hips, upper and lower back and again the neck. This is a complete, PAIN FREE, stress release of the body and IS NOT your average Swedish massage! this is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines an array of techniques to help the body improve its circulation, relieve aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Specific Injury Therapy
Specific Injury Therapy Provides specialized assessment and treatment for a full range of post acute injuries, stiffness and loss of range of motion. Injury Therapy incorporates body alignment based techniques for Sports injuries, Pre & Post Event bodywork, Preventative Therapy, Conditioning Therapy, Corrective bodywork, Muscular Aliments and repetitive strain injuries.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Tennis / Golfers Elbow
Upper Back Pain
Lower Back Pain
Adductor / Hamstring Strain